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Browsing Archive: September, 2016

Devo in the John: A Devotional Book for the Bathroom

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 30, 2016,
Devo in the John: A Devotional Book for the Bathroom  
 
A friend once told me about reading her mother's Christian book in the bathroom... it was the turning point in her faith journey: that moment when she understood and accepted her walk with the Lord. She literally accepted Christ while seated in the porcelain pew.
 
If you've ever been privy (pun intended) to an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, you will have an idea of the type of work being pr...

Continue reading ...
 

The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 29, 2016,
The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Judging by Milo Rosebud
Winners announced: December
Reading Fee: $2.00 per poem entered – unlimited entries
 
Unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted.
 
Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready - the way you want to see it in print. Include SASE or postcard for acknowledgement. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 28, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for October, 2016 is:Haunted Amusement Park.
 
You are exploring with a friend when you stumble upon an abandoned amusement park. You eagerly start to approach it, but as you get closer, the lights suddenly come on and the rides start to move. Do you keep going to find out what’s happening or do you run away as fast as you can?
 
The submission deadlin...

Continue reading ...
 

Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 28, 2016,
Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest
 
Brightly Press is currently hosting a free poetry contest for all of our Facebook friends. Join us on Facebok! We are listed as Brightly Press. Facebook contests are announced randomly, check in from time to time to see if we've launched a contest. The Facebook Contest is always free.  
 
Free poetry contest announced September 1, 2016. Submissions due on October 31st. Send work to brightlypress@gmail.com  and check i...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 26, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers        
 
Being a teacher is hard, and we know that teachers sometimes need a morale boost, some reassurance that what they do matters, and some new, fun ideas for the classroom.
 
 Being a teacher is not what you do… it’s who you are. You don’t stop being a teacher when the dismissal bell rings. You are always a teacher. Teachers influence and shape the future. Teachers inspire and motivate students each and eve...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 25, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 
 
Ref chases dog on the football field
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the 1941 illustration pictured above by Lonnie Bee. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2016. The winning limerick will be announce...

Continue reading ...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Holiday Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 25, 2016,
Institute of Children’s Literature Holiday Story Contest
 
Holiday Story Contest! We're awarding $1,300 in cash! PLUS you get to join us at the FREE ICL lesson led by the contest judge after the deadline. This is a training webinar FREE, just for entering!
 
Five cash prizes: $650 for you when you win, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.
 
For this contest:
Write a holiday themed story–for any holiday.
Submissio...

Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 23, 2016,
Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession
 
OVERVIEW: Many of you have a prized possession — something with wonderful memories attached, an item of great beauty, or something simple that brings joy (I love my vintage mixing bowls). We want to hear about your prized possession in a poem or story — it could be something you received during your childhood or a knick-knack you foun...

Continue reading ...
 

Sunpenny Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 22, 2016,
Sunpenny Publishing
 
We are interested in book-length manuscript submissions. We accept fiction and non-fiction in most genres (and are especially seeking non-fiction), and Christian works. We produce secular (ie non-religious) books as well as Christian, but our standards for the secular will still be guided by our Christian leanings. DO NOT send us magic, horror, demons, witches, aliens, and the like.
 
We enjoy wit and humour, entertainment, and upliftm...

Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2016,
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
 
20 contests to enter including: women, storms of nature, nature’s gifts, lights, by a hair’s width, vimaglo sonnet, pirouette, animals/birds/approaching winter, being a twin, a warning you heeded or did not heed, ekphrastic poem, cento poem, landscape, a Texas river, humorous, and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from $5-$75.

Continue reading ...
 

Sterling Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 20, 2016,
Sterling Publishing
 
At present, the Sterling list is composed of a broad range of subject areas including: current events, diet and health, parenting, pop culture, reference, history, art and artists, music, and everything in between. Sterling Epicure focuses on food, wine, and spirits. Sterling Ethos is a rich list that covers all aspects of body, mind & spirit. Lark Crafts publishes books on crafting, decorating, and outdoor living. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2016,
Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Limit: one entry per category.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Member’s Only, Open Form, Traditional Form, New Poets, Themed Narrative, and Oregon/Pacific Northwest  
 
Awards:  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs...

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Civil Servant Poets Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 18, 2016,
Rattle Poetry Journal
 
RATTLE has two "tribute calls" posted at this time. The first, for "Civil Servant Poets," has a deadline of October 15, 2016. NB: "The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international)."
 
The second, "Poets with Mental Illness," has a deadline of January 15, 2017. "The poem...

Continue reading ...
 

PastorsWives.com

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 17, 2016,
PastorsWives.com
 
Are you a ministry wife who also writes? We're looking for you!
 
In September we will be relaunching PWConnect (PastorsWives.com) with a new team of contributing writers. If you want to help us encourage and support ministry wives, we'd love to hear from you. Do you have something on your heart you'd like to share with other pastors' wives? Submit your material to us. We're currently accepting articles, devotionals, tes...

Continue reading ...
 

Heirloom Gardener

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2016,
Heirloom Gardener
 
Share your story: Has your family kept cuttings from the same rose bush for generations? Did a relative develop a vegetable variety that you maintain and treasure to this day? Is there a specific plant that always reminds you of home? We’re looking for readers’ stories about special plants passed down and shared for generations. Send your stories to Kristi Quillen, along with high-resolution photos if possible. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society 23rd Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2016,
Illinois State Poetry Society 23rd Annual Contest  
 
7 categories to enter: Free verse, Formal verse, Haiku, the Arts, Celestial, Music, & Compassion.
Awards: Cash prizes - $10 - $50 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 (members $8) for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

Houseboat Online Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2016,
Houseboat Online Literary Journal
 
There aren't enough artistic outlets that truly cross boundaries. Houseboat is making its contribution to that endeavor. It's quite new. We started the ball rolling with photographs and poems inspired by them. By now we have poetry pages and featured poets as well as guest photographers and artists. We also want to explore music, sculpture, short fiction, and other forms of human expression, focus...

Continue reading ...
 

The Book of Hope Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 13, 2016,
The Book of Hope Anthology
 
Are you a writer who has lost hope and then regained it? Many of us have had this experience for one reason or another and now it’s time to share our experiences with others to help them move forward with their lives.
 
We’re publishing an anthology of stories in which writers share some sort of situation where hope was lost — physical health, work, money, relationship, etc. — then regained. The writer tells ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saved: Objects of the Dead

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 12, 2016,
Saved: Objects of the Dead
 
Join us in exploring the universal topics of loss and memory. Submit a photograph and a brief description, story or poem about an object in memoriam and help us build an enriching collective art experience.
 
How to Submit:  Honor your deceased loved one, family member or friend by taking a photograph of a unique or utilitarian object, memento or heirloom that once...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers' Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 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 October 6, 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
     Short Story: limit of 4,0...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2016,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest      
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 
All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible. All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines. Authors retain all rights and may submi...

Continue reading ...
 

Art Affair Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2016,
Art Affair Writing Contests
 
Art Affair Western Short Story Contests
$5 ENTRY FEE
Postmark deadline October 1, 2016. Art Affair's western fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer. Prizes: $50, $25, $15. (Prize money and certificates will be mailed to the winners and a list of winners will be published on the website in December 2016.)
 
Art Affair ...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Poetry Superhighway Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 8, 2016,
2016 Poetry Superhighway Poetry Contest
 
Entry Guidelines:
•The Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest is open to all human beings on planet Earth. (except for the three judges)
•Enter as many poems as you like.
•Previously published poems are eligible.
•Poems may be of any style, length, or subject matter.
•This contest is separate from weekly Poet of the Week consideration though submissions for Poet of the week consideration must be s...

Continue reading ...
 

Golden Fleece Press Harry Potter Inspired Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 7, 2016,
Golden Fleece Press Harry Potter Inspired Anthology
 
Calling all Potterheads for Fandom Universe: Indelible Ink
 
Being part of a fandom can be an amazing, life-affirming thing. Nothing in the world is as marvelous as finding a new friend who loves something just as much as you love it. We have big plans for The Fandom Universe, spanning not just the hypergiant stars but some of the more sedate dwarfs as well. We are looking for essay and art submissio...

Continue reading ...
 

Stones Before the Ocean: A Worship Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2016,
Stones Before the Ocean: A Worship Poetry Anthology
 
This is an open call for poems that are interesting and creative, that reflect who God is. That isn’t to say that they shouldn’t be in a certain style or follow a form, more that they really express our worship in fresh ways rather than simply saying for instance that God is Holy, or Jesus is Love. They think poetry is best when it delves into these ideas and finds new language to describe something like...

Continue reading ...
 

Christmas Traditions anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 5, 2016,
Christmas Traditions anthology
The following is from Charlotte Holt, author of the “Trusting Him” book series -
 
I have decided to do a book called, “Christmas Traditions.” I’m asking for stories from 1000-2000 words. I know you all have Christmas Traditions you treasure. I want the stories to show things you remember and/or do year after year in order to develop memories and relationships. I hope your stories will in someway include the greatest Christmas gift of all —Jesus.
 
The...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Faith Journey

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 4, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Faith Journey
 
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 fro...

Continue reading ...
 

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2016,
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
 
14th year. $4,000 in cash prizes, including $1,500 for a poem in any style and $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Final judge: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. Entry fee is $10 per poem. Each poem may hav...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 2, 2016,
Houston Writers Guild Press
 
Out of Many One – Celebrating Diversity Writing Contest
 
The HWG Press’s new contest opens August 1st and closes September 30th. Entries must explore the theme of diversity and how it makes us stronger as a society and/or as individuals.  Winners will receive cash prizes listed below as well as publication in the HWG Press’s next anthology: “Out of Many One — Celebrating Diversity.”  The volume will debut at t...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 1, 2016,
Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special     
 
2016 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Song of Solomon/Songs 4:10 "How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfumes than any spice!"
 
Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)
 
Submission Guidelines:
 
•Easter Lilies are historic...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2016

Devo in the John: A Devotional Book for the Bathroom

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 30, 2016,
Devo in the John: A Devotional Book for the Bathroom  
 
A friend once told me about reading her mother's Christian book in the bathroom... it was the turning point in her faith journey: that moment when she understood and accepted her walk with the Lord. She literally accepted Christ while seated in the porcelain pew.
 
If you've ever been privy (pun intended) to an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, you will have an idea of the type of work being pr...

Continue reading ...
 

The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 29, 2016,
The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Judging by Milo Rosebud
Winners announced: December
Reading Fee: $2.00 per poem entered – unlimited entries
 
Unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted.
 
Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready - the way you want to see it in print. Include SASE or postcard for acknowledgement. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 28, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for October, 2016 is:Haunted Amusement Park.
 
You are exploring with a friend when you stumble upon an abandoned amusement park. You eagerly start to approach it, but as you get closer, the lights suddenly come on and the rides start to move. Do you keep going to find out what’s happening or do you run away as fast as you can?
 
The submission deadlin...

Continue reading ...
 

Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 28, 2016,
Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest
 
Brightly Press is currently hosting a free poetry contest for all of our Facebook friends. Join us on Facebok! We are listed as Brightly Press. Facebook contests are announced randomly, check in from time to time to see if we've launched a contest. The Facebook Contest is always free.  
 
Free poetry contest announced September 1, 2016. Submissions due on October 31st. Send work to brightlypress@gmail.com  and check i...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 26, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers        
 
Being a teacher is hard, and we know that teachers sometimes need a morale boost, some reassurance that what they do matters, and some new, fun ideas for the classroom.
 
 Being a teacher is not what you do… it’s who you are. You don’t stop being a teacher when the dismissal bell rings. You are always a teacher. Teachers influence and shape the future. Teachers inspire and motivate students each and eve...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 25, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 
 
Ref chases dog on the football field
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the 1941 illustration pictured above by Lonnie Bee. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2016. The winning limerick will be announce...

Continue reading ...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Holiday Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 25, 2016,
Institute of Children’s Literature Holiday Story Contest
 
Holiday Story Contest! We're awarding $1,300 in cash! PLUS you get to join us at the FREE ICL lesson led by the contest judge after the deadline. This is a training webinar FREE, just for entering!
 
Five cash prizes: $650 for you when you win, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.
 
For this contest:
Write a holiday themed story–for any holiday.
Submissio...

Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 23, 2016,
Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession
 
OVERVIEW: Many of you have a prized possession — something with wonderful memories attached, an item of great beauty, or something simple that brings joy (I love my vintage mixing bowls). We want to hear about your prized possession in a poem or story — it could be something you received during your childhood or a knick-knack you foun...

Continue reading ...
 

Sunpenny Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 22, 2016,
Sunpenny Publishing
 
We are interested in book-length manuscript submissions. We accept fiction and non-fiction in most genres (and are especially seeking non-fiction), and Christian works. We produce secular (ie non-religious) books as well as Christian, but our standards for the secular will still be guided by our Christian leanings. DO NOT send us magic, horror, demons, witches, aliens, and the like.
 
We enjoy wit and humour, entertainment, and upliftm...

Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2016,
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
 
20 contests to enter including: women, storms of nature, nature’s gifts, lights, by a hair’s width, vimaglo sonnet, pirouette, animals/birds/approaching winter, being a twin, a warning you heeded or did not heed, ekphrastic poem, cento poem, landscape, a Texas river, humorous, and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from $5-$75.

Continue reading ...
 

Sterling Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 20, 2016,
Sterling Publishing
 
At present, the Sterling list is composed of a broad range of subject areas including: current events, diet and health, parenting, pop culture, reference, history, art and artists, music, and everything in between. Sterling Epicure focuses on food, wine, and spirits. Sterling Ethos is a rich list that covers all aspects of body, mind & spirit. Lark Crafts publishes books on crafting, decorating, and outdoor living. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2016,
Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Limit: one entry per category.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Member’s Only, Open Form, Traditional Form, New Poets, Themed Narrative, and Oregon/Pacific Northwest  
 
Awards:  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs...

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Civil Servant Poets Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 18, 2016,
Rattle Poetry Journal
 
RATTLE has two "tribute calls" posted at this time. The first, for "Civil Servant Poets," has a deadline of October 15, 2016. NB: "The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international)."
 
The second, "Poets with Mental Illness," has a deadline of January 15, 2017. "The poem...

Continue reading ...
 

PastorsWives.com

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 17, 2016,
PastorsWives.com
 
Are you a ministry wife who also writes? We're looking for you!
 
In September we will be relaunching PWConnect (PastorsWives.com) with a new team of contributing writers. If you want to help us encourage and support ministry wives, we'd love to hear from you. Do you have something on your heart you'd like to share with other pastors' wives? Submit your material to us. We're currently accepting articles, devotionals, tes...

Continue reading ...
 

Heirloom Gardener

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2016,
Heirloom Gardener
 
Share your story: Has your family kept cuttings from the same rose bush for generations? Did a relative develop a vegetable variety that you maintain and treasure to this day? Is there a specific plant that always reminds you of home? We’re looking for readers’ stories about special plants passed down and shared for generations. Send your stories to Kristi Quillen, along with high-resolution photos if possible. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society 23rd Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2016,
Illinois State Poetry Society 23rd Annual Contest  
 
7 categories to enter: Free verse, Formal verse, Haiku, the Arts, Celestial, Music, & Compassion.
Awards: Cash prizes - $10 - $50 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 (members $8) for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

Houseboat Online Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2016,
Houseboat Online Literary Journal
 
There aren't enough artistic outlets that truly cross boundaries. Houseboat is making its contribution to that endeavor. It's quite new. We started the ball rolling with photographs and poems inspired by them. By now we have poetry pages and featured poets as well as guest photographers and artists. We also want to explore music, sculpture, short fiction, and other forms of human expression, focus...

Continue reading ...
 

The Book of Hope Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 13, 2016,
The Book of Hope Anthology
 
Are you a writer who has lost hope and then regained it? Many of us have had this experience for one reason or another and now it’s time to share our experiences with others to help them move forward with their lives.
 
We’re publishing an anthology of stories in which writers share some sort of situation where hope was lost — physical health, work, money, relationship, etc. — then regained. The writer tells ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saved: Objects of the Dead

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 12, 2016,
Saved: Objects of the Dead
 
Join us in exploring the universal topics of loss and memory. Submit a photograph and a brief description, story or poem about an object in memoriam and help us build an enriching collective art experience.
 
How to Submit:  Honor your deceased loved one, family member or friend by taking a photograph of a unique or utilitarian object, memento or heirloom that once...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers' Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 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 October 6, 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
     Short Story: limit of 4,0...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2016,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest      
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 
All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible. All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines. Authors retain all rights and may submi...

Continue reading ...
 

Art Affair Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2016,
Art Affair Writing Contests
 
Art Affair Western Short Story Contests
$5 ENTRY FEE
Postmark deadline October 1, 2016. Art Affair's western fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer. Prizes: $50, $25, $15. (Prize money and certificates will be mailed to the winners and a list of winners will be published on the website in December 2016.)
 
Art Affair ...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Poetry Superhighway Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 8, 2016,
2016 Poetry Superhighway Poetry Contest
 
Entry Guidelines:
•The Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest is open to all human beings on planet Earth. (except for the three judges)
•Enter as many poems as you like.
•Previously published poems are eligible.
•Poems may be of any style, length, or subject matter.
•This contest is separate from weekly Poet of the Week consideration though submissions for Poet of the week consideration must be s...

Continue reading ...
 

Golden Fleece Press Harry Potter Inspired Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 7, 2016,
Golden Fleece Press Harry Potter Inspired Anthology
 
Calling all Potterheads for Fandom Universe: Indelible Ink
 
Being part of a fandom can be an amazing, life-affirming thing. Nothing in the world is as marvelous as finding a new friend who loves something just as much as you love it. We have big plans for The Fandom Universe, spanning not just the hypergiant stars but some of the more sedate dwarfs as well. We are looking for essay and art submissio...

Continue reading ...
 

Stones Before the Ocean: A Worship Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2016,
Stones Before the Ocean: A Worship Poetry Anthology
 
This is an open call for poems that are interesting and creative, that reflect who God is. That isn’t to say that they shouldn’t be in a certain style or follow a form, more that they really express our worship in fresh ways rather than simply saying for instance that God is Holy, or Jesus is Love. They think poetry is best when it delves into these ideas and finds new language to describe something like...

Continue reading ...
 

Christmas Traditions anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 5, 2016,
Christmas Traditions anthology
The following is from Charlotte Holt, author of the “Trusting Him” book series -
 
I have decided to do a book called, “Christmas Traditions.” I’m asking for stories from 1000-2000 words. I know you all have Christmas Traditions you treasure. I want the stories to show things you remember and/or do year after year in order to develop memories and relationships. I hope your stories will in someway include the greatest Christmas gift of all —Jesus.
 
The...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Faith Journey

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 4, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Faith Journey
 
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 fro...

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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2016,
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
 
14th year. $4,000 in cash prizes, including $1,500 for a poem in any style and $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Final judge: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. Entry fee is $10 per poem. Each poem may hav...

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Houston Writers Guild Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 2, 2016,
Houston Writers Guild Press
 
Out of Many One – Celebrating Diversity Writing Contest
 
The HWG Press’s new contest opens August 1st and closes September 30th. Entries must explore the theme of diversity and how it makes us stronger as a society and/or as individuals.  Winners will receive cash prizes listed below as well as publication in the HWG Press’s next anthology: “Out of Many One — Celebrating Diversity.”  The volume will debut at t...

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Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 1, 2016,
Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special     
 
2016 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Song of Solomon/Songs 4:10 "How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfumes than any spice!"
 
Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)
 
Submission Guidelines:
 
•Easter Lilies are historic...

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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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