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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Browsing Archive: December, 2020

California Federation of Chaparral Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 31, 2020,

California Federation of Chaparral Poets
https://www.chaparralpoets.org/PDFs/AnnualContest21.pdf

Postmarked Deadline: January 31, 2021
OPEN TO ALL POETS
Prizes: 1st prize: $50 00 2nd prize: $40 00 3rd prize: $25 00

Categories Titles are not counted as part of line limits Line Limit:

1. Fixed Forms (specify form) what form requires
2. Short Poem - 13 lines
3. Any Subject, any style - 32 lines
4. Light or Humorous Poem - 28 lines
5. Nature: any aspect - 28 lines
6. Science, Technology and Media: any aspec...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 30, 2020,
Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2021
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, Children's and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished.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 28, 2020,
Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition     

Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2021.
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Eldercare

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 27, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Eldercare

Eldercare on an ongoing basis is a very difficult task, whether the care is in your home, the person’s home, or an outside facility. Eldercare requires the caregiver to be patient, kind, compassionate and giving. And having a little humor doesn’t hurt! Are you providing eldercare for a spouse, partner, or sibling due to dementia, chronic illness, permanent physical or mental disabilities,...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 21, 2020,
WOW! Women On Writing 2020 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Developing Attitudes of Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 20, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine - Developing Attitudes of Hope

Topic: What have you done to help your children feel hopeful about the future, regardless of disease, politics, news reports, etc.? How does it relate to their hope in Christ? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Fears

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 19, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Fears

Topic: What is one way you helped your child overcome one fear related to their school, school peers, teacher, etc. (Remember, this has to be about parenting and not just what children learned on their own about dealing with school problems.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents ...

Continue reading ...
 

bioStories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 18, 2020,

Stories welcomes creativity and originality in your approach to your subject and maintains no clearly recognizable editorial biases. We do, however, encourage you to consider that by the inherent nature of written expression, we find that a well-wrought passage that narrates a specific story or a finite moment within a life is far more effective at presenting something essential about that life than volumes of generalizations or summary.

We welcome y...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry New Writing Opportunities

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 17, 2020,
Highland Park Poetry New Writing Opportunities

2021 POETRY CHALLENGE - Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages are invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2021 Poetry Challenge. Deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021Download Submission Guidelines and Entry Form. This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:

Fruits and Vegetables (the United Nations has declared 2021 the...


Continue reading ...
 

Angels All Around Us Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 16, 2020,

The following is from editor James Stuart Bell -

I am now compiling a story volume for Guideposts with a working title of Angels All around Us.  The main themes of this book as given by Guideposts are:

Guardian angels/Angelic Rescues
Angels Unawares (a la Hebrews 13:2)
Angelic Messages, Signs, and Warnings
Angel Visitations and Sightings
Angelic Comfort, Prayers, and/or Help
Hospital Angels/Angelic Healings

Story Guidelines:
First person experience of an angel/angelic encounter
Between 800 and 1,200 wo...

Continue reading ...
 

In the Mood for Love Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 14, 2020,
In the Mood for Love Anthology

We’re hopeless romantics who want to leave the world a better place than we found it. In the Mood for Love seeks love stories odd and ordinary, light and heavy, real and fictional. We highlight the best romantic shorts.

In the Mood for Love is an online anthology focused on fresh, short works that appeal across all walks of life. For our first issue, we’re seeking works that defy tropes...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 13, 2020,
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest     
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
Entry fee - $5 per poem
21 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, 2021

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 12, 2020,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest     
http://www.nfsps.com/pa/PPS-Competitions.html

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 - $200.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2020. 

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE Magazine: Layers of Meaning

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 11, 2020,
MUSE Magazine: Layers of Meaning  

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. We seek articles that describe how things...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 10, 2020,
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.
...
Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Making Musical Instruments

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 10, 2020,
ASK Magazine: Making Musical Instruments   

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 carto...


Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 8, 2020,
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Foster Care Adoption Ideas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 5, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Foster Care Adoption Ideas

Topic: What is one thing you learned that would help make the transition easier for a child in foster care that you eventually adopted? Or how have you helped your foster-care adopted child with one particular challenge? This should be what you did that could easily be practiced by others who have foster-care children that they’ve adopted. At this time, this call for submiss...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: Alaska

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 4, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Alaska 

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. All material...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 2, 2020,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest      

Entry fee: $5 per poem entered for nonmembers
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 09, 2021
 
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 ...
 

Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 2, 2020,
Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest     

Entry fee - $15
 
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 wor...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: December, 2020

California Federation of Chaparral Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 31, 2020,

California Federation of Chaparral Poets
https://www.chaparralpoets.org/PDFs/AnnualContest21.pdf

Postmarked Deadline: January 31, 2021
OPEN TO ALL POETS
Prizes: 1st prize: $50 00 2nd prize: $40 00 3rd prize: $25 00

Categories Titles are not counted as part of line limits Line Limit:

1. Fixed Forms (specify form) what form requires
2. Short Poem - 13 lines
3. Any Subject, any style - 32 lines
4. Light or Humorous Poem - 28 lines
5. Nature: any aspect - 28 lines
6. Science, Technology and Media: any aspec...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 30, 2020,
Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2021
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, Children's 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 28, 2020,
Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition     

Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2021.
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Eldercare

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 27, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Eldercare

Eldercare on an ongoing basis is a very difficult task, whether the care is in your home, the person’s home, or an outside facility. Eldercare requires the caregiver to be patient, kind, compassionate and giving. And having a little humor doesn’t hurt! Are you providing eldercare for a spouse, partner, or sibling due to dementia, chronic illness, permanent physical or mental disabilities,...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 21, 2020,
WOW! Women On Writing 2020 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Developing Attitudes of Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 20, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine - Developing Attitudes of Hope

Topic: What have you done to help your children feel hopeful about the future, regardless of disease, politics, news reports, etc.? How does it relate to their hope in Christ? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Fears

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 19, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Fears

Topic: What is one way you helped your child overcome one fear related to their school, school peers, teacher, etc. (Remember, this has to be about parenting and not just what children learned on their own about dealing with school problems.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents ...

Continue reading ...
 

bioStories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 18, 2020,

Stories welcomes creativity and originality in your approach to your subject and maintains no clearly recognizable editorial biases. We do, however, encourage you to consider that by the inherent nature of written expression, we find that a well-wrought passage that narrates a specific story or a finite moment within a life is far more effective at presenting something essential about that life than volumes of generalizations or summary.

We welcome y...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry New Writing Opportunities

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 17, 2020,
Highland Park Poetry New Writing Opportunities

2021 POETRY CHALLENGE - Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages are invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2021 Poetry Challenge. Deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021Download Submission Guidelines and Entry Form. This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:

Fruits and Vegetables (the United Nations has declared 2021 the...


Continue reading ...
 

Angels All Around Us Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 16, 2020,

The following is from editor James Stuart Bell -

I am now compiling a story volume for Guideposts with a working title of Angels All around Us.  The main themes of this book as given by Guideposts are:

Guardian angels/Angelic Rescues
Angels Unawares (a la Hebrews 13:2)
Angelic Messages, Signs, and Warnings
Angel Visitations and Sightings
Angelic Comfort, Prayers, and/or Help
Hospital Angels/Angelic Healings

Story Guidelines:
First person experience of an angel/angelic encounter
Between 800 and 1,200 wo...

Continue reading ...
 

In the Mood for Love Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 14, 2020,
In the Mood for Love Anthology

We’re hopeless romantics who want to leave the world a better place than we found it. In the Mood for Love seeks love stories odd and ordinary, light and heavy, real and fictional. We highlight the best romantic shorts.

In the Mood for Love is an online anthology focused on fresh, short works that appeal across all walks of life. For our first issue, we’re seeking works that defy tropes...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 13, 2020,
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest     
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
Entry fee - $5 per poem
21 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, 2021

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 12, 2020,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest     
http://www.nfsps.com/pa/PPS-Competitions.html

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 - $200.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2020. 

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE Magazine: Layers of Meaning

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 11, 2020,
MUSE Magazine: Layers of Meaning  

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. We seek articles that describe how things...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 10, 2020,
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.
...
Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Making Musical Instruments

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 10, 2020,
ASK Magazine: Making Musical Instruments   

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 carto...


Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 8, 2020,
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Foster Care Adoption Ideas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 5, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Foster Care Adoption Ideas

Topic: What is one thing you learned that would help make the transition easier for a child in foster care that you eventually adopted? Or how have you helped your foster-care adopted child with one particular challenge? This should be what you did that could easily be practiced by others who have foster-care children that they’ve adopted. At this time, this call for submiss...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: Alaska

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 4, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Alaska 

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. All material...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 2, 2020,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest      

Entry fee: $5 per poem entered for nonmembers
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 09, 2021
 
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 ...
 

Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 2, 2020,
Mississippi Review Literary Journal Contest     

Entry fee - $15
 
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 wor...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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