This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site have been collected by Sally Clark. I am not an editor, publisher, or an agent. I am a writer who enjoys sharing submission information I find on the web with other writers. 

The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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

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Published by Hachette Book Group,


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 49,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: April, 2022

The Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 30, 2022,
The Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest

Let's get outside!

It's time to take our stories to the great outdoors! We want to see your picture book stories set in the forest, at a park, in the desert, on a beach, or any other nature-related location.

This contest is your chance to write a fiction picture book for kids ages 4-7 years old. It can be quiet or loud, humorous or thoughtful, or anywhere in between. (If it rhymes, the...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 29, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dogs           

Our dog books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. Our canine friends make us smile every day with their crazy antics, their loving companionship, and their amazing intuition. Here is another chance for you to share your story about the member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet… your dog!

We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses Gallery: Odes

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 28, 2022,
Highland Park Poetry Summer Muses’ Gallery: Odes

Summer Muses' Gallery - ODES. Now accepting submissions of odes, poems of praise celebrating a person, place, thing, or idea, the ordinary or the lofty. Poets may submit up to 5 poems. Poems should not exceed 30 lines. Previously published is okay with acknowledgment. Deadline is May 15th. Please send your poems as text in an email (preferred) or in a single .doc file to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org . Also accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 27, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats            

Our cat books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. Our feline friends make us smile every day with their crazy antics, their loving companionship, and their amazing intuition. Here is another chance for you to share your story about the member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet… your cat!

We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, an...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Prose Contest - Forest & Desert

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 26, 2022,
Saturday Writers Prose Contests – Forest & Desert

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Maybe ...

Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 25, 2022,
Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Fiction (all genres) and the deadline is May 27. Entry fee for non me...


Continue reading ...
 

Esther Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 24, 2022,
Esther Press

David C Cook has announced a new imprint, Esther Press, which will publish diverse voices that encourage and equip women to walk courageously in the light of God’s truth. A portion of Esther Press sales will be invested in women’s ministry partnerships around the globe. Esther Press publishes biblical resources by and for courageous women. With a focus on transformation, Esther Press encourages and equips women to walk courageously in the lig...


Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 22, 2022,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Bacopa Literary Review is an annual international print journal published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville, Florida. Contest Submissions now open until May 23, 2022. No submission fee. Authors may submit to only ONE category. $200 Award and $100 Honorable Mention in each of six categories:

Fiction - up to 2,500 words
Creative Nonfiction - up to 2,500 words
Humor - up to 2,000 words
Formal Poetry - 1-3 po...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, & New Year's

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 21, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & New Year's

Everyone loves holiday stories and our contributors write great ones. They are so good that we create a new edition for the holiday season every year. We are now collecting stories for our HOLIDAY 2022 book and we are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 20, 2022,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.

We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.

Deadline: May 15, 2022


Continue reading ...
 

Military

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2022,
Military

Military.com is a news and resource website for military members, veterans and their families. Submit pitches to Zachary Fryer-Biggs, Managing Editor at zach.biggs@military.com. We want thoughtful, deep reporting on service members and veterans and the issues that impact their lives and are willing to pay accordingly. That could be investigative work on harms, it could be features revealing aspects of military life that aren't talked about often. The floor on t...


Continue reading ...
 

Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 18, 2022,
Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10.00 fee send with the poems and entry blank. All poems must be mailed with the fee at one time in one envelope. Prizes range from $5 to $100. Postmark deadline is May 15, 2022.

Entries must be original and unpublished and must never have won a state or national contest prize over $10 or be submitted for publication elsewhere. 21 categories are open to all ...


Continue reading ...
 

Booksie First Chapter Novel Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 17, 2022,
Booksie First Chapter Novel Award

$5.95 entry fee. Deadline May 14, 2022. Have a book or a novel idea you've been noodling? Enter your first chapter into the Booksie First Chapter Contest and see how it does. You don't need to have finished the book. You don't even need more than the first chapter. We're looking for a start that will grab our attention, that is original, that is well written, and that makes us want to b...


Continue reading ...
 

The Green Room

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 16, 2022,
The Green Room

Seeking seasoned writers to provide a complete recipe (with ingredient list and steps) along with a well-told anecdote that gives the dish some life. Solid storytelling skills are required, and attention-grabbing ledes are a must. Once a pitch is greenlit, the story should be 350-600 words, not including the recipe. Pitch Ali Trachta, Editor, at thegreenroom@fifthseasonfresh...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 15, 2022,
Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competitions

$20 POETRY / $30 MANUSCRIPTS. Deadline May 6, 2022. One Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000, an interview in Writer’s Digest (Nov/Dec 2022 issue) and on WritersDigest.com, a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including special recognition at the keynote, a coveted Pitch Slam slot at the Writer's Digest Conference where the winner will receive...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Weather

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 14, 2022,
Enchanted Conversation: Weather     

Submissions: May 1 at 12 a.m. EST, to May 3 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The theme for 2022 is “Weather.” That means rain, blizzards, hail, lightning, hurricanes, thunder, heat, clouds. That’s it. Weather. How you use weather is up to you. It does not need to be a major part of a story or poem, but it does need to be discernibly part of the work.

What does that mean? It means you should submit works...


Continue reading ...
 

Leapfrog 2022 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2022,
Leapfrog 2022 Fiction Contest

Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered "unpublished" if fewer than about 200 copies were printed.

We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are ...


Continue reading ...
 

Proud to be: Writing by American Warriors Contest & Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 12, 2022,
Proud to be: Writing by American Warriors Contest & Anthology 

Deadline: May 2, 2022 (11:59 pm)

No entry fee, 5 categories for the contest, $250 prize in each: Short Fiction, Poetry, Interview with a Warrior, Essay, Photography

Theme: Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectiv...


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine: Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 11, 2022,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2022 Ruminate Poetry Prize. $1000 and publication will be awarded to the winner.

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2022. The entry fee is $20. All submissions must be previously unpublished work. You may submit up to three poems per entry.


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 10, 2022,
The First Line: Summer Contest

“Thomas hadn’t expected to be alive when the town’s time capsule was opened.”

All stories must start with the above first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a hard-and-fa...


Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 9, 2022,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be co...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Tools

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 8, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Tools

The Sun Magazine 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 yo...


Continue reading ...
 

Southern Arizona Press: The Stars and Moon in the Evening Sky Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 7, 2022,

Southern Arizona Press: The Stars and Moon in the Evening Sky Anthology 
http://www.southernarizonapress.com/current-submissions

The Stars and Moon in the Evening Sky - All poets are encouraged to submit poetic works about the stars, moon, planets, space, or the evening skies. Currently, Southern Arizona Press (SAP) is only accepting poetry. This can be strict form, blank verse, free verse, concrete poetry, etc.

Submissions will remain open for this anthology until 30 April 2022 with an anticipa...


Continue reading ...
 

Intrepid Times Travel Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 6, 2022,
Intrepid Times Travel Writing Competition

Deadline: April 30. No entry fee. With a theme of “Wrong Turns,” this competition invites “travelers and writers from all countries, at all levels of writing experience” to write “an original, factual, first-person travel story about a time you made a decision or took a risk while traveling that got you lost, landed you somewhere you didn’t intend, or led to a new discovery, r...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contest: Prairies

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 5, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contests – Prairies

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Mayb...

Continue reading ...
 

Force Majeure Flash Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 4, 2022,
Force Majeure Flash Contest

$5 ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 30, 2022. Top prize for a single flash $300; two runners-up $100 each. Limit 1,000 words. May contain fiction, nonfiction, hybrids, marks, or images, in any combination. May bend genre.


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest - Bodies of Water

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 3, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry Contest – Bodies of Water

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Maybe ...

Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 2, 2022,
WOW! Women On Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 - 1000 words) and in any style -- from personal essay and memoir to lyric essay and hybrid, and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.

Electronic submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simulta...


Continue reading ...
 

Sacred Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 1, 2022,
Sacred Poetry Contest

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Winners posted on CLA website: June 1, 2022 by 12 noon. The judge’s comments will be posted along with the text of the winning poems, visual image, and link to author’s websites, if applicable. All non-winners will be notified June 2, 2022.

One fee of $20. Up to three poems may be submitted. Only one submission per poet. Files may be .doc, .docx. Each poem must be a response to one of the sacred im...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2022

The Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 30, 2022,
The Great Outdoor Picture Book Contest

Let's get outside!

It's time to take our stories to the great outdoors! We want to see your picture book stories set in the forest, at a park, in the desert, on a beach, or any other nature-related location.

This contest is your chance to write a fiction picture book for kids ages 4-7 years old. It can be quiet or loud, humorous or thoughtful, or anywhere in between. (If it rhymes, the...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 29, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dogs           

Our dog books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. Our canine friends make us smile every day with their crazy antics, their loving companionship, and their amazing intuition. Here is another chance for you to share your story about the member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet… your dog!

We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses Gallery: Odes

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 28, 2022,
Highland Park Poetry Summer Muses’ Gallery: Odes

Summer Muses' Gallery - ODES. Now accepting submissions of odes, poems of praise celebrating a person, place, thing, or idea, the ordinary or the lofty. Poets may submit up to 5 poems. Poems should not exceed 30 lines. Previously published is okay with acknowledgment. Deadline is May 15th. Please send your poems as text in an email (preferred) or in a single .doc file to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org . Also accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 27, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats            

Our cat books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. Our feline friends make us smile every day with their crazy antics, their loving companionship, and their amazing intuition. Here is another chance for you to share your story about the member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet… your cat!

We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, an...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Prose Contest - Forest & Desert

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 26, 2022,
Saturday Writers Prose Contests – Forest & Desert

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Maybe ...

Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 25, 2022,
Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Fiction (all genres) and the deadline is May 27. Entry fee for non me...


Continue reading ...
 

Esther Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 24, 2022,
Esther Press

David C Cook has announced a new imprint, Esther Press, which will publish diverse voices that encourage and equip women to walk courageously in the light of God’s truth. A portion of Esther Press sales will be invested in women’s ministry partnerships around the globe. Esther Press publishes biblical resources by and for courageous women. With a focus on transformation, Esther Press encourages and equips women to walk courageously in the lig...


Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 22, 2022,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Bacopa Literary Review is an annual international print journal published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville, Florida. Contest Submissions now open until May 23, 2022. No submission fee. Authors may submit to only ONE category. $200 Award and $100 Honorable Mention in each of six categories:

Fiction - up to 2,500 words
Creative Nonfiction - up to 2,500 words
Humor - up to 2,000 words
Formal Poetry - 1-3 po...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, & New Year's

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 21, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & New Year's

Everyone loves holiday stories and our contributors write great ones. They are so good that we create a new edition for the holiday season every year. We are now collecting stories for our HOLIDAY 2022 book and we are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 20, 2022,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.

We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.

Deadline: May 15, 2022


Continue reading ...
 

Military

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2022,
Military

Military.com is a news and resource website for military members, veterans and their families. Submit pitches to Zachary Fryer-Biggs, Managing Editor at zach.biggs@military.com. We want thoughtful, deep reporting on service members and veterans and the issues that impact their lives and are willing to pay accordingly. That could be investigative work on harms, it could be features revealing aspects of military life that aren't talked about often. The floor on t...


Continue reading ...
 

Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 18, 2022,
Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10.00 fee send with the poems and entry blank. All poems must be mailed with the fee at one time in one envelope. Prizes range from $5 to $100. Postmark deadline is May 15, 2022.

Entries must be original and unpublished and must never have won a state or national contest prize over $10 or be submitted for publication elsewhere. 21 categories are open to all ...


Continue reading ...
 

Booksie First Chapter Novel Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 17, 2022,
Booksie First Chapter Novel Award

$5.95 entry fee. Deadline May 14, 2022. Have a book or a novel idea you've been noodling? Enter your first chapter into the Booksie First Chapter Contest and see how it does. You don't need to have finished the book. You don't even need more than the first chapter. We're looking for a start that will grab our attention, that is original, that is well written, and that makes us want to b...


Continue reading ...
 

The Green Room

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 16, 2022,
The Green Room

Seeking seasoned writers to provide a complete recipe (with ingredient list and steps) along with a well-told anecdote that gives the dish some life. Solid storytelling skills are required, and attention-grabbing ledes are a must. Once a pitch is greenlit, the story should be 350-600 words, not including the recipe. Pitch Ali Trachta, Editor, at thegreenroom@fifthseasonfresh...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 15, 2022,
Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competitions

$20 POETRY / $30 MANUSCRIPTS. Deadline May 6, 2022. One Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000, an interview in Writer’s Digest (Nov/Dec 2022 issue) and on WritersDigest.com, a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including special recognition at the keynote, a coveted Pitch Slam slot at the Writer's Digest Conference where the winner will receive...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Weather

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 14, 2022,
Enchanted Conversation: Weather     

Submissions: May 1 at 12 a.m. EST, to May 3 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The theme for 2022 is “Weather.” That means rain, blizzards, hail, lightning, hurricanes, thunder, heat, clouds. That’s it. Weather. How you use weather is up to you. It does not need to be a major part of a story or poem, but it does need to be discernibly part of the work.

What does that mean? It means you should submit works...


Continue reading ...
 

Leapfrog 2022 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2022,
Leapfrog 2022 Fiction Contest

Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered "unpublished" if fewer than about 200 copies were printed.

We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are ...


Continue reading ...
 

Proud to be: Writing by American Warriors Contest & Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 12, 2022,
Proud to be: Writing by American Warriors Contest & Anthology 

Deadline: May 2, 2022 (11:59 pm)

No entry fee, 5 categories for the contest, $250 prize in each: Short Fiction, Poetry, Interview with a Warrior, Essay, Photography

Theme: Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectiv...


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine: Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 11, 2022,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2022 Ruminate Poetry Prize. $1000 and publication will be awarded to the winner.

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2022. The entry fee is $20. All submissions must be previously unpublished work. You may submit up to three poems per entry.


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 10, 2022,
The First Line: Summer Contest

“Thomas hadn’t expected to be alive when the town’s time capsule was opened.”

All stories must start with the above first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a hard-and-fa...


Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 9, 2022,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be co...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Tools

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 8, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Tools

The Sun Magazine 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 yo...


Continue reading ...
 

Southern Arizona Press: The Stars and Moon in the Evening Sky Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 7, 2022,

Southern Arizona Press: The Stars and Moon in the Evening Sky Anthology 
http://www.southernarizonapress.com/current-submissions

The Stars and Moon in the Evening Sky - All poets are encouraged to submit poetic works about the stars, moon, planets, space, or the evening skies. Currently, Southern Arizona Press (SAP) is only accepting poetry. This can be strict form, blank verse, free verse, concrete poetry, etc.

Submissions will remain open for this anthology until 30 April 2022 with an anticipa...


Continue reading ...
 

Intrepid Times Travel Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 6, 2022,
Intrepid Times Travel Writing Competition

Deadline: April 30. No entry fee. With a theme of “Wrong Turns,” this competition invites “travelers and writers from all countries, at all levels of writing experience” to write “an original, factual, first-person travel story about a time you made a decision or took a risk while traveling that got you lost, landed you somewhere you didn’t intend, or led to a new discovery, r...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contest: Prairies

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 5, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contests – Prairies

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Mayb...

Continue reading ...
 

Force Majeure Flash Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 4, 2022,
Force Majeure Flash Contest

$5 ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 30, 2022. Top prize for a single flash $300; two runners-up $100 each. Limit 1,000 words. May contain fiction, nonfiction, hybrids, marks, or images, in any combination. May bend genre.


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest - Bodies of Water

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 3, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry Contest – Bodies of Water

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Maybe ...

Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 2, 2022,
WOW! Women On Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 - 1000 words) and in any style -- from personal essay and memoir to lyric essay and hybrid, and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.

Electronic submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simulta...


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Sacred Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 1, 2022,
Sacred Poetry Contest

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Winners posted on CLA website: June 1, 2022 by 12 noon. The judge’s comments will be posted along with the text of the winning poems, visual image, and link to author’s websites, if applicable. All non-winners will be notified June 2, 2022.

One fee of $20. Up to three poems may be submitted. Only one submission per poet. Files may be .doc, .docx. Each poem must be a response to one of the sacred im...


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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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