This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. 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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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


a lift-the-flap board book for ages 2-5,

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards





Kid's Imagination Train Spring Contest

February 25, 2017
Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest
 
Create a spring-themed poem or story.  Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced.  On the right hand corner of the first page include:  your name and home and email address.
Ages: 18 and older
 
Entry fee: Make a check for $10.00 payable to Kid's Imagination Train or pay through PayPal or mail. Multiple entries: Additional pieces may be entered for $5 each.
 
Prize: The winner will receive $100. The winning story or poem will be published in the 2017 May/June issue of KIT. Second and third place will receive a certificate and will be acknowledged in the spring issue of KIT.
 
Deadline: March 17, 2017.
 
Be sure to keep a copy of your work. Judging will be performed by the editorial staff of KIT.  Notification will be emailed approximately four weeks after the closing date of the contest.


 

Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas

February 25, 2017
Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas
 
March 16 - 18, 2017
Wimberley Village Library
400 FM 2325 - Wimberley Texas 78676
 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Meet & Great Reception
 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Sessions
10AM Five Forms to Use to Awaken the Poet in You
11 AM Writing for Non-Fiction
1 PM How Many Ways Can You Say ____?
2 PM Writing for Young Audiences
3 PM Journaling
4 PM Write Like a Comedi...

Continue reading...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

February 24, 2017
Tor House Prize for Poetry
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2017. Fees: $10 for 3 poems. 

Continue reading...
 

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

February 23, 2017
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts 
 
Deadline: March 15, 2017
 
Looks for, "as you might guess, 'compressed creative arts.' We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers." Pays: "$50 per accepted piece and signed contract."

Continue reading...
 

Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest

February 23, 2017
Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest
 
Any form, any subject
40 line limit
Open to poets 18 years or older
Contest deadline is March 15
Cost: $3 per poem, five poems limit per poet
Awards: $50, first; $35, second; $15, third.
 
Only one monetary prize per poet.
Poems entered must not have been published or won any cash prize.
Send two copies, one with identification, one without, to Contest Chair, Jeanette Maes, 64 Harrison Ave., Lynn...

Continue reading...
 

Precious Words Writing Contest

February 22, 2017
Precious Words Writing Contest
 
Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count for the story is 50 or less.
 
It can be prose, rhyme, free verse, silly or serious…whatever works for you.
Title is not included in the word count.
No illustration notes ple...

Continue reading...
 

Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition

February 21, 2017
Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition
 
“Have you ever left a destination with the information you wished you’d known when you arrived? Something that was missing from your travel guide? Well now’s your chance to fill in the gaps. Let us know your Travel Guide Gap, by entering our 2017 Travel Writing Competition. We’re looking for enthusiastic travel bloggers and travel writers wh...

Continue reading...
 

The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

February 20, 2017
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
 
The Binnacle accepts submissions from the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maine at Machias and from writers and artists anywhere in the world. We publish works of fiction and poetry.
 
From December 1 to March 15 each year, The Binnacle will accept submissions for its Annual International Ultra-Short Competition (the Fall edition). All submissions are to be no longer tha...

Continue reading...
 

Literal latte Food Verse Contest

February 20, 2017
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines 
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6....

Continue reading...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores

February 19, 2017
Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores
 
Set the Table, Dust, Vacuum, Get Dressed, Comb Hair, and other Chores
 
Take a look at our "Age-Appropriate Chores" list. What is a unique way that you trained your kids to do one of these chores? (Don't focus on all chores in general, but one unique thing you did with one chore.)
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance...

Continue reading...
 

Kid's Imagination Train Spring Contest

February 25, 2017
Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest
 
Create a spring-themed poem or story.  Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced.  On the right hand corner of the first page include:  your name and home and email address.
Ages: 18 and older
 
Entry fee: Make a check for $10.00 payable to Kid's Imagination Train or pay through PayPal or mail. Multiple entries: Additional pieces may be entered for $5 each.
 
Prize: The winner will receive $100. The winning story or poem will be published in the 2017 May/June issue of KIT. Second and third place will receive a certificate and will be acknowledged in the spring issue of KIT.
 
Deadline: March 17, 2017.
 
Be sure to keep a copy of your work. Judging will be performed by the editorial staff of KIT.  Notification will be emailed approximately four weeks after the closing date of the contest.


 

Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas

February 25, 2017
Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas
 
March 16 - 18, 2017
Wimberley Village Library
400 FM 2325 - Wimberley Texas 78676
 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Meet & Great Reception
 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Sessions
10AM Five Forms to Use to Awaken the Poet in You
11 AM Writing for Non-Fiction
1 PM How Many Ways Can You Say ____?
2 PM Writing for Young Audiences
3 PM Journaling
4 PM Write Like a Comedi...

Continue reading...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

February 24, 2017
Tor House Prize for Poetry
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2017. Fees: $10 for 3 poems. 

Continue reading...
 

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

February 23, 2017
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts 
 
Deadline: March 15, 2017
 
Looks for, "as you might guess, 'compressed creative arts.' We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers." Pays: "$50 per accepted piece and signed contract."

Continue reading...
 

Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest

February 23, 2017
Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest
 
Any form, any subject
40 line limit
Open to poets 18 years or older
Contest deadline is March 15
Cost: $3 per poem, five poems limit per poet
Awards: $50, first; $35, second; $15, third.
 
Only one monetary prize per poet.
Poems entered must not have been published or won any cash prize.
Send two copies, one with identification, one without, to Contest Chair, Jeanette Maes, 64 Harrison Ave., Lynn...

Continue reading...
 

Precious Words Writing Contest

February 22, 2017
Precious Words Writing Contest
 
Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count for the story is 50 or less.
 
It can be prose, rhyme, free verse, silly or serious…whatever works for you.
Title is not included in the word count.
No illustration notes ple...

Continue reading...
 

Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition

February 21, 2017
Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition
 
“Have you ever left a destination with the information you wished you’d known when you arrived? Something that was missing from your travel guide? Well now’s your chance to fill in the gaps. Let us know your Travel Guide Gap, by entering our 2017 Travel Writing Competition. We’re looking for enthusiastic travel bloggers and travel writers wh...

Continue reading...
 

The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

February 20, 2017
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
 
The Binnacle accepts submissions from the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maine at Machias and from writers and artists anywhere in the world. We publish works of fiction and poetry.
 
From December 1 to March 15 each year, The Binnacle will accept submissions for its Annual International Ultra-Short Competition (the Fall edition). All submissions are to be no longer tha...

Continue reading...
 

Literal latte Food Verse Contest

February 20, 2017
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines 
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6....

Continue reading...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores

February 19, 2017
Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores
 
Set the Table, Dust, Vacuum, Get Dressed, Comb Hair, and other Chores
 
Take a look at our "Age-Appropriate Chores" list. What is a unique way that you trained your kids to do one of these chores? (Don't focus on all chores in general, but one unique thing you did with one chore.)
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance...

Continue reading...
 

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