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.

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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 37,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: October, 2019

The Western Online Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 31, 2019,
The Western Online Press

The Western Online Press is a publisher of Western fiction. "At The Western Online Press, our eBook imprint, we focus on quality Western fiction. We publish novella length works of at least 20,000 words up to full length novels. Review our submission guidelines and if interested, request a copy of our writers contract via the contact form." No information about royalties.

From: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2019/08/5-payi...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Fear

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 30, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Fear

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 your mailing address...


Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas Free Presentation in Kerrville, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 30, 2019,
Writers’ League of Texas Free Presentation in KerrvilleTX
The Craft and Business of Writing

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:30 a.m. start time
Free and Open to the Public

Butt-Holdsworth Library
505 Water Street
KerrvilleTX 78028

Join us for this free and open event featuring two presentations on the craft of writing and the business of publishing from Writers' League of Texas staff members, plus the opportunity to meet other writers in ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Grandparenting: Special Summer Fun

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 29, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Grandparenting: Special Summer Fun

Topic: Focus on the Family magazine is accepting short articles about how you as a grandparent have created a fun experience for your grandkids. For example, we already have an article about Cousin’s Camp that grandparents run, and about a Cousin’s Play/Variety Show/Orchestra that grandparents produce. What other ways have you used the gifts and talents that God h...


Continue reading ...
 

Children's Poetry Anthology on the Performing Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 28, 2019,
Children's Poetry Anthology on the Performing Arts
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019

Carol-Ann Hoyte is seeking original, unpublished poems (in all forms), written in English and aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds. She wants poems that deal with topics such as (but not limited to):

*drama/theatre (ie. acting, playwriting, production); types of theatre (ie. deaf theatre, Kabuki); and different acting medium (ie. television, film, theatre)

*stories told in musical forms (ie. operas, musicals, symphon...


Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 27, 2019,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition      

The annual Soul-Making Literary Competition is open to everyone, everywhere and looks for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embraces all creative interpretations of English poet, John Keats' statement: "Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making"

SOUL, in general, in many religions and philosophies, is conceived as the animating and vital spiritual princ...


Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 27, 2019,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest     

Nine categories to enter: Poetry, rhymed; Poetry, unrhymed; Children’s Stories for ages 3-8; Articles of General Interest; Inspiration; Memoir/Nostalgia; Fiction for Adults; Flash Fiction; Flash Poetry.

Entry fees: $7 - $10.
Prizes: $25 - $100
Deadline: November 30, 2019

Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to critique each manuscript, but we cannot guarantee all judges will comply. Decisi...


Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Changing Cars

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 26, 2019,
ASK Magazine: Changing Cars

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 conc...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Fall 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 26, 2019,
WOW! Women On Writing Fall 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

For short fiction of any genre between 250 and 750 words. Submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual email. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Awards: $400, $300, $200, plus Amazon gift certificates and more. Entry fee: $10; critique option for an additional $10. 
Deadline:...

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California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 25, 2019,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

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...


Continue reading ...
 

The Copperfield Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 24, 2019,
The Copperfield Review

The Copperfield Review publishes short historical fiction or poetry, personal essays about the writing life or tips for writing historical fiction, reviews of historical novels, and interviews historical novelists. Payment: Book reviews: $15; Poetry: $15 per poem; Short stories: $20; Interviews with historical novelists: $20; Nonfiction about tips for writing historical fiction or personal essays about writing historical fiction: ...


Continue reading ...
 

ServiceScape Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 23, 2019,
ServiceScape Short Story Contest

Calling all short story writers: Are you a short story writer interested in gaining more exposure and a bigger audience for your creative work? Would an extra $1,000.00 USD in your pocket be a great thing right now?

If so, our ServiceScape Short Story Award is the perfect way to achieve both. For this award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 22, 2019,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

Deadline: November 15, 2019

We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Entry fee: $25...


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Poetry Society of South Carolina Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 21, 2019,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Fall Contest      

Six categories open to anyone to enter. Prizes range from $50 to $200. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.

Deadline: November 15, 2019. Entry fee is $5 per poem.


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2019 Writing Workshop of Austin, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 21, 2019,
2019 Writing Workshop of AustinTexas

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capital. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, wh...


Continue reading ...
 

TulipTree Genre Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 20, 2019,
TulipTree Genre Issue

TulipTree started with a literary journal, and we are so excited that it's coming back for another run. There will be three issues a year instead of four, each one featuring the winners of three new contests:

Fall/Winter: Genre issue - For this issue we are looking for great stories to curl up with next to a cozy fire or space heater. It is open to all fiction genres—mystery, crime, romance, science fiction, fantasy, noir,...


Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Fall Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 19, 2019,
Creation Illustrated Fall Photo/Poetry Contest

We encourage creativity as part of developing the character of Christ our Creator in each of us. So GET CREATIVE – in Photography, Poetry, and Coloring!

Three contests – Nine Winners – Each Quarter! Three age categories in each of the three contests: youth 6-11, teen 12 -18, adult 19+. Please note you can enter all three contests but just one entry per contest per quarter.

Summer Contest...


Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Jesus' Eternal Promise

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 18, 2019,
The Christian Journal: Jesus’ Eternal Promise        
 
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. Eac...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writes in Austin, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 17, 2019,
Texas Writes in AustinTX      

11/9/2019 to 11/10/2019

$139 for members (sign in for member pricing) and $199 for nonmembers
Commit one special weekend to your writing with ten brilliant craft presentations and conversations with some of the most exciting writers in Texas.

For years, we have been sending award-winning and bestselling authors into small community libraries across the state to talk about the craft behind their fiction, memoir, and poet...


Continue reading ...
 

Austin SCBWI Webinar Revising Your Rhymer Picture Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 16, 2019,
Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Webinar
Revising Your Rhymer Picture Book

Date: Nov. 5, 7pm

Strong, sellable rhymers need great rhymes, solid meter, lovable characters, and a memorable story. That’s a lot to juggle! REVISION is essential, but revising a rhymer can be daunting. During this webinar, acclaimed picture book author Tim McCanna (JACK B. NINJA) will discuss techniqu...


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Pikes Peak Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 15, 2019,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest    

The Zebulon has returned and has been pumped up for the 2020 edition. Hosted by Pikes Peak Writers, the Zebulon gives fiction writers at all levels the chance to get their work in front of professional agents and editors. The contest simulates the real process of submitting to an agent, serving as an excellent learning experience. Do you have what it takes to get published? The Zebulon will help you find out...


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Guardian Angel Kids: The Beauty of the Holiday

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 15, 2019,
Guardian Angel Kids: The Beauty of the Holiday 

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 ...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests Poet's Choice

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 14, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST

Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice     
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.

Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one wi...

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Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 13, 2019,
Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

CRICKET magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers ages 9-14. Editors consider unsolicited submissions from writers of every level of experience. Since its founding in 1973, CRICKET has published some of the most respected writers of children’s literature. It is also a wonderf...


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Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Time of Singing Winter 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.

Winter Contest 2019/2020
Contest Theme: "Beginnings" and/or "Endings"       
Form: Any Form
Line Limit: 24 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2019 (postm...

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Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

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).

Calls for Submissions: Jour...

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Austin SCBWI Webinar: Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Webinar
Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Date: Oct. 15, 7pm

Counting books, alphabet books, books that break the fourth wall — these nontraditional formats might seem simple and one-dimensional at first glance, but in order for them to stand out they must have depth, layers and r...


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Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

11 categories to enter.
Cash prizes - $10 - $75 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.

Deadline: November 1, 2019


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Historic Heroines

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2019,
Historic Heroines

Historic Heroines is a destination for readers hungry for female focused literature or history viewed through a female centric lens. It can be about a real woman – famous or obscure. It can be about a real or fictive woman participating/witnessing a real historical event or moment. They publish nonfiction and fiction (1500-5000 words). Payment: $25 for short stories.

From: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot....


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The War Cry: God's Hand in Humanity and Creation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 9, 2019,
The War Cry: God’s Hand in Humanity and Creation             

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...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 8, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

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 your mailing ...


Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2019,
Ladybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

LADYBUG, a literary magazine for young children, features original stories, poetry, nonfiction, and activities written by the world’s best children’s authors—both known and new. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for clear and beautiful language, a sense of joy and wonder, and a genuinely childlike point of view. We have particular i...


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Purpose Magazine: Little Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 6, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Little Things  
 
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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Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 5, 2019,
Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Heart of Flesh is a biannual, online literary journal that seeks quality writing and art with a Christian element. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe God’s truth as written in the Bible can be found in both the secular and the non-secular, in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.

We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and gri...


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Babybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 4, 2019,
Babybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself

BABYBUG, a look-and-listen magazine for ages 6 months to 3 years presents simple poems, stories, nonfiction, and activities that reflect the natural playfulness and curiosity of babies and toddlers. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for manuscripts that please the ear and beg to be read again, as well as those that capture a baby’s ongoing di...


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The First Line: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 3, 2019,
The First Line: Winter

To celebrate twenty years of publication, we're going to revisit the past. There are no new first lines for 2019. Each issue will be comprised of original works based on past first lines.

Were you inspired by the fall 2008 first line (Roy owned the only drive-thru funeral business in Maine.) but didn't see the sentence until 2015? Or maybe you started writing a story for the spring 2005 issue (Life would be so much easier if I wer...


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WOW! Women on Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2019,
WOW! Women On Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Any topic (200-1000 words) and in any style - from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! Submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Awards: $500, $300, $200 plus Amazon gift cards and more. Entry fee: $12;...

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Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 1, 2019,
Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2019. Word limit – 1,000 words. Entry fee - $20. All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT.

The writers of the three winning flash fiction pieces will each receive:

$1,000 award and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides.

Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story.

A micro-interview with...


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Browsing Archive: October, 2019

The Western Online Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 31, 2019,
The Western Online Press

The Western Online Press is a publisher of Western fiction. "At The Western Online Press, our eBook imprint, we focus on quality Western fiction. We publish novella length works of at least 20,000 words up to full length novels. Review our submission guidelines and if interested, request a copy of our writers contract via the contact form." No information about royalties.

From: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2019/08/5-payi...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Fear

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 30, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Fear

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 your mailing address...


Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas Free Presentation in Kerrville, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 30, 2019,
Writers’ League of Texas Free Presentation in KerrvilleTX
The Craft and Business of Writing

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:30 a.m. start time
Free and Open to the Public

Butt-Holdsworth Library
505 Water Street
KerrvilleTX 78028

Join us for this free and open event featuring two presentations on the craft of writing and the business of publishing from Writers' League of Texas staff members, plus the opportunity to meet other writers in ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Grandparenting: Special Summer Fun

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 29, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Grandparenting: Special Summer Fun

Topic: Focus on the Family magazine is accepting short articles about how you as a grandparent have created a fun experience for your grandkids. For example, we already have an article about Cousin’s Camp that grandparents run, and about a Cousin’s Play/Variety Show/Orchestra that grandparents produce. What other ways have you used the gifts and talents that God h...


Continue reading ...
 

Children's Poetry Anthology on the Performing Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 28, 2019,
Children's Poetry Anthology on the Performing Arts
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019

Carol-Ann Hoyte is seeking original, unpublished poems (in all forms), written in English and aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds. She wants poems that deal with topics such as (but not limited to):

*drama/theatre (ie. acting, playwriting, production); types of theatre (ie. deaf theatre, Kabuki); and different acting medium (ie. television, film, theatre)

*stories told in musical forms (ie. operas, musicals, symphon...


Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 27, 2019,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition      

The annual Soul-Making Literary Competition is open to everyone, everywhere and looks for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embraces all creative interpretations of English poet, John Keats' statement: "Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making"

SOUL, in general, in many religions and philosophies, is conceived as the animating and vital spiritual princ...


Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 27, 2019,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest     

Nine categories to enter: Poetry, rhymed; Poetry, unrhymed; Children’s Stories for ages 3-8; Articles of General Interest; Inspiration; Memoir/Nostalgia; Fiction for Adults; Flash Fiction; Flash Poetry.

Entry fees: $7 - $10.
Prizes: $25 - $100
Deadline: November 30, 2019

Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to critique each manuscript, but we cannot guarantee all judges will comply. Decisi...


Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Changing Cars

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 26, 2019,
ASK Magazine: Changing Cars

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 conc...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Fall 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 26, 2019,
WOW! Women On Writing Fall 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

For short fiction of any genre between 250 and 750 words. Submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual email. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Awards: $400, $300, $200, plus Amazon gift certificates and more. Entry fee: $10; critique option for an additional $10. 
Deadline:...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 25, 2019,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

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...


Continue reading ...
 

The Copperfield Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 24, 2019,
The Copperfield Review

The Copperfield Review publishes short historical fiction or poetry, personal essays about the writing life or tips for writing historical fiction, reviews of historical novels, and interviews historical novelists. Payment: Book reviews: $15; Poetry: $15 per poem; Short stories: $20; Interviews with historical novelists: $20; Nonfiction about tips for writing historical fiction or personal essays about writing historical fiction: ...


Continue reading ...
 

ServiceScape Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 23, 2019,
ServiceScape Short Story Contest

Calling all short story writers: Are you a short story writer interested in gaining more exposure and a bigger audience for your creative work? Would an extra $1,000.00 USD in your pocket be a great thing right now?

If so, our ServiceScape Short Story Award is the perfect way to achieve both. For this award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 22, 2019,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

Deadline: November 15, 2019

We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Entry fee: $25...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 21, 2019,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Fall Contest      

Six categories open to anyone to enter. Prizes range from $50 to $200. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.

Deadline: November 15, 2019. Entry fee is $5 per poem.


Continue reading ...
 

2019 Writing Workshop of Austin, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 21, 2019,
2019 Writing Workshop of AustinTexas

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capital. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, wh...


Continue reading ...
 

TulipTree Genre Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 20, 2019,
TulipTree Genre Issue

TulipTree started with a literary journal, and we are so excited that it's coming back for another run. There will be three issues a year instead of four, each one featuring the winners of three new contests:

Fall/Winter: Genre issue - For this issue we are looking for great stories to curl up with next to a cozy fire or space heater. It is open to all fiction genres—mystery, crime, romance, science fiction, fantasy, noir,...


Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Fall Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 19, 2019,
Creation Illustrated Fall Photo/Poetry Contest

We encourage creativity as part of developing the character of Christ our Creator in each of us. So GET CREATIVE – in Photography, Poetry, and Coloring!

Three contests – Nine Winners – Each Quarter! Three age categories in each of the three contests: youth 6-11, teen 12 -18, adult 19+. Please note you can enter all three contests but just one entry per contest per quarter.

Summer Contest...


Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Jesus' Eternal Promise

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 18, 2019,
The Christian Journal: Jesus’ Eternal Promise        
 
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. Eac...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writes in Austin, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 17, 2019,
Texas Writes in AustinTX      

11/9/2019 to 11/10/2019

$139 for members (sign in for member pricing) and $199 for nonmembers
Commit one special weekend to your writing with ten brilliant craft presentations and conversations with some of the most exciting writers in Texas.

For years, we have been sending award-winning and bestselling authors into small community libraries across the state to talk about the craft behind their fiction, memoir, and poet...


Continue reading ...
 

Austin SCBWI Webinar Revising Your Rhymer Picture Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 16, 2019,
Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Webinar
Revising Your Rhymer Picture Book

Date: Nov. 5, 7pm

Strong, sellable rhymers need great rhymes, solid meter, lovable characters, and a memorable story. That’s a lot to juggle! REVISION is essential, but revising a rhymer can be daunting. During this webinar, acclaimed picture book author Tim McCanna (JACK B. NINJA) will discuss techniqu...


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Pikes Peak Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 15, 2019,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest    

The Zebulon has returned and has been pumped up for the 2020 edition. Hosted by Pikes Peak Writers, the Zebulon gives fiction writers at all levels the chance to get their work in front of professional agents and editors. The contest simulates the real process of submitting to an agent, serving as an excellent learning experience. Do you have what it takes to get published? The Zebulon will help you find out...


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Guardian Angel Kids: The Beauty of the Holiday

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 15, 2019,
Guardian Angel Kids: The Beauty of the Holiday 

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 ...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests Poet's Choice

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 14, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST

Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice     
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.

Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one wi...

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Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 13, 2019,
Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

CRICKET magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers ages 9-14. Editors consider unsolicited submissions from writers of every level of experience. Since its founding in 1973, CRICKET has published some of the most respected writers of children’s literature. It is also a wonderf...


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Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Time of Singing Winter 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.

Winter Contest 2019/2020
Contest Theme: "Beginnings" and/or "Endings"       
Form: Any Form
Line Limit: 24 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2019 (postm...

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Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

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).

Calls for Submissions: Jour...

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Austin SCBWI Webinar: Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Webinar
Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Date: Oct. 15, 7pm

Counting books, alphabet books, books that break the fourth wall — these nontraditional formats might seem simple and one-dimensional at first glance, but in order for them to stand out they must have depth, layers and r...


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Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

11 categories to enter.
Cash prizes - $10 - $75 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.

Deadline: November 1, 2019


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Historic Heroines

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2019,
Historic Heroines

Historic Heroines is a destination for readers hungry for female focused literature or history viewed through a female centric lens. It can be about a real woman – famous or obscure. It can be about a real or fictive woman participating/witnessing a real historical event or moment. They publish nonfiction and fiction (1500-5000 words). Payment: $25 for short stories.

From: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot....


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The War Cry: God's Hand in Humanity and Creation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 9, 2019,
The War Cry: God’s Hand in Humanity and Creation             

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...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 8, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

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 your mailing ...


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Ladybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2019,
Ladybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

LADYBUG, a literary magazine for young children, features original stories, poetry, nonfiction, and activities written by the world’s best children’s authors—both known and new. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for clear and beautiful language, a sense of joy and wonder, and a genuinely childlike point of view. We have particular i...


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Purpose Magazine: Little Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 6, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Little Things  
 
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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Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 5, 2019,
Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Heart of Flesh is a biannual, online literary journal that seeks quality writing and art with a Christian element. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe God’s truth as written in the Bible can be found in both the secular and the non-secular, in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.

We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and gri...


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Babybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 4, 2019,
Babybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself

BABYBUG, a look-and-listen magazine for ages 6 months to 3 years presents simple poems, stories, nonfiction, and activities that reflect the natural playfulness and curiosity of babies and toddlers. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for manuscripts that please the ear and beg to be read again, as well as those that capture a baby’s ongoing di...


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The First Line: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 3, 2019,
The First Line: Winter

To celebrate twenty years of publication, we're going to revisit the past. There are no new first lines for 2019. Each issue will be comprised of original works based on past first lines.

Were you inspired by the fall 2008 first line (Roy owned the only drive-thru funeral business in Maine.) but didn't see the sentence until 2015? Or maybe you started writing a story for the spring 2005 issue (Life would be so much easier if I wer...


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WOW! Women on Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2019,
WOW! Women On Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Any topic (200-1000 words) and in any style - from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! Submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Awards: $500, $300, $200 plus Amazon gift cards and more. Entry fee: $12;...

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Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 1, 2019,
Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2019. Word limit – 1,000 words. Entry fee - $20. All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT.

The writers of the three winning flash fiction pieces will each receive:

$1,000 award and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides.

Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story.

A micro-interview with...


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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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