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

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Browsing Archive: January, 2015

21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Treasured Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 31, 2015,
21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Treasured Relationships
 
Christian Author Kathy Ide is putting together a series of compilations of short fictional stories (1500-1700 words), accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from those stories (100-200 words). BroadStreet Publishing will be doing this in a 5×7 hardcover gift-book format. Bios (50-60 words) of contributing authors will be featured at the end of each sto...

Continue reading ...
 

Kid's Imagination Train eZine Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 30, 2015,
Kid’s Imagination Train eZine Contest for Adults 18 and Older
 
Kid’s Imagination Train is an eZine that offers book reviews, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for kids ages 5-12. It provides children the opportunity to illustrate their favorite features and have them published online. KIT is hosting a writing contest for spring-themed poems and stories for kids ages 5-12. Poems should be 200-300 words. Stories should be under 500 w...

Continue reading ...
 

The Zero Bone Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 29, 2015,
The Zero Bone Poetry Prize
 
Port Yonder Press is pleased to announce its Second Annual Zero Bone Poetry Prize Contest.
 
Named in honor of the distinguished American poet Emily Dickinson, the competition welcomes submissions of unpublished, original poems. This competition is open to all poets – those with or without previous publishing credits and from anywhere in the world. (Winners outside the U.S. will need a Paypal account to re...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 28, 2015,
Tethered by Letters Winter Literary Contest 
 
Tethered By Letters is pleased to announce our second third annual Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fres...

Continue reading ...
 

Tablerock Poetry Festival Anthology "Animal Tales"

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 28, 2015,
Tablerock Poetry Festival of Salado, Texas
Guidelines for 8th Annual Tablerock Anthology “Animal Tales” 
 
Poets Submission Rules
1.  Poetry due date Feb 5, 2015 (e-mail with Attachment only)  
2.  100 books published by July, 2015
3.  You may enter 3 poems total, in one submission.
4.  Submission should be e-mailed in an attachment – no snail mail
5.  Attachment (up to 3 poems as one submission) to tablerock1@aol.com only
6.  Poetry will be juried by sel...

Continue reading ...
 

Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 26, 2015,
Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015
 
ENDS – 11:59 p.m. Feb 28, 2015 (US Central time)
 
“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Like our previous contest, the interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. We are not too choosy about the genre eith...

Continue reading ...
 

DIG: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 25, 2015,
DIG Into History Magazine
 
DIG Into History focuses on world history for ages 9-14 with a 10- to 14-page section that focuses on an archaeological discovery or topic related to the issue’s theme. Each issue is theme-related. Accuracy is essential. Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available at $6.95 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.)
 
For March...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: Embodied

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 24, 2015,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 23, 2015,
2016 Texas Poetry Calendar
 
Deadline: February 20, 2015
 
•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...

Continue reading ...
 

bioStories Magazine Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 21, 2015,
bioStories Magazine Essay Contest
 
bioStories Magazine is pleased to announce its second annual essay contest. The theme for 2015 is: “Elders”. We encourage writers to interpret the theme broadly and creatively.
 
Entries may be up to 3,000 words, must be nonfiction, and cannot be previously published. Entries should be submitted by pasting the essay directly in the body of an email addressed to: editor@biostories.com . The words “Elders Submission”, t...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Anthology: Beyond "Crazy"

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 20, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Anthology: Beyond “Crazy”
 
Deadline: February 9, 2015
 
Every year, one in four American adults will endure the trials of a diagnosable mental health disorder. But although many Americans have experienced a mental illness, either firsthand or through a family member, friend, or colleague, the stigma surrounding mental illness remains. We believe that the most important tool we have for defusing the power of this ...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2015

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 19, 2015,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2015
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 16, 2015
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned. 
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous 
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous 
* Hu...

Continue reading ...
 

Persimmon Tree Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 18, 2015,
Persimmon Tree:
An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty
 
Persimmon Tree’s mission is to bring the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages.We are looking for work that reveals rich experience and a variety of perspectives. Each issue of the magazine will include several fiction and nonfiction pieces, poetry by ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 18, 2015,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2015. Four categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any style or theme, a Southern setting, and theatre.
 
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category. Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading ...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 17, 2015,
Institute of Children’s Literature Poetry Contest
 
The rewards are publication, cash prizes, winners’ certificates, and valuable training in disciplined writing.
 
Writing to an editor’s specifications is the first hurdle that any writer must clear on the track to publication. Yet we hear repeatedly from editors that the majority of manuscripts they receive do not match their guidelines and specifications. That’s a huge waste of time ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Johnson City, TX, Library's 7th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 16, 2015,
The Johnson City Library’s 7th Annual Writers Conference
“Aspects of Good Writing”
Wednesday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
at the LBJ National Historical Park in Johnson City, Texas 
 
Registration forms online at http://jclibrarysite.org
or call Maggie Goodman at 830-868-4469
or email Maggie Goodman at johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net
 
$40 registration includes lunch
 
10 AM- 12 NOON – Roundtable discussion with panel  
12-1:30 – Lunch and networking
1:30-3:30 – Workshop with aut...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 15, 2015,
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
 
For independently published books; 70+ categories. Awards: $1,500, $750, $500, $100 plus trophies and recognition. Entry fee: $75 for the first category; special rates for entering a book in multiple categories. Deadline: February 13, 2015.  
 

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 14, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Topic: planning and coordinating kids’ extracurricular activities with other parents and step-parents
Audience: parents in a blended family with school-age kids at home
Due date: proposal/outline due Jan. 20, 2015; manuscript will be due Feb. 11, 2015
Word count: 400 words (slightly long is acceptable)
Rights: First publication rights
Payment: $140 on acceptance of the article
 
Assignment summary: There's so much ...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: The Self as Beloved

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 13, 2015,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES - Happy New Year Celebrations Around the Globe

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 13, 2015,
FACES: World Cultures magazine for grades 5-9
 
Faces takes readers where no other publication goes. Around the world and back, young readers get an honest and unbiased view of how people in other countries and world regions live. From the clothes they wear to the foods they eat, readers get a glimpse into the way their peers live. Each issue takes readers to a different country or region, or explores ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Choices

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 10, 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 ...
 

Cobblestone: Angel Island

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 9, 2015,
Cobblestone: Angel Island
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the p...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 8, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs




The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration above by Constantin Alajalov.

RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by February 3. The January/February Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the May/June issue. Entries will not be returned.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Fill out the entry form on our website (http://saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-co...

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey Magazine: Relativity's 100th Anniversary

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 7, 2015,
Odyssey Magazine
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas Book Award Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 7, 2015,
Writers’ League of Texas Book Award Contest
 
OPEN TO: The 2014 Book Awards Contest is open to Texas authors of books published in 2014. Authors are NOT required to be members of the Writers’ League.
 
DEADLINE: Open to submissions from Oct. 1, 2014 – Feb. 02, 2015.
 
PRIZES: Winners in each category receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative award, and public recognition at the 2015 Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX.
 
MATERIALS: Entry fo...

Continue reading ...
 

MASH Stories Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 5, 2015,
MASH Stories Competition
 
Deadline: 1/15/2015
 
Entry Fee: None
 
First Prize: $100 plus publication
 
Type: Flash fiction that includes the words blow-dryer, honesty, and cockpit
 
Word Limit: 500 words



Continue reading ...
 

Robert Frost Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 4, 2015,
Robert Frost Foundation Robert Frost Poetry Award
 
Prompt: Poems in the spirit of Robert Frost, however you define that
Number of Poems: up to 3
Length: each poem no more than 3 pages
Prior Submissions: OK
Reading Fee: $10/poem
Postmark Deadline: February 1, 2014
 
One top award of $1000 per year 
Short List: Up to 10 at the discretion of the judge.



Continue reading ...
 

Hartford Caregiving Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 3, 2015,
Hartford Caregiving Story Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
This year, the second Hartford story contest will gather a range of stories that reflect the rich diversity of perspectives and experiences of spouses/partners, children, friends, and other "family" caregivers of older adults, as told by them or their health care providers. These stories should bring to light the challenges (emotional, family, employment, and others) of those who ca...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 3, 2015,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
 
Entry fee: $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $200. 36 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 1, 2015,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers
 
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 - 2,000 words maximum...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 1, 2015,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
85 awards - $20 to $100
 
21 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, limericks, & more
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2015

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2015

21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Treasured Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 31, 2015,
21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Treasured Relationships
 
Christian Author Kathy Ide is putting together a series of compilations of short fictional stories (1500-1700 words), accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from those stories (100-200 words). BroadStreet Publishing will be doing this in a 5×7 hardcover gift-book format. Bios (50-60 words) of contributing authors will be featured at the end of each sto...

Continue reading ...
 

Kid's Imagination Train eZine Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 30, 2015,
Kid’s Imagination Train eZine Contest for Adults 18 and Older
 
Kid’s Imagination Train is an eZine that offers book reviews, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for kids ages 5-12. It provides children the opportunity to illustrate their favorite features and have them published online. KIT is hosting a writing contest for spring-themed poems and stories for kids ages 5-12. Poems should be 200-300 words. Stories should be under 500 w...

Continue reading ...
 

The Zero Bone Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 29, 2015,
The Zero Bone Poetry Prize
 
Port Yonder Press is pleased to announce its Second Annual Zero Bone Poetry Prize Contest.
 
Named in honor of the distinguished American poet Emily Dickinson, the competition welcomes submissions of unpublished, original poems. This competition is open to all poets – those with or without previous publishing credits and from anywhere in the world. (Winners outside the U.S. will need a Paypal account to re...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 28, 2015,
Tethered by Letters Winter Literary Contest 
 
Tethered By Letters is pleased to announce our second third annual Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fres...

Continue reading ...
 

Tablerock Poetry Festival Anthology "Animal Tales"

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 28, 2015,
Tablerock Poetry Festival of Salado, Texas
Guidelines for 8th Annual Tablerock Anthology “Animal Tales” 
 
Poets Submission Rules
1.  Poetry due date Feb 5, 2015 (e-mail with Attachment only)  
2.  100 books published by July, 2015
3.  You may enter 3 poems total, in one submission.
4.  Submission should be e-mailed in an attachment – no snail mail
5.  Attachment (up to 3 poems as one submission) to tablerock1@aol.com only
6.  Poetry will be juried by sel...

Continue reading ...
 

Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 26, 2015,
Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015
 
ENDS – 11:59 p.m. Feb 28, 2015 (US Central time)
 
“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Like our previous contest, the interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. We are not too choosy about the genre eith...

Continue reading ...
 

DIG: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 25, 2015,
DIG Into History Magazine
 
DIG Into History focuses on world history for ages 9-14 with a 10- to 14-page section that focuses on an archaeological discovery or topic related to the issue’s theme. Each issue is theme-related. Accuracy is essential. Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available at $6.95 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.)
 
For March...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: Embodied

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 24, 2015,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 23, 2015,
2016 Texas Poetry Calendar
 
Deadline: February 20, 2015
 
•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...

Continue reading ...
 

bioStories Magazine Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 21, 2015,
bioStories Magazine Essay Contest
 
bioStories Magazine is pleased to announce its second annual essay contest. The theme for 2015 is: “Elders”. We encourage writers to interpret the theme broadly and creatively.
 
Entries may be up to 3,000 words, must be nonfiction, and cannot be previously published. Entries should be submitted by pasting the essay directly in the body of an email addressed to: editor@biostories.com . The words “Elders Submission”, t...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Anthology: Beyond "Crazy"

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 20, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Anthology: Beyond “Crazy”
 
Deadline: February 9, 2015
 
Every year, one in four American adults will endure the trials of a diagnosable mental health disorder. But although many Americans have experienced a mental illness, either firsthand or through a family member, friend, or colleague, the stigma surrounding mental illness remains. We believe that the most important tool we have for defusing the power of this ...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2015

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 19, 2015,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2015
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 16, 2015
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned. 
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous 
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous 
* Hu...

Continue reading ...
 

Persimmon Tree Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 18, 2015,
Persimmon Tree:
An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty
 
Persimmon Tree’s mission is to bring the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages.We are looking for work that reveals rich experience and a variety of perspectives. Each issue of the magazine will include several fiction and nonfiction pieces, poetry by ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 18, 2015,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2015. Four categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any style or theme, a Southern setting, and theatre.
 
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category. Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading ...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 17, 2015,
Institute of Children’s Literature Poetry Contest
 
The rewards are publication, cash prizes, winners’ certificates, and valuable training in disciplined writing.
 
Writing to an editor’s specifications is the first hurdle that any writer must clear on the track to publication. Yet we hear repeatedly from editors that the majority of manuscripts they receive do not match their guidelines and specifications. That’s a huge waste of time ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Johnson City, TX, Library's 7th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 16, 2015,
The Johnson City Library’s 7th Annual Writers Conference
“Aspects of Good Writing”
Wednesday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
at the LBJ National Historical Park in Johnson City, Texas 
 
Registration forms online at http://jclibrarysite.org
or call Maggie Goodman at 830-868-4469
or email Maggie Goodman at johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net
 
$40 registration includes lunch
 
10 AM- 12 NOON – Roundtable discussion with panel  
12-1:30 – Lunch and networking
1:30-3:30 – Workshop with aut...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 15, 2015,
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
 
For independently published books; 70+ categories. Awards: $1,500, $750, $500, $100 plus trophies and recognition. Entry fee: $75 for the first category; special rates for entering a book in multiple categories. Deadline: February 13, 2015.  
 

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 14, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Topic: planning and coordinating kids’ extracurricular activities with other parents and step-parents
Audience: parents in a blended family with school-age kids at home
Due date: proposal/outline due Jan. 20, 2015; manuscript will be due Feb. 11, 2015
Word count: 400 words (slightly long is acceptable)
Rights: First publication rights
Payment: $140 on acceptance of the article
 
Assignment summary: There's so much ...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: The Self as Beloved

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 13, 2015,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES - Happy New Year Celebrations Around the Globe

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 13, 2015,
FACES: World Cultures magazine for grades 5-9
 
Faces takes readers where no other publication goes. Around the world and back, young readers get an honest and unbiased view of how people in other countries and world regions live. From the clothes they wear to the foods they eat, readers get a glimpse into the way their peers live. Each issue takes readers to a different country or region, or explores ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Choices

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 10, 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 ...
 

Cobblestone: Angel Island

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 9, 2015,
Cobblestone: Angel Island
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the p...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 8, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs




The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration above by Constantin Alajalov.

RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by February 3. The January/February Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the May/June issue. Entries will not be returned.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Fill out the entry form on our website (http://saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-co...

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey Magazine: Relativity's 100th Anniversary

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 7, 2015,
Odyssey Magazine
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas Book Award Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 7, 2015,
Writers’ League of Texas Book Award Contest
 
OPEN TO: The 2014 Book Awards Contest is open to Texas authors of books published in 2014. Authors are NOT required to be members of the Writers’ League.
 
DEADLINE: Open to submissions from Oct. 1, 2014 – Feb. 02, 2015.
 
PRIZES: Winners in each category receive a $1000 cash prize, a commemorative award, and public recognition at the 2015 Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX.
 
MATERIALS: Entry fo...

Continue reading ...
 

MASH Stories Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 5, 2015,
MASH Stories Competition
 
Deadline: 1/15/2015
 
Entry Fee: None
 
First Prize: $100 plus publication
 
Type: Flash fiction that includes the words blow-dryer, honesty, and cockpit
 
Word Limit: 500 words



Continue reading ...
 

Robert Frost Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 4, 2015,
Robert Frost Foundation Robert Frost Poetry Award
 
Prompt: Poems in the spirit of Robert Frost, however you define that
Number of Poems: up to 3
Length: each poem no more than 3 pages
Prior Submissions: OK
Reading Fee: $10/poem
Postmark Deadline: February 1, 2014
 
One top award of $1000 per year 
Short List: Up to 10 at the discretion of the judge.



Continue reading ...
 

Hartford Caregiving Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 3, 2015,
Hartford Caregiving Story Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
This year, the second Hartford story contest will gather a range of stories that reflect the rich diversity of perspectives and experiences of spouses/partners, children, friends, and other "family" caregivers of older adults, as told by them or their health care providers. These stories should bring to light the challenges (emotional, family, employment, and others) of those who ca...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 3, 2015,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2015
 
Entry fee: $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $200. 36 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

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Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 1, 2015,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers
 
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 - 2,000 words maximum...

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Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 1, 2015,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
85 awards - $20 to $100
 
21 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, limericks, & more
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2015

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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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