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Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Intergeneration Short Story Contest for Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 31, 2016,
Intergeneration Short Story Contest for Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
 
Deadline September 30, 2016 (must be received by this date). Neutral free contest awards prizes up to $500 for short stories and essays (both genres compete together) that address a specific theme and that include characters from more than one generation. The theme for 2016 is "Connecting People Across Generations". 400 words maximum. Send entries via email. Sponsored...

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Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2016,
Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25. Entry fee: $15 per entry
 
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller.
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller
 
Deadline:...

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Green River Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2016,
Green River Writers Annual Contest     
 
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Entry fees: $3 to $5
Prizes: $10 - $175
 
Categories: short fiction up to 2000 words, poetry up to 50 lines, short-short fiction up to 1000 words, novel – first chapter – fiction up to 26 pages, creative nonfiction up to 3000 words, children’s prose up to 1000 words, limericks, poetry wild and absurd, poetry using no adverbs & 3 adjectives at most, small town poetry up to 4...

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Focus on the Family: Praying for Our Country and Leaders

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 29, 2016,
Focus on the Family: Praying for Our Country and Leaders
 
The article should focus on how parents can help their children pray for their country and leaders as the Bible commands us to do. This should be one simple, unique idea that you have tried or thought of. The ideas should be geared toward one of the following age groups: 0-3, 4-7 or 8-12. Write in a come-alongside tone, not teaching or preaching. The piece needs to be directe...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2016,
Tethered by Letters
 
$8-$15 ENTRY FEE.
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 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists.  Short story prize $1,000. Flash fiction prize $300. Poetry prize $...

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Focus on the Family: Illuminating Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2016,
Focus on the Family: Illuminating Easter
 
How have you helped your 4- to 7-year-old reflect on or better understand what Jesus has done for him or her in a unique or creative way? (We are not looking for talking points or an object lesson). Article should complement the information in our "Walking Through Holy Week" without competing with it (https://focusonthefamily.webconnex.com/co-easter2016). This should be a come-alongside ton...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for September, 2016 is: Anyone But Me.
 
You’ve had a rough day at work. You head home and go straight to bed, mumbling, “I wish I’d wake up tomorrow and be anyone but me,” before dozing off. When you wake up in the morning, your dream has come true, as you quickly realize that you are not you—you are someone else that you know! Excited to liv...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2016,
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
14 categories to enter including: Short Story, Essay, Poetry (free verse, sonnet, villanelle, limerick)
 
Entry fee: Nonmembers - $6 per category or one entry per category for $25
 
Deadline: received by September 30, 2016
 

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 25, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever         
 
Is your mother the best mom ever? How about your stepmother, grandmother, or mother-in-law? How about the wonderful woman who is raising your children? Share your stories about the amazing, loving, miraculous, intuitive, and just plain fabulous moms in your life. Here is your chance to let all the moms know they are appreciated, loved and respected, and that you can’t imagine anyone better.

We’re looking for stories...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2016,
Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest
 
Submissions: August 1 to September 30th.
 
Open to all poets
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems; unpublished poems, any form, 80-line limit.
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review and posted on the Connecticut Poetry Society website. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however, please notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.



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Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 23, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts  
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Submission periods is: September 1 – September 30, 2016.
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, Marc...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Loyalty

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2016,
SHINE brightly: Loyalty
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “loyalty.” Good friends always have your back—loyalty sees beyond mistakes, forgives, and never gives up. This issue will help girls understand the importance of loyal friendships.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada: The Deep

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 21, 2016,
Cicada
 
Cicada is a Young Adult magazine. Published poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. Fiction to 9000 words; nonfiction to 5000 words. No line limits on poetry. Only accepts online submissions using Submittable. Does not accept email or hard copy subs. Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. Does not accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 21, 2016,
Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest   
 
What was the most dramatic change you ever had to make?
 
Maybe you had to move cross-country after being relocated for a job, opening up new possibilities along with fears. Or maybe you needed to sell your house or leave an apartment before you expected to. How did that situation influence the rest of your life? If one unavoi...

Continue reading ...
 

Desert Breeze Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2016,
Desert Breeze Publishing
 
Desert Breeze Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of romance fiction in a variety of sub-genres, as well as mainstream women's fiction either with or without romantic elements. We also publish both Christian romance and Christian women's fiction, and a variety of young adult and new adult fiction. In those books categorized as romance, romance should be the prevailing theme of your manuscript, not romantic element...

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Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2016,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2015
 
No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both:
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence ...

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Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2016,
Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology
 
Behind the Mask is our next themed anthology and it’s all about superheroes! But not how they saved the world this time. We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.
 
We want superh...

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Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2016,
Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays or what-have-you in using one of the submission forms below." Note word limits: 200 words for prose and prose poems; 20 lines for poetry. And also note: "No simultaneous submissions for the contest." Cash prizes ($150/$100/$50), plus publication, plus paper postcards featuring yo...

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Brilliant Flash Fiction "Special Delivery" Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 18, 2016,
Brilliant Flash Fiction “Special Delivery” Writing Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Prompt: “It Came in the Mail”
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com
Prizes: 50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency - $55.44 in USD), 25 euro second prize, 15 euro third prize. Judge: Paul Beckman
 
f...

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YA Anthology "That Moment When"

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
YA Anthology “That Moment When”
 
The Alliance of Young Adult Authors and The YA Shelf are now accepting short stories for our inaugural YA anthology. – Submission End Date: September 15th, 2016.
 
We want to do a cross-genre topic that all YA authors can participate in, that is still unified around a central theme, which is focused enough to make the writing meaningful…
 
So we’ve chosen “That moment when...

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Texas Writes Program in Burnet, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
Writers League of Texas Texas Writes Program
Thursday, September 15, 2016
1:00 PM
Herman Brown Free Library
100 E Washington St., Burnet, Texas 78611
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (512) 715-5228.
 
Donna M. Johnson - Whose Truth Is It Anyway? The Role of Poetic License in Memoir
 
Whether working on a personal narrative for publication or as a record for our children and grandchildren, our goal as memoirists i...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness   
 
Small gestures can make a big difference in someone’s day, even in someone’s life. In our fast-paced world many people tend to only pay attention to what is important to them. So it is wonderful and heartwarming to hear stories about people who have gone out of their way to do something for someone without being asked. Just because it was the kind thing to do. Just because it was the right thing to do. Many tim...

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Princemere Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 16, 2016,
Princemere Poetry Prize
 
Deadline September 12, 2016 (must be received by this date; don't enter before August 8). Recommended free contest gives $500 for 1-3 unpublished poems, any length. Enter by mail or online. Contest sponsor Princemere Poetry Journal is the literary magazine of Gordon College, a nondenominational Christian school in Wenham, MA. Prize is $500.
 

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Creative Nonfiction Seeks Essays on "How We Teach"

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 16, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction Seeks Essays on "How We Teach"
 
Deadline: August 29 2016. Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking new essays for an upcoming issue dedicated to HOW WE TEACH.
 
For our spring 2017 issue, we're looking for original essays about teaching—whether in a traditional classroom or online; in summer camp or college; in preschool or in a prison; in the woods or in a workshop.
 
We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and ...

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Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 15, 2016,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
10 categories to enter including Long Poetry, Arizona History, poems posted on Facebook, Short Free Verse, Humor, Wild & Free, Traditional Rhyming Poetry, Haibun, and more.
 
Entry fees range from $2 to $3, depending on the category. Prizes range from $10 to $50.
Deadline: poems must be received by October 1, 2016.
 
Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning...

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Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 14, 2016,
Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest
 
Deadline - September 15, 2016
 
First, second and third place winners and seven additional Judge's Choice stories will receive publication in our fourth annual anthology, and for the first time, we are awarding professionally designed eMedals to post on your site or blog. You'll love them! Make them any size you want.
 
First place: Professionally designed Gold eMedal and $100, plus publication
Second place: S...

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Louisville Literary Arts Writer's Block Festival Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2016,
Louisville Literary Arts Writer’s Block Festival Poetry Contest
 
The Writer's Block Festival announces its annual literary contest. Poetry is this year's genre. The winner will receive a $500 prize, publication in the Fall 2016 issue of The Louisville Review, and an invitation to read at the Writer's Block Festival on November 5th.
 
Submission fee is $8 via Submittable. Manuscripts are accepted via SUBMITTABLE through ...

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Betty Heidelberger Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2016,
Betty Heidelberger Memorial Poetry Contest  
 
There are three contests available to enter.
All three contests will have awards of $25/$15/$10/$5/$5/$5.
 
1.Form: Free Verse Subject: Any Line limit 30
2.Form: Rhyme Subject: Any Line limit 20
3.Form: Any Subject: Any Line limit 30
 
These contests may be entered by anyone, except members of the Saline County Branch of Poets Roundtable of Arkansas.
Individuals may enter ...

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On the Premises Short Story Contest: Darkness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2016,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Contest #28 - DARKNESS
 
For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the concept of “darkness” plays an important role. You may interpret “darkness” any way you want–literally, metaphorically, or any other way. Darkness doesn’t have to have a value judgment attached to it, and it doesn’t have to be symbolic in any way, although it can.
 ...

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Goblin Fruit

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2016,
Goblin Fruit
 
We want poetry that we can call "of the fantastical", poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way. Re-write a fairytale, ponder an old story, consider history from an unusual perspective — really, it's up to you, so long as the fantastical element is there. Since what qualifies as "the fantastical" is easily debatable, however, here's what we're not interested...

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Cicada: Fairy Tales & Folklore

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2016,
Cicada
 
Cicada is a Young Adult magazine. Published poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. Fiction to 9000 words; nonfiction to 5000 words. No line limits on poetry. Only accepts online submissions using Submittable.  Does not accept email or hard copy subs. Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. Does not acce...

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Poets & Patrons Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 9, 2016,
Poets & Patrons 60th Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest   
 
Deadline: September 1, 2016
 
PRIZES: $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).
 
11 categories open to all include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, Shakespeare, Love, a...

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Wishing Up Press: The Kindness of Strangers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 8, 2016,
Wishing Up Press: The Kindness of Strangers  
 
A Wising Up Anthology - we invite fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction and poetry exploring the kindness of strangers.
 
The kindness of strangers . . . It isn't earned. It isn't a right. It cannot happen in the same way in the same place twice. It can change your life. It can be the bus driver who stops when you're standing there crying after losing a job and opens the door and says, "You look beautiful ...

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Focus on the Family - Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2016,
Focus on the Family Magazine - Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters) on the topic of Valentine's Day or Hebrews 13:4 (for the Feb./Mar. issue of Focus on the Family magazine).
 
Format: Scripture (please use ESV), Three questions to prompt conversation, Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
For...

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Focus on the Family Magazine - Pokemon go Boundaries for Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2016,
Focus on the Family Magazine - Pokemon Go Boundaries for Teens
 
This article should be written by a parent or expert who actually has experienced a teen who is playing Pokemon Go. This will focus on the parenting aspect, so it should not be written to a teen. Ideally, please focus on parenting these teen boundaries, such as not driving while pokemoning, not going into the back yards of strangers, being alert to your surroundings, n...

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Purpose Magazine: Surprise

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Surprise
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry from $10...

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subTerrain literary journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2016,
subTerrain literary journal
 
subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year. Submissions must be previously unpublished material.
 
Issue #75 (Winter) – Theme: “NOSTALGIA”
 
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction exploring the notion of nostalgia, a longing for the past, the good old days. "Retro" in fashion and culture has been sold since the '70s and as opposed to the "sweet lon...

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Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 4, 2016,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2016 38th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest  
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2016 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
PRIZES range from $10 to $250
 
27 Categories include: Friends, Circus, Sonnet, My Spouse, Humorous, Three Rivers, Light and Happy, Someone made a difference in one o...

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The Sun Magazine: Leaps of Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2016,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include you...

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The Writer Magazine Contest: Lesson Learned

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2016,
The Writer Magazine Contest: Lesson Learned
 
School may be out for the summer, but The Writer is still looking to learn a thing or two. Our latest short story contest is about education in all forms: life lessons, coming-of-age lessons, lessons learned the hard way. Whether your character is steeped in academia or getting educated at the School of Hard Knocks, we want to see them at the brink of change – and about to learn a lesson they’ll...

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TWA Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2016,
Tallahassee Writers Association
Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests
 
The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes - $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration.
 
Seven Hill Literary Contest
Categ...

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Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Intergeneration Short Story Contest for Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 31, 2016,
Intergeneration Short Story Contest for Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
 
Deadline September 30, 2016 (must be received by this date). Neutral free contest awards prizes up to $500 for short stories and essays (both genres compete together) that address a specific theme and that include characters from more than one generation. The theme for 2016 is "Connecting People Across Generations". 400 words maximum. Send entries via email. Sponsored...

Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2016,
Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25. Entry fee: $15 per entry
 
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller.
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller
 
Deadline:...

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Green River Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2016,
Green River Writers Annual Contest     
 
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Entry fees: $3 to $5
Prizes: $10 - $175
 
Categories: short fiction up to 2000 words, poetry up to 50 lines, short-short fiction up to 1000 words, novel – first chapter – fiction up to 26 pages, creative nonfiction up to 3000 words, children’s prose up to 1000 words, limericks, poetry wild and absurd, poetry using no adverbs & 3 adjectives at most, small town poetry up to 4...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Praying for Our Country and Leaders

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 29, 2016,
Focus on the Family: Praying for Our Country and Leaders
 
The article should focus on how parents can help their children pray for their country and leaders as the Bible commands us to do. This should be one simple, unique idea that you have tried or thought of. The ideas should be geared toward one of the following age groups: 0-3, 4-7 or 8-12. Write in a come-alongside tone, not teaching or preaching. The piece needs to be directe...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2016,
Tethered by Letters
 
$8-$15 ENTRY FEE.
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 750 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists.  Short story prize $1,000. Flash fiction prize $300. Poetry prize $...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Illuminating Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2016,
Focus on the Family: Illuminating Easter
 
How have you helped your 4- to 7-year-old reflect on or better understand what Jesus has done for him or her in a unique or creative way? (We are not looking for talking points or an object lesson). Article should complement the information in our "Walking Through Holy Week" without competing with it (https://focusonthefamily.webconnex.com/co-easter2016). This should be a come-alongside ton...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for September, 2016 is: Anyone But Me.
 
You’ve had a rough day at work. You head home and go straight to bed, mumbling, “I wish I’d wake up tomorrow and be anyone but me,” before dozing off. When you wake up in the morning, your dream has come true, as you quickly realize that you are not you—you are someone else that you know! Excited to liv...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2016,
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
14 categories to enter including: Short Story, Essay, Poetry (free verse, sonnet, villanelle, limerick)
 
Entry fee: Nonmembers - $6 per category or one entry per category for $25
 
Deadline: received by September 30, 2016
 

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 25, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever         
 
Is your mother the best mom ever? How about your stepmother, grandmother, or mother-in-law? How about the wonderful woman who is raising your children? Share your stories about the amazing, loving, miraculous, intuitive, and just plain fabulous moms in your life. Here is your chance to let all the moms know they are appreciated, loved and respected, and that you can’t imagine anyone better.

We’re looking for stories...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2016,
Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest
 
Submissions: August 1 to September 30th.
 
Open to all poets
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems; unpublished poems, any form, 80-line limit.
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review and posted on the Connecticut Poetry Society website. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however, please notify us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.



Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 23, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: Ghosts  
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Submission periods is: September 1 – September 30, 2016.
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, Marc...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Loyalty

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2016,
SHINE brightly: Loyalty
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “loyalty.” Good friends always have your back—loyalty sees beyond mistakes, forgives, and never gives up. This issue will help girls understand the importance of loyal friendships.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada: The Deep

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 21, 2016,
Cicada
 
Cicada is a Young Adult magazine. Published poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. Fiction to 9000 words; nonfiction to 5000 words. No line limits on poetry. Only accepts online submissions using Submittable. Does not accept email or hard copy subs. Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. Does not accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 21, 2016,
Real Simple Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest   
 
What was the most dramatic change you ever had to make?
 
Maybe you had to move cross-country after being relocated for a job, opening up new possibilities along with fears. Or maybe you needed to sell your house or leave an apartment before you expected to. How did that situation influence the rest of your life? If one unavoi...

Continue reading ...
 

Desert Breeze Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2016,
Desert Breeze Publishing
 
Desert Breeze Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of romance fiction in a variety of sub-genres, as well as mainstream women's fiction either with or without romantic elements. We also publish both Christian romance and Christian women's fiction, and a variety of young adult and new adult fiction. In those books categorized as romance, romance should be the prevailing theme of your manuscript, not romantic element...

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Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2016,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2015
 
No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both:
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence ...

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Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2016,
Behind the Mask Superhero Anthology
 
Behind the Mask is our next themed anthology and it’s all about superheroes! But not how they saved the world this time. We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.
 
We want superh...

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Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2016,
Concis Pith of Prose & Poem Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash fictions, micro-essays or what-have-you in using one of the submission forms below." Note word limits: 200 words for prose and prose poems; 20 lines for poetry. And also note: "No simultaneous submissions for the contest." Cash prizes ($150/$100/$50), plus publication, plus paper postcards featuring yo...

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Brilliant Flash Fiction "Special Delivery" Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 18, 2016,
Brilliant Flash Fiction “Special Delivery” Writing Contest
 
Deadline: September 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Prompt: “It Came in the Mail”
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com
Prizes: 50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency - $55.44 in USD), 25 euro second prize, 15 euro third prize. Judge: Paul Beckman
 
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YA Anthology "That Moment When"

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
YA Anthology “That Moment When”
 
The Alliance of Young Adult Authors and The YA Shelf are now accepting short stories for our inaugural YA anthology. – Submission End Date: September 15th, 2016.
 
We want to do a cross-genre topic that all YA authors can participate in, that is still unified around a central theme, which is focused enough to make the writing meaningful…
 
So we’ve chosen “That moment when...

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Texas Writes Program in Burnet, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
Writers League of Texas Texas Writes Program
Thursday, September 15, 2016
1:00 PM
Herman Brown Free Library
100 E Washington St., Burnet, Texas 78611
If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (512) 715-5228.
 
Donna M. Johnson - Whose Truth Is It Anyway? The Role of Poetic License in Memoir
 
Whether working on a personal narrative for publication or as a record for our children and grandchildren, our goal as memoirists i...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness   
 
Small gestures can make a big difference in someone’s day, even in someone’s life. In our fast-paced world many people tend to only pay attention to what is important to them. So it is wonderful and heartwarming to hear stories about people who have gone out of their way to do something for someone without being asked. Just because it was the kind thing to do. Just because it was the right thing to do. Many tim...

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Princemere Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 16, 2016,
Princemere Poetry Prize
 
Deadline September 12, 2016 (must be received by this date; don't enter before August 8). Recommended free contest gives $500 for 1-3 unpublished poems, any length. Enter by mail or online. Contest sponsor Princemere Poetry Journal is the literary magazine of Gordon College, a nondenominational Christian school in Wenham, MA. Prize is $500.
 

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Creative Nonfiction Seeks Essays on "How We Teach"

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 16, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction Seeks Essays on "How We Teach"
 
Deadline: August 29 2016. Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking new essays for an upcoming issue dedicated to HOW WE TEACH.
 
For our spring 2017 issue, we're looking for original essays about teaching—whether in a traditional classroom or online; in summer camp or college; in preschool or in a prison; in the woods or in a workshop.
 
We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and ...

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Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 15, 2016,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
10 categories to enter including Long Poetry, Arizona History, poems posted on Facebook, Short Free Verse, Humor, Wild & Free, Traditional Rhyming Poetry, Haibun, and more.
 
Entry fees range from $2 to $3, depending on the category. Prizes range from $10 to $50.
Deadline: poems must be received by October 1, 2016.
 
Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning...

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Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 14, 2016,
Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest
 
Deadline - September 15, 2016
 
First, second and third place winners and seven additional Judge's Choice stories will receive publication in our fourth annual anthology, and for the first time, we are awarding professionally designed eMedals to post on your site or blog. You'll love them! Make them any size you want.
 
First place: Professionally designed Gold eMedal and $100, plus publication
Second place: S...

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Louisville Literary Arts Writer's Block Festival Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2016,
Louisville Literary Arts Writer’s Block Festival Poetry Contest
 
The Writer's Block Festival announces its annual literary contest. Poetry is this year's genre. The winner will receive a $500 prize, publication in the Fall 2016 issue of The Louisville Review, and an invitation to read at the Writer's Block Festival on November 5th.
 
Submission fee is $8 via Submittable. Manuscripts are accepted via SUBMITTABLE through ...

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Betty Heidelberger Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2016,
Betty Heidelberger Memorial Poetry Contest  
 
There are three contests available to enter.
All three contests will have awards of $25/$15/$10/$5/$5/$5.
 
1.Form: Free Verse Subject: Any Line limit 30
2.Form: Rhyme Subject: Any Line limit 20
3.Form: Any Subject: Any Line limit 30
 
These contests may be entered by anyone, except members of the Saline County Branch of Poets Roundtable of Arkansas.
Individuals may enter ...

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On the Premises Short Story Contest: Darkness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2016,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Contest #28 - DARKNESS
 
For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the concept of “darkness” plays an important role. You may interpret “darkness” any way you want–literally, metaphorically, or any other way. Darkness doesn’t have to have a value judgment attached to it, and it doesn’t have to be symbolic in any way, although it can.
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Goblin Fruit

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2016,
Goblin Fruit
 
We want poetry that we can call "of the fantastical", poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way. Re-write a fairytale, ponder an old story, consider history from an unusual perspective — really, it's up to you, so long as the fantastical element is there. Since what qualifies as "the fantastical" is easily debatable, however, here's what we're not interested...

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Cicada: Fairy Tales & Folklore

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2016,
Cicada
 
Cicada is a Young Adult magazine. Published poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. Fiction to 9000 words; nonfiction to 5000 words. No line limits on poetry. Only accepts online submissions using Submittable.  Does not accept email or hard copy subs. Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, CRICKET, and CICADA) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. Does not acce...

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Poets & Patrons Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 9, 2016,
Poets & Patrons 60th Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest   
 
Deadline: September 1, 2016
 
PRIZES: $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).
 
11 categories open to all include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, Shakespeare, Love, a...

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Wishing Up Press: The Kindness of Strangers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 8, 2016,
Wishing Up Press: The Kindness of Strangers  
 
A Wising Up Anthology - we invite fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction and poetry exploring the kindness of strangers.
 
The kindness of strangers . . . It isn't earned. It isn't a right. It cannot happen in the same way in the same place twice. It can change your life. It can be the bus driver who stops when you're standing there crying after losing a job and opens the door and says, "You look beautiful ...

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Focus on the Family - Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2016,
Focus on the Family Magazine - Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters) on the topic of Valentine's Day or Hebrews 13:4 (for the Feb./Mar. issue of Focus on the Family magazine).
 
Format: Scripture (please use ESV), Three questions to prompt conversation, Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
For...

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Focus on the Family Magazine - Pokemon go Boundaries for Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2016,
Focus on the Family Magazine - Pokemon Go Boundaries for Teens
 
This article should be written by a parent or expert who actually has experienced a teen who is playing Pokemon Go. This will focus on the parenting aspect, so it should not be written to a teen. Ideally, please focus on parenting these teen boundaries, such as not driving while pokemoning, not going into the back yards of strangers, being alert to your surroundings, n...

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Purpose Magazine: Surprise

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Surprise
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry from $10...

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subTerrain literary journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2016,
subTerrain literary journal
 
subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year. Submissions must be previously unpublished material.
 
Issue #75 (Winter) – Theme: “NOSTALGIA”
 
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction exploring the notion of nostalgia, a longing for the past, the good old days. "Retro" in fashion and culture has been sold since the '70s and as opposed to the "sweet lon...

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Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 4, 2016,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2016 38th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest  
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2016 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
PRIZES range from $10 to $250
 
27 Categories include: Friends, Circus, Sonnet, My Spouse, Humorous, Three Rivers, Light and Happy, Someone made a difference in one o...

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The Sun Magazine: Leaps of Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2016,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include you...

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The Writer Magazine Contest: Lesson Learned

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2016,
The Writer Magazine Contest: Lesson Learned
 
School may be out for the summer, but The Writer is still looking to learn a thing or two. Our latest short story contest is about education in all forms: life lessons, coming-of-age lessons, lessons learned the hard way. Whether your character is steeped in academia or getting educated at the School of Hard Knocks, we want to see them at the brink of change – and about to learn a lesson they’ll...

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TWA Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2016,
Tallahassee Writers Association
Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests
 
The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes - $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration.
 
Seven Hill Literary Contest
Categ...

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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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