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 40,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: May, 2020

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2020,
Jill Grinberg Literary Management

We represent nonfiction and fiction across the entire age and audience spectrum: adult, children’s, teen, and books that cross audiences. We also represent and are personally drawn to a variety of formats – straight text, text with visuals, graphic fiction, and nonfiction. Whichever direction our authors move in, we are able to effectively represent their work and support them in the ways they require.

from: C. Hope Cla...

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Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 30, 2020,
Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Accepting entries nationwide for The Grand Prix Award $100 / $50 / $25 with a limit of 3 poems per entry. Fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members, any subject, any form.

Accepting entries for KSPS members only (if a paid-up member) for the Chaffin/Kash Award $100 / $50 /$25, any subject, any form (3 poems for $10)

KSPS Members may ...


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Stereo Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 29, 2020,
Stereo Stories

We publish well-written, evocative, concise stories. Short memoirs. Non-fiction. Up to  800 words. The shorter the better.

You’re welcome to write about all sorts of songs, including songs that are already here on the site. You can send us a story or you can pitch us an idea, just a few sentences. Either way, we’ll get back to you. Please include song title, a place and a time at the top of the story and, if possible, a link to a ...


Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 28, 2020,
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: June 30, 2020.

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, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.



Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner eChapbook - Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2020,
Wordrunner eChapbooks

Submissions for our fiction eChapbook series are open until June 30. Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be published in August and December 2020, respectively, online and in epubs.

At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished. No genre fiction (horror, fantasy, science fiction), please, unless a story transcends its genre.

Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We wou...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 26, 2020,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered...

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Saturday Writers: June Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 26, 2020,
Saturday Writers: June Prose Contest

Theme: 1980s & 1990s: IBM personal computer, fall of Berlin Wall, final episode of MASH, CNN launched, NASA Challenger disaster, first surrogate pregnancy, Super Mario Brothers, Wall Street crashed & Hubble Space Telescope, internet became publicly available, Dolly the sheep first animal to be cloned, Princess Diane died in car crash, Monica Lewinsky scandal, Columbine shooting, Oklahoma City bombing, LA riots...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2020,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

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Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2020,
Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: June

June Contest Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie

Theme: Poets' Choice

Form: Poets' Choice

Line Limit: 40

Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prizes: 1st Place: $25, 2nd Place: $15, 3rd Place: $10

Deadline: June 20, 2020


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Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2020,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Forgiveness

How did you help your child learn to forgive a friend after the friend had wronged him or her. 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 you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only fo...


Continue reading ...
 

Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive Open Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2020,

Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive Open Competition http://www.centralhoustoniwa.com/2020_Contest_Registration_Form_IWA_rev.pdf

Maximum of two entries in each category.

Category 1 Short Story—Fiction: Adult/young adult (15 to early twenties) themes; 700-2500 words

Category 2 Short Story—Fiction: Children/teens (to age 14); 750-1000 words  Category 3 Article: Nonfiction; 500-1500 words 

Category 4 Poetry: Rhymed/unrhymed; 48 lines or fewer 

Category 5 Devotional: 300 words or fewer, in...


Continue reading ...
 

Cricket: Best Friends Forever?

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2020,
Cricket: Best Friends Forever?

CRICKET® magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers. 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 wonderful opportunity for pro...


Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2020,
Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest
Deadline - June 05, 2020
 
Fiction: including, short story, flash, novel excerpt, romance, mystery, humor, science fiction, fantasy, etc. Limit: 2,000 words. Nonfiction: including article, essay, nostalgia, memoir, humor, self-help, etc. Limit: 2,000 words
Poetry: including any style or theme. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. No poem may be longer than one page. Poetry entries may be single or do...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Newborn Night Routines

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Newborn Night Routines

Tell us about your newborn nighttime routine: How do you keep your baby tranquil? How do you keep yourself tranquil when baby’s not sleeping well? 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 you to refine your voice as an auth...


Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum: Place and Family Issues

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 21, 2020,
Sequestrum: Place and Family Issues

Theme: Place
Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry

Whether that place is rural or urban, natural or constructed, real or imagined makes little difference. A place can haunt us. It can inspire us. A place can surprise and delight and despair. In short, we’re expecting stories and poetry which couldn’t exist outside its “place.” Point to your passion on a map, and we’ll follow. Deadline 6/15.

Theme: Family
Fiction, Nonfi...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider: Wordplay and Get a Move On

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2020,
Spider: Wordplay and Get a Move On

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).

Theme: Wordplay
Deadline: June 15th...

Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 19, 2020,
Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest  

Theme contest pays $50, $25 and $15, with two unpaid honorable mentions. All other categories will be awarded three places: $25, $15, and $10, with two unpaid honorable mentions.

Prose categories are: Theme Contest: Writing Across Kansas: A Sense of Place (fiction or nonfiction), Humor (fiction or nonfiction) - Limit 1,000 words, Memoir or Inspirational (nonfiction) - Limit 1,50...


Continue reading ...
 

New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 18, 2020,
New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Entry fee - $5 for nonmembers. Deadline – May 31, 2020.

New England Poetry Club has always recognized the outstanding work of poets with its annual awards and contests. Our contests are open to all writers in English, with the exception of the Amy Lowell Prize which will be given to a poet with strong ties to New England. We hope you will be inspired to send your work.

Categories – long poem, 3-10 pages; lyrical...


Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug: Making Make Believe and My Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 17, 2020,
Ladybug: Making Make Believe and My Family

Theme: Making Make Believe

LADYBUG (for ages 3–6) is looking for short stories, poetry, rebus stories, and songs to fuel the young child’s imagination. We’re interested in work with an imaginative or magical twist, whether it’s a contemporary story of children at play, a gentle fantasy, a retelling of a folk or fairy tale, or an exaggerated story told by a narrator w...


Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 25th National Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 16, 2020,
The MacGuffin’s 25th National Poet Hunt Contest

An entry consists of five poems.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 15, 2020.
There is a $15 entry fee.

First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
Winners will be announced in September 2017.
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin.
...
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Babybug: Beep-Beep, Vroom-Vroom! and Breezy Summer

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 15, 2020,
Babybug: Beep-Beep, Vroom-Vroom! and Breezy Summer

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 ongoi...


Continue reading ...
 

Omnidawn Open Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2020,
Omnidawn Open Poetry Chapbook Contest

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. First prize - $1,000 + publication.

Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 15, 2020 at midnight Pacific Standard Time...


Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Becoming

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 13, 2020,
Bible Advocate: Becoming  

The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture

Word/Line Lengths: Feature ...

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Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 12, 2020,
Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press invites you to enter the 2020 LITERARY TAXIDERMY SHORT STORY COMPETITION for your chance to win up to $500 in cash as well as publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Our previous competitions were such a success, we couldn't wait to come back!

To enter, you must produce an original story of up to 2500 words in any genre. The catch: We provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a clas...


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Guardian Angel Kids: Change

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2020,

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Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 10, 2020,
Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press. 

All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2020 or submitted online by midnight CT. Entry fee is $16 per group of three poems and $16 for each additional group. Fee includes a one-year subscription. Make checks payable to Boulevard.

...
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2020 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 9, 2020,
2020 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Three emerging writer awards are presented by Kentucky Women Writers each year. The Betty Gabehart Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry recognize and support writers of exceptional talent who show potential for excellence in their literary endeavors. Winners receive:

$300 honorarium (which may be used to defray travel & lodging expenses)

The opportunity to appear on stage...


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Owl Lights: Turning Points

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2020,
Owl Lights: Turning Points

Canadice Press will be accepting literary submissions for “Owl Light Literary 2020” beginning 12:01am, April 1, 2020 through 12:01am, June 2, 2020 (Midnight:01 June 1).

The theme for Owl Light Literary 2020 is Turning Points (to be interpreted in whatever ways you wish). We are looking for submissions that take us new and exciting places. There is no submission fee. All entries mus...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Highs and Lows

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 7, 2020,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Highs and Lows   

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Parabola Literary Journal: Balance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 6, 2020,
Parabola Literary Journal: Balance        

Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.

Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Summer 2020 issue is Presence. The submission deadline is June 1, 2020.

Parabola welcomes o...


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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Lazy, Hazy, Crazy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 5, 2020,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Lazy, Hazy, Crazy  

Our rates for published stories:
$20 for published featured author stories
$10 for stories published on our &More page
$5 for poems we publish

We accept previously unpublished work in many genres of fiction as well as memoir. We accept previously unpublished poetry. We do not accept essays or other nonfiction genres.

We do not accept horror or erotica. This means no graphic violence...


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Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 4, 2020,
Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

The River Heron Review Poetry Prize awards the winning poet $500 plus publication.
Four finalists will also be named and published.

Submissions open March 1 through May 31, 2020. It is our practice to read each submission without knowing the identity of the poet. There is a $15 submission fee. Poets may submit up to 3 poems, 5 pages maximum.


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Texas Review Press Open Reading Period

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 3, 2020,
Texas Review Press Open Reading Period

Texas Review Press publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works. We are currently open for new book project proposals, please see below for guidelines. Topics we are interested in include 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Fol...


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The War Cry: Finding Direction

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 2, 2020,
The War Cry: Finding Direction            

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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River Styx 2020 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 1, 2020,
River Styx 2020 International Poetry Contest  
 
$1000 First Prize
2020 Judge Lee Ann Roripaugh
 
Submissions are open to May 31, 2020
 
Send up to three poems per entry, no more than 14 pages. (Additional poems will be accepted with additional entry fees.)
Choose your entry fee: $15 or $20.
$20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
$15 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning poems appear.
Include name and address on the cover lette...

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Browsing Archive: May, 2020

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2020,
Jill Grinberg Literary Management

We represent nonfiction and fiction across the entire age and audience spectrum: adult, children’s, teen, and books that cross audiences. We also represent and are personally drawn to a variety of formats – straight text, text with visuals, graphic fiction, and nonfiction. Whichever direction our authors move in, we are able to effectively represent their work and support them in the ways they require.

from: C. Hope Cla...

Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 30, 2020,
Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Accepting entries nationwide for The Grand Prix Award $100 / $50 / $25 with a limit of 3 poems per entry. Fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members, any subject, any form.

Accepting entries for KSPS members only (if a paid-up member) for the Chaffin/Kash Award $100 / $50 /$25, any subject, any form (3 poems for $10)

KSPS Members may ...


Continue reading ...
 

Stereo Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 29, 2020,
Stereo Stories

We publish well-written, evocative, concise stories. Short memoirs. Non-fiction. Up to  800 words. The shorter the better.

You’re welcome to write about all sorts of songs, including songs that are already here on the site. You can send us a story or you can pitch us an idea, just a few sentences. Either way, we’ll get back to you. Please include song title, a place and a time at the top of the story and, if possible, a link to a ...


Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 28, 2020,
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: June 30, 2020.

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, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.



Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner eChapbook - Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2020,
Wordrunner eChapbooks

Submissions for our fiction eChapbook series are open until June 30. Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be published in August and December 2020, respectively, online and in epubs.

At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished. No genre fiction (horror, fantasy, science fiction), please, unless a story transcends its genre.

Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We wou...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 26, 2020,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: June Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 26, 2020,
Saturday Writers: June Prose Contest

Theme: 1980s & 1990s: IBM personal computer, fall of Berlin Wall, final episode of MASH, CNN launched, NASA Challenger disaster, first surrogate pregnancy, Super Mario Brothers, Wall Street crashed & Hubble Space Telescope, internet became publicly available, Dolly the sheep first animal to be cloned, Princess Diane died in car crash, Monica Lewinsky scandal, Columbine shooting, Oklahoma City bombing, LA riots...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2020,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

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Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2020,
Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: June

June Contest Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie

Theme: Poets' Choice

Form: Poets' Choice

Line Limit: 40

Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prizes: 1st Place: $25, 2nd Place: $15, 3rd Place: $10

Deadline: June 20, 2020


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Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2020,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Forgiveness

How did you help your child learn to forgive a friend after the friend had wronged him or her. 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 you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only fo...


Continue reading ...
 

Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive Open Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2020,

Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive Open Competition http://www.centralhoustoniwa.com/2020_Contest_Registration_Form_IWA_rev.pdf

Maximum of two entries in each category.

Category 1 Short Story—Fiction: Adult/young adult (15 to early twenties) themes; 700-2500 words

Category 2 Short Story—Fiction: Children/teens (to age 14); 750-1000 words  Category 3 Article: Nonfiction; 500-1500 words 

Category 4 Poetry: Rhymed/unrhymed; 48 lines or fewer 

Category 5 Devotional: 300 words or fewer, in...


Continue reading ...
 

Cricket: Best Friends Forever?

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2020,
Cricket: Best Friends Forever?

CRICKET® magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers. 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 wonderful opportunity for pro...


Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2020,
Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest
Deadline - June 05, 2020
 
Fiction: including, short story, flash, novel excerpt, romance, mystery, humor, science fiction, fantasy, etc. Limit: 2,000 words. Nonfiction: including article, essay, nostalgia, memoir, humor, self-help, etc. Limit: 2,000 words
Poetry: including any style or theme. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. No poem may be longer than one page. Poetry entries may be single or do...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Newborn Night Routines

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Newborn Night Routines

Tell us about your newborn nighttime routine: How do you keep your baby tranquil? How do you keep yourself tranquil when baby’s not sleeping well? 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 you to refine your voice as an auth...


Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum: Place and Family Issues

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 21, 2020,
Sequestrum: Place and Family Issues

Theme: Place
Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry

Whether that place is rural or urban, natural or constructed, real or imagined makes little difference. A place can haunt us. It can inspire us. A place can surprise and delight and despair. In short, we’re expecting stories and poetry which couldn’t exist outside its “place.” Point to your passion on a map, and we’ll follow. Deadline 6/15.

Theme: Family
Fiction, Nonfi...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider: Wordplay and Get a Move On

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2020,
Spider: Wordplay and Get a Move On

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).

Theme: Wordplay
Deadline: June 15th...

Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 19, 2020,
Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest  

Theme contest pays $50, $25 and $15, with two unpaid honorable mentions. All other categories will be awarded three places: $25, $15, and $10, with two unpaid honorable mentions.

Prose categories are: Theme Contest: Writing Across Kansas: A Sense of Place (fiction or nonfiction), Humor (fiction or nonfiction) - Limit 1,000 words, Memoir or Inspirational (nonfiction) - Limit 1,50...


Continue reading ...
 

New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 18, 2020,
New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Entry fee - $5 for nonmembers. Deadline – May 31, 2020.

New England Poetry Club has always recognized the outstanding work of poets with its annual awards and contests. Our contests are open to all writers in English, with the exception of the Amy Lowell Prize which will be given to a poet with strong ties to New England. We hope you will be inspired to send your work.

Categories – long poem, 3-10 pages; lyrical...


Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug: Making Make Believe and My Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 17, 2020,
Ladybug: Making Make Believe and My Family

Theme: Making Make Believe

LADYBUG (for ages 3–6) is looking for short stories, poetry, rebus stories, and songs to fuel the young child’s imagination. We’re interested in work with an imaginative or magical twist, whether it’s a contemporary story of children at play, a gentle fantasy, a retelling of a folk or fairy tale, or an exaggerated story told by a narrator w...


Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 25th National Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 16, 2020,
The MacGuffin’s 25th National Poet Hunt Contest

An entry consists of five poems.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 15, 2020.
There is a $15 entry fee.

First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
Winners will be announced in September 2017.
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Babybug: Beep-Beep, Vroom-Vroom! and Breezy Summer

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 15, 2020,
Babybug: Beep-Beep, Vroom-Vroom! and Breezy Summer

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 ongoi...


Continue reading ...
 

Omnidawn Open Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2020,
Omnidawn Open Poetry Chapbook Contest

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. First prize - $1,000 + publication.

Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 15, 2020 at midnight Pacific Standard Time...


Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Becoming

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 13, 2020,
Bible Advocate: Becoming  

The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture

Word/Line Lengths: Feature ...

Continue reading ...
 

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 12, 2020,
Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press invites you to enter the 2020 LITERARY TAXIDERMY SHORT STORY COMPETITION for your chance to win up to $500 in cash as well as publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Our previous competitions were such a success, we couldn't wait to come back!

To enter, you must produce an original story of up to 2500 words in any genre. The catch: We provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a clas...


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Guardian Angel Kids: Change

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2020,

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Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 10, 2020,
Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press. 

All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2020 or submitted online by midnight CT. Entry fee is $16 per group of three poems and $16 for each additional group. Fee includes a one-year subscription. Make checks payable to Boulevard.

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2020 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 9, 2020,
2020 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Three emerging writer awards are presented by Kentucky Women Writers each year. The Betty Gabehart Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry recognize and support writers of exceptional talent who show potential for excellence in their literary endeavors. Winners receive:

$300 honorarium (which may be used to defray travel & lodging expenses)

The opportunity to appear on stage...


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Owl Lights: Turning Points

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2020,
Owl Lights: Turning Points

Canadice Press will be accepting literary submissions for “Owl Light Literary 2020” beginning 12:01am, April 1, 2020 through 12:01am, June 2, 2020 (Midnight:01 June 1).

The theme for Owl Light Literary 2020 is Turning Points (to be interpreted in whatever ways you wish). We are looking for submissions that take us new and exciting places. There is no submission fee. All entries mus...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Highs and Lows

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 7, 2020,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Highs and Lows   

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Parabola Literary Journal: Balance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 6, 2020,
Parabola Literary Journal: Balance        

Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.

Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Summer 2020 issue is Presence. The submission deadline is June 1, 2020.

Parabola welcomes o...


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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Lazy, Hazy, Crazy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 5, 2020,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Lazy, Hazy, Crazy  

Our rates for published stories:
$20 for published featured author stories
$10 for stories published on our &More page
$5 for poems we publish

We accept previously unpublished work in many genres of fiction as well as memoir. We accept previously unpublished poetry. We do not accept essays or other nonfiction genres.

We do not accept horror or erotica. This means no graphic violence...


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Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 4, 2020,
Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

The River Heron Review Poetry Prize awards the winning poet $500 plus publication.
Four finalists will also be named and published.

Submissions open March 1 through May 31, 2020. It is our practice to read each submission without knowing the identity of the poet. There is a $15 submission fee. Poets may submit up to 3 poems, 5 pages maximum.


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Texas Review Press Open Reading Period

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 3, 2020,
Texas Review Press Open Reading Period

Texas Review Press publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly works. We are currently open for new book project proposals, please see below for guidelines. Topics we are interested in include 20th/21st Century American Poetry, Environmental Writing, Ecopoetics, Contemporary Poetics, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Southern Literature, Southern Issues, Texas/Louisiana Literature, Texas/Louisiana History, Fol...


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The War Cry: Finding Direction

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 2, 2020,
The War Cry: Finding Direction            

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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River Styx 2020 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 1, 2020,
River Styx 2020 International Poetry Contest  
 
$1000 First Prize
2020 Judge Lee Ann Roripaugh
 
Submissions are open to May 31, 2020
 
Send up to three poems per entry, no more than 14 pages. (Additional poems will be accepted with additional entry fees.)
Choose your entry fee: $15 or $20.
$20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
$15 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning poems appear.
Include name and address on the cover lette...

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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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