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




Over 27,000 copies sold! 



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 Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest

July 12, 2018
Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest                                          
 
Members fee: $10    Nonmembers fee: $15
Prizes: $5 - $40
Deadline: August 1, 2018
 
21 categories to enter including Sonnet, Haiku, Shadowns, Humorous advice to newlyweds, Biographical, Third Times a Charm, Interactions, Animals, Word Power, Tanka, Roudeau, Shakespeare Sonnet, Dragons, Popular Music, and more. 
 
 

The First Line: The window was open...

July 12, 2018
The First Line Literary Journal: The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is August 1, 2018. The first line of the story must be: “The window was open just enough to ...

Continue reading...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

July 11, 2018
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
and
 
Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Prizes range from $5 to $50
 
25 categories to enter including: Grandpa, Bring Attention ot Mental Health Issues, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pets, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Suddenly, Star Trek, Facing Danger, An Invitation, A Jo...

Continue reading...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

July 11, 2018
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry
 
Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but i...

Continue reading...
 

Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest

July 10, 2018
Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest
 
First Prize $50, Second Prize $30, Third Prize $20
Submission deadline August 1st, 2018.
10 finalists, including 3 winners, will be announced and published September 1st, 2018.
 
Submit up to 5 haiku to betterthanstarbucks2@gmail.com with Haiku Contest in the subject line of your email.
 
No entry fee and no simultaneous submissions please. 

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks

July 10, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks
 
Topic: What did you do to help your baby have less pain or feel more comfortable while he or she was teething?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 30, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month

July 9, 2018
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month
 
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 stories that include some aspect of Black History Month. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word count: 80...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Getting Through Tough Times

July 9, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Through Tough Times
 
Topic: Whether there's a death in the family or other kids have rejected your child in some way or your extended family ignores your child — What is one way you have helped your child get through a difficult time or holiday, such as Valentine's Day?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 16, 2018
Byline: Yes —...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight

July 8, 2018
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight      
 
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 inclu...

Continue reading...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

July 8, 2018
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Louisville Literary Arts has sponsored the Writer’s Block Prize since 2013 in conjunction with the annual Writer’s Block Festival in LouisvilleKentucky. Each year we rotate genres. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Writer’s Block Prize will be awarded in POETRY. Award-winning poet Maggie Smith will judge.
 
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018      Entry fee: $12
One first place winner will rec...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest

July 12, 2018
Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest                                          
 
Members fee: $10    Nonmembers fee: $15
Prizes: $5 - $40
Deadline: August 1, 2018
 
21 categories to enter including Sonnet, Haiku, Shadowns, Humorous advice to newlyweds, Biographical, Third Times a Charm, Interactions, Animals, Word Power, Tanka, Roudeau, Shakespeare Sonnet, Dragons, Popular Music, and more. 
 
 

The First Line: The window was open...

July 12, 2018
The First Line Literary Journal: The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is August 1, 2018. The first line of the story must be: “The window was open just enough to ...

Continue reading...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

July 11, 2018
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
and
 
Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Prizes range from $5 to $50
 
25 categories to enter including: Grandpa, Bring Attention ot Mental Health Issues, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pets, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Suddenly, Star Trek, Facing Danger, An Invitation, A Jo...

Continue reading...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

July 11, 2018
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry
 
Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but i...

Continue reading...
 

Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest

July 10, 2018
Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest
 
First Prize $50, Second Prize $30, Third Prize $20
Submission deadline August 1st, 2018.
10 finalists, including 3 winners, will be announced and published September 1st, 2018.
 
Submit up to 5 haiku to betterthanstarbucks2@gmail.com with Haiku Contest in the subject line of your email.
 
No entry fee and no simultaneous submissions please. 

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks

July 10, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks
 
Topic: What did you do to help your baby have less pain or feel more comfortable while he or she was teething?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 30, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month

July 9, 2018
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month
 
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 stories that include some aspect of Black History Month. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word count: 80...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Getting Through Tough Times

July 9, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Through Tough Times
 
Topic: Whether there's a death in the family or other kids have rejected your child in some way or your extended family ignores your child — What is one way you have helped your child get through a difficult time or holiday, such as Valentine's Day?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 16, 2018
Byline: Yes —...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight

July 8, 2018
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight      
 
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 inclu...

Continue reading...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

July 8, 2018
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Louisville Literary Arts has sponsored the Writer’s Block Prize since 2013 in conjunction with the annual Writer’s Block Festival in LouisvilleKentucky. Each year we rotate genres. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Writer’s Block Prize will be awarded in POETRY. Award-winning poet Maggie Smith will judge.
 
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018      Entry fee: $12
One first place winner will rec...

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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