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: May, 2015

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2015,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest
 
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.
 
CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All man...

Continue reading ...
 

Sacred Ink

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2015,
Sacred Ink
 
We are currently accepting submissions for the following full-length adult, new adult and young adult novel genres:

◦sweet romance of any subgenre (historical, contemporary, paranormal, etc.)
◦cozy mystery
◦women's fiction (historical, chic-lit, generational saga, etc.)
 
To submit, please send a query letter and the first 50 pages (double-spaced, so it is actually 25 pages' worth) of your manuscript to query@sacredink.us
 
The query letter ...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 29, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
 
NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society 2015 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 28, 2015,
Kentucky State Poetry Society 2015 Contest
 
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Entry fee: $5 per poem for Grand Prix Contest, $2 per poem for all other categories
 
Prizes range from $10-$100. 20 categories to enter on a variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015,
Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing
 
An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!
 
One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!
 Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are
•Young Adult (YA)
•Middle Grade (MG)
•Picture Book or Writing for Young Children
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2015.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable ti...

Continue reading ...
 

Knoxville Writers Guild 2015 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2015,
Knoxville Writers Guild 2015 Writing Contest
 
Leslie Garrett Award For Literary Fiction - In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett. Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced. Only one entry per contestant. There is no fee for entering this contest.
 
Novel Excerpt - Send us something that makes us want to read more. Entry consists of typed, double-spaced novel excerpt or novella totaling no more t...

Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 20th Nat'l Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2015,
The MacGuffin’s 20th National Poet Hunt Contest
 
An entry consists of THREE POEMS.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 3, 2015.
There is a $15 entry fee.
 
First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in the Winter 2016 (Vol. XXXII, No. 2) issue of The MacGuffin.

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2015,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2015 runs from January 1 to June 1, 2015!  Anyone can enter – and anyone can win!  Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2015. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your i...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 TIFERET Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2015,
2015 TIFERET Writing Contest
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2015.
 
$1,500 will be awarded in prizes
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (fiction)
•$500 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)
 
One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.
 
A $15 fee is required for each entry. Entries are defined as follows:
•Poetry: You may submit up to six poems. (Poems should be submitted in one docum...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 21, 2015,
The Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for submissions April 1 through June 30, 2014. There is NO fee to enter this contest and international entries are welcome.
 
Please realize that this is a chapbook competition for 20-40 pages of poetry. Entries with fewer than 20 pages will simply be discarded.
 
The winner of the Mary Bal...

Continue reading ...
 

No. CO Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2015,
Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
Now Open: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better. Our final judge in this category is the 2014 Colorado Book Award winner for Creative Nonfiction, BK Loren....

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner echapbook - Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 19, 2015,
Wordrunner echapbook - Fiction
 
A fiction collection by one author will be considered for the Summer 2015 e-chapbook. We may also select additional collections for publication later in the year. Last day to submit is June 30, 2015.
 
Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 3,500 words* each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words for the collection. We would like a minimum of five stories, but no more than 18 (if ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Air

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 18, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story & Essay Contest: Air

http://saturdaywriters.org/sw-writing-contests.html

 
May June Contest - Short Story & Essay
2,015 word limit
Theme:
AIR
“Blown Away” – Gas, Wind, flying, Oxygen...
Begins 5/30/15
Deadline 6/27/15
 

Official Rules & Guidelines: http://saturdaywriters.org/2015-sw-contest-rules-guidelines.html




Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 17, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration below by Amos Sewell.

Amos SewellOut of Ice CreamJune 27, 1953
 
 
 
RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by June 3, 2015. May/June Limerick laughs winner will be announced in the Sept./Oct. issue. Entries will not be returned.
 
HOW TO SUBMIT: Fill out the entry form on our we...

Continue reading ...
 

Nosy Crow

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 16, 2015,
Nosy Crow
 
We’re on the lookout for exciting projects by both new and established authors, illustrators, paper-engineers, designers and other creative talent. We publish books for children from 0 – 14. We mainly focus on books for children up to the age of 12. We’re looking for “parent-friendly books”, and we don’t publish books with explicit sex, drug use or serious violence, so no edgy YA or edgy cross-over.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The...

Continue reading ...
 

DIG Into History Magazine: Olympics

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 15, 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 July/...

Continue reading ...
 

Twitter Party for Picture Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2015,
A Twitter Pitch Party Exclusively for Picture Books!
 
What - Pitch Your PB on Twitter
Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!
When - June 24th, 2015
 
Rules
 *Pitch your PB on twitter using #PBPitch.
 *Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 12pm and once after.)
 *Include Subgenre # if it applies: #F=Funny, #CD = Character Driven, #NF = Nonfiction, #C= Concept, #L= Lyrical, #I= Interactive
*Only agents ...

Continue reading ...
 

Grace Publishing Moments Anthology - Christmas Moments #2

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2015,
Grace Publishing Moments Anthology – Christmas Moments #2
 
Deadline: June 15, 2015
 
Yvonne Lehman is now accepting submissions for another Moments books to be released in 2015. These are compilations of 50 stories by 40+ authors in each book, published by Grace Publishing. Already in print are Divine Moments and Christmas Moments (2014), and to be released in May is Spoken Moments (2015).
 
There is no compensation (except publication and joy!). Authors get one free...

Continue reading ...
 

Hospital Drive Identity Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 13, 2015,
Hospital Drive Identity Contest
 
Deadline: June 15, 2015
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"For Hospital Drive's first ever poetry and prose contest, we are seeking submissions that explore the idea of 'Identity' within the context of health care. Send us your most outstanding work about who you are at your best or worst, who you've been trying to be, who you know you'll never be, who you thought you were but aren't, who you wish you were, who everyone else think...

Continue reading ...
 

Copperfield Press Historical-Based Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 12, 2015,
Copperfield Press Historical-Based Anthology
 
We are currently accepting submissions for The Copperfield Review’s first anthology. We are accepting historical fiction, history-based poetry, history-based nonfiction, and history-based creative nonfiction for inclusion in the anthology. We have opened the submissions to include work not previously published in The Copperfield Review. If you are an author whose work previously appeared in The ...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Be Yourself

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Be Yourself

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is  be yourself.” We believe each one of our readers is uniquely designed by her Creator. In this issue girls will discover what that means and how they can embrace who God created them to be and encourage others to do the same.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: P...

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Olympics

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2015,
Cobblestone: Olympics
 
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 pres...

Continue reading ...
 

Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 9, 2015,
Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse
 
Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse readers are 8- to 12-year-old boys and girls who desire to know more about God and the Bible. Their parents (who typically pay for a subscription) want wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids want excitement, adventure, action, humor or mystery. Your job as a writer is to please both the parent and child with each article. Generally 15 to ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild's Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2015,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest http://www.stlwritersguild.org/images/SLWG_Deane_Wagner_Poetry_Contest_Guidelines_2013.pdf
 
The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to disco...

Continue reading ...
 

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 7, 2015,
Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors
 
Open to All Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families
Call for Submissions and Contest for Volume 4
 
“Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectives of our soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and of their families. It is no...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Abigail Adams

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 6, 2015,
Appleseeds
 
APPLESEEDS is a 36-page, multidisciplinary, nonfiction social studies magazine for children ages 6 and up (primarily in grades 3 & 4). We are looking for articles that are lively, age-appropriate, and exhibit an original approach to the theme. Scientific and historical accuracy is extremely important. Authors are urged to use primary sources and up-to-date resources for their research...

Continue reading ...
 

21 Days of Grace: Stories that Celebrate Motherhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Motherhood
 
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 story or at the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey Magazine: Science & Ethics

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 4, 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 ...
 

River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 3, 2015,
River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest
 
$1500 First Prize
2015 Judge: Andrew Hudgins

Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
 
Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.
 
Entries must be received by May 31, 2015.

Continue reading ...
 

Vox Dei Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 2, 2015,
Vox Dei Publishing
(Rhymes with Fox Day. It's Latin for God's Voice.)
 
Our mission is to provide books for a primarily Christian audience that edify and entertain, encourage and inspire. While Christian themes are woven throughout our fiction, our purpose is not to preach a sermon but rather provide a quality alternative to the secular market for entertainment. Our non-fiction titles are intended to help readers explore the Bible in a more pe...

Continue reading ...
 

Sleuths' Ink 2015 Whodunnit Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 1, 2015,
Sleuths’ Ink 2015 Whodunnit Contest
 
Deadline:  May 31, 2015
 
WRITE a short, solve-it-yourself mystery of no more than 700 words of the type published weekly in WOMAN’S WORLD magazine. The count must include both the narrative and the solution. (Check out an issue of Woman’s World to get a feel for the story type and presentation.  The magazine leans toward “fun” stories rather than “dark” stories.)
 
SUBMIT your entries via email in an attached Word ...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: May, 2015

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2015,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest
 
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.
 
CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All man...

Continue reading ...
 

Sacred Ink

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2015,
Sacred Ink
 
We are currently accepting submissions for the following full-length adult, new adult and young adult novel genres:

◦sweet romance of any subgenre (historical, contemporary, paranormal, etc.)
◦cozy mystery
◦women's fiction (historical, chic-lit, generational saga, etc.)
 
To submit, please send a query letter and the first 50 pages (double-spaced, so it is actually 25 pages' worth) of your manuscript to query@sacredink.us
 
The query letter ...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 29, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
 
NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society 2015 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 28, 2015,
Kentucky State Poetry Society 2015 Contest
 
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Entry fee: $5 per poem for Grand Prix Contest, $2 per poem for all other categories
 
Prizes range from $10-$100. 20 categories to enter on a variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015,
Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing
 
An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!
 
One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!
 Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are
•Young Adult (YA)
•Middle Grade (MG)
•Picture Book or Writing for Young Children
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2015.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable ti...

Continue reading ...
 

Knoxville Writers Guild 2015 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2015,
Knoxville Writers Guild 2015 Writing Contest
 
Leslie Garrett Award For Literary Fiction - In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett. Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced. Only one entry per contestant. There is no fee for entering this contest.
 
Novel Excerpt - Send us something that makes us want to read more. Entry consists of typed, double-spaced novel excerpt or novella totaling no more t...

Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 20th Nat'l Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2015,
The MacGuffin’s 20th National Poet Hunt Contest
 
An entry consists of THREE POEMS.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 3, 2015.
There is a $15 entry fee.
 
First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in the Winter 2016 (Vol. XXXII, No. 2) issue of The MacGuffin.

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2015,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2015 runs from January 1 to June 1, 2015!  Anyone can enter – and anyone can win!  Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2015. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your i...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 TIFERET Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2015,
2015 TIFERET Writing Contest
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2015.
 
$1,500 will be awarded in prizes
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (fiction)
•$500 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)
 
One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.
 
A $15 fee is required for each entry. Entries are defined as follows:
•Poetry: You may submit up to six poems. (Poems should be submitted in one docum...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 21, 2015,
The Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for submissions April 1 through June 30, 2014. There is NO fee to enter this contest and international entries are welcome.
 
Please realize that this is a chapbook competition for 20-40 pages of poetry. Entries with fewer than 20 pages will simply be discarded.
 
The winner of the Mary Bal...

Continue reading ...
 

No. CO Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2015,
Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
Now Open: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better. Our final judge in this category is the 2014 Colorado Book Award winner for Creative Nonfiction, BK Loren....

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner echapbook - Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 19, 2015,
Wordrunner echapbook - Fiction
 
A fiction collection by one author will be considered for the Summer 2015 e-chapbook. We may also select additional collections for publication later in the year. Last day to submit is June 30, 2015.
 
Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 3,500 words* each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words for the collection. We would like a minimum of five stories, but no more than 18 (if ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Air

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 18, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story & Essay Contest: Air

http://saturdaywriters.org/sw-writing-contests.html

 
May June Contest - Short Story & Essay
2,015 word limit
Theme:
AIR
“Blown Away” – Gas, Wind, flying, Oxygen...
Begins 5/30/15
Deadline 6/27/15
 

Official Rules & Guidelines: http://saturdaywriters.org/2015-sw-contest-rules-guidelines.html




Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 17, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration below by Amos Sewell.

Amos SewellOut of Ice CreamJune 27, 1953
 
 
 
RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by June 3, 2015. May/June Limerick laughs winner will be announced in the Sept./Oct. issue. Entries will not be returned.
 
HOW TO SUBMIT: Fill out the entry form on our we...

Continue reading ...
 

Nosy Crow

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 16, 2015,
Nosy Crow
 
We’re on the lookout for exciting projects by both new and established authors, illustrators, paper-engineers, designers and other creative talent. We publish books for children from 0 – 14. We mainly focus on books for children up to the age of 12. We’re looking for “parent-friendly books”, and we don’t publish books with explicit sex, drug use or serious violence, so no edgy YA or edgy cross-over.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The...

Continue reading ...
 

DIG Into History Magazine: Olympics

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 15, 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 July/...

Continue reading ...
 

Twitter Party for Picture Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2015,
A Twitter Pitch Party Exclusively for Picture Books!
 
What - Pitch Your PB on Twitter
Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!
When - June 24th, 2015
 
Rules
 *Pitch your PB on twitter using #PBPitch.
 *Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 12pm and once after.)
 *Include Subgenre # if it applies: #F=Funny, #CD = Character Driven, #NF = Nonfiction, #C= Concept, #L= Lyrical, #I= Interactive
*Only agents ...

Continue reading ...
 

Grace Publishing Moments Anthology - Christmas Moments #2

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2015,
Grace Publishing Moments Anthology – Christmas Moments #2
 
Deadline: June 15, 2015
 
Yvonne Lehman is now accepting submissions for another Moments books to be released in 2015. These are compilations of 50 stories by 40+ authors in each book, published by Grace Publishing. Already in print are Divine Moments and Christmas Moments (2014), and to be released in May is Spoken Moments (2015).
 
There is no compensation (except publication and joy!). Authors get one free...

Continue reading ...
 

Hospital Drive Identity Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 13, 2015,
Hospital Drive Identity Contest
 
Deadline: June 15, 2015
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"For Hospital Drive's first ever poetry and prose contest, we are seeking submissions that explore the idea of 'Identity' within the context of health care. Send us your most outstanding work about who you are at your best or worst, who you've been trying to be, who you know you'll never be, who you thought you were but aren't, who you wish you were, who everyone else think...

Continue reading ...
 

Copperfield Press Historical-Based Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 12, 2015,
Copperfield Press Historical-Based Anthology
 
We are currently accepting submissions for The Copperfield Review’s first anthology. We are accepting historical fiction, history-based poetry, history-based nonfiction, and history-based creative nonfiction for inclusion in the anthology. We have opened the submissions to include work not previously published in The Copperfield Review. If you are an author whose work previously appeared in The ...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Be Yourself

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Be Yourself

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is  be yourself.” We believe each one of our readers is uniquely designed by her Creator. In this issue girls will discover what that means and how they can embrace who God created them to be and encourage others to do the same.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: P...

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Olympics

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2015,
Cobblestone: Olympics
 
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 pres...

Continue reading ...
 

Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 9, 2015,
Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse
 
Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse readers are 8- to 12-year-old boys and girls who desire to know more about God and the Bible. Their parents (who typically pay for a subscription) want wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids want excitement, adventure, action, humor or mystery. Your job as a writer is to please both the parent and child with each article. Generally 15 to ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild's Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2015,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest http://www.stlwritersguild.org/images/SLWG_Deane_Wagner_Poetry_Contest_Guidelines_2013.pdf
 
The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to disco...

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Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 7, 2015,
Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors
 
Open to All Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families
Call for Submissions and Contest for Volume 4
 
“Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectives of our soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and of their families. It is no...

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Appleseeds: Abigail Adams

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 6, 2015,
Appleseeds
 
APPLESEEDS is a 36-page, multidisciplinary, nonfiction social studies magazine for children ages 6 and up (primarily in grades 3 & 4). We are looking for articles that are lively, age-appropriate, and exhibit an original approach to the theme. Scientific and historical accuracy is extremely important. Authors are urged to use primary sources and up-to-date resources for their research...

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21 Days of Grace: Stories that Celebrate Motherhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Motherhood
 
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 story or at the ...

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Odyssey Magazine: Science & Ethics

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 4, 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...

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River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 3, 2015,
River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest
 
$1500 First Prize
2015 Judge: Andrew Hudgins

Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
 
Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.
 
Entries must be received by May 31, 2015.

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Vox Dei Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 2, 2015,
Vox Dei Publishing
(Rhymes with Fox Day. It's Latin for God's Voice.)
 
Our mission is to provide books for a primarily Christian audience that edify and entertain, encourage and inspire. While Christian themes are woven throughout our fiction, our purpose is not to preach a sermon but rather provide a quality alternative to the secular market for entertainment. Our non-fiction titles are intended to help readers explore the Bible in a more pe...

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Sleuths' Ink 2015 Whodunnit Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 1, 2015,
Sleuths’ Ink 2015 Whodunnit Contest
 
Deadline:  May 31, 2015
 
WRITE a short, solve-it-yourself mystery of no more than 700 words of the type published weekly in WOMAN’S WORLD magazine. The count must include both the narrative and the solution. (Check out an issue of Woman’s World to get a feel for the story type and presentation.  The magazine leans toward “fun” stories rather than “dark” stories.)
 
SUBMIT your entries via email in an attached Word ...

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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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