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: April, 2018

Rhyme On! Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2018,
Rhyme On! Poetry Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
No Entry Fee
 
“Poets! Here’s your chance to share your work with the Loudoun County community and win a prize to boot in our annual Rhyme On! contest. Submit your work in one of four categories April 1 through May 15. Winning prizes ($65 gift cards) and runner-up prizes ($25 gift cards) will be awarded in the following categories: Best Love Poem; Best “Loudoun” Poem; Funniest Poem; Free-Verse....

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2018,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, postmark
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems.
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in the Connecticut River Review. Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information (name, address, email and phone) and one with NO contact information. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however, ple...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Family Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Family Christmas
 
Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that include a teen, her family and a Christmas mystery. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Wearing Clothes Appropriate for the Weather

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Wearing Clothes Appropriate for the Weather
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children to wear clothing, coats, boots, gloves, etc., or not, and dress appropriately for the weather?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: May 7, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2018 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2018,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2018 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by May 31, 2018.
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolution color photo (headsh...

Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 27, 2018,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest
 
Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 20178
Poetry, Flash Story, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
$250 prize in each genre
Submission fee: $3
                                       
Poetry: We are looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought.
 
Short Story: Short stories must dr...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: May

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: May
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered....

Continue reading ...
 

The Georgia Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2018,
The Georgia Review
 
Accepts submissions before May 15 and after August 15. No limit on fiction length but no novel excerpts. Submit three to five poems at a time. Only one essay at a time. The Georgia Review pays all contributors; the current standard rates are $50 per printed page for prose and $4 per line for poetry. Essay-reviews and standard reviews earn honoraria of $50/printed page; book briefs carry a fixed honorarium of $50. In addition, all contribut...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2018,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Home
 
Deadline:  May 21, 2018
 
They say it’s where you hang your hat; it’s where the heart is; it’s where they have to take you in. But what does home mean for communities and individuals facing rising temperatures and extreme weather; wealth disparity and resource scarcity; and the forces of globalization and nationalism? What does it mean to belong somewhere? For the winter 2019 issue of Creative Nonf...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 22, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado
 
Theme: God and Country
Deadline: May 19, 2018
Sponsor: Jo-Ann Birch
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 50
 
SHOULDS: For this specific contest, what poetic qualities, handling of subject matter, or
thematic focus should be prominent? Poets should consider these questions in approaching the theme: Where is the country heading? What are the stresses/reliefs? Has spirituality been an influence? –How?

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2018,
Enchanted Conversations: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
Deadline: May 20, 2018
For: June 2018 Issue
Theme: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories, poems, and sequential art (aka comics) that use summer as a main characters or that operate as a catalyst to the story in a fairy tale, folklore, or mythic setting. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters set within t...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2018,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize
 
$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Continue reading ...
 

Cricket Magazine: Endless Summer

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 19, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Endless Summer
 
Theme: Endless Summer
Deadline: May 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, poetry, recipes, and activities for our summer issues.  We’re looking for stories of less than 1,800 words about neighborhood adventures; new or unexpected friendships; summer jobs and attempts to earn money; beach holidays, summer camps, and sports teams; surprising encounte...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2018,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest 
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one cop...

Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine - Tell Me More

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 17, 2018,
Ladybug Magazine: Tell Me More
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) seeks simple, compelling explorations of the young child’s world. Introduce our readers to a kid who lives in an unusual home, share a cultural tradition you know well, explore a new city with them, describe a cool invention, or tell them a story about an intriguing animal or ecosystem. We’re looking for writing attuned to a young child’s interests and capac...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Candy

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Candy
 
Topic: What is one way you uniquely taught your children to monitor their own candy intake?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: April 23, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Hard Stuff

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Hard Stuff
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that deal with some of the hard stuff that teens go through. Remember that teens like reading about girl-boy relationships, but t...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2018 Ruminate Poetry Prize. $1500 and publication will be awarded to the winner. $200 and publication will be awarded to the second-place winner.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is May 15th. The entry fee is $20. All submissions must be previously unpublished work. You may submit up to two ...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider Magazine: Inventions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2018,
Spider Magazine: Inventions
 
SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, n...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2018,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Summer Contest 2018
Contest Theme: Any Theme
Form: Eight-Line Rhyming (End or Internal) Poems
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2018 (postmark)
Winners will be ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Century Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2018,
The Christian Century Magazine
 
We seek to articulate the public meaning of faith, bringing the resources of religious tradition to bear on such topics as poverty, human rights, economic justice, international relations, national priorities, and popular culture. We are also interested in pieces that examine or critique the theology and ethos of individual religious communities. We welcome articles that find fresh meaning in old traditions a...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Cleaning Up

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Cleaning Up
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children to empty trash, wet mop or put away dishes in the dishwasher?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: April 30, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Bonsai: A Journal of Haiku Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2018,
Bonsai: A Journal of Haiku Poetry
 
Bonsai: a journal of haiku poems (a part of the 13 alphabet magazine), looking for haiku which follow the syllabic pattern : 5/7/5! also you may send haiga, haibun and senryu poems. All poets are welcome to submit a maximum of three (3) poems within 05th May for its first issue.

Continue reading ...
 

Entangled Teen

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 8, 2018,
Entangled Teen
 
Entangled Teen (simultaneous print and e-distribution) and Entangled digiTeen (digital first distribution), our young adult imprints, publish the swoon-worthy young adult romances readers crave. Whether they’re dark and angsty or fun and sassy, contemporary, fantastical, or futuristic, Teen and digiTeen have exactly what teen (and teen at heart!) readers want. We are seeking fresh voices with interesting twists on popular genres.
 
from: ...

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87th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2018,
87th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
 
Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie Script, Children’s/Young Adult Fiction
 
Entry Fees: $25 for the first manuscript; $15 for each addit...

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Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2018,
Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest
 
Certificates and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 and will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories listed below. A maximum word count, or line count for poetry, is listed for each category: First Novel Chapters (1,500 words.), Short Story (1,500 words.), Flash Fiction (500 words.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 words.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 words.), Poetry (not to exceed 50 lin...

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The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2018,
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition  
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material ...

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Grace Publishing Moments: Moments with Billy Graham

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 5, 2018,
Grace Publishing Moments: Moments with Billy Graham
 
Yvonne Lehman is putting together a Moments with Billy Graham book to be released in time for his birthday in November and needs stories asap!
 
Moments is a non-paying market, but royalties go to Samaritan’s Purse. Please email Yvonne for any questions.
 
Take a look at previous Moments books that Grace Publishing has released, particularly the first one, Divine Moments, to see what we accept. The article length is...

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River Poets Journal: Immigrants

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2018,
River Poets Journal: Immigrants  
 
Stories and Poems on our Ancestors
Submission Period: January 2018 - May 1, 2018
 
This theme is a tribute to immigrants and how they contributed to this country. Each of us has a story or poem to tell about the journey of our ancestors, or those who raised us, their trials and tribulations, their humor, their customs, their superstitions, their cooking, and how their stories handed down through generatio...

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Early American Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2018,
Early American Life
 
We work as much as one year in advance. We like to key our issues to the season, so if it's winter, think about writing a story and taking pictures for next winter. We cover a diversity of topics, all centered around America from its founding through the mid-1800s: history, architecture, decorating, antiques, crafts, and travel. A one-page story in Early American Life, such as Worth Seeing, runs about 750 words. A typical f...

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Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 3, 2018,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered...

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Purpose Magazine: Beginnings

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 2, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Beginnings
 
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 artic...

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California Writers Club 2018 Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2018,
California Writers Club 2018 Short Story Contest
Sacramento Branch
 
Category: Short story
Word limit: 1000 words
Theme: A surprising encounter (submitters should use their own title)
Deadline extended: April 30, 2018
Restrictions: Original work not previously published in print or online
First Place: $100   ~   Second Place: $50   ~   Third Place: $25
 
Winners will be recognized at or before the June, 2018, luncheon meeting.
Entry Fee $...

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Finishing Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2018,
Finishing Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection in perfect-bound print edition. Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted.
 
Final judge: Leah Maines.
All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists wi...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2018

Rhyme On! Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2018,
Rhyme On! Poetry Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
No Entry Fee
 
“Poets! Here’s your chance to share your work with the Loudoun County community and win a prize to boot in our annual Rhyme On! contest. Submit your work in one of four categories April 1 through May 15. Winning prizes ($65 gift cards) and runner-up prizes ($25 gift cards) will be awarded in the following categories: Best Love Poem; Best “Loudoun” Poem; Funniest Poem; Free-Verse....

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2018,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, postmark
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems.
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in the Connecticut River Review. Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information (name, address, email and phone) and one with NO contact information. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however, ple...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Family Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Family Christmas
 
Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that include a teen, her family and a Christmas mystery. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Wearing Clothes Appropriate for the Weather

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Wearing Clothes Appropriate for the Weather
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children to wear clothing, coats, boots, gloves, etc., or not, and dress appropriately for the weather?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: May 7, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2018 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2018,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2018 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by May 31, 2018.
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolution color photo (headsh...

Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 27, 2018,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest
 
Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 20178
Poetry, Flash Story, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
$250 prize in each genre
Submission fee: $3
                                       
Poetry: We are looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surprise us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure. Disturb our well-trod patterns of thought.
 
Short Story: Short stories must dr...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: May

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: May
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered....

Continue reading ...
 

The Georgia Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2018,
The Georgia Review
 
Accepts submissions before May 15 and after August 15. No limit on fiction length but no novel excerpts. Submit three to five poems at a time. Only one essay at a time. The Georgia Review pays all contributors; the current standard rates are $50 per printed page for prose and $4 per line for poetry. Essay-reviews and standard reviews earn honoraria of $50/printed page; book briefs carry a fixed honorarium of $50. In addition, all contribut...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2018,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Home
 
Deadline:  May 21, 2018
 
They say it’s where you hang your hat; it’s where the heart is; it’s where they have to take you in. But what does home mean for communities and individuals facing rising temperatures and extreme weather; wealth disparity and resource scarcity; and the forces of globalization and nationalism? What does it mean to belong somewhere? For the winter 2019 issue of Creative Nonf...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 22, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado
 
Theme: God and Country
Deadline: May 19, 2018
Sponsor: Jo-Ann Birch
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 50
 
SHOULDS: For this specific contest, what poetic qualities, handling of subject matter, or
thematic focus should be prominent? Poets should consider these questions in approaching the theme: Where is the country heading? What are the stresses/reliefs? Has spirituality been an influence? –How?

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2018,
Enchanted Conversations: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
Deadline: May 20, 2018
For: June 2018 Issue
Theme: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories, poems, and sequential art (aka comics) that use summer as a main characters or that operate as a catalyst to the story in a fairy tale, folklore, or mythic setting. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters set within t...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2018,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize
 
$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Continue reading ...
 

Cricket Magazine: Endless Summer

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 19, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Endless Summer
 
Theme: Endless Summer
Deadline: May 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, poetry, recipes, and activities for our summer issues.  We’re looking for stories of less than 1,800 words about neighborhood adventures; new or unexpected friendships; summer jobs and attempts to earn money; beach holidays, summer camps, and sports teams; surprising encounte...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2018,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest 
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one cop...

Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine - Tell Me More

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 17, 2018,
Ladybug Magazine: Tell Me More
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) seeks simple, compelling explorations of the young child’s world. Introduce our readers to a kid who lives in an unusual home, share a cultural tradition you know well, explore a new city with them, describe a cool invention, or tell them a story about an intriguing animal or ecosystem. We’re looking for writing attuned to a young child’s interests and capac...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Candy

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Candy
 
Topic: What is one way you uniquely taught your children to monitor their own candy intake?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: April 23, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Hard Stuff

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Hard Stuff
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that deal with some of the hard stuff that teens go through. Remember that teens like reading about girl-boy relationships, but t...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2018 Ruminate Poetry Prize. $1500 and publication will be awarded to the winner. $200 and publication will be awarded to the second-place winner.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is May 15th. The entry fee is $20. All submissions must be previously unpublished work. You may submit up to two ...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider Magazine: Inventions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2018,
Spider Magazine: Inventions
 
SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, n...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2018,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Summer Contest 2018
Contest Theme: Any Theme
Form: Eight-Line Rhyming (End or Internal) Poems
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2018 (postmark)
Winners will be ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Century Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2018,
The Christian Century Magazine
 
We seek to articulate the public meaning of faith, bringing the resources of religious tradition to bear on such topics as poverty, human rights, economic justice, international relations, national priorities, and popular culture. We are also interested in pieces that examine or critique the theology and ethos of individual religious communities. We welcome articles that find fresh meaning in old traditions a...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Cleaning Up

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Cleaning Up
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children to empty trash, wet mop or put away dishes in the dishwasher?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: April 30, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Bonsai: A Journal of Haiku Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2018,
Bonsai: A Journal of Haiku Poetry
 
Bonsai: a journal of haiku poems (a part of the 13 alphabet magazine), looking for haiku which follow the syllabic pattern : 5/7/5! also you may send haiga, haibun and senryu poems. All poets are welcome to submit a maximum of three (3) poems within 05th May for its first issue.

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Entangled Teen

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 8, 2018,
Entangled Teen
 
Entangled Teen (simultaneous print and e-distribution) and Entangled digiTeen (digital first distribution), our young adult imprints, publish the swoon-worthy young adult romances readers crave. Whether they’re dark and angsty or fun and sassy, contemporary, fantastical, or futuristic, Teen and digiTeen have exactly what teen (and teen at heart!) readers want. We are seeking fresh voices with interesting twists on popular genres.
 
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87th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2018,
87th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
 
Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie Script, Children’s/Young Adult Fiction
 
Entry Fees: $25 for the first manuscript; $15 for each addit...

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Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2018,
Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest
 
Certificates and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 and will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories listed below. A maximum word count, or line count for poetry, is listed for each category: First Novel Chapters (1,500 words.), Short Story (1,500 words.), Flash Fiction (500 words.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 words.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 words.), Poetry (not to exceed 50 lin...

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The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2018,
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition  
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material ...

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Grace Publishing Moments: Moments with Billy Graham

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 5, 2018,
Grace Publishing Moments: Moments with Billy Graham
 
Yvonne Lehman is putting together a Moments with Billy Graham book to be released in time for his birthday in November and needs stories asap!
 
Moments is a non-paying market, but royalties go to Samaritan’s Purse. Please email Yvonne for any questions.
 
Take a look at previous Moments books that Grace Publishing has released, particularly the first one, Divine Moments, to see what we accept. The article length is...

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River Poets Journal: Immigrants

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2018,
River Poets Journal: Immigrants  
 
Stories and Poems on our Ancestors
Submission Period: January 2018 - May 1, 2018
 
This theme is a tribute to immigrants and how they contributed to this country. Each of us has a story or poem to tell about the journey of our ancestors, or those who raised us, their trials and tribulations, their humor, their customs, their superstitions, their cooking, and how their stories handed down through generatio...

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Early American Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2018,
Early American Life
 
We work as much as one year in advance. We like to key our issues to the season, so if it's winter, think about writing a story and taking pictures for next winter. We cover a diversity of topics, all centered around America from its founding through the mid-1800s: history, architecture, decorating, antiques, crafts, and travel. A one-page story in Early American Life, such as Worth Seeing, runs about 750 words. A typical f...

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Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 3, 2018,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered...

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Purpose Magazine: Beginnings

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 2, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Beginnings
 
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 artic...

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California Writers Club 2018 Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2018,
California Writers Club 2018 Short Story Contest
Sacramento Branch
 
Category: Short story
Word limit: 1000 words
Theme: A surprising encounter (submitters should use their own title)
Deadline extended: April 30, 2018
Restrictions: Original work not previously published in print or online
First Place: $100   ~   Second Place: $50   ~   Third Place: $25
 
Winners will be recognized at or before the June, 2018, luncheon meeting.
Entry Fee $...

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Finishing Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2018,
Finishing Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest
 
A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection in perfect-bound print edition. Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted.
 
Final judge: Leah Maines.
All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists wi...

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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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