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: August, 2013

SCBWISWTX Regional Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 30, 2013,

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators - Southwest Texas Chapter Regional Conference featuring Award-Winning Author & Illustrator Richard Jesse Watson for Children’s Picture Book: The Exquisite Balancing Act of Text and Art

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6929060005

Saturday, October 19, 2013
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX  78209

Join author-illustrator Richard Jesse Watson in this workshop for writers and illustrators. Since ...


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine: Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 29, 2013,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate
is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry c...

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Literary Journal: Love Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 28, 2013,
Rattle Literary Journal: Love Poems
 
For the Spring 2014 issue – Love Poems
 
Poetry: This issue will be dedicated to love poems of every variety. Poems may be any style or length, they may be traditional, formal, experimental—any kind of poem you’d like, as long as it can be considered a love poem—the more unique the better. Keep in mind, though, that not every poem about love is a love poem. A love poem, as we’re defining it, anyway, is w...

Continue reading ...
 

Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 27, 2013,
Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans -- In Fact Books is seeking new essays about all things related to babies for an upcoming anthology. We want well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Whether it's about adopting them or making them, raising them or 'sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you've got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they s...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 26, 2013,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.

The deadline for entry is October 3, 2013.

Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.

Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story: limit of 4,000 words
     Flash Fict...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Digest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 25, 2013,

Writers Digest Poetry Contest
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/poetry-contests

Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 8th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. 

Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000, $250 or $100 in cash. In addition to the 1st – 3rd place prizes, 4th place through 10th place will win $50 and 1...


Continue reading ...
 

Cladach Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 24, 2013,
Cladach Publishing
Producing& Providing Quality Christian Books from Shore to Shore
 
Cladach publishes books in four categories: Relationships, Fiction, God & Creation, and Memoirs. Proposals received for books in other categories won't be answered. And please don't send unsolicited mansucripts. They won't be returned.
 
Send a one-page query that includes the proposed book's working title, approximate word count, theme, purpose, potential readership, your mark...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Honor Your Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 24, 2013,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/writers-guidelines
 
Designed for 6- 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. The m...

Continue reading ...
 

Helen Sheffield Memorial Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 22, 2013,
Helen Sheffield Memorial Writing Contest sponsored by Brazos Writers, the writers' group in Bryan-College Station.
 
Categories are non-fiction, fiction, and poetry that have something to do with "Texas in the 21st Century." (Works must include something about Texas in the 21st century, but the focus is on quality of writing, regardless of genre.)
 
First-place winners in each category will receive a prize of $75.
 
Entries are due September 30, 2013
 
Entries should be submitted electronically, ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 21, 2013,
The Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest
 
Submissions: August 1 to September 30th.
 
2012 Contest Judge Jeff Mock, who teaches in the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State University, is the author of Ruthless.  His poems have appeared in many literary reviews such as The Atlantic Monthly, The North American Review, The Georgia Review, and others.
 
Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.
Include two copies of each poem: one ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: Store Up, Squirrel

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 20, 2013,
The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine
 
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. 
 
Theme: Store Up
Animal: Squirrel
Deadline: September 30, 2013
 
Theme Description: We need stories about storing God's Word and promises in our heart. (As in scripture memorization, etc.). That way we have them inside us when we need them. It's about preparation, like the...

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 20, 2013,
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html
 
NOW OPEN: Poetry
Deadline: September 30, 2013
 
Open Submissions
You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests. You may submit up to 3 poems (any style, maximum 250 lines each) for each entry fee. The final judge for poetry is Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason
 
Each category will be awarded the following: 
1st place: $1000 
2nd pla...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Instructions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 18, 2013,
On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #21
http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

Its premise is: “INSTRUCTIONS”

A set of instructions, or just one instruction, must be an important element of your story. The instruction(s) can be written, spoken, or transmitted in any other way you can make believable.

You may be asking yourself: Do the instructions have to be followed correctly? Do they have to be understood? Do they have to be... and what about... and what...


Continue reading ...
 

Believer Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 17, 2013,
Believer Life
 
Believer Life online magazine will be adding a new feature starting with the next issue. They will be including a news and commentary section in which writers can write on local, national, and international news pertaining to the Christian faith. This can be news that no one has heard before or it can be about news that is already known to others but is written in your own style. Commentary articles should be written to provide your thoughts and opinion on news pertaining to th...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 16, 2013,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
12 categories to enter.  Prizes range from $10 - $250
 
Entry fees per poem:
Category 1                  $7.00
Category 2 & 3            $5.00
Categories 4 thru 7      $3.00
Categories 8 thru 12    $2.00
 
Entries must be RECEIVED by Sept. 28, 2013.


...
Continue reading ...
 

Writers Unlimited/MSPS 42nd Annual Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 15, 2013,
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch,
42nd Annual Literary Competition – 2013

13 categories to enter including: short story to 1000 words, short story to 1500 words, short story on the subject of The Coast, essay on memoirs, poetry on various themes and limericks.

Entry fee: $6.00.  Prizes: $50 - $5

Deadline:
Received by September 25, 2013.


Continue reading ...
 

Sixth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 14, 2013,
The Sixth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html

What's the bravest thing you’ve ever done?

Maybe, in the course of your life, you’ve had an Erin Brockovich moment: say, the time you stood up to a bully in second grade, or the day you ended a long-standing friendship that had turned toxic. Or maybe your acts of courage have been less dramatic but no less po...

Continue reading ...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 13, 2013,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
Deadline: September 17, 2013
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both....Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend." Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. "Winning stories will b...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Digest Genre Fiction Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 12, 2013,
Writers Digest Magazine Genre Fiction Competitions
 
Writers Digest is sponsoring the following Competition categories. All have a word limit of 4000 words. Each Competition has a Grand Prize of $2500 and a First Prize of $500.
 
The early bird deadline for each competition is September 16, 2013
 
Writers Digest Popular Fiction Competition                    

Writers Digest Science Fiction/Fantasy Competition
– 

Continue reading ...
 

Family Circle Magazine Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 11, 2013,

Family Circle Magazine Fiction Contest 2013
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/fiction-contest-rules-2013

CONTEST PERIOD: Begins February 1, 2013 and ends September 16, 2013. Entries must be postmarked on or before September 16, 2013 and received by Sponsor by September 23, 2013.

ENTRY: Submit an original (written by entrant), fictional short story of no more than 2,500 words (typed, double-spaced and page numbered on 8-1/2 x 11 paper), including your full name, mailing address, day...


Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Journal for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 10, 2013,
Passager: A Journal for Writers Over 50
http://www.passagerbooks.com/submit

Welcome to Passager! We publish two journal issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to:

Passager, 1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201

NOW OPEN!

2013 Open Issue
June 1, 2013- September 15, 2013
Passager only accepts ...

Continue reading ...
 

Springfield Writers' Guild Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 9, 2013,
2013 Springfield Writers’ Guild Annual Poetry& Prose Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2013
 
Poetry up to 1 page
Fiction up to 1000 words
Nonfiction up to 1000 words
 
Prizes: $100 - $10    Entry fees: $3 or $4



Continue reading ...
 

The Muffin

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 8, 2013,
The Muffin - Women on Writing hosts an ezine Promoting the Communication Between Women Writers, Authors, Editors, Agents, Publishers and Readers. They also host a wonderful, free, daily email called “The Muffin” that provides daily writing tips, inspiration, and updates. Read their most recent articles at: http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com  
 
Want to contribute to The Muffin?
 
Friday's are "Speak Out!" days. We allow posts from contributors for promotion. If you'd like to submit a pos...

Continue reading ...
 

Foster City International Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 7, 2013,

36th Foster City International Writer's Contest  http://bwstore.biz/foster/categoriesinfo.html

Contest Fee:  $10 per entry
First Place:  $250  Second Place:  $100
Deadline: September 13, 2013

Prizes to be awarded in:

Fiction:  Not to exceed 3000 words in length.
Personal Essay:  Must not exceed 3000 words in length.
Poetry:  Either rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer; must not exceed 500 words. 


Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society 2013 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 6, 2013,
Mississippi Poetry Society 2013 Contest
 
Deadline: September 12, 2013
 
16 categories to enter for $2 per entry or $20 for all categories including: Porches and the People Who Sit on Them, Sonnets, Jefferson Davis, On the Wing, Charity, Villanelle, Strings, Old Post Offices, and more.
 
Prizes range from $5 to $25.

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mountain Arts Valentines Day Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 5, 2013,

Blue Mt. Arts Valetines Day Greeting Cards

Calling all writers! September 12 is the deadline for
Blue Mountain arts Valetines Day greeting card submissions.

Do you enjoy writing personal messages in the greeting cards you send? Have members of your family told you that your words have touched their hearts? You might just have the gift for expressing the thoughts and feelings that people everywhere want to communicate but don’t always know how to put into words. That’s just what Blue Mountai...


Continue reading ...
 

Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 4, 2013,

Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize

http://www.hungermtn.org/hunger-mountain-creative-nonfiction-prize

An annual contest for the best writing in the boundless field of creative nonfiction. A chance for your creative nonfiction, up to 10,000 words, to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One first place winner receives $1,000 and publication.
Two honorable mentions receive $100 each.
Entry fee: $20

Who can enter the contest? Anyone! Everyone!
When is the deadline? The postma...


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Hospitality

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 3, 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 and reflect...


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Hospitality

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 3, 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 and ...


Continue reading ...
 

Pauline Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 2, 2013,
Pauline Kids
 
Pauline Books & Media is a publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of women religious serving the Church with the communications media. Through our children’s literature we aim to provide wholesome and entertaining reading that will help children develop strong Christian values and inspire hope.
 
Manuscripts may or may not be explicitly catechetical. Our curr...

Continue reading ...
 

Stealing Time: Wild Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 1, 2013,

Stealing Time
http://stealingtimemag.com/submit/

A literary magazine for parents. All of our issues are themed; we will endeavor to announce the themes with considerable advance notice. For each issue we accept fiction, memoir, essay and poetry, as well as book reviews. We are open to pieces between 500 and 3,000 words, and poetry of a page or two. We'd rather like to publish a wide variety of not-already-famous people, so don't feel you need a list of publishing credits or awards. We'll let ...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: August, 2013

SCBWISWTX Regional Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 30, 2013,

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators - Southwest Texas Chapter Regional Conference featuring Award-Winning Author & Illustrator Richard Jesse Watson for Children’s Picture Book: The Exquisite Balancing Act of Text and Art

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6929060005

Saturday, October 19, 2013
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX  78209

Join author-illustrator Richard Jesse Watson in this workshop for writers and illustrators. Since ...


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine: Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 29, 2013,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Ruminate
is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry c...

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Literary Journal: Love Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 28, 2013,
Rattle Literary Journal: Love Poems
 
For the Spring 2014 issue – Love Poems
 
Poetry: This issue will be dedicated to love poems of every variety. Poems may be any style or length, they may be traditional, formal, experimental—any kind of poem you’d like, as long as it can be considered a love poem—the more unique the better. Keep in mind, though, that not every poem about love is a love poem. A love poem, as we’re defining it, anyway, is w...

Continue reading ...
 

Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 27, 2013,
Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans -- In Fact Books is seeking new essays about all things related to babies for an upcoming anthology. We want well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Whether it's about adopting them or making them, raising them or 'sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you've got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they s...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 26, 2013,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.

The deadline for entry is October 3, 2013.

Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.

Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story: limit of 4,000 words
     Flash Fict...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Digest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 25, 2013,

Writers Digest Poetry Contest
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/poetry-contests

Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 8th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. 

Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000, $250 or $100 in cash. In addition to the 1st – 3rd place prizes, 4th place through 10th place will win $50 and 1...


Continue reading ...
 

Cladach Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 24, 2013,
Cladach Publishing
Producing& Providing Quality Christian Books from Shore to Shore
 
Cladach publishes books in four categories: Relationships, Fiction, God & Creation, and Memoirs. Proposals received for books in other categories won't be answered. And please don't send unsolicited mansucripts. They won't be returned.
 
Send a one-page query that includes the proposed book's working title, approximate word count, theme, purpose, potential readership, your mark...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Honor Your Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 24, 2013,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/writers-guidelines
 
Designed for 6- 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. The m...

Continue reading ...
 

Helen Sheffield Memorial Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 22, 2013,
Helen Sheffield Memorial Writing Contest sponsored by Brazos Writers, the writers' group in Bryan-College Station.
 
Categories are non-fiction, fiction, and poetry that have something to do with "Texas in the 21st Century." (Works must include something about Texas in the 21st century, but the focus is on quality of writing, regardless of genre.)
 
First-place winners in each category will receive a prize of $75.
 
Entries are due September 30, 2013
 
Entries should be submitted electronically, ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 21, 2013,
The Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest
 
Submissions: August 1 to September 30th.
 
2012 Contest Judge Jeff Mock, who teaches in the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State University, is the author of Ruthless.  His poems have appeared in many literary reviews such as The Atlantic Monthly, The North American Review, The Georgia Review, and others.
 
Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.
Include two copies of each poem: one ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: Store Up, Squirrel

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 20, 2013,
The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine
 
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. 
 
Theme: Store Up
Animal: Squirrel
Deadline: September 30, 2013
 
Theme Description: We need stories about storing God's Word and promises in our heart. (As in scripture memorization, etc.). That way we have them inside us when we need them. It's about preparation, like the...

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 20, 2013,
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html
 
NOW OPEN: Poetry
Deadline: September 30, 2013
 
Open Submissions
You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests. You may submit up to 3 poems (any style, maximum 250 lines each) for each entry fee. The final judge for poetry is Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason
 
Each category will be awarded the following: 
1st place: $1000 
2nd pla...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Instructions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 18, 2013,
On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #21
http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

Its premise is: “INSTRUCTIONS”

A set of instructions, or just one instruction, must be an important element of your story. The instruction(s) can be written, spoken, or transmitted in any other way you can make believable.

You may be asking yourself: Do the instructions have to be followed correctly? Do they have to be understood? Do they have to be... and what about... and what...


Continue reading ...
 

Believer Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 17, 2013,
Believer Life
 
Believer Life online magazine will be adding a new feature starting with the next issue. They will be including a news and commentary section in which writers can write on local, national, and international news pertaining to the Christian faith. This can be news that no one has heard before or it can be about news that is already known to others but is written in your own style. Commentary articles should be written to provide your thoughts and opinion on news pertaining to th...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 16, 2013,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
12 categories to enter.  Prizes range from $10 - $250
 
Entry fees per poem:
Category 1                  $7.00
Category 2 & 3            $5.00
Categories 4 thru 7      $3.00
Categories 8 thru 12    $2.00
 
Entries must be RECEIVED by Sept. 28, 2013.


...
Continue reading ...
 

Writers Unlimited/MSPS 42nd Annual Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 15, 2013,
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society, South Branch,
42nd Annual Literary Competition – 2013

13 categories to enter including: short story to 1000 words, short story to 1500 words, short story on the subject of The Coast, essay on memoirs, poetry on various themes and limericks.

Entry fee: $6.00.  Prizes: $50 - $5

Deadline:
Received by September 25, 2013.


Continue reading ...
 

Sixth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 14, 2013,
The Sixth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html

What's the bravest thing you’ve ever done?

Maybe, in the course of your life, you’ve had an Erin Brockovich moment: say, the time you stood up to a bully in second grade, or the day you ended a long-standing friendship that had turned toxic. Or maybe your acts of courage have been less dramatic but no less po...

Continue reading ...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 13, 2013,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
Deadline: September 17, 2013
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both....Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend." Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. "Winning stories will b...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Digest Genre Fiction Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 12, 2013,
Writers Digest Magazine Genre Fiction Competitions
 
Writers Digest is sponsoring the following Competition categories. All have a word limit of 4000 words. Each Competition has a Grand Prize of $2500 and a First Prize of $500.
 
The early bird deadline for each competition is September 16, 2013
 
Writers Digest Popular Fiction Competition                    

Writers Digest Science Fiction/Fantasy Competition
– 

Continue reading ...
 

Family Circle Magazine Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 11, 2013,

Family Circle Magazine Fiction Contest 2013
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/fiction-contest-rules-2013

CONTEST PERIOD: Begins February 1, 2013 and ends September 16, 2013. Entries must be postmarked on or before September 16, 2013 and received by Sponsor by September 23, 2013.

ENTRY: Submit an original (written by entrant), fictional short story of no more than 2,500 words (typed, double-spaced and page numbered on 8-1/2 x 11 paper), including your full name, mailing address, day...


Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Journal for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 10, 2013,
Passager: A Journal for Writers Over 50
http://www.passagerbooks.com/submit

Welcome to Passager! We publish two journal issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to:

Passager, 1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201

NOW OPEN!

2013 Open Issue
June 1, 2013- September 15, 2013
Passager only accepts ...

Continue reading ...
 

Springfield Writers' Guild Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 9, 2013,
2013 Springfield Writers’ Guild Annual Poetry& Prose Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2013
 
Poetry up to 1 page
Fiction up to 1000 words
Nonfiction up to 1000 words
 
Prizes: $100 - $10    Entry fees: $3 or $4



Continue reading ...
 

The Muffin

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 8, 2013,
The Muffin - Women on Writing hosts an ezine Promoting the Communication Between Women Writers, Authors, Editors, Agents, Publishers and Readers. They also host a wonderful, free, daily email called “The Muffin” that provides daily writing tips, inspiration, and updates. Read their most recent articles at: http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com  
 
Want to contribute to The Muffin?
 
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Foster City International Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 7, 2013,

36th Foster City International Writer's Contest  http://bwstore.biz/foster/categoriesinfo.html

Contest Fee:  $10 per entry
First Place:  $250  Second Place:  $100
Deadline: September 13, 2013

Prizes to be awarded in:

Fiction:  Not to exceed 3000 words in length.
Personal Essay:  Must not exceed 3000 words in length.
Poetry:  Either rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer; must not exceed 500 words. 


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Mississippi Poetry Society 2013 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 6, 2013,
Mississippi Poetry Society 2013 Contest
 
Deadline: September 12, 2013
 
16 categories to enter for $2 per entry or $20 for all categories including: Porches and the People Who Sit on Them, Sonnets, Jefferson Davis, On the Wing, Charity, Villanelle, Strings, Old Post Offices, and more.
 
Prizes range from $5 to $25.

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Blue Mountain Arts Valentines Day Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 5, 2013,

Blue Mt. Arts Valetines Day Greeting Cards

Calling all writers! September 12 is the deadline for
Blue Mountain arts Valetines Day greeting card submissions.

Do you enjoy writing personal messages in the greeting cards you send? Have members of your family told you that your words have touched their hearts? You might just have the gift for expressing the thoughts and feelings that people everywhere want to communicate but don’t always know how to put into words. That’s just what Blue Mountai...


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Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 4, 2013,

Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize

http://www.hungermtn.org/hunger-mountain-creative-nonfiction-prize

An annual contest for the best writing in the boundless field of creative nonfiction. A chance for your creative nonfiction, up to 10,000 words, to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One first place winner receives $1,000 and publication.
Two honorable mentions receive $100 each.
Entry fee: $20

Who can enter the contest? Anyone! Everyone!
When is the deadline? The postma...


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Alive Now: Hospitality

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 3, 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 and reflect...


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Alive Now: Hospitality

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 3, 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 and ...


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Pauline Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 2, 2013,
Pauline Kids
 
Pauline Books & Media is a publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of women religious serving the Church with the communications media. Through our children’s literature we aim to provide wholesome and entertaining reading that will help children develop strong Christian values and inspire hope.
 
Manuscripts may or may not be explicitly catechetical. Our curr...

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Stealing Time: Wild Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 1, 2013,

Stealing Time
http://stealingtimemag.com/submit/

A literary magazine for parents. All of our issues are themed; we will endeavor to announce the themes with considerable advance notice. For each issue we accept fiction, memoir, essay and poetry, as well as book reviews. We are open to pieces between 500 and 3,000 words, and poetry of a page or two. We'd rather like to publish a wide variety of not-already-famous people, so don't feel you need a list of publishing credits or awards. We'll let ...


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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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