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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Saturday Writers: Short Story or Essay Contest

April 15, 2014
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
Current Theme: Jealousy/Envy/Pride
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Word Count: 2014
Entry Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Prizes: Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2014 anthology.
The works must be unpublished at the time of submission and be the original work of the contestant.  Unpublished includes NOT published on internet, blog sites or other books, magazines and anthologies.


River Styx International Poetry Prize

April 14, 2014

River Styx 2014 International Poetry Contest

$1500 First Prize
2014 Judge: Joan Murray
Submissions open January 1, 2014

Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.

Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2014.

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Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue

April 13, 2014
Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most important—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it.
Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a s...

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Power for Living

April 12, 2014
Power For Living
Power for Living, a weekly take-home paper for adults, is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. The publication features reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Pays up to $375 (1500-1700 words) per article.

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On the Premises: Decisions, Decisions

April 11, 2014

On the Premises: Decisions, Decisions

One or more characters face an especially difficult decision. Whether readers would find the decision difficult will have no effect on how the story is rated. What matters is whether at least one of the story's more important characters finds the decision difficult. As usual, any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine.

Your challenge: In at least 1,000 b...

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Mason's Road Literary Prize

April 10, 2014
Mason’s Road Literary Prize
$15 ENTRY FEE. Submissions for Issue 9 are open until May 15, and we are looking for creative and unique interpretations of our theme: TRUTH.? Please submit only one document in a genre for each issue, and limit prose and screenplay/drama to 5,000 words (double-spaced), poetry to 3 poems (up to 3 poems in a single document).
Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. Ther...

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Not Your Mother's Book: On Holidays

April 9, 2014
Not Your Mother’s Book: On Holidays
NYMB: On Holidays has moved up on the production schedule. The slated release date will be in September, which means we must finalize this book quickly. There are a dozen or so story slots open, but we need specific stories. Would love to see any funny, different, daring and smart stories on these topics: Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead, Easter, Father's Day, Jewish holidays. Kwanzaa,...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Expectant Parent Conversational Devos for Couples

April 8, 2014
Thriving Family Magazine
Theme: Expectant Parent Conversational Devos for Couples
Format: Scripture (ESV version); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself but as it relates to the theme); a way to pray for each other (an actual prayer, not just how to pray).
Word Count: 250 words per devotion (excluding Scripture)
Rights: All rights

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Wordrunner eChapbooks: Small Fiction Collections

April 7, 2014
Wordrunner eChapbooks: Small Fiction Collections
Wordrunner eChapbooks is currently open for submissions of "small fiction collections" by one author for publication in June 2014. There is no fee for submission. "Stories may be flash or longer...totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words.....We would like at least five stories, but no more than 20 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they...

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Cobblestone: Powerful Words

April 6, 2014
Cobblestone: Powerful Words – Speeches That Inspired a Nation
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 ...

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