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





Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

April 11, 2017
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest
 
The Very Short Fiction Contest is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. We invite any length stories from 300 to 3,000 words. The Very Short Fiction contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines: April 30 | August 31
 
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.
READING FEE - $16 per submission
PRIZES - 1st place: $2,000 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies
2nd place: $500*
3rd place: $300*
*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
 
Winners will be contacted directly one week prior to public announcement in our bulletins:
 
March/April contest announces July 1.
July/August contest announces November 1.


 

Gingerbread House

April 10, 2017
Gingerbread House
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & fiction with a magical element. Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely. Bewitch Us. Bother Us. Bewilder Us.
 
What we  want: Stories that we’ve never seen before. No fan fiction of any sort. No sword & sorcery. Definitely nothing racist or pornographic. We’re not particularly into sc...

Continue reading...
 

The Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

April 9, 2017
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the mate...

Continue reading...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

April 8, 2017
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 consi...

Continue reading...
 

Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming

April 8, 2017
Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming       
 
Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine ...

Continue reading...
 

The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance

April 7, 2017
The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance
 
Please submit one romance story or nonfiction piece no longer than 3,000 words or up to three poems no longer than two pages each. Food/drink should play a vital role in all submissions, but stories and poems should still be centered around a human romantic relationship.
 
All submissions must be received via submittable by May 1, 2017...

Continue reading...
 

River Poets Journal: Windows

April 5, 2017
River Poets Journal: Windows
 
I love windows for the inspiration they provide in stories and poems about the lives of others.
 
For this reason, the Flickr photo by Tim featured on the web site, in Edinburgh, (taken out of the bathroom window of his old flat on High St a few buildings up from the John Knox house), has inspired the theme of "Windows" for the 2017 issue.
 
Poems and Stories with a "Windows" theme will be accep...

Continue reading...
 

The First Line: The plan suddenly made sense

April 4, 2017
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
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 May 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “The plan suddenly made sense.”
 
Fiction: All stories must be written...

Continue reading...
 

Amsterdam Quarterly

April 3, 2017
Amsterdam Quarterly
 
The reading periods for each issue are as follows.
 
Spring 2017: 1 to 31 January; Theme: Medicine
Summer 2017: 1 to 30 April; Theme: Animals
Autumn 2017: 1 to 31 July; Theme: Education
 
Work submitted at other times will not be considered.
 
Work must be previously unpublished and submitted in a recent Microsoft Word file format. Poems should be no longer than two A4 pages, short fiction and essays no more than...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine: Bad Habits

April 2, 2017
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Bad Habits
 
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, bu...

Continue reading...
 

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

April 11, 2017
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest
 
The Very Short Fiction Contest is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. We invite any length stories from 300 to 3,000 words. The Very Short Fiction contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines: April 30 | August 31
 
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.
READING FEE - $16 per submission
PRIZES - 1st place: $2,000 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies
2nd place: $500*
3rd place: $300*
*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
 
Winners will be contacted directly one week prior to public announcement in our bulletins:
 
March/April contest announces July 1.
July/August contest announces November 1.


 

Gingerbread House

April 10, 2017
Gingerbread House
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & fiction with a magical element. Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely. Bewitch Us. Bother Us. Bewilder Us.
 
What we  want: Stories that we’ve never seen before. No fan fiction of any sort. No sword & sorcery. Definitely nothing racist or pornographic. We’re not particularly into sc...

Continue reading...
 

The Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

April 9, 2017
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the mate...

Continue reading...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

April 8, 2017
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 consi...

Continue reading...
 

Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming

April 8, 2017
Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming       
 
Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine ...

Continue reading...
 

The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance

April 7, 2017
The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance
 
Please submit one romance story or nonfiction piece no longer than 3,000 words or up to three poems no longer than two pages each. Food/drink should play a vital role in all submissions, but stories and poems should still be centered around a human romantic relationship.
 
All submissions must be received via submittable by May 1, 2017...

Continue reading...
 

River Poets Journal: Windows

April 5, 2017
River Poets Journal: Windows
 
I love windows for the inspiration they provide in stories and poems about the lives of others.
 
For this reason, the Flickr photo by Tim featured on the web site, in Edinburgh, (taken out of the bathroom window of his old flat on High St a few buildings up from the John Knox house), has inspired the theme of "Windows" for the 2017 issue.
 
Poems and Stories with a "Windows" theme will be accep...

Continue reading...
 

The First Line: The plan suddenly made sense

April 4, 2017
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
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 May 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “The plan suddenly made sense.”
 
Fiction: All stories must be written...

Continue reading...
 

Amsterdam Quarterly

April 3, 2017
Amsterdam Quarterly
 
The reading periods for each issue are as follows.
 
Spring 2017: 1 to 31 January; Theme: Medicine
Summer 2017: 1 to 30 April; Theme: Animals
Autumn 2017: 1 to 31 July; Theme: Education
 
Work submitted at other times will not be considered.
 
Work must be previously unpublished and submitted in a recent Microsoft Word file format. Poems should be no longer than two A4 pages, short fiction and essays no more than...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine: Bad Habits

April 2, 2017
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Bad Habits
 
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, bu...

Continue reading...
 

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