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. I am not an editor, publisher, or an agent. I am a writer who enjoys sharing submission information I find on the web with other writers. 

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.

If you experience any problems with the links or with submitting your material, please let me know. If you would like to receive free submission information via a daily email, drop me a line at sally@sallyclark.info and your name will be added to the e-list. Your name email address will never be shared or sold to anyone else. Promise!

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Browsing Archive: December, 2019

The War Cry: Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 31, 2019,
The War Cry: Easter           

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 general public. It i...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses' Gallery: Sight, Mars, or Magic 9

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 30, 2019,
Highland Park Poetry Muses’ Gallery: Sight, Mars, or Magic 9

2020 Poetry Challenge
Deadline - Monday, January 31, 2020

Poets are challenged to write in response to one of the prompts:

Sight (in recognition of the year 2020 sounding like “20/20” or a person with normal vision)

Mars (in honor Isaac Asimov & Ray Bradbury’s 100th Birthdays and NASA 2020 Mars Rover)

Magic 9 (a simple poetic form by Divena Collins - a 9-line poem doesn...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be You

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 29, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be You     

Continue reading ...
 

McSweeney's

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 28, 2019,
McSweeney’s

We publish fiction and nonfiction. There are no rules. The best way to get a sense of what we’re interested in publishing is to read the Quarterly. Read articles online and note the quirky sense of humor required in the stories accepted.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: January

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 27, 2019,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: January
 
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 ent...

Continue reading ...
 

The Winter Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 26, 2019,
The Winter Anthology
 
Please send as much poetry or prose as you like. Whole manuscripts are welcome. Send writings of which you are the sole author and that were not written earlier than 1999. Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome. To get a sense of our aesthetics, see our previous volumes. All work will be read by the editors, with finalists judged by Cole Swensen. Multiple entries are welcome. The deadline is January 31st, 2...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 24, 2019,
Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
Entry Fee - $20 for fiction, nonfiction, poetry or children’s.
Prizes - $100, $50, $25

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Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 23, 2019,
Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2020.
 
Prizes - £400/US $600 total prize money.

12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2021. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Entrants may win more...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review: The American South

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 23, 2019,
San Pedro River Review: The American South
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each fall, we make nominations f...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 22, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Christmas

Deadline January 30, 2020. We are now collecting stories for our HOLIDAY 2020 book and we are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s festivities, too. We want to hear about your holiday memories and traditions. The rituals of the holiday season give a rhythm to the years and create a found...


Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writes at the Median Community Library in Medina, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 21, 2019,
Texas Writes at the Medina Community Library in MedinaTX
 
Medina Community Library
13948 State Hwy 16 N
MedinaTX 78055

January, 25, 2020 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public.

Featured authors: Nan Cuba - "The Truth Told Slant: Personal Experience Turned Into Fiction"  
  ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 21, 2019,
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest 
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
Entry fee - $5 per poem
24 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, fathers, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2020

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 20, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST        
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
...
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Literal Latte Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 20, 2019,
Literal Latte Fiction Awards

K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
First Prize $1000 Second Prize $300 Third Prize $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 10,000 words max.
All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story — OR — $15 reading Fee for two stories.
All ...

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points Fall 2019 Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 19, 2019,
Parks & Points Fall 2019 Essay Contest
 
Contest deadline extended! Submit now through January 15.
 
Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 18, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs     

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 18, 2019,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
14 categories to enter including Pennsylvania, Sea & Sand, Ancestors, Gratitude, Sonnet, Humorous, Environment, Nature, Memories, Art, Spirituality, Love, and Travel . Entry fee - $3 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2020. 

Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Alchemy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 17, 2019,
ASK Magazine: Alchemy

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme or question.

ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking and questioning scientifically, and presumes them to be active members of the international community of knowledge-seekers.  The ideal ASK article is an engaging nonfiction story (or cartoon) that is concrete, ...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 16, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats      

Our cat titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new cat title every eighteen months or so. Here is another chance for you to share a story or two about the member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet!

We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Tell us about the magic of your cat or...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Back to School Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 16, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Back-to-School Friends

Topic: What is one way that you helped your kids focus on their classmates, to see them as individuals with needs and joys, as they all headed back to school? Or how did you help them to enjoy the experience, while still seeing the service of their classmates as their missions field?

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: Ja...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE Magazine: The Science of Reading

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 15, 2019,
MUSE Magazine: The Science of Reading  

MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens ages 9-14. 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. Timeliness and trustworthiness is essential, but humor, irreverence, and atypical angles are also hallmarks of MUSE.

Each edition of MUSE focuses on a cen...


Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 15, 2019,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $15 per poem entered for nonmembers
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 12, 2020
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.

Continue reading ...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 14, 2019,
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).
 
T...

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FACES Magazine: The Sun and the Moon

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 13, 2019,
FACES Magazine: The Sun and the Moon

Lively, original approaches to the subject are the primary concerns of the editors in choosing material. FACES: World Culture & Geography is written for ages 9-14. FACES Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, where you can also purchase a current issue.) Issues are also available at many local libraries....


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St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 12, 2019,
St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer. There is no fee to enter.
 
To be considered for the 2020 competition, submissions must be received by 11:59pm E...

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Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 11, 2019,
Mother Mary Comes To Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology

Edited by Karen Head and Collin Kelley
(Madville Publishing, 2020)

The Virgin Mary long ago transcended her religious origins to become an instantly recognizable icon. From pop art to pop music, Mary’s status as the Mother of God continues to inspire the faithful and the secular. A statue of Mary weeping blood or appearing in a piece of toast still has the power to m...


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Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 11, 2019,
Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest

Entry fee - $16
 
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction, nonfiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English, except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction and nonfiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words, p...

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The War Cry: Count it all Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 10, 2019,
The War Cry: Count it all Joy             

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 general ...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Nurturing Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 9, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Nurturing Children
 
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 f...

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Chestnut Review: Spring Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 8, 2019,
Chestnut Review: Spring Issue

Chestnut Review appears four times per year online and once per year in print in our annual anthology. We are always interested in work that speaks to the season, even if it is in unusual and contradictory ways, but that is in no way a requirement. We are an open journal that accepts any artistic work which interests us. We do not judge based on the reputation, origin, or experience of the author, nor do we solicit submission...


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Ink Pantry Publishing's Krampus Poetry Competition 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 7, 2019,
Ink Pantry Publishing’s Krampus Poetry Competition 2019

Send your poems, on the theme of Krampus, to deborah@inkpantry.com

Deadline: 16th December 2019 at midnight

Poems can be any style or length. Poems must be unpublished. One entry per person. Copyright will remain with the author. Poems will be judged anonymously. Poems must be original work. Free to enter. Please send your poem, a biography of no more than 100 ...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 6, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Boyfriends & Girlfriends

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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Workers Write

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 5, 2019,
Workers Write

The next issue of Workers Write! will be our first free-for-all. No theme, just stories and poems from the workplace - any work place. Drop us a line if you have a question.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2019 (or until the issue is full).

Submit your stories via e-mail to: submission@workerswritejournal.com , or send a hard copy to:

Blue Cubicle Press
P.O. Box 250382
PlanoTX 75025-0382

Word count: 500 to 5,000 words
Payment: Between $5 and...

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Modern Farmer

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 4, 2019,
Modern Farmer

We’re always looking for dynamic, global, surprising journalism about the people, policy, plants, animals and technology of agriculture. Pays up to $150.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001

Continue reading ...
 

Boulevard Magazine Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 3, 2019,
Boulevard Magazine Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers

$1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.

All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2019 or submitted online by midnight CT. We accept works up to 8,000 words.

Entry fee is $16 for each individual story, with no limit per author, and...


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SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 2, 2019,
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, 2019.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, you can enter innumerable times.



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National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 1, 2019,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission should ...

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Browsing Archive: December, 2019

The War Cry: Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 31, 2019,
The War Cry: Easter           

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 general public. It i...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses' Gallery: Sight, Mars, or Magic 9

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 30, 2019,
Highland Park Poetry Muses’ Gallery: Sight, Mars, or Magic 9

2020 Poetry Challenge
Deadline - Monday, January 31, 2020

Poets are challenged to write in response to one of the prompts:

Sight (in recognition of the year 2020 sounding like “20/20” or a person with normal vision)

Mars (in honor Isaac Asimov & Ray Bradbury’s 100th Birthdays and NASA 2020 Mars Rover)

Magic 9 (a simple poetic form by Divena Collins - a 9-line poem doesn...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be You

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 29, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be You     

Continue reading ...
 

McSweeney's

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 28, 2019,
McSweeney’s

We publish fiction and nonfiction. There are no rules. The best way to get a sense of what we’re interested in publishing is to read the Quarterly. Read articles online and note the quirky sense of humor required in the stories accepted.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: January

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 27, 2019,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: January
 
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 ent...

Continue reading ...
 

The Winter Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 26, 2019,
The Winter Anthology
 
Please send as much poetry or prose as you like. Whole manuscripts are welcome. Send writings of which you are the sole author and that were not written earlier than 1999. Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome. To get a sense of our aesthetics, see our previous volumes. All work will be read by the editors, with finalists judged by Cole Swensen. Multiple entries are welcome. The deadline is January 31st, 2...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 24, 2019,
Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
Entry Fee - $20 for fiction, nonfiction, poetry or children’s.
Prizes - $100, $50, $25

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 23, 2019,
Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2020.
 
Prizes - £400/US $600 total prize money.

12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2021. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Entrants may win more...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review: The American South

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 23, 2019,
San Pedro River Review: The American South
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each fall, we make nominations f...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 22, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Christmas

Deadline January 30, 2020. We are now collecting stories for our HOLIDAY 2020 book and we are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s festivities, too. We want to hear about your holiday memories and traditions. The rituals of the holiday season give a rhythm to the years and create a found...


Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writes at the Median Community Library in Medina, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 21, 2019,
Texas Writes at the Medina Community Library in MedinaTX
 
Medina Community Library
13948 State Hwy 16 N
MedinaTX 78055

January, 25, 2020 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public.

Featured authors: Nan Cuba - "The Truth Told Slant: Personal Experience Turned Into Fiction"  
  ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 21, 2019,
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest 
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
Entry fee - $5 per poem
24 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, fathers, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2020

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 20, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST        
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
...
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Literal Latte Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 20, 2019,
Literal Latte Fiction Awards

K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
First Prize $1000 Second Prize $300 Third Prize $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 10,000 words max.
All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story — OR — $15 reading Fee for two stories.
All ...

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points Fall 2019 Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 19, 2019,
Parks & Points Fall 2019 Essay Contest
 
Contest deadline extended! Submit now through January 15.
 
Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 18, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs     

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 18, 2019,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
14 categories to enter including Pennsylvania, Sea & Sand, Ancestors, Gratitude, Sonnet, Humorous, Environment, Nature, Memories, Art, Spirituality, Love, and Travel . Entry fee - $3 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2020. 

Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Alchemy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 17, 2019,
ASK Magazine: Alchemy

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme or question.

ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking and questioning scientifically, and presumes them to be active members of the international community of knowledge-seekers.  The ideal ASK article is an engaging nonfiction story (or cartoon) that is concrete, ...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 16, 2019,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats      

Our cat titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new cat title every eighteen months or so. Here is another chance for you to share a story or two about the member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet!

We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Tell us about the magic of your cat or...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Back to School Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 16, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Back-to-School Friends

Topic: What is one way that you helped your kids focus on their classmates, to see them as individuals with needs and joys, as they all headed back to school? Or how did you help them to enjoy the experience, while still seeing the service of their classmates as their missions field?

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: Ja...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE Magazine: The Science of Reading

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 15, 2019,
MUSE Magazine: The Science of Reading  

MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens ages 9-14. 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. Timeliness and trustworthiness is essential, but humor, irreverence, and atypical angles are also hallmarks of MUSE.

Each edition of MUSE focuses on a cen...


Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 15, 2019,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $15 per poem entered for nonmembers
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 12, 2020
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.

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San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 14, 2019,
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).
 
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FACES Magazine: The Sun and the Moon

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 13, 2019,
FACES Magazine: The Sun and the Moon

Lively, original approaches to the subject are the primary concerns of the editors in choosing material. FACES: World Culture & Geography is written for ages 9-14. FACES Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, where you can also purchase a current issue.) Issues are also available at many local libraries....


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St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 12, 2019,
St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer. There is no fee to enter.
 
To be considered for the 2020 competition, submissions must be received by 11:59pm E...

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Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 11, 2019,
Mother Mary Comes To Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology

Edited by Karen Head and Collin Kelley
(Madville Publishing, 2020)

The Virgin Mary long ago transcended her religious origins to become an instantly recognizable icon. From pop art to pop music, Mary’s status as the Mother of God continues to inspire the faithful and the secular. A statue of Mary weeping blood or appearing in a piece of toast still has the power to m...


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Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 11, 2019,
Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest

Entry fee - $16
 
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction, nonfiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English, except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction and nonfiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words, p...

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The War Cry: Count it all Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 10, 2019,
The War Cry: Count it all Joy             

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 general ...


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Purpose Magazine: Nurturing Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 9, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Nurturing Children
 
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 f...

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Chestnut Review: Spring Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 8, 2019,
Chestnut Review: Spring Issue

Chestnut Review appears four times per year online and once per year in print in our annual anthology. We are always interested in work that speaks to the season, even if it is in unusual and contradictory ways, but that is in no way a requirement. We are an open journal that accepts any artistic work which interests us. We do not judge based on the reputation, origin, or experience of the author, nor do we solicit submission...


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Ink Pantry Publishing's Krampus Poetry Competition 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 7, 2019,
Ink Pantry Publishing’s Krampus Poetry Competition 2019

Send your poems, on the theme of Krampus, to deborah@inkpantry.com

Deadline: 16th December 2019 at midnight

Poems can be any style or length. Poems must be unpublished. One entry per person. Copyright will remain with the author. Poems will be judged anonymously. Poems must be original work. Free to enter. Please send your poem, a biography of no more than 100 ...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 6, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Boyfriends & Girlfriends

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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Workers Write

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 5, 2019,
Workers Write

The next issue of Workers Write! will be our first free-for-all. No theme, just stories and poems from the workplace - any work place. Drop us a line if you have a question.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2019 (or until the issue is full).

Submit your stories via e-mail to: submission@workerswritejournal.com , or send a hard copy to:

Blue Cubicle Press
P.O. Box 250382
PlanoTX 75025-0382

Word count: 500 to 5,000 words
Payment: Between $5 and...

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Modern Farmer

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 4, 2019,
Modern Farmer

We’re always looking for dynamic, global, surprising journalism about the people, policy, plants, animals and technology of agriculture. Pays up to $150.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
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Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001

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Boulevard Magazine Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 3, 2019,
Boulevard Magazine Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers

$1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.

All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2019 or submitted online by midnight CT. We accept works up to 8,000 words.

Entry fee is $16 for each individual story, with no limit per author, and...


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SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 2, 2019,
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, 2019.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, you can enter innumerable times.



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National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 1, 2019,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission should ...

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Sally Clark Like finding shells on the beach, I love doing market research! And what I find, I love to share! I write in a variety of genres including children's, Christian, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, so these post follow along those lines. Check out my web site: www.sallyclark.info, for more about me.

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