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Browsing Archive: August, 2015

Illinois State Poetry Society 22nd Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 30, 2015,
Illinois State Poetry Society 22nd Annual Contest
 
Categories: Free verse, Formal verse, Haiku, A Happy Memory, Enjoy Illinois, Summertime – an Etheree, Hope, and Coffee. Awards:
Cash prizes up to $60 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 (members $8) for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.
Deadline: September 10, 2015.
Send submissions to Illinois State Poetry Society Contest, c/o Judith Tullis, 6455 Big Bear Drive, Indian Head Pa...

Continue reading ...
 

The Upper Room: March/April issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 29, 2015,
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray
 
The Upper Room bimonthly devotional is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Drought Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 28, 2015,
Tiger’s Eye Press Drought Anthology
 
Four small presses have joined to publish an anthology of poetry with drought as its theme. Drought is not just a lack of water, and we would like to read your idea of what drought means to you.
 
Theme: Drought
 
Working Title: The Absence of Something Specified
 
Submission period is brief, so send soon. 7/1/15--9/30/15
 
Send up to 3 poems, no restriction on length, simultaneous submissions allowed, no multiple submissions, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Mighty Media Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 27, 2015,
Mighty Media Press  
 
We accept submissions ONLY during our reading period (September 1 to June 1).
 
Mighty Media press delivers captivating books and media that ignite a child’s curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure.
 
Genres we publish include: Middle –grade Fiction, Middle-grade Nonfiction, Picture Books
 
We do not publish plays, screenplays, short story collections, or poetry.
 
Mighty Kids. Mighty Minds. Mighty Future.
 
Be...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 26, 2015,
Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special
 
2015 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Song of Solomon/Songs 4:10 "How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfumes than any spice!"
 
Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)
 
Submission Guidelines:
 
•Easter Lilies are historical or ...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest: Blog Post

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2015,
SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest: Blog Post
 
Topic: Blog Post (any subject, up to 400 words)
Enter September 1 – September 30, 2015
Entry fee is $10.
Prizes: $100, $50, and $25.

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 24, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

There are events that happen in our lives that we cannot explain and that cause wonder and astonishment. These events give us hope for a better future, for the resolution of our problems, for miracles. Amazing things happen all around us — often without an earthly explanation. Have you experienced something otherworldly or miraculous? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? If so, please submit your...

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 23, 2015,
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest 
 
DEADLINE: September 30, 2015
 
Win $1,000, $250, $100 plus publication.
 
Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Editor's Picks will be published in the annual winners' anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2015 NCW Contest Winners (due out by December 1, 2015) and receive 1 free copy. 
 
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines.
 
Entry Fees - The entry...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Being Honest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 22, 2015,
Sparkle
 
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Sparkle’s Mission is to help gi...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Grace

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 21, 2015,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days  
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry - Any Element

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 20, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry Contest – Any Element
 
August/September Contest - Short Story, Essay & Poetry
2,015 word limit, short story or essay
50 line limit per poem
Theme: ANY ELEMENT
This our annual ANYTHING GOES contest
Got a piece that didn't place or an element that didn't fit our other themes? Enter it into this contest
Begins 8/29/15
Deadline 9/26/15



Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Self-Worth/Body Image

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 19, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Self-Worth/Body Image

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “self-worth/body image.” We want girls to realize they are God’s beautiful masterpieces and He has created them in His image. This issue will combat the negative body image messages girls receive and help them realize that the real value lies in their true, inner beauty.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Proactive Discipline

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 18, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Proactive Discipline
 
Topic: Proactive discipline - training your child to . . .
This opening line can end with many different disciplinary items, such as "Training your child to  . . . stop whining, be punctual, dress appropriately, use inside voices, listen the first time you say something, not splash in the mud until dressed appropriately, love their siblings, treat friends well, give gifts of value to other...

Continue reading ...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 17, 2015,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2015
 
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:
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence in...

Continue reading ...
 

Power for Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 16, 2015,
Power for Living
 
This weekly take-home paper for adults is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. Featuring reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Includes stories that are written by or about well-known authors on key faith concepts, social concerns, prayer, and much more. Well-suited as a church bullet...

Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 15, 2015,
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 ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 14, 2015,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
“Something For Everybody”
Check us out … as we offer categories which allow a huge range of subjects and ideas. Take the challenge. Send in something ‘different and unexpected’ or surprise us with a classic unparalleled. We’re ready for you!
 
12 categories to enter. Entry fees range from $2 to $5, depending on the category.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100, depending on the category. Origina...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Appreciation of the Military

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 13, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Appreciation of the Military
 
Topic: Appreciation for those who have fought for our county or how you have instilled one positive aspect about our country in your children or have made the vagueness of "patriotism" real to your kids.
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that other parents can immediately try).
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclus...

Continue reading ...
 

Springfield Writers' Guild Annual Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 12, 2015,
Springfield Writers’ Guild 22st 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 category 1-5: F...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mt. Arts Valentine Day's Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 11, 2015,
Blue Mountain Arts Seeks Prose/Poetry for Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards
 
In business for more than 40 years, Blue Mountain Arts helps people convey their most wholehearted thoughts and emotions about love, companionship, family, goals, and aspirations. Based in Colorado, the greeting card publisher is well-known for its highly-praised art designs, quality papers, and beautiful cards and books.
 
Blue Mounta...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Being a Leader

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 11, 2015,
Sparkle
 
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Sparkle’s Mission is to help gi...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest: Straightforward

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 9, 2015,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Contest #26 began on June 13, 2014. Its premise is: STRAIGHTFORWARD
 
This contest’s premise is about technique, not content. Your story can be about almost anything you like*, but all of your story’s events must be presented in chronological order. In other words, time must move only forward in your story—NO FLASHBACKS ARE ALLOWED. (No “flash forwards,” either—meaning no glimpses of the future that r...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: The Sofa

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 8, 2015,
The Sun Magazine   
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address ...

Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Rendezvous Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 7, 2015,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2015 37th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2015 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members* may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
Categories include: High School Friends, Rhymed Light Verse, That Wasn’t There Before, Gleeful Surprises, Triolet, 8 Lines Rhym...

Continue reading ...
 

Good Housekeeping's Silver Linings Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 6, 2015,
Good Housekeeping's Silver Linings Writing Contest
 
Good Housekeeping magazine is accepting stories for its All About Love Writing Contest. The judges will award a prize of $2,000 to the writer who has written the best story about love or romance. Deadline: 09/01/2015. Prizes: $2,000. Fees: $0.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Poets& Patrons 61st Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 5, 2015,
Poets & Patrons 61st Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: September 1, 2015
 
PRIZES: $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).
 
Categories include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, and more.



Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Wholeness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 4, 2015,
Alive Now: Wholeness
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poets Association Fall 2015 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 3, 2015,
Oregon Poets Association Fall 2015 Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: September 1, 2015
 
Limit: one entry per category.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Member’s Only, Dueling Judges, Traditional Form, New Poets, Longing, and Experimental Poetry
 
Awards:  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
Entry Fee...

Continue reading ...
 

Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 2, 2015,
Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards
 
Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards invites authors to submit a self-published book in one of these genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. A winner from each genre will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Deadline: 08/31/2015. Prizes: $1,000. Fees: $0.
 

Continue reading ...
 

New York Times Modern Love Essays

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 2, 2015,
New York Times Modern Love Essays
 
The editors of Modern Love are interested in receiving deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood...any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.” Ideally, essays should spring from some central dilemma the writer has faced in his or her life. It helps if the situation has a contemporary edge, though this is not es...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: August, 2015

Illinois State Poetry Society 22nd Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 30, 2015,
Illinois State Poetry Society 22nd Annual Contest
 
Categories: Free verse, Formal verse, Haiku, A Happy Memory, Enjoy Illinois, Summertime – an Etheree, Hope, and Coffee. Awards:
Cash prizes up to $60 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 (members $8) for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.
Deadline: September 10, 2015.
Send submissions to Illinois State Poetry Society Contest, c/o Judith Tullis, 6455 Big Bear Drive, Indian Head Pa...

Continue reading ...
 

The Upper Room: March/April issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 29, 2015,
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray
 
The Upper Room bimonthly devotional is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Drought Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 28, 2015,
Tiger’s Eye Press Drought Anthology
 
Four small presses have joined to publish an anthology of poetry with drought as its theme. Drought is not just a lack of water, and we would like to read your idea of what drought means to you.
 
Theme: Drought
 
Working Title: The Absence of Something Specified
 
Submission period is brief, so send soon. 7/1/15--9/30/15
 
Send up to 3 poems, no restriction on length, simultaneous submissions allowed, no multiple submissions, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Mighty Media Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 27, 2015,
Mighty Media Press  
 
We accept submissions ONLY during our reading period (September 1 to June 1).
 
Mighty Media press delivers captivating books and media that ignite a child’s curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure.
 
Genres we publish include: Middle –grade Fiction, Middle-grade Nonfiction, Picture Books
 
We do not publish plays, screenplays, short story collections, or poetry.
 
Mighty Kids. Mighty Minds. Mighty Future.
 
Be...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 26, 2015,
Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special
 
2015 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Song of Solomon/Songs 4:10 "How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfumes than any spice!"
 
Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)
 
Submission Guidelines:
 
•Easter Lilies are historical or ...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest: Blog Post

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2015,
SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest: Blog Post
 
Topic: Blog Post (any subject, up to 400 words)
Enter September 1 – September 30, 2015
Entry fee is $10.
Prizes: $100, $50, and $25.

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 24, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

There are events that happen in our lives that we cannot explain and that cause wonder and astonishment. These events give us hope for a better future, for the resolution of our problems, for miracles. Amazing things happen all around us — often without an earthly explanation. Have you experienced something otherworldly or miraculous? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? If so, please submit your...

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 23, 2015,
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest 
 
DEADLINE: September 30, 2015
 
Win $1,000, $250, $100 plus publication.
 
Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Editor's Picks will be published in the annual winners' anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2015 NCW Contest Winners (due out by December 1, 2015) and receive 1 free copy. 
 
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines.
 
Entry Fees - The entry...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Being Honest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 22, 2015,
Sparkle
 
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Sparkle’s Mission is to help gi...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Grace

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 21, 2015,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days  
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry - Any Element

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 20, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry Contest – Any Element
 
August/September Contest - Short Story, Essay & Poetry
2,015 word limit, short story or essay
50 line limit per poem
Theme: ANY ELEMENT
This our annual ANYTHING GOES contest
Got a piece that didn't place or an element that didn't fit our other themes? Enter it into this contest
Begins 8/29/15
Deadline 9/26/15



Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Self-Worth/Body Image

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 19, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Self-Worth/Body Image

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “self-worth/body image.” We want girls to realize they are God’s beautiful masterpieces and He has created them in His image. This issue will combat the negative body image messages girls receive and help them realize that the real value lies in their true, inner beauty.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Proactive Discipline

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 18, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Proactive Discipline
 
Topic: Proactive discipline - training your child to . . .
This opening line can end with many different disciplinary items, such as "Training your child to  . . . stop whining, be punctual, dress appropriately, use inside voices, listen the first time you say something, not splash in the mud until dressed appropriately, love their siblings, treat friends well, give gifts of value to other...

Continue reading ...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 17, 2015,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2015
 
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:
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence in...

Continue reading ...
 

Power for Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 16, 2015,
Power for Living
 
This weekly take-home paper for adults is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. Featuring reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Includes stories that are written by or about well-known authors on key faith concepts, social concerns, prayer, and much more. Well-suited as a church bullet...

Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 15, 2015,
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 ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 14, 2015,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
“Something For Everybody”
Check us out … as we offer categories which allow a huge range of subjects and ideas. Take the challenge. Send in something ‘different and unexpected’ or surprise us with a classic unparalleled. We’re ready for you!
 
12 categories to enter. Entry fees range from $2 to $5, depending on the category.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100, depending on the category. Origina...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Appreciation of the Military

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 13, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Appreciation of the Military
 
Topic: Appreciation for those who have fought for our county or how you have instilled one positive aspect about our country in your children or have made the vagueness of "patriotism" real to your kids.
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that other parents can immediately try).
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclus...

Continue reading ...
 

Springfield Writers' Guild Annual Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 12, 2015,
Springfield Writers’ Guild 22st 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 category 1-5: F...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mt. Arts Valentine Day's Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 11, 2015,
Blue Mountain Arts Seeks Prose/Poetry for Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards
 
In business for more than 40 years, Blue Mountain Arts helps people convey their most wholehearted thoughts and emotions about love, companionship, family, goals, and aspirations. Based in Colorado, the greeting card publisher is well-known for its highly-praised art designs, quality papers, and beautiful cards and books.
 
Blue Mounta...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Being a Leader

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 11, 2015,
Sparkle
 
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Sparkle’s Mission is to help gi...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest: Straightforward

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 9, 2015,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Contest #26 began on June 13, 2014. Its premise is: STRAIGHTFORWARD
 
This contest’s premise is about technique, not content. Your story can be about almost anything you like*, but all of your story’s events must be presented in chronological order. In other words, time must move only forward in your story—NO FLASHBACKS ARE ALLOWED. (No “flash forwards,” either—meaning no glimpses of the future that r...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: The Sofa

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 8, 2015,
The Sun Magazine   
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address ...

Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Rendezvous Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 7, 2015,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2015 37th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2015 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members* may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
Categories include: High School Friends, Rhymed Light Verse, That Wasn’t There Before, Gleeful Surprises, Triolet, 8 Lines Rhym...

Continue reading ...
 

Good Housekeeping's Silver Linings Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 6, 2015,
Good Housekeeping's Silver Linings Writing Contest
 
Good Housekeeping magazine is accepting stories for its All About Love Writing Contest. The judges will award a prize of $2,000 to the writer who has written the best story about love or romance. Deadline: 09/01/2015. Prizes: $2,000. Fees: $0.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Poets& Patrons 61st Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 5, 2015,
Poets & Patrons 61st Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: September 1, 2015
 
PRIZES: $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).
 
Categories include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, and more.



Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Wholeness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 4, 2015,
Alive Now: Wholeness
 
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...

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Oregon Poets Association Fall 2015 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 3, 2015,
Oregon Poets Association Fall 2015 Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: September 1, 2015
 
Limit: one entry per category.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Member’s Only, Dueling Judges, Traditional Form, New Poets, Longing, and Experimental Poetry
 
Awards:  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
Entry Fee...

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Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 2, 2015,
Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards
 
Library Journal's Self-Published Ebook Awards invites authors to submit a self-published book in one of these genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. A winner from each genre will receive a cash prize of $1,000. Deadline: 08/31/2015. Prizes: $1,000. Fees: $0.
 

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New York Times Modern Love Essays

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 2, 2015,
New York Times Modern Love Essays
 
The editors of Modern Love are interested in receiving deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood...any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.” Ideally, essays should spring from some central dilemma the writer has faced in his or her life. It helps if the situation has a contemporary edge, though this is not es...

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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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