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





Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts

August 23, 2016
Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts  
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Submission periods is: September 1 – September 30, 2016.
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, March: rain, May: Summer solstice and mid-summer, July: fairy godmothers, September: ghosts, November: the New Year.
 
Only previously unpublished work, please. Only one work per writer per submission period.
 
First electronic rights are being bought. Once the story is published, you are free to shop it elsewhere. Story pay: $30, Poems pay: $10, US dollars only. Stories should be no shorter than 700 words and no longer than 3,000. Poems may be of any length.


 

SHINE brightly: Loyalty

August 22, 2016
SHINE brightly: Loyalty
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “loyalty.” Good friends always have your back—loyalty sees beyond mistakes, forgives, and never gives up. This issue will help girls understand the importance of loyal friendships.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up...

Continue reading...
 

Cicada: The Deep

August 21, 2016
Cicada
 
Cicada is a Young Adult magazine. Published poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. Fiction to 9000 words; nonfiction to 5000 words. No line limits on poetry. Only accepts online submissions using Submittable. Does not accept email or hard copy subs. Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. Does not accep...

Continue reading...
 

Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

August 21, 2016
Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest   
 
What was the most dramatic change you ever had to make?
 
Maybe you had to move cross-country after being relocated for a job, opening up new possibilities along with fears. Or maybe you needed to sell your house or leave an apartment before you expected to. How did that situation influence the rest of your life? If one unavoi...

Continue reading...
 

Desert Breeze Publishing

August 20, 2016
Desert Breeze Publishing
 
Desert Breeze Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of romance fiction in a variety of sub-genres, as well as mainstream women's fiction either with or without romantic elements. We also publish both Christian romance and Christian women's fiction, and a variety of young adult and new adult fiction. In those books categorized as romance, romance should be the prevailing theme of your manuscript, not romantic element...

Continue reading...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

August 20, 2016
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2015
 
No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both:
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence ...

Continue reading...
 

Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology

August 19, 2016
Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology
 
Behind the Mask is our next themed anthology and it’s all about superheroes! But not how they saved the world this time. We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.
 
We want superh...

Continue reading...
 

Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest

August 19, 2016
Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays or what-have-you in using one of the submission forms below." Note word limits: 200 words for prose and prose poems; 20 lines for poetry. And also note: "No simultaneous submissions for the contest." Cash prizes ($150/$100/$50), plus publication, plus paper postcards featuring yo...

Continue reading...
 

Brilliant Flash Fiction "Special Delivery" Writing Contest

August 18, 2016
Brilliant Flash Fiction “Special Delivery” Writing Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Prompt: “It Came in the Mail”
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com
Prizes: 50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency - $55.44 in USD), 25 euro second prize, 15 euro third prize. Judge: Paul Beckman
 
f...

Continue reading...
 

YA Anthology "That Moment When"

August 17, 2016
YA Anthology “That Moment When”
 
The Alliance of Young Adult Authors and The YA Shelf are now accepting short stories for our inaugural YA anthology. – Submission End Date: September 15th, 2016.
 
We want to do a cross-genre topic that all YA authors can participate in, that is still unified around a central theme, which is focused enough to make the writing meaningful…
 
So we’ve chosen “That moment when...

Continue reading...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts

August 23, 2016
Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts  
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Submission periods is: September 1 – September 30, 2016.
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, March: rain, May: Summer solstice and mid-summer, July: fairy godmothers, September: ghosts, November: the New Year.
 
Only previously unpublished work, please. Only one work per writer per submission period.
 
First electronic rights are being bought. Once the story is published, you are free to shop it elsewhere. Story pay: $30, Poems pay: $10, US dollars only. Stories should be no shorter than 700 words and no longer than 3,000. Poems may be of any length.


 

SHINE brightly: Loyalty

August 22, 2016
SHINE brightly: Loyalty
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “loyalty.” Good friends always have your back—loyalty sees beyond mistakes, forgives, and never gives up. This issue will help girls understand the importance of loyal friendships.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up...

Continue reading...
 

Cicada: The Deep

August 21, 2016
Cicada
 
Cicada is a Young Adult magazine. Published poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. Fiction to 9000 words; nonfiction to 5000 words. No line limits on poetry. Only accepts online submissions using Submittable. Does not accept email or hard copy subs. Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. Does not accep...

Continue reading...
 

Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

August 21, 2016
Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest   
 
What was the most dramatic change you ever had to make?
 
Maybe you had to move cross-country after being relocated for a job, opening up new possibilities along with fears. Or maybe you needed to sell your house or leave an apartment before you expected to. How did that situation influence the rest of your life? If one unavoi...

Continue reading...
 

Desert Breeze Publishing

August 20, 2016
Desert Breeze Publishing
 
Desert Breeze Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of romance fiction in a variety of sub-genres, as well as mainstream women's fiction either with or without romantic elements. We also publish both Christian romance and Christian women's fiction, and a variety of young adult and new adult fiction. In those books categorized as romance, romance should be the prevailing theme of your manuscript, not romantic element...

Continue reading...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

August 20, 2016
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2015
 
No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both:
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence ...

Continue reading...
 

Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology

August 19, 2016
Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology
 
Behind the Mask is our next themed anthology and it’s all about superheroes! But not how they saved the world this time. We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.
 
We want superh...

Continue reading...
 

Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest

August 19, 2016
Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays or what-have-you in using one of the submission forms below." Note word limits: 200 words for prose and prose poems; 20 lines for poetry. And also note: "No simultaneous submissions for the contest." Cash prizes ($150/$100/$50), plus publication, plus paper postcards featuring yo...

Continue reading...
 

Brilliant Flash Fiction "Special Delivery" Writing Contest

August 18, 2016
Brilliant Flash Fiction “Special Delivery” Writing Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Prompt: “It Came in the Mail”
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com
Prizes: 50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency - $55.44 in USD), 25 euro second prize, 15 euro third prize. Judge: Paul Beckman
 
f...

Continue reading...
 

YA Anthology "That Moment When"

August 17, 2016
YA Anthology “That Moment When”
 
The Alliance of Young Adult Authors and The YA Shelf are now accepting short stories for our inaugural YA anthology. – Submission End Date: September 15th, 2016.
 
We want to do a cross-genre topic that all YA authors can participate in, that is still unified around a central theme, which is focused enough to make the writing meaningful…
 
So we’ve chosen “That moment when...

Continue reading...
 

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