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Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Ruminate: VanderMey Prize for Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 31, 2014,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
VanderMey Prize for Nonfiction
 
Ruminate is excited to announce our fourth annual VanderMey Nonfiction Prize! The Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology.  The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Jubilee

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 31, 2014,
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 r...

Continue reading ...
 

The High Calling

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 30, 2014,
The High Calling Seeking Submissions
 
The High Calling: Everyday Conversations About Work, Life, and God Christian blog would love for you to share your 600-word or less story with them. Each week, they focus on one theme, and they invite you to join the conversation. Use the form on their web site to submit a story of your own. Their upcoming theme is Creating Beauty At Work. The deadline for submissions is midnight (CST) February 8, 2014. See m...

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey: Wasted

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,
Odyssey
 
ODYSSEY is interested in articles rich in scientific accuracy and lively approaches to the subject at hand. The inclusion of primary research (interviews with scientists focusing on current research) are of primary interest to the magazine. Keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 9- to 14- year-old children and includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
 
Current theme: Wast...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Calls for Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,

Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submissions
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Advice for dealing with tweens ages 8-12

Word Count for each article: 150-250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50
Date Due: by Feb. 5, 2013
Acceptance or Rejection: The Thriving Family editors appreciate your submissions. If your story was not accepted by March 6, 2014, it was not chosen for publication. We hope to work with you on a different article at a later time.
Submit to:...


Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 28, 2014,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
1) Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams
2) Free Verse, limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Annie Lighthart
3) Traditional Form, Limerick, 5 lines, any subject. Judge: David Hedges
4) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Donald Dunbar
5) Themed, Weather, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Sco...

Continue reading ...
 

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 27, 2014,
Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest
 
$5 entry fee
$250 prize
Deadline March 1, 2014
 
Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Able Muse Write Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 26, 2014,
Able Muse Press Write Prize
http://www.ablemusepress.com

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 15, 2014. $500 prize for the best poem, and $500 prize for the best short story (flash fiction), plus publication in Able Muse (the print journal). Finalists in each category will also be considered for publication. For poetry entries, each entry may contain 1 to 5 poems maximum, but all the poems combined should not exceed 10 pages per entry. For fiction entries, each entry may contain one to two storie...


Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 25, 2014,
Houston Writers Guild Manuscript Contest
 
Categories:
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror
Romance/Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction
Contemporary/Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Steampunk/Speculative
Young Adult/New Adult/Middle Grade/Children’s (not picture)
Nonfiction/Memoir
 
Entry fee:
Members $20 for 1st entry and $15 for all others
Nonmembers $30 for 1st entry and $20 for all others
 
Prizes: $75 for 1st in genre plus a certificate and a 10-minute meetin...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Using Our Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 24, 2014,
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 ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book on Dieting

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 23, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Dieting
 
Deadline: March 1, 2014
 
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 selections, but only hip, fun, moder...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City, TX, 6th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 23, 2014,

Johnson City Library 6th Annual Writers Conference
http://www.jclibrarysite.org

Get Read: A Writers Marketing Conference
Build your own marketing plan from beginning steps to ongoing promotions with a panel of successful independent authors.
Speakers: Valerie Gaumont, Pamela Hutchins, and Eva Pohler
February 19, 2014
at the LBJ National Historical Park
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m., February 17, 2014
Location: 502 W. Main St., Johnson City, Texas

10:00 AM to 12:00 -...


Continue reading ...
 

Calliope: Renaissance Men: Great Artists and Inventors

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 22, 2014,
Calliope
 
CALLIOPE covers world history (East / West) and we are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14. We need fiction, nonfiction, activities, and games that relate to a theme.
 
Current theme: Renaissance Men: Great Artists and Inventors
Deadline for queries: 02-27-14



Continue reading ...
 

Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 21, 2014,

Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest
http://chambertonpublishing.com/writing-contests.html

Chamberton is excited to offer our first writing contest for 2014, a flash fiction writing contest.
Theme: Moments In Time: 1942

Based on the theme '1942' write a flash fiction piece using the image on their web site as inspiration. Who is she? What does she do? Where is she? Part of the Resistance? A spy? A nurse? Waiting for long lost love? A thief? You decide. Do not 'tell' who she is, but 'show' who ...


Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 20, 2014,
Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Gospel Roads Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 18, 2014,
Gospel Roads Magazine
 
Gospel Roads magazine exists so members of the body of Christ can be:
Energized in their walk with the Lord
Empowered in their worship of the Lord
Enlightened in their work for the Lord, and
Encouraged in their witness about the Lord.
 
Gospel Roads magazine publishes personable, readable, and relatable, articles that help our readers live their lives of faith in a meaningful way.
 
Features (850-1000 words each) Theme Arti...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Christian Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 17, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Call for submission for feature articles in various departments on the theme of:
Character & Values/Thanksgiving/Adoption.
 
 
 
Deadline is February 24, 2014 for publication in the Oct./Nov. 2014 issue.


...
Continue reading ...
 

Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 16, 2014,
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
 
There are 12 categories, cash prizes and every entry receives two valuable critiques. Winners are announced every year at the Summer Conference in front of writers, agents and editors.
 
CATEGORIES:  Mainstream, Historical, Romance/Women's Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal, Young Adult (ages 12-18), Middle Grade (ages 8-12), Nonfiction/Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Children's Pictur...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 15, 2014,
The Writers League of Texas 2014 Manuscript Contest
 
You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the League’s 14th annual Manuscript Contest. The winner in each category will meet individually with an agent at the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference, June 27 – 29, 2014. You do NOT have to be a member of the Writers' League to enter this contest.
 
Deadline for entries: Feb. 21...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 14, 2014,
2015 Texas Poetry Calendar
 
 
Submit 1 – 3 poems IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT, with each poem on a separate page. DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TIME.
35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces. We highly recommend that you submit at least one short poem — 10 lines or less, including title and spaces. We welcome haiku, tanka, and other short forms.
We prefer poems with a Texas connection.
We strongly prefer titled poems — except for haiku.
No simultaneous ...

Continue reading ...
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 13, 2014,
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
 
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. Previous contest winners are encouraged to enter. Children under 13 are NOT eligible to enter. Registration to the University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is NOT required to enter the writing competition. Washington-Centerville Public Library employees, board members, contest judges and their families are not eligible.
 
$15 entry fee. Entry must be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 13, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submissions
 
Theme: Faith "For Marriage" (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Word Count: 150 words per devotion (excluding Scripture)
Rights: All rights
Payment: $50 per devotion, on acceptance
Due date: Jan. 27, 2014
 
 
Theme: Blended Family
Word Count: final article will be about 400 words
Rights: First publication rights
Payment: $140 on acceptance of the article
Due date for proposal/outline: J...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild SciFi Anthology Contest & Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 11, 2014,
Houston Writers Guild
SciFi Anthology Contest & Submissions Deadline
 
We are accepting Sci-Fi stories of no more than 8,000-words through February 15, 2014. Please no erotic versions. Email submissions to HoustonWritersGuild@hotmail.com . Selected submissions will get writing credits and three free copies. The top entry will earn its writer $50, too. You do not need to be a member of HWG to enter.



Continue reading ...
 

Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 10, 2014,
Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest
 
Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Poetry & Short Story Contest. Click the image above for an official entry form. The deadline is February 15, 2014.
 
Enter one short story for $10 or two poems for $10, all previously unpublished.
 
Awards:
Westmoreland Award for Fiction $200
Westmoreland Award for Poetry $200
First Place $125, Second Place $100, Third Pl...

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Austin, TX, SCBWI Annual Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 9, 2014,
Austin, TX, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Austin, Texas Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference
 
February 8 – February 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Marriott Austin South
Registration costs: $160, $210, or $330, depending on which days you plan to attend
 
Keynote Speakers:
 
Matt de la Peña, critically acclaimed author of young adult novels The Living, Ball Don't Lie and We Were H...

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Blue Mountain Arts Father's Day Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 9, 2014,
Blue Mountain Arts Father’s Day Greeting Cards
 
Calling all writers! February 07 is the deadline for Blue Mountain arts Mother’s 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 B...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 7, 2014,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
 
Entry fee: $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 38 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.



Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 6, 2014,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference Contest
 
CATEGORIES: Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
 
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be entered in Fiction category.
 
Inspirational - 2,0...

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Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 5, 2014,
Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest
 
Extended submission deadline: February 1, 2014
 
Benetech Global Literacy, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing are encouraging emerging and existing writers to submit original high-interest fiction and nonfiction reading material for young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading. No prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences i...

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Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 5, 2014,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest

First Prize $500
Contest Guidelines: Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
Postmark by January 31st.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of ...

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bioStories Magazine Essay Contest: Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 3, 2014,
Write Away: A Mentoring Retreat for Women Writers
 
What:  Two days of mentoring, encouragement, inspiration (and a few fun surprises) for aspiring women writers. Because the group number is limited to 6-8 women, this will be an intimate and personal time of specific guidance.
 
When:  February 7-9, 2014 (Friday at noon through Sunday noon).
 
Where: Granbury, Texas (45 minutes southwest of For...

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bioStories Magazine Essay Contest: Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 2, 2014,
bioStories Magazine Essay Contest. Theme: "Kindness"
 
Email submission deadline: January 15, 2014
 
Staying with its mission of finding the extraordinary in ordinary lives, bioStories solicits essays for a contest focused on the theme "kindness." We encourage writers to interpret the theme broadly and creatively. Winner receives $250 and publication. Pieces earning honorable mentions will be announced on the magazine website and be eligible for publication. En...

Continue reading ...
 

Tablerock Poetry Festival Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 1, 2014,
Tablerock Poetry Festival Anthology
Calls for Cat and/or Dog poems
 
Submission Guidelines:
 
1) Submissions due by February 6th (the date of the Festival).
2) Enter up to 3 poems total, in 1 submission.
3) To fit on one page, keep to 33 lines including title and blank lines, and 65 characters per line including spaces and punctuation.
4) Include poet’s name, address, email address and phone # at the top of your submission.
5) Emai...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Ruminate: VanderMey Prize for Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 31, 2014,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
VanderMey Prize for Nonfiction
 
Ruminate is excited to announce our fourth annual VanderMey Nonfiction Prize! The Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology.  The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Jubilee

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 31, 2014,
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 r...

Continue reading ...
 

The High Calling

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 30, 2014,
The High Calling Seeking Submissions
 
The High Calling: Everyday Conversations About Work, Life, and God Christian blog would love for you to share your 600-word or less story with them. Each week, they focus on one theme, and they invite you to join the conversation. Use the form on their web site to submit a story of your own. Their upcoming theme is Creating Beauty At Work. The deadline for submissions is midnight (CST) February 8, 2014. See m...

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey: Wasted

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,
Odyssey
 
ODYSSEY is interested in articles rich in scientific accuracy and lively approaches to the subject at hand. The inclusion of primary research (interviews with scientists focusing on current research) are of primary interest to the magazine. Keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 9- to 14- year-old children and includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
 
Current theme: Wast...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Calls for Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,

Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submissions
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Advice for dealing with tweens ages 8-12

Word Count for each article: 150-250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50
Date Due: by Feb. 5, 2013
Acceptance or Rejection: The Thriving Family editors appreciate your submissions. If your story was not accepted by March 6, 2014, it was not chosen for publication. We hope to work with you on a different article at a later time.
Submit to:...


Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 28, 2014,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
1) Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams
2) Free Verse, limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Annie Lighthart
3) Traditional Form, Limerick, 5 lines, any subject. Judge: David Hedges
4) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Donald Dunbar
5) Themed, Weather, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Sco...

Continue reading ...
 

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 27, 2014,
Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest
 
$5 entry fee
$250 prize
Deadline March 1, 2014
 
Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Able Muse Write Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 26, 2014,
Able Muse Press Write Prize
http://www.ablemusepress.com

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 15, 2014. $500 prize for the best poem, and $500 prize for the best short story (flash fiction), plus publication in Able Muse (the print journal). Finalists in each category will also be considered for publication. For poetry entries, each entry may contain 1 to 5 poems maximum, but all the poems combined should not exceed 10 pages per entry. For fiction entries, each entry may contain one to two storie...


Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 25, 2014,
Houston Writers Guild Manuscript Contest
 
Categories:
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror
Romance/Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction
Contemporary/Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Steampunk/Speculative
Young Adult/New Adult/Middle Grade/Children’s (not picture)
Nonfiction/Memoir
 
Entry fee:
Members $20 for 1st entry and $15 for all others
Nonmembers $30 for 1st entry and $20 for all others
 
Prizes: $75 for 1st in genre plus a certificate and a 10-minute meetin...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Using Our Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 24, 2014,
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 ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book on Dieting

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 23, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Dieting
 
Deadline: March 1, 2014
 
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 selections, but only hip, fun, moder...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City, TX, 6th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 23, 2014,

Johnson City Library 6th Annual Writers Conference
http://www.jclibrarysite.org

Get Read: A Writers Marketing Conference
Build your own marketing plan from beginning steps to ongoing promotions with a panel of successful independent authors.
Speakers: Valerie Gaumont, Pamela Hutchins, and Eva Pohler
February 19, 2014
at the LBJ National Historical Park
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m., February 17, 2014
Location: 502 W. Main St., Johnson City, Texas

10:00 AM to 12:00 -...


Continue reading ...
 

Calliope: Renaissance Men: Great Artists and Inventors

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 22, 2014,
Calliope
 
CALLIOPE covers world history (East / West) and we are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14. We need fiction, nonfiction, activities, and games that relate to a theme.
 
Current theme: Renaissance Men: Great Artists and Inventors
Deadline for queries: 02-27-14



Continue reading ...
 

Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 21, 2014,

Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest
http://chambertonpublishing.com/writing-contests.html

Chamberton is excited to offer our first writing contest for 2014, a flash fiction writing contest.
Theme: Moments In Time: 1942

Based on the theme '1942' write a flash fiction piece using the image on their web site as inspiration. Who is she? What does she do? Where is she? Part of the Resistance? A spy? A nurse? Waiting for long lost love? A thief? You decide. Do not 'tell' who she is, but 'show' who ...


Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 20, 2014,
Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Gospel Roads Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 18, 2014,
Gospel Roads Magazine
 
Gospel Roads magazine exists so members of the body of Christ can be:
Energized in their walk with the Lord
Empowered in their worship of the Lord
Enlightened in their work for the Lord, and
Encouraged in their witness about the Lord.
 
Gospel Roads magazine publishes personable, readable, and relatable, articles that help our readers live their lives of faith in a meaningful way.
 
Features (850-1000 words each) Theme Arti...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Christian Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 17, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Call for submission for feature articles in various departments on the theme of:
Character & Values/Thanksgiving/Adoption.
 
 
 
Deadline is February 24, 2014 for publication in the Oct./Nov. 2014 issue.


...
Continue reading ...
 

Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 16, 2014,
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
 
There are 12 categories, cash prizes and every entry receives two valuable critiques. Winners are announced every year at the Summer Conference in front of writers, agents and editors.
 
CATEGORIES:  Mainstream, Historical, Romance/Women's Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal, Young Adult (ages 12-18), Middle Grade (ages 8-12), Nonfiction/Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Children's Pictur...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 15, 2014,
The Writers League of Texas 2014 Manuscript Contest
 
You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the League’s 14th annual Manuscript Contest. The winner in each category will meet individually with an agent at the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference, June 27 – 29, 2014. You do NOT have to be a member of the Writers' League to enter this contest.
 
Deadline for entries: Feb. 21...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 14, 2014,
2015 Texas Poetry Calendar
 
 
Submit 1 – 3 poems IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT, with each poem on a separate page. DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TIME.
35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces. We highly recommend that you submit at least one short poem — 10 lines or less, including title and spaces. We welcome haiku, tanka, and other short forms.
We prefer poems with a Texas connection.
We strongly prefer titled poems — except for haiku.
No simultaneous ...

Continue reading ...
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 13, 2014,
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
 
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. Previous contest winners are encouraged to enter. Children under 13 are NOT eligible to enter. Registration to the University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is NOT required to enter the writing competition. Washington-Centerville Public Library employees, board members, contest judges and their families are not eligible.
 
$15 entry fee. Entry must be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 13, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submissions
 
Theme: Faith "For Marriage" (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Word Count: 150 words per devotion (excluding Scripture)
Rights: All rights
Payment: $50 per devotion, on acceptance
Due date: Jan. 27, 2014
 
 
Theme: Blended Family
Word Count: final article will be about 400 words
Rights: First publication rights
Payment: $140 on acceptance of the article
Due date for proposal/outline: J...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild SciFi Anthology Contest & Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 11, 2014,
Houston Writers Guild
SciFi Anthology Contest & Submissions Deadline
 
We are accepting Sci-Fi stories of no more than 8,000-words through February 15, 2014. Please no erotic versions. Email submissions to HoustonWritersGuild@hotmail.com . Selected submissions will get writing credits and three free copies. The top entry will earn its writer $50, too. You do not need to be a member of HWG to enter.



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Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 10, 2014,
Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest
 
Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Poetry & Short Story Contest. Click the image above for an official entry form. The deadline is February 15, 2014.
 
Enter one short story for $10 or two poems for $10, all previously unpublished.
 
Awards:
Westmoreland Award for Fiction $200
Westmoreland Award for Poetry $200
First Place $125, Second Place $100, Third Pl...

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Austin, TX, SCBWI Annual Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 9, 2014,
Austin, TX, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Austin, Texas Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference
 
February 8 – February 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Marriott Austin South
Registration costs: $160, $210, or $330, depending on which days you plan to attend
 
Keynote Speakers:
 
Matt de la Peña, critically acclaimed author of young adult novels The Living, Ball Don't Lie and We Were H...

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Blue Mountain Arts Father's Day Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 9, 2014,
Blue Mountain Arts Father’s Day Greeting Cards
 
Calling all writers! February 07 is the deadline for Blue Mountain arts Mother’s 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 B...

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Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 7, 2014,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014
 
Entry fee: $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 38 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.



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Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 6, 2014,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference Contest
 
CATEGORIES: Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
 
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be entered in Fiction category.
 
Inspirational - 2,0...

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Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 5, 2014,
Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest
 
Extended submission deadline: February 1, 2014
 
Benetech Global Literacy, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing are encouraging emerging and existing writers to submit original high-interest fiction and nonfiction reading material for young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading. No prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences i...

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Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 5, 2014,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest

First Prize $500
Contest Guidelines: Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
Postmark by January 31st.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of ...

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bioStories Magazine Essay Contest: Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 3, 2014,
Write Away: A Mentoring Retreat for Women Writers
 
What:  Two days of mentoring, encouragement, inspiration (and a few fun surprises) for aspiring women writers. Because the group number is limited to 6-8 women, this will be an intimate and personal time of specific guidance.
 
When:  February 7-9, 2014 (Friday at noon through Sunday noon).
 
Where: Granbury, Texas (45 minutes southwest of For...

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bioStories Magazine Essay Contest: Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 2, 2014,
bioStories Magazine Essay Contest. Theme: "Kindness"
 
Email submission deadline: January 15, 2014
 
Staying with its mission of finding the extraordinary in ordinary lives, bioStories solicits essays for a contest focused on the theme "kindness." We encourage writers to interpret the theme broadly and creatively. Winner receives $250 and publication. Pieces earning honorable mentions will be announced on the magazine website and be eligible for publication. En...

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Tablerock Poetry Festival Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 1, 2014,
Tablerock Poetry Festival Anthology
Calls for Cat and/or Dog poems
 
Submission Guidelines:
 
1) Submissions due by February 6th (the date of the Festival).
2) Enter up to 3 poems total, in 1 submission.
3) To fit on one page, keep to 33 lines including title and blank lines, and 65 characters per line including spaces and punctuation.
4) Include poet’s name, address, email address and phone # at the top of your submission.
5) Emai...

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