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.

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

October 21, 2017
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
 
The 2018 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2018 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication. The finalist judge will be announced in the coming weeks. We welcome submissions that engage all world religions and all forms of expression of spirituality, faith, and doubt. We look forward to reading your work!
 
We strongly recommend ordering a past copy of Ruminate to better understand the type of work we are looking for.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is midnight November 15th, 2017.
 
The entry fee is $20 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2018 issue, which will include the winning piece). You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry fee, and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.


 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

October 20, 2017
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest       
 
Six categories open to anyone to enter. Prizes range from $50 to $200. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: President's Day & Black History Month

October 19, 2017
Focus on the Family: President’s Day and Black History Month
 
Topic: What is one unique way that your family has celebrated President's Day or Black History month?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 15, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at onl...

Continue reading...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

October 18, 2017
Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition
 
There are three submission categories:
1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words
2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words
3) poetry no longer than three pages
 
Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. Flash and poetry winners receive $300 first price...

Continue reading...
 

The Madison Review Literary Journal

October 17, 2017
The Madison Review Literary Journal
 
The Chris O'Malley contest accepts one previously unpublished story with a maximum of 30 pages. The Phyllis Smart Young contest accepts three previously unpublished poems with a combined maximum of 15 pages.
 
For each prize there is a $10 submission fee, and the winners will be awarded $1,000 and be featured in The Madison Review. Deadline is November 1, 2017.
 

Continue reading...
 

MA State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

October 16, 2017
Massachusetts State Poetry Society  
Annual Poet’s Choice Contest
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out

October 15, 2017
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out 
 
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...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes

October 14, 2017
Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes
 
Topic: What was the worst parenting mistake you made, what happened because of it, and how did you fix it?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 13, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one...

Continue reading...
 

The Liindenwood Review Chapter One Contest

October 13, 2017
The Lindenwood Review Chapter One Contest
 
Each year, The Lindenwood Review offers an open contest with no entry fee. In past issues, we have offered contests for lyric essays, flash fiction, and prose poetry. For issue 8, we are happy to announce our Chapter One Contest, for first chapters of unpublished novels. The winner will receive $50, publication in issue 8 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copie...

Continue reading...
 

Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest

October 11, 2017
Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest
 
Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays...

Continue reading...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

October 21, 2017
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
 
The 2018 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2018 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication. The finalist judge will be announced in the coming weeks. We welcome submissions that engage all world religions and all forms of expression of spirituality, faith, and doubt. We look forward to reading your work!
 
We strongly recommend ordering a past copy of Ruminate to better understand the type of work we are looking for.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is midnight November 15th, 2017.
 
The entry fee is $20 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2018 issue, which will include the winning piece). You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry fee, and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.


 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

October 20, 2017
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest       
 
Six categories open to anyone to enter. Prizes range from $50 to $200. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: President's Day & Black History Month

October 19, 2017
Focus on the Family: President’s Day and Black History Month
 
Topic: What is one unique way that your family has celebrated President's Day or Black History month?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 15, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at onl...

Continue reading...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

October 18, 2017
Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition
 
There are three submission categories:
1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words
2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words
3) poetry no longer than three pages
 
Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. Flash and poetry winners receive $300 first price...

Continue reading...
 

The Madison Review Literary Journal

October 17, 2017
The Madison Review Literary Journal
 
The Chris O'Malley contest accepts one previously unpublished story with a maximum of 30 pages. The Phyllis Smart Young contest accepts three previously unpublished poems with a combined maximum of 15 pages.
 
For each prize there is a $10 submission fee, and the winners will be awarded $1,000 and be featured in The Madison Review. Deadline is November 1, 2017.
 

Continue reading...
 

MA State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

October 16, 2017
Massachusetts State Poetry Society  
Annual Poet’s Choice Contest
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out

October 15, 2017
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out 
 
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...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes

October 14, 2017
Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes
 
Topic: What was the worst parenting mistake you made, what happened because of it, and how did you fix it?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 13, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one...

Continue reading...
 

The Liindenwood Review Chapter One Contest

October 13, 2017
The Lindenwood Review Chapter One Contest
 
Each year, The Lindenwood Review offers an open contest with no entry fee. In past issues, we have offered contests for lyric essays, flash fiction, and prose poetry. For issue 8, we are happy to announce our Chapter One Contest, for first chapters of unpublished novels. The winner will receive $50, publication in issue 8 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copie...

Continue reading...
 

Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest

October 11, 2017
Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest
 
Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays...

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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