This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. 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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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Poetry Society of Colorado: Transformation through Time

January 16, 2018
Poetry Society of Colorado
Ann Woodbury Hafen Memorial Contest
 
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie
Theme: Transformation through Time
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS:
For this specific contest, what are the requirements of the form—like stanzas, rhyme,
subject matter, length, source, etc.—if any?
The poem must deal with a transformation (physical, scientific, or societal) through an extended period of time.
• A transformation is a thorough or dramatic change in form, nature, or appearance. (Oxford Dictionary) Think mutation, metamorphosis, reconstruction, transfiguration.
• Extended encompasses decades, centuries, eras, or eons--- not just months or years.
 
SOME POSSIBILITIES:
You might step back from your everyday life and consider the larger flow of time. What comes to mind? Transformation through time brought the universe and physical earth into existence over billions of years. Ages and centuries have molded mankind’s societies, traditions, customs,
technologies, and understanding of science. All things pertinent to humans move in the continuous ebb and flow that time provides:
• From a walk in the park to Jurassic Park.
• From a Victorian washday to 21st century washers and dryers.
• From horseback to Mars to the future of the universe.
 
Contest Prize Structure: 1st Place:  $25, 2nd Place: $15, 3rd Place:  $10
Entry fee: $5 per poem 


 

Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction

January 15, 2018
Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in contemporary short fiction that has a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme. You are welcome to work with this fiction topic in a humorous way or in a ...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

January 14, 2018
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading...
 

Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

January 13, 2018
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry ...

Continue reading...
 

A Kiss and A Promise Anthology

January 12, 2018
A Kiss and A Promise Anthology 
 
Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a new anthology. Do you write romance? Do you write short stories, but they are too long to meet our Read on the Run requirements?  Then this new Call may be just what you’re looking for. The tentative title of this new anthology is A Kiss and a Promise, and the theme is Romance. The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy,...

Continue reading...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018

January 11, 2018
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 13, 2018
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading...
 

How to Face a Disaster Essay Contest

January 10, 2018
The Fountain Essay Contest 2017: How to Face a Disaster?
 
Deadline: January 31, 2018
 
Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon on...

Continue reading...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

January 10, 2018
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest 
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 19 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

January 8, 2018
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers 
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for
adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR
children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be
entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 words maximum (f...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine: Taking Your Time

January 7, 2018
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Taking Your Time
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your m...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Transformation through Time

January 16, 2018
Poetry Society of Colorado
Ann Woodbury Hafen Memorial Contest
 
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie
Theme: Transformation through Time
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS:
For this specific contest, what are the requirements of the form—like stanzas, rhyme,
subject matter, length, source, etc.—if any?
The poem must deal with a transformation (physical, scientific, or societal) through an extended period of time.
• A transformation is a thorough or dramatic change in form, nature, or appearance. (Oxford Dictionary) Think mutation, metamorphosis, reconstruction, transfiguration.
• Extended encompasses decades, centuries, eras, or eons--- not just months or years.
 
SOME POSSIBILITIES:
You might step back from your everyday life and consider the larger flow of time. What comes to mind? Transformation through time brought the universe and physical earth into existence over billions of years. Ages and centuries have molded mankind’s societies, traditions, customs,
technologies, and understanding of science. All things pertinent to humans move in the continuous ebb and flow that time provides:
• From a walk in the park to Jurassic Park.
• From a Victorian washday to 21st century washers and dryers.
• From horseback to Mars to the future of the universe.
 
Contest Prize Structure: 1st Place:  $25, 2nd Place: $15, 3rd Place:  $10
Entry fee: $5 per poem 


 

Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction

January 15, 2018
Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in contemporary short fiction that has a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme. You are welcome to work with this fiction topic in a humorous way or in a ...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

January 14, 2018
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading...
 

Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

January 13, 2018
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry ...

Continue reading...
 

A Kiss and A Promise Anthology

January 12, 2018
A Kiss and A Promise Anthology 
 
Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a new anthology. Do you write romance? Do you write short stories, but they are too long to meet our Read on the Run requirements?  Then this new Call may be just what you’re looking for. The tentative title of this new anthology is A Kiss and a Promise, and the theme is Romance. The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy,...

Continue reading...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018

January 11, 2018
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 13, 2018
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading...
 

How to Face a Disaster Essay Contest

January 10, 2018
The Fountain Essay Contest 2017: How to Face a Disaster?
 
Deadline: January 31, 2018
 
Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon on...

Continue reading...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

January 10, 2018
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest 
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 19 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

January 8, 2018
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers 
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for
adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR
children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be
entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 words maximum (f...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine: Taking Your Time

January 7, 2018
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Taking Your Time
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your m...

Continue reading...
 

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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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