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Browsing Archive: November, 2016

Descap: Bite Size Chunks of Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 30, 2016,
Descap: Bite Size Chunks of Humor
 
Cabuch – sounds like cabbage, acronym for Crazy Absurd (But Clean) Humor.
Keep it cabuch. PG-13 to (.75xR). Swearing allowed by not gratuitous.
 
We’re looking for pretty much anything you see on the site, including real fake ads, image captions, cartoons, one-liners, limericks, character sketches 1 – this is a verbal portrait of a fiction character, character sketches 2 – this is a sketch, as in sketc...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest: State of the Union

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 29, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for December, 2016 is State of the Union.
 
After a tough year where overall writing goals were not met and new challenges arose, your office supplies, including your computer, pens, paperclips, stapler, three-hole-punch, desk lamp— and anything else that could be used to support your writing efforts, have lost some faith in you. You’ve dec...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Losing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 28, 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...

Continue reading ...
 

The Dialogue Between Science and Religion

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2016,
The Dialogue Between Science and Religion
 
Deadline: December 12, 2016
 
Science and religion, despite their rich, interwoven history, are too often portrayed as opposites in nearly every way. As part of a larger effort to facilitate dialogue between these two ways of knowing the world, Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives illustrating and exploring the relationshi...

Continue reading ...
 

Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Grabbed My Attention

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2016,
Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Grabbed My Attention
 
Christian writers are invited to contribute to a planned anthology titled, Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Grabbed My Attention. Gina Napoli, a seasoned freelance writer, is compiling first-person stories of the moment when the Holy Spirit thumped you on the head that changed your life thereafter.
 
She is looking for original, u...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 25, 2016,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest 
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submi...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 25, 2016,
2016 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest
 
Deadline: December 31, 2016
 
Our goal is to generate compelling and approachable content for readers who are in middle school, high school, & older.

Submit a story between 1,000 and 10,000 words and designate the story under one of the following categories 1) Diversity, 2) Historical Fiction, 3) Fantasy, 4) Horror/Suspense, or 5) Teens by Teens. Each Qualifying Story shall be submitted through the online...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers' Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 23, 2016,
San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is December 31, 2016.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     S...

Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Publishing: Knights, Dragons, and Kings Children's Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 23, 2016,
Faith by Grace Publishing: Knights, Dragons, and Kings Children’s Anthology
 
We are looking for short stories for an anthology aimed for ages 10-15, it can be about knights, dragons, kings, or anything that is in that type of setting. Looking for stories that are between 1,500-2,000 words. Submissions due by December 31, 2016.

For all anthology Submissions you will receive a free copy and will be able to buy copies at an author discount. There ...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannaul Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 21, 2016,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest   
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2016.
 
NOTE: Cracker Barrel carries Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.

Continue reading ...
 

Workers Write: Tales From the Casino

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 20, 2016,
Workers Write: Tales From the Casino
 
Lucky issue thirteen of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Casino and will contain stories and poems from workers in the gambling industry.
 
We're looking for fiction about dealers, wait and hospitality staff, security, entertainers - anyone who works in or around a casino. Drop us a line if you have a question.
 
The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2016 (or until the issue is full).
 
Word count: 500 t...

Continue reading ...
 

ALTARWORK

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 20, 2016,
Altarwork
 
Faith. Art. Expression. We share faith-based photos, paintings, illustrations, and market our awesome Featured Artists. Join our family of Christian creative who support, celebrate, and network with one another. We’re all in it for one goal: to glorify Christ with the artistic talents that He gave us.
 
We always have an open submission policy for all art forms pertaining to the Christian faith. We are interested in art of all kinds ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of America Annual Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 18, 2016,
Poetry Society of America Annual Awards
 
The PSA's Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers. The awards recognize everything from a single poem to our highest honor, the Frost Medal, which celebrates lifetime achievement in poetry.
 
Open to PSA Members & Non-Members; Awards 6 and 7 are open to all eligible poets
 
Award 6—Ge...

Continue reading ...
 

Romance Me Novel Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 17, 2016,
Romance Me Novel Writing Contest
 
Be it historical or contemporary, a grand love story or the gripping tale of a torrid affair, through December 15 submit your Romance novel for the chance to win prizes and be read by judges from Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group. This is an open call for writers of romance novels targeted towards an adult audience or a young adult/adult crossover audience. First prize $200, consultation, and submi...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 16, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.



Continue reading ...
 

Woman's World Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 15, 2016,
Woman’s World Magazine
 
Have a personal story to share? E-mail WWFeatures@WomansWorldMag.com . We pay $250 if we publish your story. Heard about a heartwarming story? We pay $100 for ideas that lead to a published story.
 
Have an act of kindness to share? E-mail CircleOfKindness@WomansWorldMag.com . Please include your name, address and a clear photo of yourself. We pay $25 for each story we publish.
 
Have a favorite money-saving recipe to share? E-mail Mone...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 14, 2016,
St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
 
No entry fee.
Deadline December 12, 2016. The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any published novel (in any genre). All manuscripts submitted: a) must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language.
 
from...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Mini-Contest #32: Propinquity

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 13, 2016,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #32: Propinquity
 
Propinquity is such a clumsy and unusual word! For this mini-contest, we dare you to show, tell, or evoke a complete story in no more than 40 words, exactly ONE of which is “propinquity.” Use it well, contestants–no fair writing a story about a spelling bee where someone has to spell it, for instance.
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, Friday, December 2, 2016.
Length: Maximum of 40 words.
Hyphenated W...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Being a Good Friend

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 12, 2016,
SHINE brightly: Being a Good Friend
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “being a good friend.” Reflecting on the past issues covered this season and including whatever issues weren’t covered, this issue will help girls see what it means to be a good friend.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, ...

Continue reading ...
 

The 12 Poems of Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 12, 2016,
The 12 Poems of Christmas
 
Halloween is officially over, which of course means we are officially allowed to think about Christmas now! You may not have ordered your turkey yet, or consider what to fill the stockings with this year, but it’s never too early to think about Christmas poems…
 
We’re looking for your poems on the theme of ‘Christmas’. Interpret Christmas in whatever way you want – shopping, holidays, weather...

Continue reading ...
 

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 11, 2016,
Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest 
 
Deadline: December 1, 2016
 
CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
 
CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme--nature, people, history--any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
 
CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Pr...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 9, 2016,
The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
 
Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.
 
Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the tit...

Continue reading ...
 

Perry Terrell Publishing Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 8, 2016,
Perry Terrell Publishing Poetry Contest
 
Submit your best poems. I know, I know – every poem you write is your best. J Just chose 20 of your poems and send them – here – to me – PERRY TERRELL.
 
1st prize                Kindle Fire Tablet
2nd prize               $30.00
3rd prize                $20.00
4th prize                $10.00
5th prize                Chapbook of your 20 poems printed by PERRY TERRELL PUBLISHING
(Send as many pictures a...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Lyra Press: The Play is the Thing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 7, 2016,
Blue Lyra Press: The Play is the Thing
 
Blue Lyra Press is looking for poems & flash fiction & essays for a new anthology called The Play is The Thing: Poems & Prose about the Theater. We are looking for anything about the theater, or a particular theater, behind the scenes, famous plays or actors/actresses, or really anything that is unique and related to the stage/theater.
 
This is open until Dec 01 2016 and hopefully will be released in early 2017. We w...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 7, 2016,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored an annual short story contest. The contest is one of the oldest in the country, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story, "Stella for Star." (University of Delaware library; Special Collections Department; Tennessee Williams Collection, 1939-1994; ...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Staying Connected

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 6, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Staying Connected
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 4, 2016,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest   
 
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or language considered obscene by average broad-min...

Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 4, 2016,
Soul-Making Literary Competition
 
The annual Soul-Making Literary Competition is open to everyone, everywhere and looks for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embraces all creative interpretations of English poet, John Keats' statement: "Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making"
 
SOUL, in general, in many religions and philosophies, is conceived as the animating and vital spiritual principle in h...

Continue reading ...
 

Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 4, 2016,
Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest
 
First Prize - $50.00, Second Prize - $30.00, Third Prize – 20.00, Fourth Prize - 1 year subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Fifth Prize - 6 month subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Sixth Prize - 3 month subscription to CM
 
$5.00 entry fee up to 3 poems
ALL writers welcomed
Previously published poems accepted
 
SUBJECT: LOVE-old love, new love, lost love, love to be and/or love of.
DEAD...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 3, 2016,
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: $25 - $100
Deadline: November 30, 2016.
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to critique each manuscript, but we cannot guarantee all judges wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Atlantis Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 2, 2016,
Atlantis Short Story Contest
 
Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place)
 
Deadline: November 30, 2016

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: November, 2016

Descap: Bite Size Chunks of Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 30, 2016,
Descap: Bite Size Chunks of Humor
 
Cabuch – sounds like cabbage, acronym for Crazy Absurd (But Clean) Humor.
Keep it cabuch. PG-13 to (.75xR). Swearing allowed by not gratuitous.
 
We’re looking for pretty much anything you see on the site, including real fake ads, image captions, cartoons, one-liners, limericks, character sketches 1 – this is a verbal portrait of a fiction character, character sketches 2 – this is a sketch, as in sketc...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest: State of the Union

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 29, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for December, 2016 is State of the Union.
 
After a tough year where overall writing goals were not met and new challenges arose, your office supplies, including your computer, pens, paperclips, stapler, three-hole-punch, desk lamp— and anything else that could be used to support your writing efforts, have lost some faith in you. You’ve dec...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Losing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 28, 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...

Continue reading ...
 

The Dialogue Between Science and Religion

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2016,
The Dialogue Between Science and Religion
 
Deadline: December 12, 2016
 
Science and religion, despite their rich, interwoven history, are too often portrayed as opposites in nearly every way. As part of a larger effort to facilitate dialogue between these two ways of knowing the world, Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives illustrating and exploring the relationshi...

Continue reading ...
 

Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Grabbed My Attention

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2016,
Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Grabbed My Attention
 
Christian writers are invited to contribute to a planned anthology titled, Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Grabbed My Attention. Gina Napoli, a seasoned freelance writer, is compiling first-person stories of the moment when the Holy Spirit thumped you on the head that changed your life thereafter.
 
She is looking for original, u...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 25, 2016,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest 
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submi...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 25, 2016,
2016 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest
 
Deadline: December 31, 2016
 
Our goal is to generate compelling and approachable content for readers who are in middle school, high school, & older.

Submit a story between 1,000 and 10,000 words and designate the story under one of the following categories 1) Diversity, 2) Historical Fiction, 3) Fantasy, 4) Horror/Suspense, or 5) Teens by Teens. Each Qualifying Story shall be submitted through the online...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers' Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 23, 2016,
San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is December 31, 2016.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     S...

Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Publishing: Knights, Dragons, and Kings Children's Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 23, 2016,
Faith by Grace Publishing: Knights, Dragons, and Kings Children’s Anthology
 
We are looking for short stories for an anthology aimed for ages 10-15, it can be about knights, dragons, kings, or anything that is in that type of setting. Looking for stories that are between 1,500-2,000 words. Submissions due by December 31, 2016.

For all anthology Submissions you will receive a free copy and will be able to buy copies at an author discount. There ...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannaul Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 21, 2016,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest   
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2016.
 
NOTE: Cracker Barrel carries Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.

Continue reading ...
 

Workers Write: Tales From the Casino

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 20, 2016,
Workers Write: Tales From the Casino
 
Lucky issue thirteen of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Casino and will contain stories and poems from workers in the gambling industry.
 
We're looking for fiction about dealers, wait and hospitality staff, security, entertainers - anyone who works in or around a casino. Drop us a line if you have a question.
 
The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2016 (or until the issue is full).
 
Word count: 500 t...

Continue reading ...
 

ALTARWORK

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 20, 2016,
Altarwork
 
Faith. Art. Expression. We share faith-based photos, paintings, illustrations, and market our awesome Featured Artists. Join our family of Christian creative who support, celebrate, and network with one another. We’re all in it for one goal: to glorify Christ with the artistic talents that He gave us.
 
We always have an open submission policy for all art forms pertaining to the Christian faith. We are interested in art of all kinds ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of America Annual Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 18, 2016,
Poetry Society of America Annual Awards
 
The PSA's Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers. The awards recognize everything from a single poem to our highest honor, the Frost Medal, which celebrates lifetime achievement in poetry.
 
Open to PSA Members & Non-Members; Awards 6 and 7 are open to all eligible poets
 
Award 6—Ge...

Continue reading ...
 

Romance Me Novel Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 17, 2016,
Romance Me Novel Writing Contest
 
Be it historical or contemporary, a grand love story or the gripping tale of a torrid affair, through December 15 submit your Romance novel for the chance to win prizes and be read by judges from Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group. This is an open call for writers of romance novels targeted towards an adult audience or a young adult/adult crossover audience. First prize $200, consultation, and submi...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 16, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.



Continue reading ...
 

Woman's World Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 15, 2016,
Woman’s World Magazine
 
Have a personal story to share? E-mail WWFeatures@WomansWorldMag.com . We pay $250 if we publish your story. Heard about a heartwarming story? We pay $100 for ideas that lead to a published story.
 
Have an act of kindness to share? E-mail CircleOfKindness@WomansWorldMag.com . Please include your name, address and a clear photo of yourself. We pay $25 for each story we publish.
 
Have a favorite money-saving recipe to share? E-mail Mone...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 14, 2016,
St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
 
No entry fee.
Deadline December 12, 2016. The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any published novel (in any genre). All manuscripts submitted: a) must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language.
 
from...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Mini-Contest #32: Propinquity

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 13, 2016,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #32: Propinquity
 
Propinquity is such a clumsy and unusual word! For this mini-contest, we dare you to show, tell, or evoke a complete story in no more than 40 words, exactly ONE of which is “propinquity.” Use it well, contestants–no fair writing a story about a spelling bee where someone has to spell it, for instance.
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, Friday, December 2, 2016.
Length: Maximum of 40 words.
Hyphenated W...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Being a Good Friend

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 12, 2016,
SHINE brightly: Being a Good Friend
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “being a good friend.” Reflecting on the past issues covered this season and including whatever issues weren’t covered, this issue will help girls see what it means to be a good friend.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, ...

Continue reading ...
 

The 12 Poems of Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 12, 2016,
The 12 Poems of Christmas
 
Halloween is officially over, which of course means we are officially allowed to think about Christmas now! You may not have ordered your turkey yet, or consider what to fill the stockings with this year, but it’s never too early to think about Christmas poems…
 
We’re looking for your poems on the theme of ‘Christmas’. Interpret Christmas in whatever way you want – shopping, holidays, weather...

Continue reading ...
 

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 11, 2016,
Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest 
 
Deadline: December 1, 2016
 
CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
 
CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme--nature, people, history--any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
 
CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Pr...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 9, 2016,
The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
 
Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.
 
Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the tit...

Continue reading ...
 

Perry Terrell Publishing Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 8, 2016,
Perry Terrell Publishing Poetry Contest
 
Submit your best poems. I know, I know – every poem you write is your best. J Just chose 20 of your poems and send them – here – to me – PERRY TERRELL.
 
1st prize                Kindle Fire Tablet
2nd prize               $30.00
3rd prize                $20.00
4th prize                $10.00
5th prize                Chapbook of your 20 poems printed by PERRY TERRELL PUBLISHING
(Send as many pictures a...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Lyra Press: The Play is the Thing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 7, 2016,
Blue Lyra Press: The Play is the Thing
 
Blue Lyra Press is looking for poems & flash fiction & essays for a new anthology called The Play is The Thing: Poems & Prose about the Theater. We are looking for anything about the theater, or a particular theater, behind the scenes, famous plays or actors/actresses, or really anything that is unique and related to the stage/theater.
 
This is open until Dec 01 2016 and hopefully will be released in early 2017. We w...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 7, 2016,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored an annual short story contest. The contest is one of the oldest in the country, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story, "Stella for Star." (University of Delaware library; Special Collections Department; Tennessee Williams Collection, 1939-1994; ...

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Purpose Magazine: Staying Connected

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 6, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Staying Connected
 
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 ...

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WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 4, 2016,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest   
 
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or language considered obscene by average broad-min...

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Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 4, 2016,
Soul-Making Literary Competition
 
The annual Soul-Making Literary Competition is open to everyone, everywhere and looks for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embraces all creative interpretations of English poet, John Keats' statement: "Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making"
 
SOUL, in general, in many religions and philosophies, is conceived as the animating and vital spiritual principle in h...

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Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 4, 2016,
Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest
 
First Prize - $50.00, Second Prize - $30.00, Third Prize – 20.00, Fourth Prize - 1 year subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Fifth Prize - 6 month subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Sixth Prize - 3 month subscription to CM
 
$5.00 entry fee up to 3 poems
ALL writers welcomed
Previously published poems accepted
 
SUBJECT: LOVE-old love, new love, lost love, love to be and/or love of.
DEAD...

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Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 3, 2016,
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: $25 - $100
Deadline: November 30, 2016.
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to critique each manuscript, but we cannot guarantee all judges wi...

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Atlantis Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 2, 2016,
Atlantis Short Story Contest
 
Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place)
 
Deadline: November 30, 2016

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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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