This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site have been collected by Sally Clark. I am not an editor, publisher, or an agent. I am a writer who enjoys sharing submission information I find on the web with other writers. 

The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Browsing Archive: January, 2022

Snowbound Chapbook Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 31, 2022,
Snowbound Chapbook Award   

Deadline February 28, 2022. Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript with a table of contents. There is no mandatory page count. Chapbook manuscripts should number between 20 and 36 pages, but no manuscript will be rejected simply because it’s a little bit shorter or longer. The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 31, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Gratitude is one of the keys to happiness. Even during the toughest times, if we can find our gratitude and count our blessings we feel better. Back in 2009, when we were going through a deep recession, we received thousands of stories from people who were still counting their blessings and finding their joy. Those stories became the bestselling book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings.

Stories can be serious ...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Prose Contest: Mountains

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 29, 2022,
Saturday Writers Prose Contest: Mountains

2022 Contest Theme: Our Earthly Home
Prose: 2022-word limit Poetry: 50-line limit
Word counts are determined solely by Microsoft Word exclusive of title.

Remember the theme, Our Earthly Home, is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a moun...


Continue reading ...
 

Red Hen Press Women's Prose Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 28, 2022,
Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize

$25 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 28, 2022. The Women’s Prose Prize is for previously unpublished, original work of prose. Novels, short story collections, memoirs, essay collections, and all other forms of prose writing are eligible for consideration. Submit 25,000-word minimum (approximately 150 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman 12pt font) to 80,000-word maximum. One award of $1,000 and book publication by R...


Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Hair

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 27, 2022,
ASK Magazine: Hair   

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme or question.

ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking and questioning scientifically, and presumes them to be active members of the international community of knowledge-seekers. The ideal ASK article is an engaging nonfiction story (or cartoon) that is concrete, s...


Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2022

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 26, 2022,

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2022
http://mostatepoetry.com/winter.html

Deadline: Postmarked February 26, 2022

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Categories:

* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous...


Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Nonfiction/Memoir

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 25, 2022,
Alaska Writers Guild: Nonfiction/Memoir

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Nonfiction/Memoir and the deadline is February 25. Entry fee for non mem...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 24, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Norman Rockwell cover illustration from the April 5, 1924, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.


Norman Rockwell's Cupid's Visit, April 5, 1924


To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2022. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times a...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Without Losing Themselves

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 23, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Without Losing Themselves

Topic: How have you helped your kids be good friends without losing themselves or their identity in Christ? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you know has done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submis...

Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 22, 2022,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party    

A Twitter Pitch party exclusively for Picture Books!

What - Pitch Your Picture Books on Twitter

Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!

When - Our next #PBPitch will be Thursday, February 17th, 2022!

Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch. Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.) If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to your PB manuscript pitch.


...
Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: Show Me How

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 21, 2022,
MUSE: Show Me How

MUSE® is a discovery magazine for children and teens ages 9-14. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Timeliness and trustworthiness are essential, but humor, irreverence, and atypical angles are also hallmarks of MUSE. We seek articles that describe how things and processes...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 20, 2022,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2022

Two categories for nonmembers to enter: Childhood, and Love/Marriage.

Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.

Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone Magazine: On the Frontier

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 19, 2022,
Cobblestone: On the Frontier     

American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the present with fiction, nonfiction, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Third Wednesday Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 18, 2022,

Third Wednesday Literary Journal Annual Poetry Contest
https://thirdwednesdaymagazine.submittable.com/submit

Entry fee: $6.00. Enter up to 3 poems. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2022. Three prizes of $100.

Non-prize poems will be considered for inclusion in an issue of Third Wednesday as a regular submission with the author's permission.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please be a good poetry citizen and inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Winning poems will be published in our spring i...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Creativity

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 16, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Creativity

Topic: What unique activity did you do with your kids to encourage them to be creative? We are especially looking for creativity that isn’t related to singing, drama, writing, and videos. Instead, we are looking for nurturing creativity in the day to day. Also, we are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you kn...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 15, 2022,
Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest      

23 categories to enter, prizes range from $10-$75. Entry fee is $3 per poem or $30 to enter all categories.

All entries must be received no later than February 5, 2022.


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 14, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Topic: What unique activity did you do with your kids to welcome in the New Year?  We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you know has done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American aut...

Continue reading ...
 

Story Share Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 13, 2022,
Story Share Writing Contest

The storyshares library is home to a unique collection of easy to read, hard to put down books specifically created to engage teens & adults who struggle with reading, written at a 1st - 5th grade reading level (RL) with clear language, but mature content.

Contest closes: February 1, 2022. Story length between 1,000 and 15,000 words

Our contest includes awards for short stories and texts in the following four categories:

Diversity Fir...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 12, 2022,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines

Prizes range from $10 to $100. 23 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 11, 2022,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art   
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our p...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 10, 2022,
The First Line: Spring Contest

Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath. Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a...


Continue reading ...
 

100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 9, 2022,
100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

No entry fee. Deadline January 31, 2022. Submit one poem of no more than 30 lines inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. First Place High School: $300. First Place Collegiate: $300. First Place Post-College: $300. Best Overall Poem: $500.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
W...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Topic: How have you pulled in your 11- and. 12-year-olds for family time in a way that made them want to participate with and enjoy other family members? (This should focus on children who think they’re too cool to be around their family or don’t want to appear weird in front of their friends.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical id...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus   

The Sun Magazine Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.

We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to inclu...


Continue reading ...
 

Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry & Prose

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 6, 2022,
Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry and Prose

University of Findlay - awards: $1,000 each category. Entry fee: $15 for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5000 words maximum). Deadline: February 1, 2022.  

From: https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


Continue reading ...
 

Catscast

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 5, 2022,
Catscast

Deadline: February 1, 2022.

CatsCast is looking for fun speculative cat stories! A CatsCast story should leave cat-loving listeners a little happier after listening than they were before.

Specifically, we’re looking for speculative fiction stories about cats. “Cats” in this context are, well, cats — but since this is a speculative fiction podcast, they don’t have to be exactly the same species as the housecats we...


Continue reading ...
 

Workman Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 4, 2022,
Workman Publishing

The Workman imprint publishes exclusively nonfiction books for children and adults, as well as calendars. We do not publish novels, short stories, or poetry. We also do not accept unsolicited picture book submissions. Note: If you are submitting to the Children’s Department, please specify “Workman Publishing Co., Children’s Dept.”

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 3, 2022,
San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Theme: PLACE. Sometimes referred to as landscape or regionalist work. We seek a strong sense of Place that is integral to the poem’s existence, even when it simply means a room or a house, or the locale is not specifically identified. We don’t want inventories or mere geographical descriptions, but “geography wedded to its people,” as CD Wright put it. Sometimes this means painful identities, a m...

Continue reading ...
 

Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 2, 2022,
Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Write a story using 100 words (or less) on one of these topics: chewing gum, horror movies, skyscrapers or tubas. Awards: Best of Contest: $250; Best of Category (4 prizes): $100; Best Youth Story (for authors 14 years and younger): $100; People's Choice: $100. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: January 31, 20225:00 pm MST.

...
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California Federation of Chaparral Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 1, 2022,

California Federation of Chaparral Poets 
https://www.chaparralpoets.org/PDFs/AdultContest22.pdf

Postmarked Deadline: January 31, 2022
Open to All Poets
Prizes: 1st prize: $50 00 2nd prize: $40 00 3rd prize: $25 00
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Categories Titles are not counted as part of line limits Line Limit:

1. Fixed Forms (specify form) what form requires
2. Short Poem - 13 lines
3. Any Subject, any style - 32 lines
4. Light or Humorous Poem - 28 lines
5. Nature: any aspect - 28 lines
6. Technology and the...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2022

Snowbound Chapbook Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 31, 2022,
Snowbound Chapbook Award   

Deadline February 28, 2022. Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript with a table of contents. There is no mandatory page count. Chapbook manuscripts should number between 20 and 36 pages, but no manuscript will be rejected simply because it’s a little bit shorter or longer. The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 31, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Gratitude is one of the keys to happiness. Even during the toughest times, if we can find our gratitude and count our blessings we feel better. Back in 2009, when we were going through a deep recession, we received thousands of stories from people who were still counting their blessings and finding their joy. Those stories became the bestselling book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings.

Stories can be serious ...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Prose Contest: Mountains

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 29, 2022,
Saturday Writers Prose Contest: Mountains

2022 Contest Theme: Our Earthly Home
Prose: 2022-word limit Poetry: 50-line limit
Word counts are determined solely by Microsoft Word exclusive of title.

Remember the theme, Our Earthly Home, is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a moun...


Continue reading ...
 

Red Hen Press Women's Prose Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 28, 2022,
Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize

$25 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 28, 2022. The Women’s Prose Prize is for previously unpublished, original work of prose. Novels, short story collections, memoirs, essay collections, and all other forms of prose writing are eligible for consideration. Submit 25,000-word minimum (approximately 150 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman 12pt font) to 80,000-word maximum. One award of $1,000 and book publication by R...


Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Hair

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 27, 2022,
ASK Magazine: Hair   

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme or question.

ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking and questioning scientifically, and presumes them to be active members of the international community of knowledge-seekers. The ideal ASK article is an engaging nonfiction story (or cartoon) that is concrete, s...


Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2022

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 26, 2022,

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2022
http://mostatepoetry.com/winter.html

Deadline: Postmarked February 26, 2022

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Categories:

* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous...


Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Nonfiction/Memoir

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 25, 2022,
Alaska Writers Guild: Nonfiction/Memoir

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Nonfiction/Memoir and the deadline is February 25. Entry fee for non mem...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 24, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Norman Rockwell cover illustration from the April 5, 1924, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.


Norman Rockwell's Cupid's Visit, April 5, 1924


To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2022. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times a...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Without Losing Themselves

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 23, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Without Losing Themselves

Topic: How have you helped your kids be good friends without losing themselves or their identity in Christ? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you know has done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submis...

Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 22, 2022,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party    

A Twitter Pitch party exclusively for Picture Books!

What - Pitch Your Picture Books on Twitter

Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!

When - Our next #PBPitch will be Thursday, February 17th, 2022!

Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch. Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.) If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to your PB manuscript pitch.


...
Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: Show Me How

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 21, 2022,
MUSE: Show Me How

MUSE® is a discovery magazine for children and teens ages 9-14. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Timeliness and trustworthiness are essential, but humor, irreverence, and atypical angles are also hallmarks of MUSE. We seek articles that describe how things and processes...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 20, 2022,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2022

Two categories for nonmembers to enter: Childhood, and Love/Marriage.

Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.

Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone Magazine: On the Frontier

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 19, 2022,
Cobblestone: On the Frontier     

American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the present with fiction, nonfiction, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Third Wednesday Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 18, 2022,

Third Wednesday Literary Journal Annual Poetry Contest
https://thirdwednesdaymagazine.submittable.com/submit

Entry fee: $6.00. Enter up to 3 poems. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2022. Three prizes of $100.

Non-prize poems will be considered for inclusion in an issue of Third Wednesday as a regular submission with the author's permission.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please be a good poetry citizen and inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Winning poems will be published in our spring i...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Creativity

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 16, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Creativity

Topic: What unique activity did you do with your kids to encourage them to be creative? We are especially looking for creativity that isn’t related to singing, drama, writing, and videos. Instead, we are looking for nurturing creativity in the day to day. Also, we are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you kn...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 15, 2022,
Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest      

23 categories to enter, prizes range from $10-$75. Entry fee is $3 per poem or $30 to enter all categories.

All entries must be received no later than February 5, 2022.


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 14, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Topic: What unique activity did you do with your kids to welcome in the New Year?  We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you know has done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American aut...

Continue reading ...
 

Story Share Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 13, 2022,
Story Share Writing Contest

The storyshares library is home to a unique collection of easy to read, hard to put down books specifically created to engage teens & adults who struggle with reading, written at a 1st - 5th grade reading level (RL) with clear language, but mature content.

Contest closes: February 1, 2022. Story length between 1,000 and 15,000 words

Our contest includes awards for short stories and texts in the following four categories:

Diversity Fir...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 12, 2022,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines

Prizes range from $10 to $100. 23 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 11, 2022,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art   
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our p...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 10, 2022,
The First Line: Spring Contest

Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath. Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a...


Continue reading ...
 

100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 9, 2022,
100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

No entry fee. Deadline January 31, 2022. Submit one poem of no more than 30 lines inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. First Place High School: $300. First Place Collegiate: $300. First Place Post-College: $300. Best Overall Poem: $500.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
W...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Topic: How have you pulled in your 11- and. 12-year-olds for family time in a way that made them want to participate with and enjoy other family members? (This should focus on children who think they’re too cool to be around their family or don’t want to appear weird in front of their friends.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical id...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus   

The Sun Magazine Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.

We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to inclu...


Continue reading ...
 

Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry & Prose

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 6, 2022,
Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry and Prose

University of Findlay - awards: $1,000 each category. Entry fee: $15 for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5000 words maximum). Deadline: February 1, 2022.  

From: https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


Continue reading ...
 

Catscast

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 5, 2022,
Catscast

Deadline: February 1, 2022.

CatsCast is looking for fun speculative cat stories! A CatsCast story should leave cat-loving listeners a little happier after listening than they were before.

Specifically, we’re looking for speculative fiction stories about cats. “Cats” in this context are, well, cats — but since this is a speculative fiction podcast, they don’t have to be exactly the same species as the housecats we...


Continue reading ...
 

Workman Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 4, 2022,
Workman Publishing

The Workman imprint publishes exclusively nonfiction books for children and adults, as well as calendars. We do not publish novels, short stories, or poetry. We also do not accept unsolicited picture book submissions. Note: If you are submitting to the Children’s Department, please specify “Workman Publishing Co., Children’s Dept.”

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 3, 2022,
San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Theme: PLACE. Sometimes referred to as landscape or regionalist work. We seek a strong sense of Place that is integral to the poem’s existence, even when it simply means a room or a house, or the locale is not specifically identified. We don’t want inventories or mere geographical descriptions, but “geography wedded to its people,” as CD Wright put it. Sometimes this means painful identities, a m...

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Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 2, 2022,
Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Write a story using 100 words (or less) on one of these topics: chewing gum, horror movies, skyscrapers or tubas. Awards: Best of Contest: $250; Best of Category (4 prizes): $100; Best Youth Story (for authors 14 years and younger): $100; People's Choice: $100. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: January 31, 20225:00 pm MST.

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California Federation of Chaparral Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 1, 2022,

California Federation of Chaparral Poets 
https://www.chaparralpoets.org/PDFs/AdultContest22.pdf

Postmarked Deadline: January 31, 2022
Open to All Poets
Prizes: 1st prize: $50 00 2nd prize: $40 00 3rd prize: $25 00
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Categories Titles are not counted as part of line limits Line Limit:

1. Fixed Forms (specify form) what form requires
2. Short Poem - 13 lines
3. Any Subject, any style - 32 lines
4. Light or Humorous Poem - 28 lines
5. Nature: any aspect - 28 lines
6. Technology and the...

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Sally Clark Like finding shells on the beach, I love doing market research! And what I find, I love to share! I write in a variety of genres including children's, Christian, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, so these post follow along those lines. Check out my web site: www.sallyclark.info, for more about me.

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