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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Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Hallmark Cards: Quirky Valentines

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 30, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: My Quirky Valentine

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/MyQuirkyValentine

Quirky, silly, random humor is all the rage—you probably saw a meme that made you laugh sometime today! Using your original writing and a photo, create a Valentine card that uses wacky, meme-style humor. It might not look like your typical valentine, but that’s okay.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: We DON’T want anything sexual or racy. We’re looking for funny here. We also DON’T ...


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SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 29, 2013,

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html  

NO ENTRY FEE

1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2013.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 28, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids

http://www.chickensoup.com

We are looking for stories from your own childhood, or about children you know that will expose children to positive thinking and good values. These stories will illustrate how to make good choices... even when no one is looking. The book is being geared for children 12 and under and the stories in it should be able to be read to younger children, read by older children, and then discussed with adults....


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Compassion

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 27, 2013,

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...


Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Poetry Fair 2013 Adult Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 26, 2013,

Sixteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2013 Adult Contests

http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.
Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.
Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50

DEADLINE:   JUNE 15, 2013.

CONTE...


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No. Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 26, 2013,

Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

http://www.northerncoloradowritersconference.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests/307-2012-writing-contests.html

Deadline: June 30, 2013

The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better.

Prizes: $1,000, $250, $100   Entry Fee: $20   Word limit: 5,000 words


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The MacGuffin's National Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 24, 2013,

The MacGuffin’s 18th Annual National Poet Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2013.pdf

Deadline – June 3, 2013

2013 Judge – Philip Levine, 2011-2012 US Poet Laureate

First Place Prize - $500
Submission will consist of no more than 3 poems, an index card with author and poem info, and a $15 check/case entry fee (with checks made payable to Schoolcraft College).

Mail submissions to:
The MacGuffin
ATTN: Poet Hunt Contes...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 23, 2013,

Not Your Mother’s Book: On Cats (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.
http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad se...


Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 22, 2013,

2013 TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2013-writing-contest

Deadline June 1, 2013

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes
•$400 for the best poetry submission
•$400 for the best short story (fiction)
•$400 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)
One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek. ...


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Jack and Jill

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 21, 2013,

Jack and Jill

http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines

Magazine for children ages 6 to 12. Fiction 600 to 800 words and pays 30 cents/word. Nonfiction limited to 700 words and pays 30 cents/word. Poetry limited to 30 lines and pays up to $50. Recipes and puzzles/games pay $25 to $40.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Homebound Pubications Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 20, 2013,

Homebound Publication: Independent Publishers of Contemplative Literature Poetry Prize

http://homeboundpublications.com/homebound-poetry-prize/

Homebound Publications is now accepting poetry submission through their newly established Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. The prize will be given annually. If you are an author who has recently penned a poetry collection and are interested in submitting your manuscript to Homebound Publications we welcome you to enter via...


Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: The Holy Spirit

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 20, 2013,

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.

Publish Date: December 2013
Theme: The Holy Spirit
Deadline – June 1, 2013

Theme Description: The Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Trinity, is our counselor, guide, comforter and teacher. Jesus said that when He left, He would send another to be with us forever ...


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30 Days to Sanity Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 19, 2013,

30 Days to Sanity Stories

http://writergazette.com/30-days-sanity-stories

PAY: $100

Do You Have a Story? Do you have heart-warming, insightful and powerfully moving stories about how to stay sane in this chaotic 24/7 world?  A co-author of the New York Times Best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking stories to be included in 30 Days to Sanity, an online stress/resiliency program. Now you have an opportunity to contribute to this new online progra...


Continue reading ...
 

Indian Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 18, 2013,

Indian Life

http://www.indianlife.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121

CURRENT NEEDS: "Authentic stories of Native Americans who have a challenging life story, whose life has been transformed by Jesus Christ." Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words.

from: www.writersweekly.com


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Ruminate Magazine Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 17, 2013,

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Annual Poetry Contest
http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

We are thrilled to announce our finalist judge this year is the award-winning poet, Maurice Manning.

The submission deadline for the prize is May 10th.
The entry fee is $18 (includes a copy of the Fall 2013 Issue).
All submissions must be previously unpublished work.
You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.
$150...


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Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition
http://www.barton.edu/crucible

Entries must be received by May 1, 2013

Neutral free contest gives top prizes of $150 in each genre, plus publication in Crucible, the literary journal of Barton College. All submissions to the journal are considered for the prize. Send 1-5 poems or one story of no more than 8,000 words. One entry per person per genre. No entry fee. No simultaneous submissions. Enter online only.

from: www.winningwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Girls Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

Girls Life

http://www.girlslife.com/page/Writers-Guidelines.aspx

Each issue of GL is packed with the stuff girls crave—real information and advice—from academic success to peer pressure to time-management and stress-relieving tips; from growing up to boosting self-esteem. Plus, GL profiles real girls facing real challenges that have amazed and inspired readers for almost two decades. Girls' Life accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a speculative basis only. No poetry. Pays $35...


Continue reading ...
 

Girls Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

Girls Life

http://www.girlslife.com/page/Writers-Guidelines.aspx

Each issue of GL is packed with the stuff girls crave—real information and advice—from academic success to peer pressure to time-management and stress-relieving tips; from growing up to boosting self-esteem. Plus, GL profiles real girls facing real challenges that have amazed and inspired readers for almost two decades. Girls' Life accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a speculative basis only. No poetry. Pays $3...


Continue reading ...
 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 14, 2013,

The Connecticut Poetry Award

April 1 - May 31, 2012-deadline

http://ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm#ctpoetryaward

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 (sel...


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Clubhouse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 13, 2013,

Clubhouse

http://www.clubhousemagazine.com/submission-guidelines

Focus on the Family Clubhouse readers are 8- to 12-year-old boys and girls who desire to know more about God and the Bible. Their parents (who typically pay for the membership) want wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids want excitement, adventure, action, humor or mystery. Generally pays 15-25 cents/word. $200 on up for feature-length fiction stories. $150 on up for nonfiction ...


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Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 12, 2013,

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 ...


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Kane Miller

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 11, 2013,

Kane Miller

http://www.friends.kanemiller.com/submissions.html

We are committed to expanding our picture book, chapter book, and middle-grade fiction lists. We’re interested in great stories with engaging characters in all genres (mystery, fantasy, adventure, historical, etc.), especially those with particularly American subjects.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Writing Contest for Dads

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,

Writing Contest for Dads

http://barbarabushfoundation.com/events-news/writing-contest

The “Devotedly, Dad” letter contest is open to America’s fathers and grandfathers as an opportunity to encourage a love of reading and writing in their homes. We’re asking dads to write a letter to a child or grandchild about the importance of literacy and learning.  Write from the heart, the head or the funny bone and simply sign it … “Devotedly, Dad.”

Winners will receive ...


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Cowboy Poetry Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 9, 2013,

Cowboy Poetry Press

http://cowboypoetrypress.com/submission-guidelines/

Submission guidelines: We will follow a 365 day submission - Open Call. Essays, prose, flash fiction, artwork and photography. Send your best work.

Cowboys and cowgirls, heifers, madame’s, rustlers, train robbers, drifters, grifters, and thieves; dust off those boots and get out of the out house and back to the rustic life- because we want all western related material published or unpublished on fell...


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Kaeden Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 9, 2013,

Kaeden Press

http://www.kaeden.com/pages/about

Our books are written for early, emergent, and fluent readers in pre-kindergarten through second grade. These fun stories help children develop confidence in the reading process through the use of predictability and patterned text.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Our Sunday Visitor

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 7, 2013,

Our Sunday Visitor

http://www.osv.com/AboutUsNav/WritersGuidelines/BookWritersGuidelines/tabid/1393/Default.aspx

Our Sunday Visitor is the country's largest non-profit Catholic publishing company. We are particularly interested in the following six categories:

Apologetics and Catechetics -- books that explain and defend the essential truths of the Faith

Reference -- books that provide trustworthy information for Catholics

Prayer -- books that cultivate a sense of prayer,...


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SouthWest Writers 31st Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 6, 2013,

SouthWest Writers 31st Annual Writing Contest

http://www.swwcontest.com

The 31st Annual SouthWest Writers contest has 12 categories for novels, memoir, nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, screenplays and poetry.

A total of $6,400 is awarded in cash prizes. Three winners in each category are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. The entry judged best among all categories wins the $1,500 Storyteller Award.

Entries a...


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Weavings: Bring Good News to the Poor

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 5, 2013,

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 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest: Color

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 4, 2013,

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest - Color Prompt: Color

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

Deadline –
April 27, 2013
Poetry - Color Prompt: Color
Line limit - 50 - Genre: Any
Entry fee - $7 (nonmembers)  Prize - $25 + publication
Our contest is to write a poetry with a color theme.
Think outside the crayon box & see where you end up!  


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Pockets: The Season of Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 3, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/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 welc...


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SouthWest Writers Contest Humorous Anecdote

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,

SouthWest Writers 2013 Second Bimonthly Writing Contest Humorous Anecdote

http://www.southwestwriters.com/SageIssues/SageMar13.pdf

Send us an anecdote about your most humorous spring memory in prose or poetry. Did your dog dig up your garden after you planted it, or did your kid pick all of your tulips for a bouquet? You get the idea. Double-spaced, up to 750 words (longer isn’t necessarily better). Please note if you grant publication permission. All entries $10. Prizes: $150...


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Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Him

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Him

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/CelebrateHim 

The men in our lives are caring, silly, and inspiring. Let’s celebrate them? Using your photo or illustration and original writing, create a birthday card that could be sent to any guy. Entries can be sweet, silly, or funny.

You can enter up to three times. 
Visit our tips page and for more inspiration.


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: April 1-21
WINNERS CONTACTED: April
WINNERS ANNOUNCED & BUY ONLINE: ...


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Birds and Blooms

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 1, 2013,

Birds and Blooms Magazine

http://www.birdsandblooms.com/contributor-s-guidelines

Through Birds & Blooms, you're able to tour the backyards of other gardening and birding enthusiasts. You can check out their plantings and feeders while swapping tried-and-true ideas. Readers share their best tips and fun backyard experiences, from handmade birdhouses and creative container gardens to plants that grew beyond expectations and comical bird antics. Pays up to $400 for essays, how-to, ...


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Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Hallmark Cards: Quirky Valentines

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 30, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: My Quirky Valentine

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/MyQuirkyValentine

Quirky, silly, random humor is all the rage—you probably saw a meme that made you laugh sometime today! Using your original writing and a photo, create a Valentine card that uses wacky, meme-style humor. It might not look like your typical valentine, but that’s okay.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: We DON’T want anything sexual or racy. We’re looking for funny here. We also DON’T ...


Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 29, 2013,

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html  

NO ENTRY FEE

1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2013.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 28, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids

http://www.chickensoup.com

We are looking for stories from your own childhood, or about children you know that will expose children to positive thinking and good values. These stories will illustrate how to make good choices... even when no one is looking. The book is being geared for children 12 and under and the stories in it should be able to be read to younger children, read by older children, and then discussed with adults....


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Compassion

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 27, 2013,

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...


Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Poetry Fair 2013 Adult Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 26, 2013,

Sixteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2013 Adult Contests

http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.
Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.
Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50

DEADLINE:   JUNE 15, 2013.

CONTE...


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No. Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 26, 2013,

Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

http://www.northerncoloradowritersconference.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests/307-2012-writing-contests.html

Deadline: June 30, 2013

The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better.

Prizes: $1,000, $250, $100   Entry Fee: $20   Word limit: 5,000 words


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The MacGuffin's National Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 24, 2013,

The MacGuffin’s 18th Annual National Poet Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2013.pdf

Deadline – June 3, 2013

2013 Judge – Philip Levine, 2011-2012 US Poet Laureate

First Place Prize - $500
Submission will consist of no more than 3 poems, an index card with author and poem info, and a $15 check/case entry fee (with checks made payable to Schoolcraft College).

Mail submissions to:
The MacGuffin
ATTN: Poet Hunt Contes...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 23, 2013,

Not Your Mother’s Book: On Cats (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.
http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad se...


Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 22, 2013,

2013 TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2013-writing-contest

Deadline June 1, 2013

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes
•$400 for the best poetry submission
•$400 for the best short story (fiction)
•$400 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)
One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek. ...


Continue reading ...
 

Jack and Jill

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 21, 2013,

Jack and Jill

http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines

Magazine for children ages 6 to 12. Fiction 600 to 800 words and pays 30 cents/word. Nonfiction limited to 700 words and pays 30 cents/word. Poetry limited to 30 lines and pays up to $50. Recipes and puzzles/games pay $25 to $40.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Homebound Pubications Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 20, 2013,

Homebound Publication: Independent Publishers of Contemplative Literature Poetry Prize

http://homeboundpublications.com/homebound-poetry-prize/

Homebound Publications is now accepting poetry submission through their newly established Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. The prize will be given annually. If you are an author who has recently penned a poetry collection and are interested in submitting your manuscript to Homebound Publications we welcome you to enter via...


Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: The Holy Spirit

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 20, 2013,

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.

Publish Date: December 2013
Theme: The Holy Spirit
Deadline – June 1, 2013

Theme Description: The Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Trinity, is our counselor, guide, comforter and teacher. Jesus said that when He left, He would send another to be with us forever ...


Continue reading ...
 

30 Days to Sanity Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 19, 2013,

30 Days to Sanity Stories

http://writergazette.com/30-days-sanity-stories

PAY: $100

Do You Have a Story? Do you have heart-warming, insightful and powerfully moving stories about how to stay sane in this chaotic 24/7 world?  A co-author of the New York Times Best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking stories to be included in 30 Days to Sanity, an online stress/resiliency program. Now you have an opportunity to contribute to this new online progra...


Continue reading ...
 

Indian Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 18, 2013,

Indian Life

http://www.indianlife.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121

CURRENT NEEDS: "Authentic stories of Native Americans who have a challenging life story, whose life has been transformed by Jesus Christ." Pays $0.15/word up to $175 for 500-2000 words.

from: www.writersweekly.com


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 17, 2013,

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Annual Poetry Contest
http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

We are thrilled to announce our finalist judge this year is the award-winning poet, Maurice Manning.

The submission deadline for the prize is May 10th.
The entry fee is $18 (includes a copy of the Fall 2013 Issue).
All submissions must be previously unpublished work.
You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.
$150...


Continue reading ...
 

Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition
http://www.barton.edu/crucible

Entries must be received by May 1, 2013

Neutral free contest gives top prizes of $150 in each genre, plus publication in Crucible, the literary journal of Barton College. All submissions to the journal are considered for the prize. Send 1-5 poems or one story of no more than 8,000 words. One entry per person per genre. No entry fee. No simultaneous submissions. Enter online only.

from: www.winningwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Girls Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

Girls Life

http://www.girlslife.com/page/Writers-Guidelines.aspx

Each issue of GL is packed with the stuff girls crave—real information and advice—from academic success to peer pressure to time-management and stress-relieving tips; from growing up to boosting self-esteem. Plus, GL profiles real girls facing real challenges that have amazed and inspired readers for almost two decades. Girls' Life accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a speculative basis only. No poetry. Pays $35...


Continue reading ...
 

Girls Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

Girls Life

http://www.girlslife.com/page/Writers-Guidelines.aspx

Each issue of GL is packed with the stuff girls crave—real information and advice—from academic success to peer pressure to time-management and stress-relieving tips; from growing up to boosting self-esteem. Plus, GL profiles real girls facing real challenges that have amazed and inspired readers for almost two decades. Girls' Life accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a speculative basis only. No poetry. Pays $3...


Continue reading ...
 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 14, 2013,

The Connecticut Poetry Award

April 1 - May 31, 2012-deadline

http://ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm#ctpoetryaward

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 (sel...


Continue reading ...
 

Clubhouse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 13, 2013,

Clubhouse

http://www.clubhousemagazine.com/submission-guidelines

Focus on the Family Clubhouse readers are 8- to 12-year-old boys and girls who desire to know more about God and the Bible. Their parents (who typically pay for the membership) want wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids want excitement, adventure, action, humor or mystery. Generally pays 15-25 cents/word. $200 on up for feature-length fiction stories. $150 on up for nonfiction ...


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Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 12, 2013,

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 ...


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Kane Miller

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 11, 2013,

Kane Miller

http://www.friends.kanemiller.com/submissions.html

We are committed to expanding our picture book, chapter book, and middle-grade fiction lists. We’re interested in great stories with engaging characters in all genres (mystery, fantasy, adventure, historical, etc.), especially those with particularly American subjects.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Writing Contest for Dads

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,

Writing Contest for Dads

http://barbarabushfoundation.com/events-news/writing-contest

The “Devotedly, Dad” letter contest is open to America’s fathers and grandfathers as an opportunity to encourage a love of reading and writing in their homes. We’re asking dads to write a letter to a child or grandchild about the importance of literacy and learning.  Write from the heart, the head or the funny bone and simply sign it … “Devotedly, Dad.”

Winners will receive ...


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Cowboy Poetry Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 9, 2013,

Cowboy Poetry Press

http://cowboypoetrypress.com/submission-guidelines/

Submission guidelines: We will follow a 365 day submission - Open Call. Essays, prose, flash fiction, artwork and photography. Send your best work.

Cowboys and cowgirls, heifers, madame’s, rustlers, train robbers, drifters, grifters, and thieves; dust off those boots and get out of the out house and back to the rustic life- because we want all western related material published or unpublished on fell...


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Kaeden Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 9, 2013,

Kaeden Press

http://www.kaeden.com/pages/about

Our books are written for early, emergent, and fluent readers in pre-kindergarten through second grade. These fun stories help children develop confidence in the reading process through the use of predictability and patterned text.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Our Sunday Visitor

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 7, 2013,

Our Sunday Visitor

http://www.osv.com/AboutUsNav/WritersGuidelines/BookWritersGuidelines/tabid/1393/Default.aspx

Our Sunday Visitor is the country's largest non-profit Catholic publishing company. We are particularly interested in the following six categories:

Apologetics and Catechetics -- books that explain and defend the essential truths of the Faith

Reference -- books that provide trustworthy information for Catholics

Prayer -- books that cultivate a sense of prayer,...


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SouthWest Writers 31st Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 6, 2013,

SouthWest Writers 31st Annual Writing Contest

http://www.swwcontest.com

The 31st Annual SouthWest Writers contest has 12 categories for novels, memoir, nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, screenplays and poetry.

A total of $6,400 is awarded in cash prizes. Three winners in each category are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. The entry judged best among all categories wins the $1,500 Storyteller Award.

Entries a...


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Weavings: Bring Good News to the Poor

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 5, 2013,

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 ...


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Saturday Writers Poetry Contest: Color

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 4, 2013,

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest - Color Prompt: Color

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

Deadline –
April 27, 2013
Poetry - Color Prompt: Color
Line limit - 50 - Genre: Any
Entry fee - $7 (nonmembers)  Prize - $25 + publication
Our contest is to write a poetry with a color theme.
Think outside the crayon box & see where you end up!  


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Pockets: The Season of Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 3, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/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 welc...


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SouthWest Writers Contest Humorous Anecdote

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,

SouthWest Writers 2013 Second Bimonthly Writing Contest Humorous Anecdote

http://www.southwestwriters.com/SageIssues/SageMar13.pdf

Send us an anecdote about your most humorous spring memory in prose or poetry. Did your dog dig up your garden after you planted it, or did your kid pick all of your tulips for a bouquet? You get the idea. Double-spaced, up to 750 words (longer isn’t necessarily better). Please note if you grant publication permission. All entries $10. Prizes: $150...


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Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Him

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Him

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/CelebrateHim 

The men in our lives are caring, silly, and inspiring. Let’s celebrate them? Using your photo or illustration and original writing, create a birthday card that could be sent to any guy. Entries can be sweet, silly, or funny.

You can enter up to three times. 
Visit our tips page and for more inspiration.


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: April 1-21
WINNERS CONTACTED: April
WINNERS ANNOUNCED & BUY ONLINE: ...


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Birds and Blooms

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 1, 2013,

Birds and Blooms Magazine

http://www.birdsandblooms.com/contributor-s-guidelines

Through Birds & Blooms, you're able to tour the backyards of other gardening and birding enthusiasts. You can check out their plantings and feeders while swapping tried-and-true ideas. Readers share their best tips and fun backyard experiences, from handmade birdhouses and creative container gardens to plants that grew beyond expectations and comical bird antics. Pays up to $400 for essays, how-to, ...


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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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