This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


a lift-the-flap board book for ages 2-5,

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Springfield Writers' Guild Annual Prose & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 30, 2014,
 
Springfield Writers’ Guild 21st Annual Prose and Poetry Contest
 
Prose and Poetry Division
Fee $5 per entry. No limit to number of entries, but the same entry may not be entered in more than one category.
 
Prose: Maximum 1,000 words, double-spaced
1 – Fiction, any genre
2 – Nonfiction, any subject
3 – Humorous
 
Poetry: Maximum one page, single-spaced
4 – Humorous, any form
5 – Any subject, any form
Awards each categor...

Continue reading ...
 

Cup of Tea Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 29, 2014,
Cup of Tea Books
 
Cup of Tea Books is an imprint of PageSpring Publishing dedicated to women's fiction. Our books invite you to curl up in your favorite chair and get lost in a great story. Some titles will make you smile, others will make you cry. All of them are meant to be savored, like a delicious cup of tea.

Continue reading ...
 

Crimson Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 28, 2014,
Crimson Romance
 
Crimson Romance, a popular book publisher of heartfelt romance novels, is inviting authors to submit short romance stories (10K-20K words) for three deadline-driven holiday romance themes:
 
Deadline: August 15th: Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa 2014
Deadline: August 15th: New Year’s Eve 2015
Deadline: October 15th: Valentine’s Day 2015
 
The publisher is also seeking sports romance stories.
 
Genres include modern, traditional, paranormal, ro...

Continue reading ...
 

2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 27, 2014,
2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall Contest
 
Entry fee $35 for fiction/nonfiction. $25 for poetry.
Open to all writers, regardless of publishing status.
Winners will be announced at our annual Fall Conference.
$75 prize awarded to first place in each category.
Entering is easy. Deadline is September 1.
Everyone will receive score sheets with feedback via email after the winners are announced.
Contest Categories: Children’s/YA/NA, Mainstream/Contemporary, Mys...

Continue reading ...
 

Good Housekeeping's All About Love Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 26, 2014,
 
NO ENTRY FEE.
Good Housekeeping magazine seeks stories for its All About Love Writing Contest.
First prize of $2,000 to the writer who has written the best story about love or romance.
Deadline
September 1, 2014.

Continue reading ...
 

Parabola Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 25, 2014,
Parabola Literary Journal
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world's myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Winter 2014 issue is Goodness.
The submission deadline is Septe...

Continue reading ...
 

NANO Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 24, 2014,
NANO Fiction Contest
 
$15 ENTRY FEE FOR THREE SHORTS
The Fifth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is now open. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September. All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer. While there will be only one winner of the contest, all submitted pieces will be considered for publication. Deadlin...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Writing Institute's Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 23, 2014,
Creative Writing Institute's Annual Short Story Contest
 
Creative Writing Institute is accepting short stories for a themed Short Story Contest.
 
Open to all genres, stories must contain the sentence, “I have a list and a map. What could possibly go wrong?”
 
First prize is $200. Deadline: 08/09/2014. Fees: $0.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada Magazine - Monsters and Maps

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 22, 2014,
Cicada magazine - Needs Stories on Monsters and Maps
 
Cicada magazine, a cultural arts publication for young adults, is inviting writers to submit stories for a forthcoming issue on Maps and Monsters. This issue will include real and metaphorical monsters: sea serpents, trolls, mutants, wild animals, and the like, accompanied with maps to help young readers traverse the wild lands inhabited by the mon...

Continue reading ...
 

Hope Paige Designs Needs Stories on Coping with Loss

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 21, 2014,
Hope Paige Designs Needs Stories on Coping with Loss
 
Requesting submissions for an anthology centered on dealing with loss (i.e. loss of a loved one, job, spouse, home, other) and grieving compiled by pieces of artwork, poetry, storytelling, etc. The goal of this project is not only to share different expressions and experiences of loss but to provide insight and suggestions for those walking a similar path and the individuals surrounding and suppor...

Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Military Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 20, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Military Life
 
Deadline: September 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, fu...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Poverty

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 19, 2014,
Alive Now: Poverty
 
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. 
 
Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that mo...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 19, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Format: Scripture (from 1 Peter, please use ESV); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself). For examples, see "Faith Conversations for Couples" at the bottom of this page: Family Faith Archive
 
Genera...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Flying to the Moon

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 18, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Flying to the Moon
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up t...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Dealing With Defiance

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 18, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Early Years, Dealing With Defiance
 
Early Years (ages 0-3), Dealing With Defiance
 
Sometimes the line between simple toddler immaturity and blatant tiny tyranny is obvious—sometimes it’s hard to discern. But knowing the difference helps parents set the tone for discipline and correction. How can parents recognize willful defiance in their toddler? What are the signs that demonstrate a little one has purposef...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 17, 2014,
Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest
 
Prizes range from $10 - $45. Entry fee is $15 to enter all categories.
 
Contest categories include: religious poems, humorous poems, formal verse, free verse, social conscience, miniature poem, and nature.
 
Deadline: September, 1, 2014.


Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Menopause

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 17, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Menopause
 
Deadline: September 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, m...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 15, 2014,
Tiger’s Eye Press
http://www.tigerseyejournal.com/submissions.html

Annual Chapbook Competition deadline: August 31, 2014.

Winner receives $100 and 25 copies. $15 reading fee.

Send 20-25 pages of poetry, a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgements page, all with no identifying information. Send a second title page with your name and contact information.

...
Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 14, 2014,
Green River Writers Annual Writing Contest
 
Deadline: August 31, 2014
 
18 categories to enter in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Prizes range from $10 - $175.
Nonmembers may enter one category for $3 or pay $18 for up to 3 entries in all categories.

Continue reading ...
 

Ordinary Guru Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 13, 2014,
Ordinary Guru Contest  
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon, graphic novel or poem. First Prize: $5,000. Second Prize: $2,500. Third Prize: $1,500. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States a...

Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 13, 2014,
Seven Hills Literary Contest
 
Prizes: $100, $75, $50
Entry fee: $17
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Winners published in Seven Hills Review
 
Categories: •Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.
                 •Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum.
                 •Children’s Chapter Books or short stories targeted toward ages 6-12.                       
                   Submit a 2,500 word (maximum) excerpt plus a 100 word (or ...

Continue reading ...
 

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 11, 2014,
Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests
 
Deadline for entries is August 30, 2014.
 
For Poetry Entries:
Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication format.
Prizes: $100, $75, $50; Winners and honorable mentions, if any, are published in the Seven Hills Review and mailed a complimentary copy.
Submission fee: $8 nonmembers
 
For Haiku Entries:
3-line haiku need not conform to strict syllable count.
P...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Setting Boundaries with Toddlers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 10, 2014,
Thriving Family: Setting Boundaries with Toddlers
 
Early Years (ages 0-3)
Topic: Setting Boundaries With Toddlers
Rather than just saying “no” all the time, how can parents help their toddler understand not only what behaviors are unacceptable (“We don't hit the dog”), but also what alternate behaviors are appropriate (“But you may pet the dog gently”). How can parents be firm in enforcing rules but also redirect their toddler...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Stories About the Christmas Season

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 9, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About the Christmas Season
 
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season - including Chanukah and Kwanzaa - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are "Santa Safe" - we don't want to spoil the magic for children. The dea...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Fear the Challenge

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 8, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Fear/Anxiety/Worry/Angst
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Word Count: 2014
Entry Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Prizes: Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2014 anthology.
 
The works must be unpublished at the time of submission and be the original work of the contestant.  Unpublishe...

Continue reading ...
 

Parody: Poetry for the World as it Really Isn't

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 7, 2014,
Parody: Poetry for the World as it Really Isn’t
 
Whether your humor is high- low- or medium-brow, subtle or direct, we are looking for your poetry. We are certainly very fond of true parodies of famous (or non-famous) poems, but we will also consider your haiku, limericks, or any other bits and pieces that will fit on our pages. If you are unsure of what makes a parody, consult the wisdom of wikipedia. Some of our heroes (other than...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Home School Coalition Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 6, 2014,
Texas Home School Coalition Review
 
Pays $100 for 800 words. Deadline August 1, 2014. Needs stories on the theme "Developing a Love of Learning"--submissions can cover practical advice on forging an enthusiasm of and commitment to teaching students.


from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books 
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com/  Writer's Digest ...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate and Now What?

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 5, 2014,
Bible Advocate and Now What?
 
The Bible Advocate is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. They also print fillers (sidebars) and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse). It is published six times a year.
 
Now What? addresses the “felt needs” of the unchurched (grie...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 4, 2014,
Pockets: Devotional Magazine for Kids
Annual Fiction Contest
 
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
 
There is no set theme and no entry fee.
Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be dis-qualified.)
Multiple submissions are permitted, but please submit only your best work.
Past winners are ineligible.
The winner will be announced November 1.
Award: $500 and publ...

Continue reading ...
 

Sprout Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 3, 2014,
Sprout Magazine
 
Sprout magazine is positive media, spilling over with art and heart.
 
We celebrate simple joy in our everyday lives. We seek beauty and blessing even among our bumps and bruises. We are honest, vulnerable, and strong (even when we feel like we're falling apart). We believe that when we tend what matters most, our good grows. And together? That's how we grow best.
 
Ready to join Sprout's mission of hope and healing? Artists, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 2, 2014,
Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
14 categories open to nonmembers, one of which is for Christian poetry. Prizes range from $5 - $85.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2014.

Non-residents may enter all contests for which they are eligible for $15.

Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 2, 2014,
Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
                   Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
                   Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25
 
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller
 
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Springfield Writers' Guild Annual Prose & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 30, 2014,
 
Springfield Writers’ Guild 21st Annual Prose and Poetry Contest
 
Prose and Poetry Division
Fee $5 per entry. No limit to number of entries, but the same entry may not be entered in more than one category.
 
Prose: Maximum 1,000 words, double-spaced
1 – Fiction, any genre
2 – Nonfiction, any subject
3 – Humorous
 
Poetry: Maximum one page, single-spaced
4 – Humorous, any form
5 – Any subject, any form
Awards each categor...

Continue reading ...
 

Cup of Tea Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 29, 2014,
Cup of Tea Books
 
Cup of Tea Books is an imprint of PageSpring Publishing dedicated to women's fiction. Our books invite you to curl up in your favorite chair and get lost in a great story. Some titles will make you smile, others will make you cry. All of them are meant to be savored, like a delicious cup of tea.

Continue reading ...
 

Crimson Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 28, 2014,
Crimson Romance
 
Crimson Romance, a popular book publisher of heartfelt romance novels, is inviting authors to submit short romance stories (10K-20K words) for three deadline-driven holiday romance themes:
 
Deadline: August 15th: Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa 2014
Deadline: August 15th: New Year’s Eve 2015
Deadline: October 15th: Valentine’s Day 2015
 
The publisher is also seeking sports romance stories.
 
Genres include modern, traditional, paranormal, ro...

Continue reading ...
 

2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 27, 2014,
2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall Contest
 
Entry fee $35 for fiction/nonfiction. $25 for poetry.
Open to all writers, regardless of publishing status.
Winners will be announced at our annual Fall Conference.
$75 prize awarded to first place in each category.
Entering is easy. Deadline is September 1.
Everyone will receive score sheets with feedback via email after the winners are announced.
Contest Categories: Children’s/YA/NA, Mainstream/Contemporary, Mys...

Continue reading ...
 

Good Housekeeping's All About Love Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 26, 2014,
 
NO ENTRY FEE.
Good Housekeeping magazine seeks stories for its All About Love Writing Contest.
First prize of $2,000 to the writer who has written the best story about love or romance.
Deadline
September 1, 2014.

Continue reading ...
 

Parabola Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 25, 2014,
Parabola Literary Journal
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world's myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Winter 2014 issue is Goodness.
The submission deadline is Septe...

Continue reading ...
 

NANO Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 24, 2014,
NANO Fiction Contest
 
$15 ENTRY FEE FOR THREE SHORTS
The Fifth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is now open. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September. All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer. While there will be only one winner of the contest, all submitted pieces will be considered for publication. Deadlin...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Writing Institute's Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 23, 2014,
Creative Writing Institute's Annual Short Story Contest
 
Creative Writing Institute is accepting short stories for a themed Short Story Contest.
 
Open to all genres, stories must contain the sentence, “I have a list and a map. What could possibly go wrong?”
 
First prize is $200. Deadline: 08/09/2014. Fees: $0.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada Magazine - Monsters and Maps

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 22, 2014,
Cicada magazine - Needs Stories on Monsters and Maps
 
Cicada magazine, a cultural arts publication for young adults, is inviting writers to submit stories for a forthcoming issue on Maps and Monsters. This issue will include real and metaphorical monsters: sea serpents, trolls, mutants, wild animals, and the like, accompanied with maps to help young readers traverse the wild lands inhabited by the mon...

Continue reading ...
 

Hope Paige Designs Needs Stories on Coping with Loss

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 21, 2014,
Hope Paige Designs Needs Stories on Coping with Loss
 
Requesting submissions for an anthology centered on dealing with loss (i.e. loss of a loved one, job, spouse, home, other) and grieving compiled by pieces of artwork, poetry, storytelling, etc. The goal of this project is not only to share different expressions and experiences of loss but to provide insight and suggestions for those walking a similar path and the individuals surrounding and suppor...

Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Military Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 20, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Military Life
 
Deadline: September 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, fu...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Poverty

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 19, 2014,
Alive Now: Poverty
 
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. 
 
Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that mo...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 19, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Format: Scripture (from 1 Peter, please use ESV); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself). For examples, see "Faith Conversations for Couples" at the bottom of this page: Family Faith Archive
 
Genera...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Flying to the Moon

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 18, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Flying to the Moon
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up t...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Dealing With Defiance

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 18, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Early Years, Dealing With Defiance
 
Early Years (ages 0-3), Dealing With Defiance
 
Sometimes the line between simple toddler immaturity and blatant tiny tyranny is obvious—sometimes it’s hard to discern. But knowing the difference helps parents set the tone for discipline and correction. How can parents recognize willful defiance in their toddler? What are the signs that demonstrate a little one has purposef...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 17, 2014,
Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest
 
Prizes range from $10 - $45. Entry fee is $15 to enter all categories.
 
Contest categories include: religious poems, humorous poems, formal verse, free verse, social conscience, miniature poem, and nature.
 
Deadline: September, 1, 2014.


Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Menopause

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 17, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Menopause
 
Deadline: September 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, m...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 15, 2014,
Tiger’s Eye Press
http://www.tigerseyejournal.com/submissions.html

Annual Chapbook Competition deadline: August 31, 2014.

Winner receives $100 and 25 copies. $15 reading fee.

Send 20-25 pages of poetry, a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgements page, all with no identifying information. Send a second title page with your name and contact information.

...
Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 14, 2014,
Green River Writers Annual Writing Contest
 
Deadline: August 31, 2014
 
18 categories to enter in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Prizes range from $10 - $175.
Nonmembers may enter one category for $3 or pay $18 for up to 3 entries in all categories.

Continue reading ...
 

Ordinary Guru Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 13, 2014,
Ordinary Guru Contest  
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon, graphic novel or poem. First Prize: $5,000. Second Prize: $2,500. Third Prize: $1,500. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States a...

Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 13, 2014,
Seven Hills Literary Contest
 
Prizes: $100, $75, $50
Entry fee: $17
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Winners published in Seven Hills Review
 
Categories: •Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.
                 •Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum.
                 •Children’s Chapter Books or short stories targeted toward ages 6-12.                       
                   Submit a 2,500 word (maximum) excerpt plus a 100 word (or ...

Continue reading ...
 

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 11, 2014,
Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests
 
Deadline for entries is August 30, 2014.
 
For Poetry Entries:
Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication format.
Prizes: $100, $75, $50; Winners and honorable mentions, if any, are published in the Seven Hills Review and mailed a complimentary copy.
Submission fee: $8 nonmembers
 
For Haiku Entries:
3-line haiku need not conform to strict syllable count.
P...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Setting Boundaries with Toddlers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 10, 2014,
Thriving Family: Setting Boundaries with Toddlers
 
Early Years (ages 0-3)
Topic: Setting Boundaries With Toddlers
Rather than just saying “no” all the time, how can parents help their toddler understand not only what behaviors are unacceptable (“We don't hit the dog”), but also what alternate behaviors are appropriate (“But you may pet the dog gently”). How can parents be firm in enforcing rules but also redirect their toddler...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Stories About the Christmas Season

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 9, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About the Christmas Season
 
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season - including Chanukah and Kwanzaa - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are "Santa Safe" - we don't want to spoil the magic for children. The dea...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Fear the Challenge

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 8, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Fear/Anxiety/Worry/Angst
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Word Count: 2014
Entry Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Prizes: Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2014 anthology.
 
The works must be unpublished at the time of submission and be the original work of the contestant.  Unpublishe...

Continue reading ...
 

Parody: Poetry for the World as it Really Isn't

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 7, 2014,
Parody: Poetry for the World as it Really Isn’t
 
Whether your humor is high- low- or medium-brow, subtle or direct, we are looking for your poetry. We are certainly very fond of true parodies of famous (or non-famous) poems, but we will also consider your haiku, limericks, or any other bits and pieces that will fit on our pages. If you are unsure of what makes a parody, consult the wisdom of wikipedia. Some of our heroes (other than...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Home School Coalition Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 6, 2014,
Texas Home School Coalition Review
 
Pays $100 for 800 words. Deadline August 1, 2014. Needs stories on the theme "Developing a Love of Learning"--submissions can cover practical advice on forging an enthusiasm of and commitment to teaching students.


from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books 
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Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com/  Writer's Digest ...

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Bible Advocate and Now What?

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 5, 2014,
Bible Advocate and Now What?
 
The Bible Advocate is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. They also print fillers (sidebars) and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse). It is published six times a year.
 
Now What? addresses the “felt needs” of the unchurched (grie...

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Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 4, 2014,
Pockets: Devotional Magazine for Kids
Annual Fiction Contest
 
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
 
There is no set theme and no entry fee.
Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be dis-qualified.)
Multiple submissions are permitted, but please submit only your best work.
Past winners are ineligible.
The winner will be announced November 1.
Award: $500 and publ...

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Sprout Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 3, 2014,
Sprout Magazine
 
Sprout magazine is positive media, spilling over with art and heart.
 
We celebrate simple joy in our everyday lives. We seek beauty and blessing even among our bumps and bruises. We are honest, vulnerable, and strong (even when we feel like we're falling apart). We believe that when we tend what matters most, our good grows. And together? That's how we grow best.
 
Ready to join Sprout's mission of hope and healing? Artists, ...

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Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 2, 2014,
Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
14 categories open to nonmembers, one of which is for Christian poetry. Prizes range from $5 - $85.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2014.

Non-residents may enter all contests for which they are eligible for $15.

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Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 2, 2014,
Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
                   Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
                   Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25
 
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller
 
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller...

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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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