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Browsing Archive: February, 2016

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2016 Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 29, 2016,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2016 Short Story Award
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) on the theme "Children's Stories."
 
We're looking for stories that will appeal to children from pre-school through middle school for our 2016 Short Story Award. Final selection of winners will be by celebrated literary agent Marisa Corvisiero. The First Place winner story will receive ...

Continue reading ...
 

Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 29, 2016,
Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal 
 
Eucalypt is the first Australian journal devoted to this ancient Japanese poetry genre. Japanese waka (now called tanka) are five-segmented poems. In English they are usually written in five lines. Often they address profound human emotions, such as love or mourning, but can also be used to record everyday experience. The genre is 1300 years old, but is surprisingly relevant to the way we think and feel today.
 
Eucalypt is a print magazine w...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Synchronicities

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 28, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Synchronicities   
 
Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premoniti...

Continue reading ...
 

Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 27, 2016,
Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2016
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the fifth International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250 with $50 to 5 finalists.
 
The prizewinner, runner-up and third place will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2016 Anthology. The book will also include a wide sel...

Continue reading ...
 

TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 26, 2016,
TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest
 
Postmark Deadline: 3/27/2016
 
Entry Fee: $16
First Prize: $500
Winning Entry Published? Yes
 
Theme: Home, literal and symbolic ... the DIY world and homes ranging from tall Victorian mansions to Army barracks and dorms; animals' nests and burrows, and fish hiding in coral formations; feeling at home, home for the holidays, home cooking, home base...we have always interpreted broadly. Especia...

Continue reading ...
 

Louisiana State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 26, 2016,
Louisiana State Poetry Society 2016 Spring Festival Poetry Contest - Fanfare for a Poet
 
3 categories open for nonmembers to enter.
Prizes range from $5 to $30.
Entry fee is $3.00 per category, 1 poem per category.
Deadline is March 19, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

Cocoa Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 24, 2016,
Cocoa Christmas
 
Lovely Christian Romance Press is accepting submissions for a novella collection called Cocoa Christmas. We are looking for contemporary Christian romance or Christian mystery with a romantic twist, 20k to 30K novellas. Must take place in a north American town around Christmas and include Cocoa as a main theme.
 
Full manuscripts due by September 1, 2016...
Need to see short one page story line by end of Feb
Will need...

Continue reading ...
 

The Heron's Nest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
The Heron’s Nest
 
We welcome both modern, freestyle haiku, and haiku that adhere to a syllabic structure of 5-7-5 with the inclusion of a seasonal reference. To The Heron's Nest, it is far more important for a poem to embody the spirit of haiku than for it to cleave to a particular, pat form. Certainly form is important; each expression of an experience demands one. It's up to the poet to find the form that fits.
 
Haiku may be sent at any time for cons...

Continue reading ...
 

Christmas Moments Book #3

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
Grace Publishing: Christmas Moments Book #3
 
Story callout from Yvonne Lehman:
 
I'm now accepting submissions for a new Moments book. These are compilations of 50 stories by 40+ authors in each book, published by Grace Publishing
 
Already in print are Divine Moments, Spoken Moments, Precious, Precocious Moments, and Christmas Moments (2014 and 2015). The variety of approaches to the themes for past books has been really inspiring. Some long, some short, some humorous, others serious.
 
There is no...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi State Poetry Society 2016 Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
Mississippi State Poetry Society 2016 Spring Contest
 
15 categories to enter including poetry written for children, prizes range from $5-$50, entry fee is $2 per poem or $20 to enter all categories.
 
All entries must be received no later than March 15th, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 22, 2016,
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
 
The Binnacle accepts submissions from the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maine at Machias and from writers and artists anywhere in the world. We publish works of fiction and poetry.
 
From December 1 to March 15 each year, The Binnacle will accept submissions for its Annual International Ultra-Short Competition (the Fall edition). All submissions are to be no longer than 150 word...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 22, 2016,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines  
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6. Include $10 Reading...

Continue reading ...
 

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 21, 2016,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest
 
30 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $10 to $1000. 
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline March 15, 2016
 
Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-NFSPS ...

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Writers-Editors Network Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 20, 2016,
Writers-Editors Network 33rd Annual International Writing Competition
 
Three Categories! Bigger Cash Prizes! Critiques for the “Most Promising” entries  
Open to all writers. Deadline March 15, 2016. 
 
Categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Awards & Prizes - $150, $100, $75 in each category.
Entry fees - $3 - $10

Most Promising entry in each category will receive a free critique by a contest judge. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Gertrude Dole Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 20, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
The Gertrude Dole Memorial Award
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Wyoming Writers 2016 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 20, 2016,
Wyoming Writers 2016 Writing Contest
 
The Wyoming Writers Inc. contest is not about how many words you can make; rather it is all about how well you can create with 3000 words…or in in 40 lines of poetry.
 
Five categories: Adult Fiction, Fiction for Children and Young Adults, Non-Fiction, Traditional Poetry, and Free Verse Poetry. The contest begins January 4, 2016; all entries must be received with a postmark date of no later than March 15, 2016.
 
$15 per e...

Continue reading ...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 18, 2016,
Tor House Prize for Poetry
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $2,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2016. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Kid's Imagination Train Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 17, 2016,
Kid’s Imagination Train Contest
 
Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5-12.  Poems should be about 200–300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced.  On the right hand corner of the first page include:  your name and home and email address. Only fictional pieces by one author will be considered.
 
Entry fee: $10
Prize:  The winner will receive $100. The winning story or p...

Continue reading ...
 

Modern Haiku Bob Spiess Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 16, 2016,
Modern Haiku Bob Spiess Memorial Award
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2016. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation” (Robert Spie...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 15, 2016,
Carteret Writers Contest 2016
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2016 edition. This is the 25th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or less
Poetry – 50 lines or less per poem
Writing for ...

Continue reading ...
 

In Fact Books: Siblings

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 14, 2016,
In Fact Books: Siblings
 
For a new anthology, IN FACT BOOKS is seeking true stories that capture the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. We hope to represent the widest possible variety of sibling relationships—whether adoptive or biological, step or full, human or animal, one or many.
 
The call for submissions is detailed and interesting. Note, for example: "We love personal essays, but also profiles, histories, and scie...

Continue reading ...
 

Warren-Newport Public Library 2016 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 13, 2016,
Warren-Newport Public Library 2016 Creative Writing Contest
 
It’s time for the 23nd annual Friends of the Library Creative Writing Contest!
 
Categories are Short Story (fiction) and Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
 
Age Groups: Grades 3, 4, and 5, Grades 6, 7, and 8, High School, Adult
 
Short Story Length: Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spac...

Continue reading ...
 

Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 12, 2016,
Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest 
 
Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.
 
Categories include: Short Story, Novel (1st 10 pages), Non-Fiction
 
Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: March 5, 2016
Each category is judged by two or more industry professionals. You will receive the Judges’
scorecards  FREE with each entry!
 
PRIZES: $100 to each First Pl...

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Wild Plum Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 11, 2016,
Wild Plum Haiku Contest
 
Submission - only by the entry form on the web site
Language - English
Deadline - 1 March 2016
Style - one haiku per person:
                no strict syllable count
                one-line haiku is also allowed
Fee - none
Judge - an’ya
Results will be posted in April 2016. Winners will be notified by e-mail.
Prizes - diplomas


...
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Weavings: Confession

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 10, 2016,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather th...

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Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 9, 2016,
Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku
 
Submissions will be read during January/February and July/August only.
 
Original unpublished haiku not under consideration elsewhere are welcome. Please send submissions of 5-15 poems at a time. Posting to private, online mailing lists and workshops is not considered prior publication; however, appearance in an edited online journal or a public forum, or posting on Twitter, Facebook or a personal blog, renders a poem inel...

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On the Premises Short Story Contest: Changes

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 9, 2016,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Contest #27 - CHANGES
 One or more character(s) have to deal with some kind of significant change. It can be any kind of change you like, and on any scale, from a change affecting only one person (or one place, or one thing) to something affecting everyone/everything everywhere, or anything between those extremes.
 
Your challenge: Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long tha...

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Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, & Haiga

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 7, 2016,
Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, & Haiga
 
Prune Juice is a journal of contemporary senryu, kyoka and haiga published exclusively online, four times a year. It is edited by Terri French and Bruce Boynton.
 
Prune Juice is published three times a year.
 
MARCH issue - Please submit between December 1st and February 15th
 
JULY issue - Please submit between April 1st and June 15th
 
NOVEMBER issue - Please submit between August1st and October 15th


...
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Presbyterians Today: The New Way of Doing Church

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 7, 2016,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: The New Way of Doing Church 
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the July/August 2016 issue. The theme is called, “The New Way of Doing Church.”
 
This issue will look at the loosely connected networks—built around technology and shared interests or identities—that are replacing i...

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Triangle Square

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 6, 2016,
Triangle Square
 
Triangle Square is an imprint of Seven Stories Press that focuses on publishing young adult novels and children’s books. Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that is well respected and has been around for twenty years. Their books are distributed by Random House. Triangle Square focuses on publishing high quality writing that is educational.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Differences

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 6, 2016,
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 Sun Magazine: At the Last Minute

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 4, 2016,
The Sun Magazine
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address so ...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Homelessness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 3, 2016,
Alive Now: Homelessness  
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Essay Mama Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 2, 2016,
Essay Mama Writing Contest
No entry fee.
Prizes: $550, $400, $250
Deadline: February 29, 2016.
Three best works will be published on the EssayMamaBlog.
Word count: 800-1300 words
 
Topics:
How Necessary Is a College Education For You?
Why Do We Enjoy Watching Rich People on TV and in the Movies?
Does ‘Shame and Blame’ Method Work to Change Student's Behavior?
Are Anti-smoking Advertisements Effective?
How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From?
Which Is Mo...

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Carriage House Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 1, 2016,
Carriage House Poetry Prize (in observance of Arbor Day 2016)
http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/                        
 
Deadline: March 1, 2016 (received by)
NO ENTRY FEE
Final judge: Laura Boss
 
This competition is for previously unpublished poems that "contain reference to a tree or trees (not necessarily poems ABOUT trees). Any style or form." Prize: $300 and publication in TIFERET journal; "The winner and possible runners up will be posted online…."
 

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Work Stew "Memorable Bosses" Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 1, 2016,
Work Stew “Memorable Bosses” Contest
 
Deadline: February 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Tell us about the manager who has affected you the most -- for better or for worse No real names, please. Just vivid, juicy tales from your work life, past or present.”
 
Prize: "$200 for the winner, to be announced on February 22, 2016. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published…on Work Stew."
 

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: February, 2016

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2016 Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 29, 2016,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2016 Short Story Award
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) on the theme "Children's Stories."
 
We're looking for stories that will appeal to children from pre-school through middle school for our 2016 Short Story Award. Final selection of winners will be by celebrated literary agent Marisa Corvisiero. The First Place winner story will receive ...

Continue reading ...
 

Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 29, 2016,
Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal 
 
Eucalypt is the first Australian journal devoted to this ancient Japanese poetry genre. Japanese waka (now called tanka) are five-segmented poems. In English they are usually written in five lines. Often they address profound human emotions, such as love or mourning, but can also be used to record everyday experience. The genre is 1300 years old, but is surprisingly relevant to the way we think and feel today.
 
Eucalypt is a print magazine w...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Synchronicities

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 28, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Synchronicities   
 
Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premoniti...

Continue reading ...
 

Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 27, 2016,
Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2016
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the fifth International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250 with $50 to 5 finalists.
 
The prizewinner, runner-up and third place will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2016 Anthology. The book will also include a wide sel...

Continue reading ...
 

TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 26, 2016,
TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest
 
Postmark Deadline: 3/27/2016
 
Entry Fee: $16
First Prize: $500
Winning Entry Published? Yes
 
Theme: Home, literal and symbolic ... the DIY world and homes ranging from tall Victorian mansions to Army barracks and dorms; animals' nests and burrows, and fish hiding in coral formations; feeling at home, home for the holidays, home cooking, home base...we have always interpreted broadly. Especia...

Continue reading ...
 

Louisiana State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 26, 2016,
Louisiana State Poetry Society 2016 Spring Festival Poetry Contest - Fanfare for a Poet
 
3 categories open for nonmembers to enter.
Prizes range from $5 to $30.
Entry fee is $3.00 per category, 1 poem per category.
Deadline is March 19, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

Cocoa Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 24, 2016,
Cocoa Christmas
 
Lovely Christian Romance Press is accepting submissions for a novella collection called Cocoa Christmas. We are looking for contemporary Christian romance or Christian mystery with a romantic twist, 20k to 30K novellas. Must take place in a north American town around Christmas and include Cocoa as a main theme.
 
Full manuscripts due by September 1, 2016...
Need to see short one page story line by end of Feb
Will need...

Continue reading ...
 

The Heron's Nest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
The Heron’s Nest
 
We welcome both modern, freestyle haiku, and haiku that adhere to a syllabic structure of 5-7-5 with the inclusion of a seasonal reference. To The Heron's Nest, it is far more important for a poem to embody the spirit of haiku than for it to cleave to a particular, pat form. Certainly form is important; each expression of an experience demands one. It's up to the poet to find the form that fits.
 
Haiku may be sent at any time for cons...

Continue reading ...
 

Christmas Moments Book #3

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
Grace Publishing: Christmas Moments Book #3
 
Story callout from Yvonne Lehman:
 
I'm now accepting submissions for a new Moments book. These are compilations of 50 stories by 40+ authors in each book, published by Grace Publishing
 
Already in print are Divine Moments, Spoken Moments, Precious, Precocious Moments, and Christmas Moments (2014 and 2015). The variety of approaches to the themes for past books has been really inspiring. Some long, some short, some humorous, others serious.
 
There is no...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi State Poetry Society 2016 Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
Mississippi State Poetry Society 2016 Spring Contest
 
15 categories to enter including poetry written for children, prizes range from $5-$50, entry fee is $2 per poem or $20 to enter all categories.
 
All entries must be received no later than March 15th, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 22, 2016,
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
 
The Binnacle accepts submissions from the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maine at Machias and from writers and artists anywhere in the world. We publish works of fiction and poetry.
 
From December 1 to March 15 each year, The Binnacle will accept submissions for its Annual International Ultra-Short Competition (the Fall edition). All submissions are to be no longer than 150 word...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 22, 2016,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines  
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6. Include $10 Reading...

Continue reading ...
 

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 21, 2016,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest
 
30 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $10 to $1000. 
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline March 15, 2016
 
Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-NFSPS ...

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Writers-Editors Network Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 20, 2016,
Writers-Editors Network 33rd Annual International Writing Competition
 
Three Categories! Bigger Cash Prizes! Critiques for the “Most Promising” entries  
Open to all writers. Deadline March 15, 2016. 
 
Categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Awards & Prizes - $150, $100, $75 in each category.
Entry fees - $3 - $10

Most Promising entry in each category will receive a free critique by a contest judge. ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Gertrude Dole Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 20, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
The Gertrude Dole Memorial Award
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



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Wyoming Writers 2016 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 20, 2016,
Wyoming Writers 2016 Writing Contest
 
The Wyoming Writers Inc. contest is not about how many words you can make; rather it is all about how well you can create with 3000 words…or in in 40 lines of poetry.
 
Five categories: Adult Fiction, Fiction for Children and Young Adults, Non-Fiction, Traditional Poetry, and Free Verse Poetry. The contest begins January 4, 2016; all entries must be received with a postmark date of no later than March 15, 2016.
 
$15 per e...

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Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 18, 2016,
Tor House Prize for Poetry
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $2,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2016. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Kid's Imagination Train Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 17, 2016,
Kid’s Imagination Train Contest
 
Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5-12.  Poems should be about 200–300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced.  On the right hand corner of the first page include:  your name and home and email address. Only fictional pieces by one author will be considered.
 
Entry fee: $10
Prize:  The winner will receive $100. The winning story or p...

Continue reading ...
 

Modern Haiku Bob Spiess Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 16, 2016,
Modern Haiku Bob Spiess Memorial Award
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2016. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation” (Robert Spie...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 15, 2016,
Carteret Writers Contest 2016
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2016 edition. This is the 25th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or less
Poetry – 50 lines or less per poem
Writing for ...

Continue reading ...
 

In Fact Books: Siblings

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 14, 2016,
In Fact Books: Siblings
 
For a new anthology, IN FACT BOOKS is seeking true stories that capture the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. We hope to represent the widest possible variety of sibling relationships—whether adoptive or biological, step or full, human or animal, one or many.
 
The call for submissions is detailed and interesting. Note, for example: "We love personal essays, but also profiles, histories, and scie...

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Warren-Newport Public Library 2016 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 13, 2016,
Warren-Newport Public Library 2016 Creative Writing Contest
 
It’s time for the 23nd annual Friends of the Library Creative Writing Contest!
 
Categories are Short Story (fiction) and Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
 
Age Groups: Grades 3, 4, and 5, Grades 6, 7, and 8, High School, Adult
 
Short Story Length: Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spac...

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Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 12, 2016,
Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest 
 
Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.
 
Categories include: Short Story, Novel (1st 10 pages), Non-Fiction
 
Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: March 5, 2016
Each category is judged by two or more industry professionals. You will receive the Judges’
scorecards  FREE with each entry!
 
PRIZES: $100 to each First Pl...

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Wild Plum Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 11, 2016,
Wild Plum Haiku Contest
 
Submission - only by the entry form on the web site
Language - English
Deadline - 1 March 2016
Style - one haiku per person:
                no strict syllable count
                one-line haiku is also allowed
Fee - none
Judge - an’ya
Results will be posted in April 2016. Winners will be notified by e-mail.
Prizes - diplomas


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Weavings: Confession

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 10, 2016,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather th...

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Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 9, 2016,
Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku
 
Submissions will be read during January/February and July/August only.
 
Original unpublished haiku not under consideration elsewhere are welcome. Please send submissions of 5-15 poems at a time. Posting to private, online mailing lists and workshops is not considered prior publication; however, appearance in an edited online journal or a public forum, or posting on Twitter, Facebook or a personal blog, renders a poem inel...

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On the Premises Short Story Contest: Changes

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 9, 2016,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Contest #27 - CHANGES
 One or more character(s) have to deal with some kind of significant change. It can be any kind of change you like, and on any scale, from a change affecting only one person (or one place, or one thing) to something affecting everyone/everything everywhere, or anything between those extremes.
 
Your challenge: Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long tha...

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Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, & Haiga

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 7, 2016,
Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, & Haiga
 
Prune Juice is a journal of contemporary senryu, kyoka and haiga published exclusively online, four times a year. It is edited by Terri French and Bruce Boynton.
 
Prune Juice is published three times a year.
 
MARCH issue - Please submit between December 1st and February 15th
 
JULY issue - Please submit between April 1st and June 15th
 
NOVEMBER issue - Please submit between August1st and October 15th


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Presbyterians Today: The New Way of Doing Church

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 7, 2016,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: The New Way of Doing Church 
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the July/August 2016 issue. The theme is called, “The New Way of Doing Church.”
 
This issue will look at the loosely connected networks—built around technology and shared interests or identities—that are replacing i...

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Triangle Square

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 6, 2016,
Triangle Square
 
Triangle Square is an imprint of Seven Stories Press that focuses on publishing young adult novels and children’s books. Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that is well respected and has been around for twenty years. Their books are distributed by Random House. Triangle Square focuses on publishing high quality writing that is educational.
 

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Pockets: Differences

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 6, 2016,
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 Sun Magazine: At the Last Minute

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 4, 2016,
The Sun Magazine
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address so ...

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Alive Now: Homelessness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 3, 2016,
Alive Now: Homelessness  
 
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 ...

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Essay Mama Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 2, 2016,
Essay Mama Writing Contest
No entry fee.
Prizes: $550, $400, $250
Deadline: February 29, 2016.
Three best works will be published on the EssayMamaBlog.
Word count: 800-1300 words
 
Topics:
How Necessary Is a College Education For You?
Why Do We Enjoy Watching Rich People on TV and in the Movies?
Does ‘Shame and Blame’ Method Work to Change Student's Behavior?
Are Anti-smoking Advertisements Effective?
How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From?
Which Is Mo...

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Carriage House Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 1, 2016,
Carriage House Poetry Prize (in observance of Arbor Day 2016)
http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/                        
 
Deadline: March 1, 2016 (received by)
NO ENTRY FEE
Final judge: Laura Boss
 
This competition is for previously unpublished poems that "contain reference to a tree or trees (not necessarily poems ABOUT trees). Any style or form." Prize: $300 and publication in TIFERET journal; "The winner and possible runners up will be posted online…."
 

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Work Stew "Memorable Bosses" Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 1, 2016,
Work Stew “Memorable Bosses” Contest
 
Deadline: February 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Tell us about the manager who has affected you the most -- for better or for worse No real names, please. Just vivid, juicy tales from your work life, past or present.”
 
Prize: "$200 for the winner, to be announced on February 22, 2016. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published…on Work Stew."
 

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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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