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Browsing Archive: April, 2012

The Kids Ark: God's Strength

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Children's 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine 

http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.

Current theme is: God’s Strength – Deadline June 1, 2012. Publish Date: March, 2013

Theme Description: Stories about how the Lord is our strength.

Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 28:7 The Lord...


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Knoxville Writers Guild

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Knoxville Writers Guild

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Knoxville Writers Guild contest for fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, one-act plays/scripts.

$20 entry fee for nonmembers. Prizes $100, $50, $25 in each category.

Postmarked or emailed before midnight, May 31, 2012.

Open to all individuals over the age of 18.



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Keel Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Keel Short Short Fiction Contest
http://bateaupress.org/chapbooks/keel/contest-submission-guidelines
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Short Short Fiction to us means less than 500 words. Open to all writers. Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility. Work published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript. Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors. Submit 20-30 pages. Winner will receive $250 and several copies of the winning chapbook.
Deadline...

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Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest
http://www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline May 31, 2012. Three poems per entry. The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries will be considered for publication.
 

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On the Premises Humor Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Contest 

On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #17 

http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

Its premise is: “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT”

Humorous prose is not taken seriously in today’s literary world. We aim to rectify that. We dare you to write a short piece of fiction that makes us laugh, or at least smile. If you can make us laugh and think, or laugh and feel deeply about someone or something, all the better.

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Sports Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Contest 

Sports Poetry and Prose Contest

Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $15.00. Deadline: 05-31-2012.

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/sports/sp_guidelines.php  

This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. An entry is 1-2 poems, one story, or one essay on a sports-related theme. Entries should be original and unpublished. Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words. First place prize is $1,500. Second Prize, $500 cash. Five Honorable Menti...


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Women on Writing Quaterly Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Contest 
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard ...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)

-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.

-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for resu...


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Blaze Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Children's 
Blaze Magazine
http://blazekids.com/about-2/
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Blaze magazine is full of fun facts, cool games and crafts, and fascinating articles on horses, horse kids and the natural world they share. Promoting literacy of course, it's great for learning about not only horses, but also about nature, history, creative arts, character traits and much more. Geared for kids aged 8 to 14, the magazine is published quarterly. And what's more, Blaze is also a real-life horse. She's a flash Rocky Mountain and th...

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I Believe in Healing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

I Believe in Healing is a book project that Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have contracted with Regal Books for a February 2013 release.

They seek documented stories of physical healings. They do not want recovery stories.

Do you have a story to tell but aren’t comfortable writing it yourself? Email them the details. If they believe your story has potential for this book, they will contact you for more information and will write the story for you.

They will edit every s...


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Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

http://www.goodgroundpress.com/guidelines_for_writers.aspx  

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SPIRIT is a weekly periodical for high school students used with Catholic religious education, confirmation and youth ministry groups in parishes throughout the US and Canada.  The periodical's themes follow the lectionary cycles of Sunday Gospel readings in 28 issues from October through April. Stories and features for SPIRIT should average 1,100 words in length.  Stories need to focus ...


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The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Contest 
The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest
 
All submissions must be original works that have not been produced. The company is accepting 10-minute plays, one-acts and full-length features, including musicals. Awards. Winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September 2012. Cash awards of $100, $50, $25 depending on play length. No entry fee.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
 

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The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal
http://www.cincinnatireview.com/#/submissions/guidelines

CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always on the lookout for exciting new pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We also publish reviews of new books   of poetry." Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.
Deadline May 31, 2012 
 
from: www.writersweekly.com 


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Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: "Drive-time Devotions"

Each family devotional includes three sections — Play, Talk, Pray.

Play together to encourage interaction. "Playing" might include word games, looking for certain items or hand movements — not just "talk about" (that's the next section). This should be something that families could do at a table in the house or while driving in the car. Talk...


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Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Silver Boomer Books call for submissions:
Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/times-to-remember/
 
From the tradition in the American South of yelling “Christmas Gift” first on December 25th to the Yule log of Northern Europe; from advent wreaths to football rivalries, parades to mistletoe — we celebrate in ways others never heard of but we’ve done all our lives. Send us your stories of memories crafted from repetition or the...

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Ask

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Children's 
Ask Magazine
http://www.cricketmag.com/19-Submission-Guidelines-for-ASK-magazine-for-children-ages-6-9
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ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 6-9 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. Feature articles are usually 1200-1600 words, with sidebars. ASK also occasionally commissions photo ess...

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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:

Personal Essay 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  May 26, 2012

Entries may be submitted beginning April 28, 2012 with deadline of May 26, 2012

Story must be non-fiction and can be about yourself or family members, 2012 words or less

Writing prompts: family tree, the Mayflower, black & white pictures

Entry Fees:

Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)

Non-Members: $7.00 per entry (...


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Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest
http://www.watchmebounce.com/
 
Poetry may be 3-30 lines in length; stories may be 50-3000 words, fiction or nonfiction, in any genre, but must be themed around the topic of "resilience." We are looking for stories and poems about either getting through, bouncing back from, and/or growing from adversity. Entries may be of any type of adversity, including: Psychological/Emotional, Physical/Medical, Grief, Stress, Family, Career or General. Award:...

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The Abstract Quill Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Contest 

The Abstract Quill: All You Need is a Quill and a Question

http://theabstractquill.com/?p=82

  

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

As we edge into the middle of March, it is time to announce our Short Story Competition! This is exciting news for several profound reasons:

1. We get to read more of your amazing work

2. It is our first competition with more to come!

3. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive CASH prizes and all winners will appear in The Abstract Quill

CONTEST DEADLINE...


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2nd Annual ridge to River contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 
2nd Annual Ridge to River Contest
www.adventummagazine.com
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Enter the 2nd annual Ridge to River Contest for an outstanding work of outdoor creative nonfiction. Winner receives $500, an MSR Pocket Rocket stove, and publication. Adventum, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fun...

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Appalachian Heritage Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 

Appalachian Heritage Writers
http://appheritagewritersym.wordpress.com/2011-writing-contest-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE:
Adult - $10/submission
Youth - Free/limited to one submission per genre

Poetry - Limited to 30 lines or less - use 12 point type.
Essay - Limited to 1,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.
Short Story - Limited to 2,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.

Deadline May 15, 2012.  Attendance at the symposium is not required for entries.

Awards for this year's winners...


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Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Thanksgiving, fall youth sports or other autumn topics (not Halloween). What is something really funny your child said or did that related to these topics?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 4/24/12
Byline: On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s fir...

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Middle Grade Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Middle-Grade Mystery Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BA329/
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ENTRY FEE $0 - $15
The winners in this contest will be published in Children's Writer, the monthly newsletter that goes to almost 1,300 children's book and magazine editors in North America. Along with the winning pieces, we'll publish an article about the top-ranked entries and their authors. The contest is for a well-constructed fictional mystery that will engage readers 9 to 12, to 900 words. Entries will be judged on ...

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Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

http://poetryatroundtop.org

Join us for our 11th Annual Festival Weekend,

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM (CT)

in historic Round Top, Texas!

Featuring . . .

Pattiann Rogers, Reginald Gibbons, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cyrus Cassells, Ed Madden, Rustin Larson, Joseph Campana, Ken Fontenot . . and more!

Cost of registration for all 3 days: $125



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Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Contest 
Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society: an annual poetry contest to honor the memory of Amy L. Dengler, accomplished poet and active member of the North Shore writing community.
 
The contest is open to all adults. Prizes will be awarded to poems for first, second and third place winners ($50/$20/$10). Contestants may enter any number of poems at $3 per poem, but only one poem will be eligible for ...

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Southern Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Southern Writers Short Story Contest
http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/contest.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Grand prize $125, subscription, publication.
Second prize $50, subscription, publication.
Third prize $25, subscription, publication.

This summer we'll publish a bonus magazine of Southern short stories by our readers, and we want you to be in it. Whether you're already a well-known novelist, or a newcomer ready to get in print, the Southern Writers Short Story Contest is your chance to make y...

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Alive Now: Civility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and re...


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Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2012.

The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2012 Issue).

All submissions must be previously unpublished work.

You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.

$1000 will be awarded to the winner, and publication in the Fall 2012 Issue will be awarded...


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Writer's Didgest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Contest 

81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition

Winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie S...


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Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rathe...


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The Healing Muse

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Healing Muse: A Journal of Literary and Visual Arts
 
The annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for next year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exc...

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This I Believe

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 8, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
This I Believe: A Public Dialogue About Belief, One Essay at a Time
http://thisibelieve.org/guidelines/
 
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Some 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on their website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s ra...

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Poetic Medicine Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Poetic Medicine Retreat
 
My Heart Broke Loose on the Wind: Recovering a Sense of Freedom and Surprise in your Creative Expression and for Living Your Life presented by John Fox
 
Poetry is practiced best and is of most optimum use in our quest for wholeness and meaning when it is deeply treasured and respected for its essential wildness. When your writing is met deeply and allowed to flourish in wa...

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Pockets: Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome...


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Pikes Peak Branch Nat'l League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : Contest 
Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women
Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Are you devious at heart? Deadline May 1, 2012. Prizes: 1st- $100; 2nd- $50; Judge's Merit Award- $25. A complete but very short story of 100 words or less.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : Contest 
Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition
http://www.barton.edu/academics/english/crucible.htm
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Crucible poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. Fiction must be limited to 8,000 words or less. Poetry must be limited to five poems. No prizes will be given in other categories. Winner also receivespublication in Crucible, a literary journal. All submissions to the magazine are automatically considered for the contest.

Poetry: $150 First P...

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Christian Romantic Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 

Christian Romantic Times is a new bi-monthly e-zine full of Christian romance stories. Go to www.christianromantictimes.com to subscribe for FREE.

They are looking for writers and are sponsoring a monthly writing challenge at http://christianromantictimes.com/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=9

This month’s contests wants a 500-1000 word romance stories on the theme of “Romance on the Prairie.” Prize is $3.
Deadline is April 30, 2012 .

If you have self published a Christian romance, th...


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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is May 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "Rachel's first trip to England didn't go as planned."

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provi...


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Hallmark Cards: All About Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: All About Teens
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/AllAboutTeens

Teens are smart and fun, and they deserve to be celebrated! Create a sweet or funny birthday or Valentine’s Day card to let a teen know he or she is loved. (We’re NOT looking for teen put-downs.) Cards can be specifically for a girl teen, a guy teen, or can work for either.

Use photography, illustration, or design with your original writing.

You have a total of four tries to win. (You ca...


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The Ledge Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : Contest 

The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine 2012 Poetry Awards Competition

http://theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html

PRIZES: First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Third prize: $100 and publication in The Ledge Magazine.

ENTRY FEE: $12 for the first three (3) poems; $3 for each additional poem. $20 subscription (two issues) to The Ledge gains free entry for the first three poems.

NO RESTRICTIONS on fo...


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Believers Life e-journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Believer Life: Believers Encouraging Believers
http://www.believerlife.com/
 
E-journal to encourage and uplift other Christian believers by publishing articles, stories, comments and advice.

Believer Life journal sponsors a monthly article contest to select the most inspiring Christian article for that month. First place winner will receive a $50 dinner gift card and the second place winner will receive a $25 dinner gift card.

Articles can be on any topic relevant to living lif...


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The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest
http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free c...


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Browsing Archive: April, 2012

The Kids Ark: God's Strength

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Children's 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine 

http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.

Current theme is: God’s Strength – Deadline June 1, 2012. Publish Date: March, 2013

Theme Description: Stories about how the Lord is our strength.

Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 28:7 The Lord...


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Knoxville Writers Guild

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Knoxville Writers Guild

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Knoxville Writers Guild contest for fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, one-act plays/scripts.

$20 entry fee for nonmembers. Prizes $100, $50, $25 in each category.

Postmarked or emailed before midnight, May 31, 2012.

Open to all individuals over the age of 18.



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Keel Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Keel Short Short Fiction Contest
http://bateaupress.org/chapbooks/keel/contest-submission-guidelines
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Short Short Fiction to us means less than 500 words. Open to all writers. Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility. Work published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript. Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors. Submit 20-30 pages. Winner will receive $250 and several copies of the winning chapbook.
Deadline...

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Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest
http://www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline May 31, 2012. Three poems per entry. The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries will be considered for publication.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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On the Premises Humor Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Contest 

On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #17 

http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

Its premise is: “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT”

Humorous prose is not taken seriously in today’s literary world. We aim to rectify that. We dare you to write a short piece of fiction that makes us laugh, or at least smile. If you can make us laugh and think, or laugh and feel deeply about someone or something, all the better.

...


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Sports Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Contest 

Sports Poetry and Prose Contest

Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $15.00. Deadline: 05-31-2012.

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/sports/sp_guidelines.php  

This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. An entry is 1-2 poems, one story, or one essay on a sports-related theme. Entries should be original and unpublished. Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words. First place prize is $1,500. Second Prize, $500 cash. Five Honorable Menti...


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Women on Writing Quaterly Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Contest 
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest
www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard ...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)

-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.

-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for resu...


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Blaze Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Children's 
Blaze Magazine
http://blazekids.com/about-2/
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Blaze magazine is full of fun facts, cool games and crafts, and fascinating articles on horses, horse kids and the natural world they share. Promoting literacy of course, it's great for learning about not only horses, but also about nature, history, creative arts, character traits and much more. Geared for kids aged 8 to 14, the magazine is published quarterly. And what's more, Blaze is also a real-life horse. She's a flash Rocky Mountain and th...

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I Believe in Healing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

I Believe in Healing is a book project that Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have contracted with Regal Books for a February 2013 release.

They seek documented stories of physical healings. They do not want recovery stories.

Do you have a story to tell but aren’t comfortable writing it yourself? Email them the details. If they believe your story has potential for this book, they will contact you for more information and will write the story for you.

They will edit every s...


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Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

http://www.goodgroundpress.com/guidelines_for_writers.aspx  

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SPIRIT is a weekly periodical for high school students used with Catholic religious education, confirmation and youth ministry groups in parishes throughout the US and Canada.  The periodical's themes follow the lectionary cycles of Sunday Gospel readings in 28 issues from October through April. Stories and features for SPIRIT should average 1,100 words in length.  Stories need to focus ...


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The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Contest 
The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest
www.chameleontheatre.org/newplay/index.php
 
All submissions must be original works that have not been produced. The company is accepting 10-minute plays, one-acts and full-length features, including musicals. Awards. Winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September 2012. Cash awards of $100, $50, $25 depending on play length. No entry fee.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/...

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The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal
http://www.cincinnatireview.com/#/submissions/guidelines

CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always on the lookout for exciting new pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We also publish reviews of new books   of poetry." Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.
Deadline May 31, 2012 
 
from: www.writersweekly.com 


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Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: "Drive-time Devotions"

Each family devotional includes three sections — Play, Talk, Pray.

Play together to encourage interaction. "Playing" might include word games, looking for certain items or hand movements — not just "talk about" (that's the next section). This should be something that families could do at a table in the house or while driving in the car. Talk...


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Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Silver Boomer Books call for submissions:
Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/times-to-remember/
 
From the tradition in the American South of yelling “Christmas Gift” first on December 25th to the Yule log of Northern Europe; from advent wreaths to football rivalries, parades to mistletoe — we celebrate in ways others never heard of but we’ve done all our lives. Send us your stories of memories crafted from repetition or the...

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Ask

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Children's 
Ask Magazine
http://www.cricketmag.com/19-Submission-Guidelines-for-ASK-magazine-for-children-ages-6-9
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ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 6-9 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. Feature articles are usually 1200-1600 words, with sidebars. ASK also occasionally commissions photo ess...

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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:

Personal Essay 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  May 26, 2012

Entries may be submitted beginning April 28, 2012 with deadline of May 26, 2012

Story must be non-fiction and can be about yourself or family members, 2012 words or less

Writing prompts: family tree, the Mayflower, black & white pictures

Entry Fees:

Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)

Non-Members: $7.00 per entry (...


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Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest
http://www.watchmebounce.com/
 
Poetry may be 3-30 lines in length; stories may be 50-3000 words, fiction or nonfiction, in any genre, but must be themed around the topic of "resilience." We are looking for stories and poems about either getting through, bouncing back from, and/or growing from adversity. Entries may be of any type of adversity, including: Psychological/Emotional, Physical/Medical, Grief, Stress, Family, Career or General. Award:...

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The Abstract Quill Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Contest 

The Abstract Quill: All You Need is a Quill and a Question

http://theabstractquill.com/?p=82

  

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

As we edge into the middle of March, it is time to announce our Short Story Competition! This is exciting news for several profound reasons:

1. We get to read more of your amazing work

2. It is our first competition with more to come!

3. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive CASH prizes and all winners will appear in The Abstract Quill

CONTEST DEADLINE...


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2nd Annual ridge to River contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 
2nd Annual Ridge to River Contest
www.adventummagazine.com
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Enter the 2nd annual Ridge to River Contest for an outstanding work of outdoor creative nonfiction. Winner receives $500, an MSR Pocket Rocket stove, and publication. Adventum, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fun...

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Appalachian Heritage Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 

Appalachian Heritage Writers
http://appheritagewritersym.wordpress.com/2011-writing-contest-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE:
Adult - $10/submission
Youth - Free/limited to one submission per genre

Poetry - Limited to 30 lines or less - use 12 point type.
Essay - Limited to 1,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.
Short Story - Limited to 2,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.

Deadline May 15, 2012.  Attendance at the symposium is not required for entries.

Awards for this year's winners...


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Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Thanksgiving, fall youth sports or other autumn topics (not Halloween). What is something really funny your child said or did that related to these topics?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 4/24/12
Byline: On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s fir...

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Middle Grade Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Middle-Grade Mystery Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BA329/
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ENTRY FEE $0 - $15
The winners in this contest will be published in Children's Writer, the monthly newsletter that goes to almost 1,300 children's book and magazine editors in North America. Along with the winning pieces, we'll publish an article about the top-ranked entries and their authors. The contest is for a well-constructed fictional mystery that will engage readers 9 to 12, to 900 words. Entries will be judged on ...

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Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

http://poetryatroundtop.org

Join us for our 11th Annual Festival Weekend,

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM (CT)

in historic Round Top, Texas!

Featuring . . .

Pattiann Rogers, Reginald Gibbons, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cyrus Cassells, Ed Madden, Rustin Larson, Joseph Campana, Ken Fontenot . . and more!

Cost of registration for all 3 days: $125



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Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Contest 
Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society: an annual poetry contest to honor the memory of Amy L. Dengler, accomplished poet and active member of the North Shore writing community.
 
The contest is open to all adults. Prizes will be awarded to poems for first, second and third place winners ($50/$20/$10). Contestants may enter any number of poems at $3 per poem, but only one poem will be eligible for ...

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Southern Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Southern Writers Short Story Contest
http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/contest.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Grand prize $125, subscription, publication.
Second prize $50, subscription, publication.
Third prize $25, subscription, publication.

This summer we'll publish a bonus magazine of Southern short stories by our readers, and we want you to be in it. Whether you're already a well-known novelist, or a newcomer ready to get in print, the Southern Writers Short Story Contest is your chance to make y...

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Alive Now: Civility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and re...


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Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2012.

The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2012 Issue).

All submissions must be previously unpublished work.

You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.

$1000 will be awarded to the winner, and publication in the Fall 2012 Issue will be awarded...


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Writer's Didgest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Contest 

81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition

Winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie S...


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Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rathe...


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The Healing Muse

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Healing Muse: A Journal of Literary and Visual Arts
 
The annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for next year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exc...

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This I Believe

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 8, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
This I Believe: A Public Dialogue About Belief, One Essay at a Time
http://thisibelieve.org/guidelines/
 
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Some 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on their website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s ra...

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Poetic Medicine Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Poetic Medicine Retreat
 
My Heart Broke Loose on the Wind: Recovering a Sense of Freedom and Surprise in your Creative Expression and for Living Your Life presented by John Fox
 
Poetry is practiced best and is of most optimum use in our quest for wholeness and meaning when it is deeply treasured and respected for its essential wildness. When your writing is met deeply and allowed to flourish in wa...

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Pockets: Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome...


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Pikes Peak Branch Nat'l League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : Contest 
Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women
Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Are you devious at heart? Deadline May 1, 2012. Prizes: 1st- $100; 2nd- $50; Judge's Merit Award- $25. A complete but very short story of 100 words or less.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : Contest 
Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition
http://www.barton.edu/academics/english/crucible.htm
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Crucible poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. Fiction must be limited to 8,000 words or less. Poetry must be limited to five poems. No prizes will be given in other categories. Winner also receivespublication in Crucible, a literary journal. All submissions to the magazine are automatically considered for the contest.

Poetry: $150 First P...

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Christian Romantic Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 

Christian Romantic Times is a new bi-monthly e-zine full of Christian romance stories. Go to www.christianromantictimes.com to subscribe for FREE.

They are looking for writers and are sponsoring a monthly writing challenge at http://christianromantictimes.com/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=9

This month’s contests wants a 500-1000 word romance stories on the theme of “Romance on the Prairie.” Prize is $3.
Deadline is April 30, 2012 .

If you have self published a Christian romance, th...


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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is May 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "Rachel's first trip to England didn't go as planned."

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provi...


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Hallmark Cards: All About Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: All About Teens
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/AllAboutTeens

Teens are smart and fun, and they deserve to be celebrated! Create a sweet or funny birthday or Valentine’s Day card to let a teen know he or she is loved. (We’re NOT looking for teen put-downs.) Cards can be specifically for a girl teen, a guy teen, or can work for either.

Use photography, illustration, or design with your original writing.

You have a total of four tries to win. (You ca...


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The Ledge Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : Contest 

The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine 2012 Poetry Awards Competition

http://theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html

PRIZES: First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Third prize: $100 and publication in The Ledge Magazine.

ENTRY FEE: $12 for the first three (3) poems; $3 for each additional poem. $20 subscription (two issues) to The Ledge gains free entry for the first three poems.

NO RESTRICTIONS on fo...


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Believers Life e-journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Believer Life: Believers Encouraging Believers
http://www.believerlife.com/
 
E-journal to encourage and uplift other Christian believers by publishing articles, stories, comments and advice.

Believer Life journal sponsors a monthly article contest to select the most inspiring Christian article for that month. First place winner will receive a $50 dinner gift card and the second place winner will receive a $25 dinner gift card.

Articles can be on any topic relevant to living lif...


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The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest
http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free c...


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