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: March, 2022

Rate Your Story 2nd Annual Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2022,
Rate Your Story 2nd Annual Spring Contest

Deadline: April 30th, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Theme: Follow Your Heart

Genres: Board Books up to 150 Words
Picture Books up to 850 Words
Non-Fiction Picture Books Up to 1000 Words
Chapter Books, Middle Grade and YA up to 2,000 Word

Requirements: Manuscripts should convey a compelling story or concept with an engaging main character and *heart* should drive the story and inspire a satisfying ending and/or be an element. P...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest: Mountains

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 30, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry Contest: Mountains

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 your char...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy, Eccentric, Wacky, Loveable, Fun Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy, Eccentric, Wacky, Lovable, Fun Families

Deadline April 30, 2022. Those eccentric, goofy, wacky, lovable, and oh-so-fun family members — the ones we tell all the stories about. They could be a parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. Or grown children. Share your true stories and poems about those family members. With love and appreciation, please. No mea...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Undressing in Public

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Undressing in Public

Topic: Did your child take off their shoes or undress in public? What did you do to help your child learn not to do this? 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...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 27, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Monte Crews cover illustration from the September 30, 1939, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

First in Line for Tickets by Monte Crews

To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by April 25, 2022. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as ...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26, 2022,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

$20 to enter up to 10 contests.

Postmark deadline: April 23, 2022     

18 contests to enter for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, humor, and more.

Prizes range from $10 - $50



Continue reading ...
 

Mobile Literary Magazine: Spirituality

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 25, 2022,
Mobile Literary Magazine: Spirituality   

We have quarterly free submissions to The Mobile Library Magazine. The Mobile Library provides a multi-digital exhibiting experience for artists and writers to showcase their work during the pandemic closures. Each publication is unique, pairing 6 artists and 6 writers together at different stages in their career to build a collaborative experience.

We are please to announce that Volume II will take on themes...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Potty Training

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Potty Training

Topic: What is one unique thing you did to help potty train your child? 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 for North American authors.

Word cou...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2022,
Passager Journal Poetry Contest

Submission period: February 15 – April 15
Publication: August/September
Accepted genres: poetry only
Up to 5 poems, 40-line max ea.
$20 reading fee, includes 1-year subscription to Passager
$1000 prize. Honorable mentions will be published.
Writers must be age 50 or older at the time of publication to submit.

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 22, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles  

Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment. These miraculous happenings are completely and totally unexplainable. Why did these amazing things happen? How did these surprising and bewildering things occur?

We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Eating Healthy?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Eating Healthy?

Topic: How did you get your children to eat their vegetables and healthy foods they don’t like, without bribing them? 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 submis...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 20, 2022,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven 
https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirits, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, and they give us signs and a spiritual link from beyond.

We want to hear from you if you have experienced communication from the other side...


Continue reading ...
 

Brilliant Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 19, 2022,
Brilliant Flash Fiction Writing Contest

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 15, 2022. Limit 500 words. First prize $200. Second prize $100. Third prize $50. Shortlisted stories receive publication and $20. One entry per author. Open to writers worldwide, no age requirement. Fiction only, please. No poetry or essays.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Edi...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels  

Angels and miracles are all around us if we keep our eyes open. Have you experienced a divine intervention, answered prayer, or other miraculous occurrence courtesy of someone you think just might have been an angel. Do you have a guardian angel who seems to swoop in and help you when you need it?

We are looking for true personal stories about how an angel has touched your life – stories of t...


Continue reading ...
 

First Pages Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 17, 2022,
First Pages Prize

Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the First Pages Prize invites you to enter your first five pages (up to 1250 words) of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The 2022 prize supports five emerging writers with cash awards (1st - $2,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $1000, 4th - $750, 5th - $750 in US dollars), a tailored edit and an agent consultation.

Deadline: April 10, 2022   Entry fee: $20


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Rest Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Rest Time

Topic: How have you helped your preschoolers learn to do quiet activities during rest time if they don’t take a nap? 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 i...

Continue reading ...
 

Syncopation Literary Journal Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 15, 2022,
Syncopation Literary Journal Short Story Contest

Syncopation Literary Journal seeks to amalgamate the realms of music and literature. For the purpose of the Short Story Contest, we are seeking music-themed short stories. While the topic and setting of your story are up to you, your narrative must contain elements of music and sound. Send us your best writing! Your story should entice and challenge ...


Continue reading ...
 

Pure in Heart Stories: Stories, Poetry & Art for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2022,
Pure in Heart Stories: Stories, Poetry, & Art for Kids

Pure in Heart Stories is a new online and print children’s magazine of Christian-themed stories, poetry, and artwork created by adults (and now kids, too!), for kids between the ages of 6 and 11 years old. Pure in Heart accepts submissions from writers and artists from around the world who are over 18 (and write for a children audience) or ages 14 and younger. We accept work from both Christians ...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Novel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2022,

National Writers Association Novel Contest                              http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/Novel_Form3.pdf

The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Novel Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of novel writing. Any genre or category of novel manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by April 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manuscripts must be typed, double-...


Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points & Poetry 2022

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 12, 2022,
Parks & Points & Poetry 2022

We are delighted to announce a call for submissions for our sixth annual poetry series! Every spring, we are fortunate to read so many beautifully written poems that evoke the natural landscapes and cultural histories and legacies associated with public lands; we are so grateful to the writers who submit their work in consideration for this series.

We invite poetry submissions that reflect upon nature, outdoor e...


Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2022,
The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

Each year from December 1 - April 1 we accept submissions of full-length poetry (50-100 pp.) and fiction (30,000 word minimum) manuscripts for The Orison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction, judged by different prominent writers each year in an anonymous judging process. The winning entry in each genre will be awarded publication and a $1,500 cash prize, in addition to a standard royalties cont...


Continue reading ...
 

Wergle Flomp Humorous Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 10, 2022,
Wergle Flomp Humorous Poetry Contest

Now in its 21st year, this contest seeks today's best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes. See more past winners and remarks from our judges in our contest archives.

Deadline - April 1, 2022.

First Prize: $2,000 plus a one-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value)
Second Prize: $500
Honorable Mentions: 10 awards ...

Continue reading ...
 

Voices de la Luna

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 9, 2022,
Voices de la Luna     

Voices de la Luna is a quarterly literature and arts magazine. Founded in 2008 by San Antonio writers Mo Saidi and Jim Brandenburg, the magazine is the premier literary magazine in South Texas. All of us who are involved with the production of the magazine and with the many community services offered by Voices staff, board members, and contributors believe that poetry heals and arts advance the quality of life. Poetry, essays,...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Mimicking Toddlers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Mimicking Toddlers

Topic: What have you done to help your young children be more appropriate in their words and not just mimic what they’ve heard. For example, they might say, “No way,” instead of saying, “No thank you.” 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...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Learning the Hard Way

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Learning the Hard Way

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 su...


Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Contest:

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 6, 2022,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Contest:
An Element of Mystery: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of Intrigue

$10 Entry fee. Deadline March 31, 2022. Limit 2,000 words.

First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, tentatively titled An Element of Mystery: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of Intrigue.

Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.

Third prize: $50 and publication ...


Continue reading ...
 

Sadie Tells Stories: Writing Magic

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 5, 2022,
Sadie Tells Stories: Writing Magic     

500 Word Short Story Contest

Are you an author who loves magic? Do you have an idea for a super short story that needs to be shared with the world? If you answered yes to both of those questions this contest is for you!

The story can be about anything magical. Maybe it’s something that you’ve experienced in real life or it’s something you’ve created. Maybe it’s the start of a great idea. Maybe it’ll be t...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Nonstop Repeat Questions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Nonstop Repeat Questions

Topic: What is one thing you’ve done to guide your young child through their nonstop questions phase. 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 i...

Continue reading ...
 

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2022,
Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

If you are a poet who loves the visual arts, you may be interested in entering the second annual Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, a city-wide “grass-roots” project coordinated by San Antonio poetry champions Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Linda Simone in honor of National Poetry Minth, which is in April.

For the 2022 contest, the organizers are collaborating with five San Antonio museums: The McNay, the Witte, the Bri...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Worship Songs With Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Worship Songs With Kids

Topic: What is one unique way that you and your family worship in song together. 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 for North America...

Continue reading ...
 

2022 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2022,
2022 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize      

Length: a total word count of between 20,000 and 50,000 words. Excerpts may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished. Award: $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: March, 2022

Rate Your Story 2nd Annual Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2022,
Rate Your Story 2nd Annual Spring Contest

Deadline: April 30th, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Theme: Follow Your Heart

Genres: Board Books up to 150 Words
Picture Books up to 850 Words
Non-Fiction Picture Books Up to 1000 Words
Chapter Books, Middle Grade and YA up to 2,000 Word

Requirements: Manuscripts should convey a compelling story or concept with an engaging main character and *heart* should drive the story and inspire a satisfying ending and/or be an element. P...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry Contest: Mountains

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 30, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry Contest: Mountains

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 your char...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy, Eccentric, Wacky, Loveable, Fun Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy, Eccentric, Wacky, Lovable, Fun Families

Deadline April 30, 2022. Those eccentric, goofy, wacky, lovable, and oh-so-fun family members — the ones we tell all the stories about. They could be a parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. Or grown children. Share your true stories and poems about those family members. With love and appreciation, please. No mea...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Undressing in Public

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Undressing in Public

Topic: Did your child take off their shoes or undress in public? What did you do to help your child learn not to do this? 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...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 27, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Monte Crews cover illustration from the September 30, 1939, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

First in Line for Tickets by Monte Crews

To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by April 25, 2022. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as ...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26, 2022,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

$20 to enter up to 10 contests.

Postmark deadline: April 23, 2022     

18 contests to enter for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, humor, and more.

Prizes range from $10 - $50



Continue reading ...
 

Mobile Literary Magazine: Spirituality

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 25, 2022,
Mobile Literary Magazine: Spirituality   

We have quarterly free submissions to The Mobile Library Magazine. The Mobile Library provides a multi-digital exhibiting experience for artists and writers to showcase their work during the pandemic closures. Each publication is unique, pairing 6 artists and 6 writers together at different stages in their career to build a collaborative experience.

We are please to announce that Volume II will take on themes...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Potty Training

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Potty Training

Topic: What is one unique thing you did to help potty train your child? 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 for North American authors.

Word cou...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2022,
Passager Journal Poetry Contest

Submission period: February 15 – April 15
Publication: August/September
Accepted genres: poetry only
Up to 5 poems, 40-line max ea.
$20 reading fee, includes 1-year subscription to Passager
$1000 prize. Honorable mentions will be published.
Writers must be age 50 or older at the time of publication to submit.

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 22, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles  

Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment. These miraculous happenings are completely and totally unexplainable. Why did these amazing things happen? How did these surprising and bewildering things occur?

We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Eating Healthy?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Eating Healthy?

Topic: How did you get your children to eat their vegetables and healthy foods they don’t like, without bribing them? 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 submis...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 20, 2022,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven 
https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirits, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, and they give us signs and a spiritual link from beyond.

We want to hear from you if you have experienced communication from the other side...


Continue reading ...
 

Brilliant Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 19, 2022,
Brilliant Flash Fiction Writing Contest

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 15, 2022. Limit 500 words. First prize $200. Second prize $100. Third prize $50. Shortlisted stories receive publication and $20. One entry per author. Open to writers worldwide, no age requirement. Fiction only, please. No poetry or essays.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Edi...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels  

Angels and miracles are all around us if we keep our eyes open. Have you experienced a divine intervention, answered prayer, or other miraculous occurrence courtesy of someone you think just might have been an angel. Do you have a guardian angel who seems to swoop in and help you when you need it?

We are looking for true personal stories about how an angel has touched your life – stories of t...


Continue reading ...
 

First Pages Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 17, 2022,
First Pages Prize

Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the First Pages Prize invites you to enter your first five pages (up to 1250 words) of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The 2022 prize supports five emerging writers with cash awards (1st - $2,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $1000, 4th - $750, 5th - $750 in US dollars), a tailored edit and an agent consultation.

Deadline: April 10, 2022   Entry fee: $20


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Rest Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Rest Time

Topic: How have you helped your preschoolers learn to do quiet activities during rest time if they don’t take a nap? 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 i...

Continue reading ...
 

Syncopation Literary Journal Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 15, 2022,
Syncopation Literary Journal Short Story Contest

Syncopation Literary Journal seeks to amalgamate the realms of music and literature. For the purpose of the Short Story Contest, we are seeking music-themed short stories. While the topic and setting of your story are up to you, your narrative must contain elements of music and sound. Send us your best writing! Your story should entice and challenge ...


Continue reading ...
 

Pure in Heart Stories: Stories, Poetry & Art for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2022,
Pure in Heart Stories: Stories, Poetry, & Art for Kids

Pure in Heart Stories is a new online and print children’s magazine of Christian-themed stories, poetry, and artwork created by adults (and now kids, too!), for kids between the ages of 6 and 11 years old. Pure in Heart accepts submissions from writers and artists from around the world who are over 18 (and write for a children audience) or ages 14 and younger. We accept work from both Christians ...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Novel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2022,

National Writers Association Novel Contest                              http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/Novel_Form3.pdf

The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Novel Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of novel writing. Any genre or category of novel manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by April 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manuscripts must be typed, double-...


Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points & Poetry 2022

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 12, 2022,
Parks & Points & Poetry 2022

We are delighted to announce a call for submissions for our sixth annual poetry series! Every spring, we are fortunate to read so many beautifully written poems that evoke the natural landscapes and cultural histories and legacies associated with public lands; we are so grateful to the writers who submit their work in consideration for this series.

We invite poetry submissions that reflect upon nature, outdoor e...


Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2022,
The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

Each year from December 1 - April 1 we accept submissions of full-length poetry (50-100 pp.) and fiction (30,000 word minimum) manuscripts for The Orison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction, judged by different prominent writers each year in an anonymous judging process. The winning entry in each genre will be awarded publication and a $1,500 cash prize, in addition to a standard royalties cont...


Continue reading ...
 

Wergle Flomp Humorous Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 10, 2022,
Wergle Flomp Humorous Poetry Contest

Now in its 21st year, this contest seeks today's best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes. See more past winners and remarks from our judges in our contest archives.

Deadline - April 1, 2022.

First Prize: $2,000 plus a one-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value)
Second Prize: $500
Honorable Mentions: 10 awards ...

Continue reading ...
 

Voices de la Luna

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 9, 2022,
Voices de la Luna     

Voices de la Luna is a quarterly literature and arts magazine. Founded in 2008 by San Antonio writers Mo Saidi and Jim Brandenburg, the magazine is the premier literary magazine in South Texas. All of us who are involved with the production of the magazine and with the many community services offered by Voices staff, board members, and contributors believe that poetry heals and arts advance the quality of life. Poetry, essays,...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Mimicking Toddlers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Mimicking Toddlers

Topic: What have you done to help your young children be more appropriate in their words and not just mimic what they’ve heard. For example, they might say, “No way,” instead of saying, “No thank you.” 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...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Learning the Hard Way

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Learning the Hard Way

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 su...


Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Contest:

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 6, 2022,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Contest:
An Element of Mystery: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of Intrigue

$10 Entry fee. Deadline March 31, 2022. Limit 2,000 words.

First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, tentatively titled An Element of Mystery: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of Intrigue.

Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.

Third prize: $50 and publication ...


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Sadie Tells Stories: Writing Magic

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 5, 2022,
Sadie Tells Stories: Writing Magic     

500 Word Short Story Contest

Are you an author who loves magic? Do you have an idea for a super short story that needs to be shared with the world? If you answered yes to both of those questions this contest is for you!

The story can be about anything magical. Maybe it’s something that you’ve experienced in real life or it’s something you’ve created. Maybe it’s the start of a great idea. Maybe it’ll be t...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Nonstop Repeat Questions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Nonstop Repeat Questions

Topic: What is one thing you’ve done to guide your young child through their nonstop questions phase. 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 i...

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Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2022,
Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

If you are a poet who loves the visual arts, you may be interested in entering the second annual Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, a city-wide “grass-roots” project coordinated by San Antonio poetry champions Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Linda Simone in honor of National Poetry Minth, which is in April.

For the 2022 contest, the organizers are collaborating with five San Antonio museums: The McNay, the Witte, the Bri...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Worship Songs With Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Worship Songs With Kids

Topic: What is one unique way that you and your family worship in song together. 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 for North America...

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2022 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2022,
2022 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize      

Length: a total word count of between 20,000 and 50,000 words. Excerpts may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished. Award: $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

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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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