This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Browsing Archive: January, 2017

Wild Plum Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2017,
Wild Plum Haiku Contest
 
One haiku in English per person. Your entry must be original, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any publication.
Please send your entry by e-mail: wildplumcontest@gmail.com with”WPHC 2017” in subject line. Please include your name and location (city, country).
Deadline: 1 March 2017
Prizes : diplomas for the winners.
Judge: Maria Tomczak
The participation is free and open to public.
R...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: The First Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 30, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The First Year
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

The Cresset

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 29, 2017,
The Cresset: A review of literature, the arts, and public affairs
 
We publish essays, poetry, and reviews, not fiction. The Editor reviews all manuscripts, and sends a selection of them to members of an Advisory Board, consisting of faculty members at Valparaiso University.
 
\Our writers are scattered across the country, and represent a number of professions, though college teachers are probably the largest group. We do accept unsolicited manuscri...

Continue reading ...
 

Boyds Mill Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 27, 2017,
Boyds Mill Press
 
Boyds Mill Press is owned by Highlights for Children. They are an award winning publisher of children’s books. The best way to get a feeling for what they publish is by reviewing their catalog. If you are considering submitting a picture book, review the picture books. If you are considering submitting a book of poetry, review their poetry selection. Their catalog is organized by category. I would also encourage you to check...

Continue reading ...
 

Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2017,
Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Utmost Christian Writers Foundation exists to encourage and support poets of Christian faith by providing them with resources and awards, and to promote the creation of excellent poetry by Christians.
 
Deadline: February 28, 2017. Christian writers are invited to compete for $3,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, 10 ho...

Continue reading ...
 

CWGSA Take the Indie World by Storm Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2017,
Christian Writers Group of San Antonio      
Take the Indie World by Storm!
 
Join us Saturday, February 25, for a one-day workshop that will give you the tools and insight you need to bring your book through the doors of independent publishing and put it into the hands of readers!
 
Our presenters are 4 accomplished authors from the Writers on the Storm ACFW chapter. Show up for the Writers on the Storm, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park, IL, 2017 Poetry Challenge

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 24, 2017,
Highland Park 2017 Poetry Challenge
 
Who may participate: Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages are
invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2017 Poetry Challenge.  This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:
 
(1) Prairie & Pioneers (in honor of the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth)
(2) The Secret ...

Continue reading ...
 

Winding Path Publications

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 23, 2017,
Winding Path Publications
 
Winding Path Publications is an independent traditional publishing house based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We know that extraordinary books can be made anywhere; it's just a matter of finding the story through the trees.
 
Winding Path Publications is currently looking for picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels. To submit, please fill out the form on the website. We try our best to review queries in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2017,
Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3
 
Please submit your original polished short fiction, poetry, comics, and creative non-fiction based on the theme of "Weird Sisters" for inclusion in our third Lilac City Fairy Tales Anthology, with all proceeds benefiting Spark Central. Fiction and creative non-fiction should be no longer than 1,200 words in length, and poets should submit no more than three poems. The deadline for submissions is ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2017,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 
 
Snowball Fight
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the 1928 cover illustration by Penrhyn Stanlaws above. 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 February 25, 2017. The winning ...

Continue reading ...
 

Big Bend Productions: Love is in the Air

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 20, 2017,
Big Bend Productions: Love is in the Air
 
Now taking submissions for romance anthology of poems, short stories, and artwork.
Deadline: February 23, 2017.
 
Must be love and romance related.
Poems cannot be more than two pages long.
Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
Authors do not receive royalties

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 19, 2017,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.



Continue reading ...
 

Arthur A. Levine Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2017,
Arthur A. Levine Books
 
 Arthur A. Levine Books publishes hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and discerning adults). We look for strong writing, beautiful artwork, authentic emotion, and ideas or perspectives we haven't seen before, and we greatly enjoy working with debut authors and illustrators. Submit:
 
 Picture Books: Query letter + the full text
 Novels: Query letter + the first two chapters + s...

Continue reading ...
 

The William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2017,
The William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, 2017
 
From the Fort Worth Poetry Society, in cooperation with the Poetry Society of Texas.
 
The contest will honor deceased Fort Worth poetry William D. Barney, one of the most distinguished poets fort Worth has produced, a former member of FWPS, and past president of the Poetry Society of Texas. He won the national Robert Frost Award in 1961 and was Tex...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 17, 2017,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2017,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2017
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 13, 2017
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or h...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City, TX, 9th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2017,
Johnson City, TX, Library 9th Annual Writers Conference
 
Johnson City Library is proud to announce its 9th consecutive annual Writers Conference sponsored by the Johnson City Library Friends of the Library. This year’s theme is “Agents, Editors and Authors”. The conference is Wednesday, February 22nd, at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson City, 105 N. LBJ Dr.
 
Speakers will be author Bill Cotter (http://therumpus.net/20...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2017,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Entry fee: $10 plus $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $75. 31 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 13, 2017,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: January 31, 2017 (received by)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or sacre...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 12, 2017,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
22 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

The Found Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 11, 2017,
The Found Poetry Review
 
Give us your poems made up of lines from newspaper articles, instruction booklets, dictionaries, toothpaste boxes, biographies, Craigs list posts, speeches, other poems and any other text-based source. Only found poems will be considered for publication; we regret we cannot publish “original” poems, regardless of quality.
 
With some exceptions, our editors look for submissions:
*Whose form demonstrate...

Continue reading ...
 

Tea Time: Writing Our Leaves and Our Lives Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2017,
Tea Time: Writing Our Leaves and Our Lives Workshop
 
Explore the tasty partnership of tea, story, poetry and writing—in this special writing workshop with author Megan Willome. Limit 10 participants. Registration will open on January 4. Class begins February 6, 2017.
 
Do you drink tea—either occasionally, or like your life depends upon it?
 
Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it leaves you on the g...

Continue reading ...
 

The Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2017,
The Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize
 
Apogee, the journal at Franklin College in Indiana, runs a national contest (only $5 per packet of 2 poems with a $200 prize), accepting both unpublished or previously poems.
 
Maximum of 2 pages per poem. Each submission is $5, with no limit to the number of entries. Previous entries will be accepted. The winner will receive $200 and two copies of the journal. Submissions in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Anaiah Press: A Mightly Presence

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2017,
Anaiah Press: A Mighty Presence   
 
Anaiah Press is a Christian digital-first publishing house dedicated to presenting quality faith-based fiction and nonfiction books to the public. Our Christian beliefs are reflected in the way we conduct business and in our relationships with our employees and authors. All books published by Anaiah Press are faith-based. We strive to publish books that convey a Christian message, explicit or implied, through ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2017,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers  
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 ...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal: "Eddie tended to drift..."

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2017,
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is February 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would p...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Accomplishments

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 5, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Accomplishments 
 
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 hone...

Continue reading ...
 

Silver Brich Press: Me at 17

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2017,
Silver Birch Press: Me at 17
 
As we approach the New Year, thoughts turn to the number 17 — especially as it relates to that age in our lives. Frank Sinatra sang “when I was 17…” in “It Was a Very Good Year,” Janis Ian sings about it in “At Seventeen,”  Arthur Rimbaud’s poem “Novel,” explores what happens at 17, and poet Larry Levis wrote “The Poet at Seventeen....

Continue reading ...
 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2017,
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
 
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes. Writing Prizes: $500, $250, $100. Poetry Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fees: $5 per poe...

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2017.
 
Prizes - £360/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2018. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Ent...

Continue reading ...
 

Providence

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Providence
 
Providence publishes widely on matters intersecting Christian faith and theology with national security and foreign policy, international relations, political theory, defense, war, terrorism, global economy, energy, etc. Website: We prefer to publish 500-1,000 words but are willing to publish longer pieces so long as they are highly readable. Print journal: Book Reviews: 800-1,200; Essays: 1,500-3,000; Lead features: 3,250-4,000. Website pay...

Continue reading ...
 

2018 Young Explorer's Adventure Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Anthology  
http://dreamingrobotpress.com/young-explorers-adventure-guide-submissions
 
We’re looking for stories that:
 
    Have a main character that a middle grade reader (ages 8-12) can identify with;
    Show a diverse set of real characters;
    Are well written, fun to read and encourage a love of reading science fiction;
    Tell of adventure, space, science.  Give us rockets, robots and alien encounters, and we’re pretty happy. Steampunk...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Dogs  
http://chickensoup.com   
 
We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our dogs. The focus of this book will be on rescued dogs that were adopted from shelters or rescue organizations and who luckily found their forever homes. Whether adopted as puppies or adopted as older dogs in the last few years of their lives, what amazing stories of survival our dogs could tell us. We love these heartwarming and i...

Continue reading ...
 

Noctua Review: SCSU literary journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Noctua Review: Southern Connecticut State University’s graduate literary journal
 
Noctua Review is accepting previously unpublished short fiction, poetry, and artwork between October 1st, 2016 and January 31st, 2017. Any submissions received outside our reading period will go unread. We do not consider non-fiction or translations at the present time.
 
Please include a short, third-person bio along with your submission.
 
Simultaneous s...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Cats
 
We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our cats. The focus of this book will be on rescued cats that were adopted from shelters or rescue organizations and who luckily found their forever homes. Whether adopted as kittens or adopted as older cats in the last few years of their lives, what amazing stories of survival our cats could tell us. We love these heartwarming and i...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review Literay Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal       
 
Submission period: January 1st to January 31st, 2017  
Theme: "Back Roads & Byways".
 
We look for the intersections of lives and landscapes as they occur along, astride, or in some vicinity to literal back roads and byways. We leave geographical and topological definitions of such roads and their regions up to potential submitters, as we would delineations between cities and towns that fall under their purvie...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner eChapbooks: Breaking Barriers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Wordrunner Echapbooks: Breaking Barriers
 
"The next echapbook (our 30th!) will be a themed collection by multiple authors. Submissions open December 1, 2016, and close January 30, 2017. We are looking for original fiction, memoir, and poetry about breaking barriers or pushing against boundaries." NB: "Work should not have been previously published with this exception: If you are submitting poems, at least one submission to the anthology issue should...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2017

Wild Plum Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2017,
Wild Plum Haiku Contest
 
One haiku in English per person. Your entry must be original, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any publication.
Please send your entry by e-mail: wildplumcontest@gmail.com with”WPHC 2017” in subject line. Please include your name and location (city, country).
Deadline: 1 March 2017
Prizes : diplomas for the winners.
Judge: Maria Tomczak
The participation is free and open to public.
R...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: The First Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 30, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The First Year
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

The Cresset

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 29, 2017,
The Cresset: A review of literature, the arts, and public affairs
 
We publish essays, poetry, and reviews, not fiction. The Editor reviews all manuscripts, and sends a selection of them to members of an Advisory Board, consisting of faculty members at Valparaiso University.
 
\Our writers are scattered across the country, and represent a number of professions, though college teachers are probably the largest group. We do accept unsolicited manuscri...

Continue reading ...
 

Boyds Mill Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 27, 2017,
Boyds Mill Press
 
Boyds Mill Press is owned by Highlights for Children. They are an award winning publisher of children’s books. The best way to get a feeling for what they publish is by reviewing their catalog. If you are considering submitting a picture book, review the picture books. If you are considering submitting a book of poetry, review their poetry selection. Their catalog is organized by category. I would also encourage you to check...

Continue reading ...
 

Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2017,
Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Utmost Christian Writers Foundation exists to encourage and support poets of Christian faith by providing them with resources and awards, and to promote the creation of excellent poetry by Christians.
 
Deadline: February 28, 2017. Christian writers are invited to compete for $3,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, 10 ho...

Continue reading ...
 

CWGSA Take the Indie World by Storm Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2017,
Christian Writers Group of San Antonio      
Take the Indie World by Storm!
 
Join us Saturday, February 25, for a one-day workshop that will give you the tools and insight you need to bring your book through the doors of independent publishing and put it into the hands of readers!
 
Our presenters are 4 accomplished authors from the Writers on the Storm ACFW chapter. Show up for the Writers on the Storm, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park, IL, 2017 Poetry Challenge

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 24, 2017,
Highland Park 2017 Poetry Challenge
 
Who may participate: Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages are
invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2017 Poetry Challenge.  This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:
 
(1) Prairie & Pioneers (in honor of the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth)
(2) The Secret ...

Continue reading ...
 

Winding Path Publications

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 23, 2017,
Winding Path Publications
 
Winding Path Publications is an independent traditional publishing house based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We know that extraordinary books can be made anywhere; it's just a matter of finding the story through the trees.
 
Winding Path Publications is currently looking for picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels. To submit, please fill out the form on the website. We try our best to review queries in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2017,
Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3
 
Please submit your original polished short fiction, poetry, comics, and creative non-fiction based on the theme of "Weird Sisters" for inclusion in our third Lilac City Fairy Tales Anthology, with all proceeds benefiting Spark Central. Fiction and creative non-fiction should be no longer than 1,200 words in length, and poets should submit no more than three poems. The deadline for submissions is ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2017,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 
 
Snowball Fight
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the 1928 cover illustration by Penrhyn Stanlaws above. 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 February 25, 2017. The winning ...

Continue reading ...
 

Big Bend Productions: Love is in the Air

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 20, 2017,
Big Bend Productions: Love is in the Air
 
Now taking submissions for romance anthology of poems, short stories, and artwork.
Deadline: February 23, 2017.
 
Must be love and romance related.
Poems cannot be more than two pages long.
Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
Authors do not receive royalties

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 19, 2017,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.



Continue reading ...
 

Arthur A. Levine Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2017,
Arthur A. Levine Books
 
 Arthur A. Levine Books publishes hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and discerning adults). We look for strong writing, beautiful artwork, authentic emotion, and ideas or perspectives we haven't seen before, and we greatly enjoy working with debut authors and illustrators. Submit:
 
 Picture Books: Query letter + the full text
 Novels: Query letter + the first two chapters + s...

Continue reading ...
 

The William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2017,
The William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, 2017
 
From the Fort Worth Poetry Society, in cooperation with the Poetry Society of Texas.
 
The contest will honor deceased Fort Worth poetry William D. Barney, one of the most distinguished poets fort Worth has produced, a former member of FWPS, and past president of the Poetry Society of Texas. He won the national Robert Frost Award in 1961 and was Tex...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 17, 2017,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2017,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2017
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 13, 2017
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or h...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City, TX, 9th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2017,
Johnson City, TX, Library 9th Annual Writers Conference
 
Johnson City Library is proud to announce its 9th consecutive annual Writers Conference sponsored by the Johnson City Library Friends of the Library. This year’s theme is “Agents, Editors and Authors”. The conference is Wednesday, February 22nd, at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson City, 105 N. LBJ Dr.
 
Speakers will be author Bill Cotter (http://therumpus.net/20...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2017,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Entry fee: $10 plus $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $75. 31 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 13, 2017,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: January 31, 2017 (received by)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or sacre...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 12, 2017,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
22 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

The Found Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 11, 2017,
The Found Poetry Review
 
Give us your poems made up of lines from newspaper articles, instruction booklets, dictionaries, toothpaste boxes, biographies, Craigs list posts, speeches, other poems and any other text-based source. Only found poems will be considered for publication; we regret we cannot publish “original” poems, regardless of quality.
 
With some exceptions, our editors look for submissions:
*Whose form demonstrate...

Continue reading ...
 

Tea Time: Writing Our Leaves and Our Lives Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2017,
Tea Time: Writing Our Leaves and Our Lives Workshop
 
Explore the tasty partnership of tea, story, poetry and writing—in this special writing workshop with author Megan Willome. Limit 10 participants. Registration will open on January 4. Class begins February 6, 2017.
 
Do you drink tea—either occasionally, or like your life depends upon it?
 
Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it leaves you on the g...

Continue reading ...
 

The Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2017,
The Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize
 
Apogee, the journal at Franklin College in Indiana, runs a national contest (only $5 per packet of 2 poems with a $200 prize), accepting both unpublished or previously poems.
 
Maximum of 2 pages per poem. Each submission is $5, with no limit to the number of entries. Previous entries will be accepted. The winner will receive $200 and two copies of the journal. Submissions in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Anaiah Press: A Mightly Presence

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2017,
Anaiah Press: A Mighty Presence   
 
Anaiah Press is a Christian digital-first publishing house dedicated to presenting quality faith-based fiction and nonfiction books to the public. Our Christian beliefs are reflected in the way we conduct business and in our relationships with our employees and authors. All books published by Anaiah Press are faith-based. We strive to publish books that convey a Christian message, explicit or implied, through ...

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Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2017,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers  
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 ...

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The First Line Literary Journal: "Eddie tended to drift..."

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2017,
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is February 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would p...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Accomplishments

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 5, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Accomplishments 
 
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 hone...

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Silver Brich Press: Me at 17

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2017,
Silver Birch Press: Me at 17
 
As we approach the New Year, thoughts turn to the number 17 — especially as it relates to that age in our lives. Frank Sinatra sang “when I was 17…” in “It Was a Very Good Year,” Janis Ian sings about it in “At Seventeen,”  Arthur Rimbaud’s poem “Novel,” explores what happens at 17, and poet Larry Levis wrote “The Poet at Seventeen....

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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2017,
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
 
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes. Writing Prizes: $500, $250, $100. Poetry Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fees: $5 per poe...

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Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2017.
 
Prizes - £360/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2018. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Ent...

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Providence

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Providence
 
Providence publishes widely on matters intersecting Christian faith and theology with national security and foreign policy, international relations, political theory, defense, war, terrorism, global economy, energy, etc. Website: We prefer to publish 500-1,000 words but are willing to publish longer pieces so long as they are highly readable. Print journal: Book Reviews: 800-1,200; Essays: 1,500-3,000; Lead features: 3,250-4,000. Website pay...

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2018 Young Explorer's Adventure Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Anthology  
http://dreamingrobotpress.com/young-explorers-adventure-guide-submissions
 
We’re looking for stories that:
 
    Have a main character that a middle grade reader (ages 8-12) can identify with;
    Show a diverse set of real characters;
    Are well written, fun to read and encourage a love of reading science fiction;
    Tell of adventure, space, science.  Give us rockets, robots and alien encounters, and we’re pretty happy. Steampunk...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Dogs  
http://chickensoup.com   
 
We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our dogs. The focus of this book will be on rescued dogs that were adopted from shelters or rescue organizations and who luckily found their forever homes. Whether adopted as puppies or adopted as older dogs in the last few years of their lives, what amazing stories of survival our dogs could tell us. We love these heartwarming and i...

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Noctua Review: SCSU literary journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Noctua Review: Southern Connecticut State University’s graduate literary journal
 
Noctua Review is accepting previously unpublished short fiction, poetry, and artwork between October 1st, 2016 and January 31st, 2017. Any submissions received outside our reading period will go unread. We do not consider non-fiction or translations at the present time.
 
Please include a short, third-person bio along with your submission.
 
Simultaneous s...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Cats
 
We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our cats. The focus of this book will be on rescued cats that were adopted from shelters or rescue organizations and who luckily found their forever homes. Whether adopted as kittens or adopted as older cats in the last few years of their lives, what amazing stories of survival our cats could tell us. We love these heartwarming and i...

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San Pedro River Review Literay Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal       
 
Submission period: January 1st to January 31st, 2017  
Theme: "Back Roads & Byways".
 
We look for the intersections of lives and landscapes as they occur along, astride, or in some vicinity to literal back roads and byways. We leave geographical and topological definitions of such roads and their regions up to potential submitters, as we would delineations between cities and towns that fall under their purvie...

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Wordrunner eChapbooks: Breaking Barriers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2017,
Wordrunner Echapbooks: Breaking Barriers
 
"The next echapbook (our 30th!) will be a themed collection by multiple authors. Submissions open December 1, 2016, and close January 30, 2017. We are looking for original fiction, memoir, and poetry about breaking barriers or pushing against boundaries." NB: "Work should not have been previously published with this exception: If you are submitting poems, at least one submission to the anthology issue should...

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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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