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.

2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes

February 18, 2018
2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes
 
What’s YOUR Cinderella Story?
 
Disney’s Cinderella, Ella Enchanted, Ever After… all Cinderella stories that are the same, yet very different. They all tell the golden tale of a cellar maid marrying into royalty. But what if…
 
the story changed?
Cinderella created her own destiny?
Someone stole it from her?
Anything else happened but what folklore says it did?
 
In 2018, we want to celebrate these alternative stories by creating our own versions of Cinderella. Accept the challenge and write your own Cinderella story. Dive deep into the darkest corners of your imagination and weave a tale from 3,500 words to 10,000 words. Offer us a story (or a poem) that would make the Grimm Bros and Hans Christian Anderson want to read it.
 
Deadline: March 15, 2018


 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

February 17, 2018
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.   
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6. Include $10 Reading F...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other

February 17, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other  
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your kids to appreciate you, each other, friends or relatives
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 12, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems

February 16, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help your child let go of the drama or be a better friend or make a new friend
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 5, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending ...

Continue reading...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2018

February 16, 2018
Carteret Writers Contest 2018
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2018 edition. This is the 27th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or l...

Continue reading...
 

The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest

February 15, 2018
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2018. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation”...

Continue reading...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

February 15, 2018
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest
 
Deadline: March 12, 2018 (Postmarked)
 
Entry Fees: $1 per poem for members
                   $5 per poem for nonmembers
 
12 categories to enter. Prizes range from $5-$50
 

Continue reading...
 

Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White

February 14, 2018
Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White
 
Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We only accept submissions that are retellings of the fairytale or myth listed as our theme. We don't accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme.
 
Issue #10 (Our 5 year Anniversary). Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. Submissions open March 12 - 22, 2018. SPECIAL NOTE: This is a VERY famous fairy tale that has been re...

Continue reading...
 

Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems

February 13, 2018
Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems
 
Thanks for your interest in publishing your work with Right Hand Pointing.
 
This is for submissions to our April 2018 issue, Very Short Poems.  All our normal guidelines apply, except this issue will include poems or fiction no more than 30 words. Also, bios should be limited to no more than 30 words, not including titles. Note that we will publish very few, if any, haiku in this i...

Continue reading...
 

Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest

February 12, 2018
Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest   
 
Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult
 
Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
    High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
 Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
 
Prizes - Will be awarded with certific...

Continue reading...
 

2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes

February 18, 2018
2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes
 
What’s YOUR Cinderella Story?
 
Disney’s Cinderella, Ella Enchanted, Ever After… all Cinderella stories that are the same, yet very different. They all tell the golden tale of a cellar maid marrying into royalty. But what if…
 
the story changed?
Cinderella created her own destiny?
Someone stole it from her?
Anything else happened but what folklore says it did?
 
In 2018, we want to celebrate these alternative stories by creating our own versions of Cinderella. Accept the challenge and write your own Cinderella story. Dive deep into the darkest corners of your imagination and weave a tale from 3,500 words to 10,000 words. Offer us a story (or a poem) that would make the Grimm Bros and Hans Christian Anderson want to read it.
 
Deadline: March 15, 2018


 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

February 17, 2018
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.   
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6. Include $10 Reading F...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other

February 17, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other  
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your kids to appreciate you, each other, friends or relatives
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 12, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems

February 16, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help your child let go of the drama or be a better friend or make a new friend
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 5, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending ...

Continue reading...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2018

February 16, 2018
Carteret Writers Contest 2018
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2018 edition. This is the 27th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or l...

Continue reading...
 

The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest

February 15, 2018
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2018. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation”...

Continue reading...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

February 15, 2018
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest
 
Deadline: March 12, 2018 (Postmarked)
 
Entry Fees: $1 per poem for members
                   $5 per poem for nonmembers
 
12 categories to enter. Prizes range from $5-$50
 

Continue reading...
 

Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White

February 14, 2018
Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White
 
Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We only accept submissions that are retellings of the fairytale or myth listed as our theme. We don't accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme.
 
Issue #10 (Our 5 year Anniversary). Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. Submissions open March 12 - 22, 2018. SPECIAL NOTE: This is a VERY famous fairy tale that has been re...

Continue reading...
 

Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems

February 13, 2018
Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems
 
Thanks for your interest in publishing your work with Right Hand Pointing.
 
This is for submissions to our April 2018 issue, Very Short Poems.  All our normal guidelines apply, except this issue will include poems or fiction no more than 30 words. Also, bios should be limited to no more than 30 words, not including titles. Note that we will publish very few, if any, haiku in this i...

Continue reading...
 

Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest

February 12, 2018
Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest   
 
Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult
 
Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
    High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
 Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
 
Prizes - Will be awarded with certific...

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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