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. 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 34,000 copies sold! 


Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds

August 5, 2019
Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry from $10- $20.
 
To publish in May 2020 issue
Theme: Planting Seeds
Due date: September 01, 2019
An obvious theme perhaps for this time of year, but let’s take the metaphor beyond the
garden. Who has planted fruitful seeds in your own life or that of your family? How did they
go about it? What kinds of fruit or product did they hope to bear? What about when seeds
did not grow as you hoped? Or take it another level to efforts to reach out to those in your
church, community, or larger society? Growing new ideas or paving the way for change,
justice, poverty, better education, family unity or ------ fill in the blank.
 
 

Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

August 4, 2019
Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

HEART POETRY AWARD - $500.00 & Publication in HEART 14

$10 covers 3 poems. Fee Reserves your copy of HEART 14.

Unpublished prose poems. Review previous issues online for preference.

Include name, address, phone, Email each page.

Website announces winners or send SASE if you wish a list

Deadline postmark August 31, 2019


Continue reading...
 

Message Magazine

August 3, 2019
Message Magazine

Our target reader is an 18- to 35- year-old urbanite who may not be religious but is seeking spiritual fulfillment and answers to life’s dilemmas. We love compelling comeback stories, inspirational and captivating profiles, well-crafted, timely features and insightful Biblical analysis. Health, financial, professional, and relationship stories with a strong Biblical foundation will always be considered. Pays roughly 30 cents/word.

f...

Continue reading...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

August 2, 2019
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

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.

Deadline: August 17, 2019


Continue reading...
 

Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

August 1, 2019
Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2019

"We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for our second writing contest. The winter contest was such a success that we have decided to make this a biannual event! For round two, we're introducing a twist. Entries should explore the theme of color--whatever that means to you--but should also be limited to 350 words in length. All genres welcome. We're excited to see what ...


Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Connecting with Grandkids

July 31, 2019
Focus on the Family: Connecting with Grandkids

Topic: What is one unique way that you have connected with your grandkids? Take a look at the two tips we already have at "2 Ways to Better Connect With Your Grandchildren" to make sure that what you've done as a grandparent is different from what we already have. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead con...


Continue reading...
 

Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest

July 30, 2019
Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest
 
This year our contest theme is "Awesome Openers". We are looking for fantastic opening lines that grab us from the beginning. How strong is your hook?

Deadline: 08-31-19

Our judges will be accepting manuscripts and awarding winners in four separate categories: Picture Book Fiction, Picture Book Nonfiction, Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels. *note: we are not accepting poetry, adult novels or "everything else...


Continue reading...
 

Tallahassee Writers Association Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

July 29, 2019
Tallahassee Writers Association Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes include publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration.

Penumbra Poetry Contest - Submit poems up to 50 lines. Entry fee $8.
Prizes: $100, $75, and $50.

Haiku ...

Continue reading...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Middle Grade Historical Fiction Contest

July 28, 2019
Institute of Children’s Literature Middle Grade Historical Fiction Contest

It's fun to tip our toes in the past, but can you make relatable to today's kids? This contest is your chance to show us your middle grade fiction chops in a historical setting. You pick the historical time frame and be sure the story is aimed at 5th-8th grade (10-14-year-olds). Your entry can be excerpted from any section of the novel b...


Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Contest Contest: August

July 27, 2019
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they ar...


Continue reading...
 

Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds

August 5, 2019
Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry from $10- $20.
 
To publish in May 2020 issue
Theme: Planting Seeds
Due date: September 01, 2019
An obvious theme perhaps for this time of year, but let’s take the metaphor beyond the
garden. Who has planted fruitful seeds in your own life or that of your family? How did they
go about it? What kinds of fruit or product did they hope to bear? What about when seeds
did not grow as you hoped? Or take it another level to efforts to reach out to those in your
church, community, or larger society? Growing new ideas or paving the way for change,
justice, poverty, better education, family unity or ------ fill in the blank.
 
 

Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

August 4, 2019
Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

HEART POETRY AWARD - $500.00 & Publication in HEART 14

$10 covers 3 poems. Fee Reserves your copy of HEART 14.

Unpublished prose poems. Review previous issues online for preference.

Include name, address, phone, Email each page.

Website announces winners or send SASE if you wish a list

Deadline postmark August 31, 2019


Continue reading...
 

Message Magazine

August 3, 2019
Message Magazine

Our target reader is an 18- to 35- year-old urbanite who may not be religious but is seeking spiritual fulfillment and answers to life’s dilemmas. We love compelling comeback stories, inspirational and captivating profiles, well-crafted, timely features and insightful Biblical analysis. Health, financial, professional, and relationship stories with a strong Biblical foundation will always be considered. Pays roughly 30 cents/word.

f...

Continue reading...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

August 2, 2019
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

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.

Deadline: August 17, 2019


Continue reading...
 

Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

August 1, 2019
Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2019

"We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for our second writing contest. The winter contest was such a success that we have decided to make this a biannual event! For round two, we're introducing a twist. Entries should explore the theme of color--whatever that means to you--but should also be limited to 350 words in length. All genres welcome. We're excited to see what ...


Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Connecting with Grandkids

July 31, 2019
Focus on the Family: Connecting with Grandkids

Topic: What is one unique way that you have connected with your grandkids? Take a look at the two tips we already have at "2 Ways to Better Connect With Your Grandchildren" to make sure that what you've done as a grandparent is different from what we already have. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead con...


Continue reading...
 

Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest

July 30, 2019
Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest
 
This year our contest theme is "Awesome Openers". We are looking for fantastic opening lines that grab us from the beginning. How strong is your hook?

Deadline: 08-31-19

Our judges will be accepting manuscripts and awarding winners in four separate categories: Picture Book Fiction, Picture Book Nonfiction, Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels. *note: we are not accepting poetry, adult novels or "everything else...


Continue reading...
 

Tallahassee Writers Association Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

July 29, 2019
Tallahassee Writers Association Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes include publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration.

Penumbra Poetry Contest - Submit poems up to 50 lines. Entry fee $8.
Prizes: $100, $75, and $50.

Haiku ...

Continue reading...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Middle Grade Historical Fiction Contest

July 28, 2019
Institute of Children’s Literature Middle Grade Historical Fiction Contest

It's fun to tip our toes in the past, but can you make relatable to today's kids? This contest is your chance to show us your middle grade fiction chops in a historical setting. You pick the historical time frame and be sure the story is aimed at 5th-8th grade (10-14-year-olds). Your entry can be excerpted from any section of the novel b...


Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Contest Contest: August

July 27, 2019
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they ar...


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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