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

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
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Browsing Archive: October, 2015

Enchanted Conversation Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 31, 2015,
Enchanted Conversation Flash Fiction Contest
 
Here's a flash fiction writing contest to celebrate the release of Frozen Fairy Tales on Nov.10. Prize is $100.
 
On the Enchanted Conversation’s web site, in the comments section, write a flash story or vignette or even a poem depicting the story of "Sleeping Beauty." The entry must be no more than 700 words, but no less than 200. I'm leaving it to your imagin...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review: The Relationship Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 31, 2015,
Crab Orchard Review
Family, Enemies, Friends: The Relationship Issue
 
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2016 special issue, 'Family, Enemies, Friends: The Relationships Issue.' We are open to work that covers any of the multitude of ways that our relationships shape us, whether they are positive or negative, nurturing or adversarial. Family, enemies, or friends -- we want to see work about people interacting with the people in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 30, 2015,
Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about ...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 29, 2015,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest 
 
Nine categories to enter: Poetry, rhymed; Poetry, unrhymed; Children’s Stories for ages 3-8; Articles of General Interest; Inspiration; Memoir/Nostalgia; Fiction for Adults; Flash Fiction; Flash Poetry.
 
Entry fees: $7 - $10.
Prizes in Category #3-7: $100, $65, $35.
Prizes in Category #1-2, #8-9: $70, $24, $25
 
Deadline: November 30, 2015.
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Journal Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 28, 2015,
Texas Writers Journal Competition
 
Quarterly award - $25 and publication.
No entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Deadline November 30, 2015.
 
The competition is open to Texas residents only (current Texas address) for original works of 5,000 words or less (text only, title not included). Maximum of 2 entries per person.
 
See website for full guidelines and submission information.



Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 27, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families  

 We are so proud of the men and women in the military and want to do everything we can to support them. We are looking for true stories from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families who make sacrifices when their loved ones are far away. Those families move with them, anxiously wait for them, raise kids and grow up with a parent or child away. They are an important...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Love Poem

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 26, 2015,
SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Love Poem
 
Topic: Love Poem  (one page max, can include bad romance)
Enter November 1 – November 30, 2015
Entry fee is $10.
Prizes: $100, $50, and $25.

Continue reading ...
 

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 24, 2015,
What Makes Caregiving Rewarding Writing Contest
 
Shield HealthCare recognizes the dedication and daily challenges of caregivers. Our annual caregiver story contest on “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” is a special way to honor caregivers and provide an encouraging forum to share inspiration. Whether you are a family caregiver or a health care professional, we welcome your story or short video about the rewards of being a caregiver....

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry of the American Southwest, No. 2, Persona Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 23, 2015,
Poetry of the American Southwest, No. 2, Persona Poems
 
Editors Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser are looking for well-crafted poems written in personae associated with the Southwest region of the United States — poems that demonstrate a strong connection to the land, history, and/or culture of the region. Personae can be famous, infamous, or relatively unknown; historical figures or characters from documented myth or folklore, living or dead. No stereot...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 22, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America   
   
We’ll be facing the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and another presidential election in 2016. We’ll all be very focused on what
America means to us and that’s why we are creating a book about our great country. Send us your stories about what it means to be an American, whether you’re talking about apple pie and baseball, country music and our national anthem, barbecues, national holidays, our military heroes, fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Dappled Things: J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 21, 2015,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith
J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make...

Continue reading ...
 

Ice Cream Poem Anthology Call

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 20, 2015,
Ice Cream Poem Anthology Call
 
Edited by Patricia Fargnoli
 
Do you have poems in which ice cream plays a role? If so, this anthology is for you!
 
Anthology to be offered as a perfect-bound collection first, then an e-book.
Snail mail only.
Poet must own rights to poem(s).
No bio necessary, but be sure to include email and phone number.
Open to any style, form, or line length.
Submit first poem free, or 3 poems for $5.
 
Submissions open now, until the antho...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Childhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 19, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Childhood
 
Theme: Childhood
Deadline: November 16, 2015
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays that explore the joys and struggles, the indignities and infinite possibilities of childhood.
 
Maybe you lived Where the Wild Things Are or during The Wonder Years; maybe you’re a parent or a pediatrician or a marketer of breakfast cereals, witnessing young people discover themselves and...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premise Mini-Contest: Amnesia

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 19, 2015,
On the Premise Mini-Contest: Amnesia
 
Characters with amnesia are a cliché in fiction, but there may be innovative twists in that old genre yet.
 
Your challenge: In no more than 75 words, write the beginning of a story in which someone has any kind of amnesia. Any character(s) in the story can be the one(s) with amnesia--the narrator, someone other than the narrator--we don't have a preference. The goal is to write a beginning of an amnesia story that's...

Continue reading ...
 

"Write for Life" A Christian Writers' Retreat with Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 18, 2015,
"Write for Life" A Christian Writers' Retreat with Jane Rubietta
 
Jane Rubietta, award winning author and speaker, is returning for three days of instruction and discussion, November 20-22, 2015, at The Haven River Inn, 105 Hwy 473, Comfort, TX. Jane is the co-director of the well known "Write to Publish" conference, held annually in Chicago.  
 
You are invited to attend this "Write for Life" retreat t...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 16, 2015,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest
 
Twelve categories open to anyone to enter including religious theme, lyric poems, history of South Carolina, some aspect of theatre, and more. Prizes range from $50 to $500. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2015. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 15, 2015,
Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Prize
 
After many requests from the Ruminate community, we are excited to announce our new Spiritual Nonfiction Prize. What we mean by "spiritual nonfiction" is, as author Phillip Zaleski put it, "prose that deals with the bedrock of human existence--why we are here, where we are going and how we can comport ourselves with dignity along the way." We welcome submissions that engage all world religions an...

Continue reading ...
 

JetWriters Essay Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 14, 2015,
JetWriters Essay Writing Contest
 
We are happy to open the 2nd edition of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest! If you want to try yourself in essay writing, don’t miss the opportunity to receive the evaluation by professional essay writers and win a cash prize! Winners will be featured on our blog and social media pages.
 
Essays are accepted from September 15, 2015 till November 15, 2015. Winners will be announced on November 23, 2015. Your submission...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 13, 2015,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy o...

Continue reading ...
 

Sniff & Barkens

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 12, 2015,
Sniff & Barkens Needs Canine Companion Stories
 
Sniff& Barkens, a new dog lifestyle publication that highlights and explores the ways we share and enjoy life with our canine companions, is currently seeking stories for the site.  Stories will explore all perspectives of our relationships with dogs. The tone of Sniff& Barkens is wry, intelligent, humorous, expressive, informative, amusing, and uplifting. The site will publish essays, interviews, short...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer Advice's 4th Scintillating Starts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 11, 2015,
Writer Advice’s 4th Scintillating Starts Contest
 
Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any prose genre) to Writer Advice's 4th Scintillating Starts Contest. Three of the contest submissions will each earn $100 and be published in Writer Advice. All entries will receive feedback.
Deadline: 11/10/2015
Prizes: $100
Fees: $20
 

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest    
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Mud-covered football player in bathtub
 
  
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the above 1952 illustration by John Clymer.
 
Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be announced in the January/February 2016 issue and online.
 
Entries must be submitted by November 3, 2015.
 
The winning limer...

Continue reading ...
 

PreK Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2015,
PreK Writing Contest
 
What: Submit an unpublished animal story geared to children ages 1-4 fewer than 500 words
Prizes: $650 1st place; $350 2nd place; $100 for 3rd, 4th, 5th places
Fee: reading fee of $19 per entry
Deadline: October 30, 2015
 
To enter our PreK Animal Story writing contest, submit an original, unpublished PreK Animal story, of 500 words or less. PreK readers are defined as ages 1 to 4, children beginning to read entire stories...

Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2015,
#PBPitch
 
What: Twitter pitch contest for picture book writers
Prize: Attention from participating agents
Date: October 15, 2015
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 8, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
 
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address a...

Continue reading ...
 

Multiples Illuminated

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 7, 2015,
Multiples Illuminated: An Anthology of Stories and Advice From Parents With Twins, Triplets, and More
 
Bringing together the world of multiples through shared experiences, Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee, both writers and mothers of multiples (triplets and twins respectively), are calling writers who would like to contribute a personal essay and/or advice on their experience with infertility, pregnancy and the first couple of years...

Continue reading ...
 

Brick Road Poetry Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 6, 2015,
Brick Road Poetry Book Contest
 
The first place winner receives a publication contract with Brick Road Poetry Press and $1000 prize, publication in both print and ebook formats, and 25 copies of the printed book. We may also offer publication contracts to the top finalists.
 
Adhere to all the "general submission" manuscript guidelines. See our preferences (on the web site). Submit 50-100 pages.
 
Entry fee $25, payable through the online...

Continue reading ...
 

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 6, 2015,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
 
The Zebulon is Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest, designed to mimic the current process of publishing by employing a multi-tiered judging format and a three-pronged submission consisting of a query letter, a synopsis, and a selection from the manuscript. Pikes Peak Writers believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, writers must not only be able to write good books, they m...

Continue reading ...
 

Greater Cincinnati Writers League 2015 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 4, 2015,
Greater Cincinnati Writers League 2015 Poetry Contest
 
GCWL, in cooperation with Express Cincinnati, is sponsoring a contest for adult poets, 18 and older, in the community. (Past or present members and guest critics, are not eligible to enter.)
 
Submission Guidelines:
•Any theme or form, no more than 40 lines per poem.
•Poets may submit up to 3 unpublished poems.
•Entry fee of $3 per poem submitted must accompany submission, check or money ...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Treasure

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 3, 2015,
Alive Now: Treasure
 
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 ...
 

Pockets: Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 2, 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 ...
 

The Writer's Block Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 1, 2015,
The Writer's Block Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contest
in conjunction with Blue Mesa Review
 
$500 prize, plus publication in Blue Mesa Review
 
 Judges: Brenna Gomez, editor-in-chief of Blue Mesa Review, and Jason Thayer, fiction editor of Blue Mesa Review , et al. 
 
$11 submission fee; which, beyond the $500 prize, Blue Mesa Review is generously donating to the LLA and the Writer's Block Festival.
Manuscripts are being accepted now through th...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2015

Enchanted Conversation Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 31, 2015,
Enchanted Conversation Flash Fiction Contest
 
Here's a flash fiction writing contest to celebrate the release of Frozen Fairy Tales on Nov.10. Prize is $100.
 
On the Enchanted Conversation’s web site, in the comments section, write a flash story or vignette or even a poem depicting the story of "Sleeping Beauty." The entry must be no more than 700 words, but no less than 200. I'm leaving it to your imagin...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review: The Relationship Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 31, 2015,
Crab Orchard Review
Family, Enemies, Friends: The Relationship Issue
 
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2016 special issue, 'Family, Enemies, Friends: The Relationships Issue.' We are open to work that covers any of the multitude of ways that our relationships shape us, whether they are positive or negative, nurturing or adversarial. Family, enemies, or friends -- we want to see work about people interacting with the people in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 30, 2015,
Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about ...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 29, 2015,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest 
 
Nine categories to enter: Poetry, rhymed; Poetry, unrhymed; Children’s Stories for ages 3-8; Articles of General Interest; Inspiration; Memoir/Nostalgia; Fiction for Adults; Flash Fiction; Flash Poetry.
 
Entry fees: $7 - $10.
Prizes in Category #3-7: $100, $65, $35.
Prizes in Category #1-2, #8-9: $70, $24, $25
 
Deadline: November 30, 2015.
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Journal Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 28, 2015,
Texas Writers Journal Competition
 
Quarterly award - $25 and publication.
No entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Deadline November 30, 2015.
 
The competition is open to Texas residents only (current Texas address) for original works of 5,000 words or less (text only, title not included). Maximum of 2 entries per person.
 
See website for full guidelines and submission information.



Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 27, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families  

 We are so proud of the men and women in the military and want to do everything we can to support them. We are looking for true stories from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families who make sacrifices when their loved ones are far away. Those families move with them, anxiously wait for them, raise kids and grow up with a parent or child away. They are an important...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Love Poem

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 26, 2015,
SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Love Poem
 
Topic: Love Poem  (one page max, can include bad romance)
Enter November 1 – November 30, 2015
Entry fee is $10.
Prizes: $100, $50, and $25.

Continue reading ...
 

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 24, 2015,
What Makes Caregiving Rewarding Writing Contest
 
Shield HealthCare recognizes the dedication and daily challenges of caregivers. Our annual caregiver story contest on “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” is a special way to honor caregivers and provide an encouraging forum to share inspiration. Whether you are a family caregiver or a health care professional, we welcome your story or short video about the rewards of being a caregiver....

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry of the American Southwest, No. 2, Persona Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 23, 2015,
Poetry of the American Southwest, No. 2, Persona Poems
 
Editors Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser are looking for well-crafted poems written in personae associated with the Southwest region of the United States — poems that demonstrate a strong connection to the land, history, and/or culture of the region. Personae can be famous, infamous, or relatively unknown; historical figures or characters from documented myth or folklore, living or dead. No stereot...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 22, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America   
   
We’ll be facing the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and another presidential election in 2016. We’ll all be very focused on what
America means to us and that’s why we are creating a book about our great country. Send us your stories about what it means to be an American, whether you’re talking about apple pie and baseball, country music and our national anthem, barbecues, national holidays, our military heroes, fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Dappled Things: J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 21, 2015,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith
J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make...

Continue reading ...
 

Ice Cream Poem Anthology Call

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 20, 2015,
Ice Cream Poem Anthology Call
 
Edited by Patricia Fargnoli
 
Do you have poems in which ice cream plays a role? If so, this anthology is for you!
 
Anthology to be offered as a perfect-bound collection first, then an e-book.
Snail mail only.
Poet must own rights to poem(s).
No bio necessary, but be sure to include email and phone number.
Open to any style, form, or line length.
Submit first poem free, or 3 poems for $5.
 
Submissions open now, until the antho...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Childhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 19, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Childhood
 
Theme: Childhood
Deadline: November 16, 2015
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays that explore the joys and struggles, the indignities and infinite possibilities of childhood.
 
Maybe you lived Where the Wild Things Are or during The Wonder Years; maybe you’re a parent or a pediatrician or a marketer of breakfast cereals, witnessing young people discover themselves and...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premise Mini-Contest: Amnesia

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 19, 2015,
On the Premise Mini-Contest: Amnesia
 
Characters with amnesia are a cliché in fiction, but there may be innovative twists in that old genre yet.
 
Your challenge: In no more than 75 words, write the beginning of a story in which someone has any kind of amnesia. Any character(s) in the story can be the one(s) with amnesia--the narrator, someone other than the narrator--we don't have a preference. The goal is to write a beginning of an amnesia story that's...

Continue reading ...
 

"Write for Life" A Christian Writers' Retreat with Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 18, 2015,
"Write for Life" A Christian Writers' Retreat with Jane Rubietta
 
Jane Rubietta, award winning author and speaker, is returning for three days of instruction and discussion, November 20-22, 2015, at The Haven River Inn, 105 Hwy 473, Comfort, TX. Jane is the co-director of the well known "Write to Publish" conference, held annually in Chicago.  
 
You are invited to attend this "Write for Life" retreat t...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 16, 2015,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest
 
Twelve categories open to anyone to enter including religious theme, lyric poems, history of South Carolina, some aspect of theatre, and more. Prizes range from $50 to $500. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2015. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 15, 2015,
Ruminate Magazine Spiritual Nonfiction Prize
 
After many requests from the Ruminate community, we are excited to announce our new Spiritual Nonfiction Prize. What we mean by "spiritual nonfiction" is, as author Phillip Zaleski put it, "prose that deals with the bedrock of human existence--why we are here, where we are going and how we can comport ourselves with dignity along the way." We welcome submissions that engage all world religions an...

Continue reading ...
 

JetWriters Essay Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 14, 2015,
JetWriters Essay Writing Contest
 
We are happy to open the 2nd edition of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest! If you want to try yourself in essay writing, don’t miss the opportunity to receive the evaluation by professional essay writers and win a cash prize! Winners will be featured on our blog and social media pages.
 
Essays are accepted from September 15, 2015 till November 15, 2015. Winners will be announced on November 23, 2015. Your submission...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 13, 2015,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy o...

Continue reading ...
 

Sniff & Barkens

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 12, 2015,
Sniff & Barkens Needs Canine Companion Stories
 
Sniff& Barkens, a new dog lifestyle publication that highlights and explores the ways we share and enjoy life with our canine companions, is currently seeking stories for the site.  Stories will explore all perspectives of our relationships with dogs. The tone of Sniff& Barkens is wry, intelligent, humorous, expressive, informative, amusing, and uplifting. The site will publish essays, interviews, short...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer Advice's 4th Scintillating Starts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 11, 2015,
Writer Advice’s 4th Scintillating Starts Contest
 
Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any prose genre) to Writer Advice's 4th Scintillating Starts Contest. Three of the contest submissions will each earn $100 and be published in Writer Advice. All entries will receive feedback.
Deadline: 11/10/2015
Prizes: $100
Fees: $20
 

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest    
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Mud-covered football player in bathtub
 
  
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the above 1952 illustration by John Clymer.
 
Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be announced in the January/February 2016 issue and online.
 
Entries must be submitted by November 3, 2015.
 
The winning limer...

Continue reading ...
 

PreK Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2015,
PreK Writing Contest
 
What: Submit an unpublished animal story geared to children ages 1-4 fewer than 500 words
Prizes: $650 1st place; $350 2nd place; $100 for 3rd, 4th, 5th places
Fee: reading fee of $19 per entry
Deadline: October 30, 2015
 
To enter our PreK Animal Story writing contest, submit an original, unpublished PreK Animal story, of 500 words or less. PreK readers are defined as ages 1 to 4, children beginning to read entire stories...

Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2015,
#PBPitch
 
What: Twitter pitch contest for picture book writers
Prize: Attention from participating agents
Date: October 15, 2015
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 8, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
 
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address a...

Continue reading ...
 

Multiples Illuminated

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 7, 2015,
Multiples Illuminated: An Anthology of Stories and Advice From Parents With Twins, Triplets, and More
 
Bringing together the world of multiples through shared experiences, Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee, both writers and mothers of multiples (triplets and twins respectively), are calling writers who would like to contribute a personal essay and/or advice on their experience with infertility, pregnancy and the first couple of years...

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Brick Road Poetry Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 6, 2015,
Brick Road Poetry Book Contest
 
The first place winner receives a publication contract with Brick Road Poetry Press and $1000 prize, publication in both print and ebook formats, and 25 copies of the printed book. We may also offer publication contracts to the top finalists.
 
Adhere to all the "general submission" manuscript guidelines. See our preferences (on the web site). Submit 50-100 pages.
 
Entry fee $25, payable through the online...

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Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 6, 2015,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
 
The Zebulon is Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest, designed to mimic the current process of publishing by employing a multi-tiered judging format and a three-pronged submission consisting of a query letter, a synopsis, and a selection from the manuscript. Pikes Peak Writers believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, writers must not only be able to write good books, they m...

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Greater Cincinnati Writers League 2015 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 4, 2015,
Greater Cincinnati Writers League 2015 Poetry Contest
 
GCWL, in cooperation with Express Cincinnati, is sponsoring a contest for adult poets, 18 and older, in the community. (Past or present members and guest critics, are not eligible to enter.)
 
Submission Guidelines:
•Any theme or form, no more than 40 lines per poem.
•Poets may submit up to 3 unpublished poems.
•Entry fee of $3 per poem submitted must accompany submission, check or money ...

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Alive Now: Treasure

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 3, 2015,
Alive Now: Treasure
 
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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Pockets: Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 2, 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...

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The Writer's Block Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 1, 2015,
The Writer's Block Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contest
in conjunction with Blue Mesa Review
 
$500 prize, plus publication in Blue Mesa Review
 
 Judges: Brenna Gomez, editor-in-chief of Blue Mesa Review, and Jason Thayer, fiction editor of Blue Mesa Review , et al. 
 
$11 submission fee; which, beyond the $500 prize, Blue Mesa Review is generously donating to the LLA and the Writer's Block Festival.
Manuscripts are being accepted now through th...

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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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