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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






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Browsing Archive: November, 2017

The Paddock Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 30, 2017,
The Paddock Review
 
Ends on December 31, 2017
$2.00 USD submission fee
Finishing Line Press is accepting submissions for our online journal THE PADDOCK REVIEW.
 
Please submit 1-3 quality poems. Previously published poems are okay--please let us know where so we can give first credit to the publisher. If your poems are from your book (any publisher), please let us know and we will give a shout out for that too. 
 
Simultaneous...

Continue reading ...
 

The Lascaux Prize in Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 30, 2017,
The Lascaux Prize in Fiction
 
The Lascaux Prize in Fiction is presently open for submissions. Novels must have been published during the 2016 or 2017 calendar years. Independently published works are welcome.
 
Winner receives $1,000 and a bronze medallion. Entry fee is $20. Authors may enter more than once. There are no length or content restrictions. All genres and styles are welcome. Contest participants receive free downloads of the Lascaux Prize anthologies ...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 28, 2017,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest  
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $350. 2nd prize: $200. 3rd prize: $100. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2017.
 
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Christmas Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 27, 2017,
Christmas Short Story Contest
 
Write a short story with a Christmas theme, between 2000-5000 words.
Prizes – $100 first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third place
Start – 1 December 2017      End – 25 December 2017
Winners announced -30 December 2017
 
Submit your best Christmas story to our Christmas Spectacular. No fee required to enter. All work must be from the author who submits them, unless they are noted as a translation, but ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Defending Their Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Defending Their Faith  
 
Topic: What is one fun or unique or unbelievably creative way that you've helped your kids better understand how to defend their faith?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 31, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one ag...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest for December

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: December    
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need ...

Continue reading ...
 

Workers Write! Tales From the Cafe

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Workers Write! Tales From the Café
http://www.workerswritejournal.com                 
 
Issue fourteen of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Café and will contain stories and poems from the food industry, including kitchen, server, and front and back-of-house jobs.
 
We're looking for fiction about bakers, bartenders, bus people, chefs, cooks, managers, owners, servers - anyone who works in a restaurant, bar, or café. Drop us a line if you have a question.
 
The deadline for subm...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses' Gallery

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Highland Park Poetry Muses’ Gallery
http://highlandparkpoetry.org
 
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for our Winter Muses' Gallery: Poet's Choice! No theme or form required - just your best work. Send us poetry & photography & artwork by December 26, 2017 at Midnight. Poems should not exceed 30 lines. Send images as .jpg files and poems as text in the body of an email or a .doc attachment to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of America Annual Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
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.
 
Entry fee is $15 per entry for non-members
Award 6—George Bogin Memorial Award, $50...

Continue reading ...
 

Atlantis Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Atlantis Short Story Contest

Now in its seventh year, the Atlantis Short Story Contest *2017* opens its gates. Authors from all around the world are welcome to enter the one and only contest that offers a critique for every participating story! Stories 300-2500 words.
 
Prizes: $300, $100, $50
Entry fee: $9
Early bird deadline: December 18, 2017

Continue reading ...
 

Five Poisoned Apples Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Five Poisoned Apples Writing Contest
http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/#!writing-contest/c22i6
 
Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter its Five Poisoned Apples creative writing contest. Your story must be based on the fairytale "Snow White" and be between 5,000 and 20,000 words. Five winners will each receive $125 and publication.
 
Deadline: 12/16/2017. Prizes: $125. Entry fee: $10

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 16, 2017,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest  
http://www.wyopoets.org/contests.html
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 15, 2017,
Houston Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Deadline is 11/30/17 for fiction and/or creative non-fiction short stories no longer than 5000 words.
 
The theme of this year's contest is Outside the Window – Tales of the World. Submissions must adhere to the topic - related to traveling, exploring, and/or experiencing new and different cultures, and how traveling opens one’s mind to understand and appreciate the...

Continue reading ...
 

Beacon Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
Beacon Publishing
 
Beacon Publishing is a Christian publisher. According to their website, they “look for books with a concise, compelling, transformative message designed to inspire individuals to grow and improve in every dimension of their lives: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.” They publish primarily non-fiction for adults as well as fiction for adults and children.
 
They do not accept proposals for pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 13, 2017,
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 ...
 

Gibbs Smith Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 12, 2017,
Gibbs Smith Publishing
 
Our main emphasis is on interior design, architecture, children's, and cookbooks. Additionally, we accept submissions in the following subjects: arts and crafts, western humor with general appeal, general humor, and gift books. Also, Gibbs Smith is seeking submissions for a new adult and children's fiction venture launching in fall 2018. We are accepting agented and unagented completed man...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 11, 2017,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests   
 
Deadline: December 15, 2017
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $45. Ten categories to enter.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Spider & Ladybug: Captivating Cityscapes

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 10, 2017,
Spider & Ladybug: Captivating Cityscapes
 
Call for Submissions: Captivating Cityscapes
Deadline: December 15, 2017
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) and Ladybug (for ages 3-6) are looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Cityscapes. Cities are unique places where millions of people live. Take us underground to ride the subways, into back alleys and apartments, and up in the world’s tallest skyscrapers. We...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: The Nativity Scene

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 9, 2017,
Focus on the Family: The Nativity Scene
 
Topic: Tell us how you used this year's free "O Holy Night" Nativity scene in a unique way that made your Advent experience better for your family (and include a photo if you can — this free Advent calendar is found at FocusOnTheFamily.com/advent.)
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 15, 2017
Byline: Yes —...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 9, 2017,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest opens for submissions every October, the deadline is in December, and prizes are awarded in January. Historically, entries have come from all across the nation and Canada. Stories are blind-judged by an expert in the fields of writing and literature.
 
Writers do not need to be members of the Guild in order to parti...

Continue reading ...
 

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 9, 2017,
Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest
 
Deadline: December 1, 2017
 
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 Pri...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 8, 2017,
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 ab...

Continue reading ...
 

Small Town Poetry - An Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 6, 2017,
Small Town Poetry – An Anthology
 
We seek poems that engage the essentials of small town American life for an anthology expected to be published in 2018 by Midwestern Writers Publishing House Books. We’ll consider any form or style, but prefer shorter poems (1-2 pp.). “Small town” is an elastic category, obviously, but if your town, village, or city has a post office and grocery store but lacks a bus line or branch librarie...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada Magazine: Monsters

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 6, 2017,
Cicada Magazine: Monsters
 
Call for Submissions: Monsters
Due: December 1, 2017
 
Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Monsters. How do we view monsters? Grotesque. Other. Twisted. Hungry. We check under our beds for them; we fear their presence at the edges of all our familiar spaces; we drive them out with torches and pitchforks wherever we find them. Cicada wants to see works that cast monst...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Being Broke

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 5, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Being Broke
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Adversus Press Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 5, 2017,
Adversus Press Literary Journal
 
Welcome to Adversus Press. We are a literary magazine seeking to reflect the beauty of God’s character and creation by publishing Christian authors whose writing is True, Good, and Beautiful.
 
While the postmodern society in which we live scoffs at truth and form, and has all but done away with the classical standards by which the quality of stories and poems may be measured, we wish to showcase literary work tha...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: One Generation to Another

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 4, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: One Generation to Another
 
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....

Continue reading ...
 

Permanent Vacation: Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 4, 2017,
Permanent Vacation: Volume 2
 
Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. In Volume 1, we read tales of grizzly encounters and streaking through Denali, personal relationships with temperamental elk in Yellowstone, and on finding beauty in housekeeping in Yosemite National Park. Now, we seek more of those stories from the national parks. Whether you spent your time building trails o...

Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 2, 2017,
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 prin...

Continue reading ...
 

PAWsome Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 2, 2017,
Institute for Writers PAWsome Poetry Contest
 
The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. Deadline is November 5, 2017. Entry fee is $19.
 
That alone is a great reason to write and enter!
 
Here's all you need to do:
 
1. Write a poem, in any poetry style, that contains an animal.
2. Your poem can be for any age range.
3. Submissions...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
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, 2017
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to critique each manuscript, but we cannot guarantee all judges...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories
 
We’re looking for stories about how you found love. And how you kept it fresh over the years. New love, old love, please warm our hearts with your stories and poems.
PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK IS FOR ADULTS, NOT FOR TEENS. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships.
 
Deadline is November 30, 2017.
Payment...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: November, 2017

The Paddock Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 30, 2017,
The Paddock Review
 
Ends on December 31, 2017
$2.00 USD submission fee
Finishing Line Press is accepting submissions for our online journal THE PADDOCK REVIEW.
 
Please submit 1-3 quality poems. Previously published poems are okay--please let us know where so we can give first credit to the publisher. If your poems are from your book (any publisher), please let us know and we will give a shout out for that too. 
 
Simultaneous...

Continue reading ...
 

The Lascaux Prize in Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 30, 2017,
The Lascaux Prize in Fiction
 
The Lascaux Prize in Fiction is presently open for submissions. Novels must have been published during the 2016 or 2017 calendar years. Independently published works are welcome.
 
Winner receives $1,000 and a bronze medallion. Entry fee is $20. Authors may enter more than once. There are no length or content restrictions. All genres and styles are welcome. Contest participants receive free downloads of the Lascaux Prize anthologies ...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 28, 2017,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest  
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $350. 2nd prize: $200. 3rd prize: $100. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2017.
 
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Christmas Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 27, 2017,
Christmas Short Story Contest
 
Write a short story with a Christmas theme, between 2000-5000 words.
Prizes – $100 first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third place
Start – 1 December 2017      End – 25 December 2017
Winners announced -30 December 2017
 
Submit your best Christmas story to our Christmas Spectacular. No fee required to enter. All work must be from the author who submits them, unless they are noted as a translation, but ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Defending Their Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Defending Their Faith  
 
Topic: What is one fun or unique or unbelievably creative way that you've helped your kids better understand how to defend their faith?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 31, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one ag...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest for December

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: December    
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need ...

Continue reading ...
 

Workers Write! Tales From the Cafe

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Workers Write! Tales From the Café
http://www.workerswritejournal.com                 
 
Issue fourteen of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Café and will contain stories and poems from the food industry, including kitchen, server, and front and back-of-house jobs.
 
We're looking for fiction about bakers, bartenders, bus people, chefs, cooks, managers, owners, servers - anyone who works in a restaurant, bar, or café. Drop us a line if you have a question.
 
The deadline for subm...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses' Gallery

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Highland Park Poetry Muses’ Gallery
http://highlandparkpoetry.org
 
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for our Winter Muses' Gallery: Poet's Choice! No theme or form required - just your best work. Send us poetry & photography & artwork by December 26, 2017 at Midnight. Poems should not exceed 30 lines. Send images as .jpg files and poems as text in the body of an email or a .doc attachment to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of America Annual Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
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.
 
Entry fee is $15 per entry for non-members
Award 6—George Bogin Memorial Award, $50...

Continue reading ...
 

Atlantis Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Atlantis Short Story Contest

Now in its seventh year, the Atlantis Short Story Contest *2017* opens its gates. Authors from all around the world are welcome to enter the one and only contest that offers a critique for every participating story! Stories 300-2500 words.
 
Prizes: $300, $100, $50
Entry fee: $9
Early bird deadline: December 18, 2017

Continue reading ...
 

Five Poisoned Apples Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 26, 2017,
Five Poisoned Apples Writing Contest
http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/#!writing-contest/c22i6
 
Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter its Five Poisoned Apples creative writing contest. Your story must be based on the fairytale "Snow White" and be between 5,000 and 20,000 words. Five winners will each receive $125 and publication.
 
Deadline: 12/16/2017. Prizes: $125. Entry fee: $10

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 16, 2017,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest  
http://www.wyopoets.org/contests.html
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 15, 2017,
Houston Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Deadline is 11/30/17 for fiction and/or creative non-fiction short stories no longer than 5000 words.
 
The theme of this year's contest is Outside the Window – Tales of the World. Submissions must adhere to the topic - related to traveling, exploring, and/or experiencing new and different cultures, and how traveling opens one’s mind to understand and appreciate the...

Continue reading ...
 

Beacon Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
Beacon Publishing
 
Beacon Publishing is a Christian publisher. According to their website, they “look for books with a concise, compelling, transformative message designed to inspire individuals to grow and improve in every dimension of their lives: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.” They publish primarily non-fiction for adults as well as fiction for adults and children.
 
They do not accept proposals for pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 13, 2017,
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 ...
 

Gibbs Smith Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 12, 2017,
Gibbs Smith Publishing
 
Our main emphasis is on interior design, architecture, children's, and cookbooks. Additionally, we accept submissions in the following subjects: arts and crafts, western humor with general appeal, general humor, and gift books. Also, Gibbs Smith is seeking submissions for a new adult and children's fiction venture launching in fall 2018. We are accepting agented and unagented completed man...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 11, 2017,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests   
 
Deadline: December 15, 2017
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $45. Ten categories to enter.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Spider & Ladybug: Captivating Cityscapes

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 10, 2017,
Spider & Ladybug: Captivating Cityscapes
 
Call for Submissions: Captivating Cityscapes
Deadline: December 15, 2017
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) and Ladybug (for ages 3-6) are looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Cityscapes. Cities are unique places where millions of people live. Take us underground to ride the subways, into back alleys and apartments, and up in the world’s tallest skyscrapers. We...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: The Nativity Scene

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 9, 2017,
Focus on the Family: The Nativity Scene
 
Topic: Tell us how you used this year's free "O Holy Night" Nativity scene in a unique way that made your Advent experience better for your family (and include a photo if you can — this free Advent calendar is found at FocusOnTheFamily.com/advent.)
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 15, 2017
Byline: Yes —...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 9, 2017,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest opens for submissions every October, the deadline is in December, and prizes are awarded in January. Historically, entries have come from all across the nation and Canada. Stories are blind-judged by an expert in the fields of writing and literature.
 
Writers do not need to be members of the Guild in order to parti...

Continue reading ...
 

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 9, 2017,
Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest
 
Deadline: December 1, 2017
 
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 Pri...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 8, 2017,
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 ab...

Continue reading ...
 

Small Town Poetry - An Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 6, 2017,
Small Town Poetry – An Anthology
 
We seek poems that engage the essentials of small town American life for an anthology expected to be published in 2018 by Midwestern Writers Publishing House Books. We’ll consider any form or style, but prefer shorter poems (1-2 pp.). “Small town” is an elastic category, obviously, but if your town, village, or city has a post office and grocery store but lacks a bus line or branch librarie...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada Magazine: Monsters

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 6, 2017,
Cicada Magazine: Monsters
 
Call for Submissions: Monsters
Due: December 1, 2017
 
Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Monsters. How do we view monsters? Grotesque. Other. Twisted. Hungry. We check under our beds for them; we fear their presence at the edges of all our familiar spaces; we drive them out with torches and pitchforks wherever we find them. Cicada wants to see works that cast monst...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Being Broke

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 5, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Being Broke
 
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...

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Adversus Press Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 5, 2017,
Adversus Press Literary Journal
 
Welcome to Adversus Press. We are a literary magazine seeking to reflect the beauty of God’s character and creation by publishing Christian authors whose writing is True, Good, and Beautiful.
 
While the postmodern society in which we live scoffs at truth and form, and has all but done away with the classical standards by which the quality of stories and poems may be measured, we wish to showcase literary work tha...

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Purpose Magazine: One Generation to Another

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 4, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: One Generation to Another
 
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....

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Permanent Vacation: Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 4, 2017,
Permanent Vacation: Volume 2
 
Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. In Volume 1, we read tales of grizzly encounters and streaking through Denali, personal relationships with temperamental elk in Yellowstone, and on finding beauty in housekeeping in Yosemite National Park. Now, we seek more of those stories from the national parks. Whether you spent your time building trails o...

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Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 2, 2017,
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 prin...

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PAWsome Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 2, 2017,
Institute for Writers PAWsome Poetry Contest
 
The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. Deadline is November 5, 2017. Entry fee is $19.
 
That alone is a great reason to write and enter!
 
Here's all you need to do:
 
1. Write a poem, in any poetry style, that contains an animal.
2. Your poem can be for any age range.
3. Submissions...

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Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
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, 2017
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to critique each manuscript, but we cannot guarantee all judges...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories
 
We’re looking for stories about how you found love. And how you kept it fresh over the years. New love, old love, please warm our hearts with your stories and poems.
PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK IS FOR ADULTS, NOT FOR TEENS. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships.
 
Deadline is November 30, 2017.
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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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