This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site 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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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




Over 27,000 copies sold! 



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: August, 2018

Kelsay Books Villanelle Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 31, 2018,
Kelsay Books Villanelle Anthology
 
Love Affairs at the villa Nelle: 44 Poetic Temptation
An anthology of poetry to be edited by Marilyn L.Taylor and James P. Roberts and scheduled to be published by Kelsay Books.
 
We are looking for poems about the things—people, scenery, lost puppies and cockatoos, rogue planets and shady vampires, used car salesmen and Hollywood actresses—that you love! All poems must be in a traditio...

Continue reading ...
 

Cricket Magazine: Curtain Call

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Curtain Call
 
Deadline: September 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about music, theater, and the performing arts. Most Cricket readers play musical instruments, and many perform in plays or dance. They enjoy poetry and contemporary fiction that reflects their challenges and triumphs. Cricket regularly publishes nonfiction and historical fiction about the history...

Continue reading ...
 

Feedspot Names Christwriters #10 Top Christian Writers Blog

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2018,
Feedspot Names Christwriters#10 Top Christian Writers Blog
 
My blog, Christian Writers Submission Information, http://christwriters.info, has been named as one of the top 15 blog spots by Feedspot.
 
“Feedspot names the Best Christian Writers blogs from thousands of Christian websites for writers on the web using search and social metrics. We recommend you subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and emp...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 29, 2018,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest   
 
6 categories to enter.
 
Entry fee is $3. Prizes range from $20 to $50.
Deadline: poems must be received by September 30, 2018.
 
Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters.

Continue reading ...
 

Riverfeet Press Anthology: Awake in the World, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 28, 2018,
Riverfeet Press Anthology: Awake in the World, Volume 2
 
We are now accepting submissions for our new anthology: Awake in the World, Volume 2. The first volume, released summer of 2017, included the work of over forty writers from seven countries. It was a top ten best seller at several Indie Bookstores, and was picked up by Yellowstone National Park for sale in their gift shops. We are excited to continue p...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: September

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: September
 
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 en...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best     
 
Our moms are really our first teachers. The first things we learn when we are babies come from them. And we continue to learn from them as we grow up. Moms need to know they are appreciated, loved and respected, and that we were and are listening. The stories in this book will make moms everywhere feel that all their hard work paid off.
 
We’re looking for your stories about mothers of all ages and types. We want to know the...

Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg Writers Conference Agent's Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 26, 2018,
Fredericksburg, TX, Writers Conference Agent's Conference     
 
The Fredericksburg Writers Conference has set the date for their agent conference for Saturday, Nov. 3. Literary agent Jeannie Loiacono will accept a limited number of pitches by area writers for consideration by her agency, which specializes in publishing first-time authors. In addition to taking the pitch presentations from writers, Loiacono will present, “The Writer’s Journey: What Writers Can ...

Continue reading ...
 

Clarendon House Publications Miracles Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 25, 2018,
Clarendon House Publications
Miracle: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Christian Stories Anthology 2018
 
This is for the many Christian writers out there, or those who want to try their hand at a story with what Tolkien called a ‘eucatastrophe’ - a miraculous ‘turning to the Good’ at the end. I’m thinking of the Christmas market here, in terms of readership, but the stories don’t exclusively have to be about Christmas as such.
 
Length: u...

Continue reading ...
 

The Creative Company, Creative Editions Imprint

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 24, 2018,
The Creative Company, Creative Editions Imprint
 
Creative Editions imprint accepts unsolicited picture book and board book submissions. Board books should target ages 2-5, and picture books should target ages 4-6. They also publish illustrated nonfiction for middle school (middle school illustrated nonfiction should not exceed 2500 words). Submissions should be emailed to collection.development@thecreativecompany.us

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Graduation

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 23, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Graduation
 
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 inspire teens to expectantly look toward graduation as a next step in life. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Off-Hand, Cutting Comments

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 23, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Off-Hand, Cutting Comments
 
Topic: Do you have a mouthy middle schooler? What is one thing you did to help your child learn not to make off-hand, cutting comments? Think beyond the jar that they have to put something in when they make the comment or giving them back a piece of their own medicine or lecturing about a Scripture. Instead, tell us how you gently guided your child to guard his or her tongue ...

Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg Writers Conference with Agent Consultation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 22, 2018,
Fredericksburg Writers Conference with Agent Consultation
 
FredericksburgTexasNovember 2-3, 2018at the Hill Country University Center2818 East U.S. Hwy. 290.
Register for the conference, view conference itinerary, and view the guidelines for a pitch session with literary agent, Jeanie Loiacono at https://fbgwriters.yolasite.com
 
Jeanie Loiacono is the owner of Loiacono Literary Agency with years of experience guiding authors to successful publication and sh...

Continue reading ...
 

The Poeming Pigeon: Sports

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 21, 2018,
The Poeming Pigeon: Sports
 
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!  Submit your poems for our 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon. The theme, this time around, is SPORTS. Share your love of the game. Share stories from a fan’s perspective. Relive your glory days.  Share how sports have shaped you as person.  Dive into controversy surrounding our favorite athletes. We invite you to interpret and expand upon the theme however you like.
 
For the “Sports” Issue, we ...

Continue reading ...
 

Foster City International Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 20, 2018,
Foster City International Writers Contest              
 
Contest Fee:  $10 per entry
First Place:  $250  Second Place:  $100
Deadline: September 28, 2018
 
Prizes to be awarded in:
Fiction:  Not to exceed 3000 words in length.
Personal Essay:  Must not exceed 3000 words in length.
Poetry:  Either rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer; must not exceed 500 words.
...
Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Gossip

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 19, 2018,
SHINE brightly: Gossip
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14).
The next theme is “gossip.” This issue will focus on helping girls recognize gossip and work on cutting it out of their lives.
 
Word length: 700-1,300 for fiction; 200-700 words for nonfiction.
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up to $15/poem. Games and puzzles pay up to $15.
 
Submissions will close September 25, 2018Publication i...

Continue reading ...
 

Stories Out of School Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 18, 2018,
Stories Out of School Flash Fiction Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 16, 2018. Teachers have the most fascinating, difficult, and important job on the planet, and their work days are filled with stories. Yet teachers seldom appear in fiction. This yearly contest, a joint venture of The Academy for Teachers and Tin House, was created to inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex ...

Continue reading ...
 

The New Yorker Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 17, 2018,
The New Yorker Poetry
 
We review poetry on a rolling basis, but ask that you please not submit more than twice in a twelve-month period. You may send up to six poems (in a single document) per submission. Our response time is currently around six months.
 
We are interested in original, unpublished poetry. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere. This includes websites and personal blogs, even if a posting has been removed prior to submission.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Under the Hunter's Moon

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 16, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Under the Hunter’s Moon: Spooky & Spellbinding Tales
 
Deadline: September 20, 2018
For: October 2018 Issue
Theme: Under the Hunter’s Moon: Spooky & Spellbinding Tales      
 
The Hunter's Moon is the name of the full moon that takes place in October, and EC is celebrating the month of the Hunter's Moon and All Hallow's Eve with an issue of spooky, spellbinding, and creepy stories in fairy tale, folktale or my...

Continue reading ...
 

Our Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 15, 2018,
Our Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2018. No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both.
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's prese...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Bonding With Your Baby

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 14, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Bonding With Your Baby
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you or your spouse bonded with your baby? Please make sure that this bonding is different from those found at "Bonding WithYour Baby," "New Dad Bonding," "When You Don't NaturallyBond With Your Baby," and "4 Ways to Bond with an AdoptedNewborn." 
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: Sep...

Continue reading ...
 

Dreamquest One Poetry and Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 13, 2018,
Dreamquest One Poetry and Writing Contest
 
$5-$10 Entry fee. Deadline September 15, 2018. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme. Genres: fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, stage plays, and screenwriting). No word count. Short story prizes: first $500, second $250, third $...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: On the Money

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 12, 2018,
MUSE: On the Money
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scient...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Ask, Seek, Knock

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 12, 2018,
The Christian Journal: Ask, Seek, Knock
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this time. Each issue follows ...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Boo-Hoo, Boo-Boo

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 10, 2018,
Guardian Angel Kids: Boo-Hoo, Boo-Boo
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up to 50...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Brother

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 9, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Brothers
 
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 include brothers. They can be about anything that teen girls do in the spring, but must include the main character's brother or brother...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: What You Changed About Valentine's Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 8, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: What You Changed About Valentine's Day
 
Topic: What is one unique activity that you did with your children that changed your Valentine's Day forever? We are NOT looking for crafts, dates with a parent or any activity found at Valentine's Day Cards and Activities. Your idea should be creative and cause change in your family.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acc...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 7, 2018,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, New Poets, Traditional Form – Rondeau, Harvest
 
Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
OPA Members—Flat rate of $8 for up to five poems (limit of one poem per category).
Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per category).
 
Deadline: Submit electro...

Continue reading ...
 

Parabola Literary Journal: Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 6, 2018,
Parabola Literary Journal: Hope
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Winter 2018-2019 issue is HopeThe submission deadline is September 1, 2018.
 
Parabola welcomes original es...

Continue reading ...
 

Gabriel's Horn Poetry Anthology: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 5, 2018,
Gabriel’s Horn Poetry Anthology: Joy
 
Gabriel’s Horn, small press, seeks poetry for an annual anthology. We are looking for poetry that is written with form, structure, rhythm, and rhyme scheme (traditional forms such as sonnets, triolets, etc serve well), is positive, uplifting, and inspirational, and in particular with a focus on faith and family and this year's theme of JOY
 
$3 submission fee for up to 5 poems.
 
Poets will be pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Beatitudes

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 4, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Beatitudes     
 
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 ...

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The War Cry: Someone Cares

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 3, 2018,
The War Cry: Someone Cares 
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets & Patrons 62nd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 2, 2018,
Poets & Patrons 62nd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: September 1, 2018
 
PRIZES: $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).
 
12 categories open to all include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, Shakespeare, Love, Specu...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Guests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 1, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Guests      
 
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 inclu...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: August, 2018

Kelsay Books Villanelle Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 31, 2018,
Kelsay Books Villanelle Anthology
 
Love Affairs at the villa Nelle: 44 Poetic Temptation
An anthology of poetry to be edited by Marilyn L.Taylor and James P. Roberts and scheduled to be published by Kelsay Books.
 
We are looking for poems about the things—people, scenery, lost puppies and cockatoos, rogue planets and shady vampires, used car salesmen and Hollywood actresses—that you love! All poems must be in a traditio...

Continue reading ...
 

Cricket Magazine: Curtain Call

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Curtain Call
 
Deadline: September 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about music, theater, and the performing arts. Most Cricket readers play musical instruments, and many perform in plays or dance. They enjoy poetry and contemporary fiction that reflects their challenges and triumphs. Cricket regularly publishes nonfiction and historical fiction about the history...

Continue reading ...
 

Feedspot Names Christwriters #10 Top Christian Writers Blog

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2018,
Feedspot Names Christwriters#10 Top Christian Writers Blog
 
My blog, Christian Writers Submission Information, http://christwriters.info, has been named as one of the top 15 blog spots by Feedspot.
 
“Feedspot names the Best Christian Writers blogs from thousands of Christian websites for writers on the web using search and social metrics. We recommend you subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and emp...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 29, 2018,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest   
 
6 categories to enter.
 
Entry fee is $3. Prizes range from $20 to $50.
Deadline: poems must be received by September 30, 2018.
 
Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters.

Continue reading ...
 

Riverfeet Press Anthology: Awake in the World, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 28, 2018,
Riverfeet Press Anthology: Awake in the World, Volume 2
 
We are now accepting submissions for our new anthology: Awake in the World, Volume 2. The first volume, released summer of 2017, included the work of over forty writers from seven countries. It was a top ten best seller at several Indie Bookstores, and was picked up by Yellowstone National Park for sale in their gift shops. We are excited to continue p...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: September

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: September
 
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 en...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best     
 
Our moms are really our first teachers. The first things we learn when we are babies come from them. And we continue to learn from them as we grow up. Moms need to know they are appreciated, loved and respected, and that we were and are listening. The stories in this book will make moms everywhere feel that all their hard work paid off.
 
We’re looking for your stories about mothers of all ages and types. We want to know the...

Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg Writers Conference Agent's Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 26, 2018,
Fredericksburg, TX, Writers Conference Agent's Conference     
 
The Fredericksburg Writers Conference has set the date for their agent conference for Saturday, Nov. 3. Literary agent Jeannie Loiacono will accept a limited number of pitches by area writers for consideration by her agency, which specializes in publishing first-time authors. In addition to taking the pitch presentations from writers, Loiacono will present, “The Writer’s Journey: What Writers Can ...

Continue reading ...
 

Clarendon House Publications Miracles Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 25, 2018,
Clarendon House Publications
Miracle: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Christian Stories Anthology 2018
 
This is for the many Christian writers out there, or those who want to try their hand at a story with what Tolkien called a ‘eucatastrophe’ - a miraculous ‘turning to the Good’ at the end. I’m thinking of the Christmas market here, in terms of readership, but the stories don’t exclusively have to be about Christmas as such.
 
Length: u...

Continue reading ...
 

The Creative Company, Creative Editions Imprint

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 24, 2018,
The Creative Company, Creative Editions Imprint
 
Creative Editions imprint accepts unsolicited picture book and board book submissions. Board books should target ages 2-5, and picture books should target ages 4-6. They also publish illustrated nonfiction for middle school (middle school illustrated nonfiction should not exceed 2500 words). Submissions should be emailed to collection.development@thecreativecompany.us

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Graduation

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 23, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Graduation
 
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 inspire teens to expectantly look toward graduation as a next step in life. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Off-Hand, Cutting Comments

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 23, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Off-Hand, Cutting Comments
 
Topic: Do you have a mouthy middle schooler? What is one thing you did to help your child learn not to make off-hand, cutting comments? Think beyond the jar that they have to put something in when they make the comment or giving them back a piece of their own medicine or lecturing about a Scripture. Instead, tell us how you gently guided your child to guard his or her tongue ...

Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg Writers Conference with Agent Consultation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 22, 2018,
Fredericksburg Writers Conference with Agent Consultation
 
FredericksburgTexasNovember 2-3, 2018at the Hill Country University Center2818 East U.S. Hwy. 290.
Register for the conference, view conference itinerary, and view the guidelines for a pitch session with literary agent, Jeanie Loiacono at https://fbgwriters.yolasite.com
 
Jeanie Loiacono is the owner of Loiacono Literary Agency with years of experience guiding authors to successful publication and sh...

Continue reading ...
 

The Poeming Pigeon: Sports

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 21, 2018,
The Poeming Pigeon: Sports
 
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!  Submit your poems for our 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon. The theme, this time around, is SPORTS. Share your love of the game. Share stories from a fan’s perspective. Relive your glory days.  Share how sports have shaped you as person.  Dive into controversy surrounding our favorite athletes. We invite you to interpret and expand upon the theme however you like.
 
For the “Sports” Issue, we ...

Continue reading ...
 

Foster City International Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 20, 2018,
Foster City International Writers Contest              
 
Contest Fee:  $10 per entry
First Place:  $250  Second Place:  $100
Deadline: September 28, 2018
 
Prizes to be awarded in:
Fiction:  Not to exceed 3000 words in length.
Personal Essay:  Must not exceed 3000 words in length.
Poetry:  Either rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer; must not exceed 500 words.
...
Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Gossip

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 19, 2018,
SHINE brightly: Gossip
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14).
The next theme is “gossip.” This issue will focus on helping girls recognize gossip and work on cutting it out of their lives.
 
Word length: 700-1,300 for fiction; 200-700 words for nonfiction.
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up to $15/poem. Games and puzzles pay up to $15.
 
Submissions will close September 25, 2018Publication i...

Continue reading ...
 

Stories Out of School Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 18, 2018,
Stories Out of School Flash Fiction Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 16, 2018. Teachers have the most fascinating, difficult, and important job on the planet, and their work days are filled with stories. Yet teachers seldom appear in fiction. This yearly contest, a joint venture of The Academy for Teachers and Tin House, was created to inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex ...

Continue reading ...
 

The New Yorker Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 17, 2018,
The New Yorker Poetry
 
We review poetry on a rolling basis, but ask that you please not submit more than twice in a twelve-month period. You may send up to six poems (in a single document) per submission. Our response time is currently around six months.
 
We are interested in original, unpublished poetry. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere. This includes websites and personal blogs, even if a posting has been removed prior to submission.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Under the Hunter's Moon

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 16, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Under the Hunter’s Moon: Spooky & Spellbinding Tales
 
Deadline: September 20, 2018
For: October 2018 Issue
Theme: Under the Hunter’s Moon: Spooky & Spellbinding Tales      
 
The Hunter's Moon is the name of the full moon that takes place in October, and EC is celebrating the month of the Hunter's Moon and All Hallow's Eve with an issue of spooky, spellbinding, and creepy stories in fairy tale, folktale or my...

Continue reading ...
 

Our Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 15, 2018,
Our Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2018. No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both.
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's prese...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Bonding With Your Baby

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 14, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Bonding With Your Baby
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you or your spouse bonded with your baby? Please make sure that this bonding is different from those found at "Bonding WithYour Baby," "New Dad Bonding," "When You Don't NaturallyBond With Your Baby," and "4 Ways to Bond with an AdoptedNewborn." 
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: Sep...

Continue reading ...
 

Dreamquest One Poetry and Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 13, 2018,
Dreamquest One Poetry and Writing Contest
 
$5-$10 Entry fee. Deadline September 15, 2018. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme. Genres: fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, stage plays, and screenwriting). No word count. Short story prizes: first $500, second $250, third $...

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MUSE: On the Money

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 12, 2018,
MUSE: On the Money
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scient...

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The Christian Journal: Ask, Seek, Knock

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 12, 2018,
The Christian Journal: Ask, Seek, Knock
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this time. Each issue follows ...

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Guardian Angel Kids: Boo-Hoo, Boo-Boo

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 10, 2018,
Guardian Angel Kids: Boo-Hoo, Boo-Boo
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up to 50...

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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Brother

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 9, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Brothers
 
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 include brothers. They can be about anything that teen girls do in the spring, but must include the main character's brother or brother...

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Focus on the Family: What You Changed About Valentine's Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 8, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: What You Changed About Valentine's Day
 
Topic: What is one unique activity that you did with your children that changed your Valentine's Day forever? We are NOT looking for crafts, dates with a parent or any activity found at Valentine's Day Cards and Activities. Your idea should be creative and cause change in your family.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acc...

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Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 7, 2018,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, New Poets, Traditional Form – Rondeau, Harvest
 
Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
OPA Members—Flat rate of $8 for up to five poems (limit of one poem per category).
Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per category).
 
Deadline: Submit electro...

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Parabola Literary Journal: Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 6, 2018,
Parabola Literary Journal: Hope
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Winter 2018-2019 issue is HopeThe submission deadline is September 1, 2018.
 
Parabola welcomes original es...

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Gabriel's Horn Poetry Anthology: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 5, 2018,
Gabriel’s Horn Poetry Anthology: Joy
 
Gabriel’s Horn, small press, seeks poetry for an annual anthology. We are looking for poetry that is written with form, structure, rhythm, and rhyme scheme (traditional forms such as sonnets, triolets, etc serve well), is positive, uplifting, and inspirational, and in particular with a focus on faith and family and this year's theme of JOY
 
$3 submission fee for up to 5 poems.
 
Poets will be pa...

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Purpose Magazine: Beatitudes

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 4, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Beatitudes     
 
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 ...

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The War Cry: Someone Cares

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 3, 2018,
The War Cry: Someone Cares 
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the ...

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Poets & Patrons 62nd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 2, 2018,
Poets & Patrons 62nd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: September 1, 2018
 
PRIZES: $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).
 
12 categories open to all include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, Shakespeare, Love, Specu...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Guests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 1, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Guests      
 
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 inclu...

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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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