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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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






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Browsing Archive: June, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brainpower

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 30, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!
www.chickensoup.com

Who doesn't want to be smarter, think faster, have a better memory? Many people would like to enhance their brainpower and are looking for help to do just that. We're seeking stories about people who have improved their ability to think and use their brain in some way and as a result, improved their life. Your stories will provide the inspiration and motivation to those looking to get more from their grey matters. Nonfiction...


Continue reading ...
 

Extended Deadlines for two projects

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, In : Christian Publisher 

Poetica Publishing Company extended deadline

for their 2011 Annual Chapbook Contest on the theme of "The Spirit of Nature."  Austin Poetry Society member Michal Mahgerefteh will judge.  Guidelines are available at: http://www.poeticapublishing.com/chapbookcontest.htm

Extended deadline is August 1st, 2011. 


*******************************************************************************************************
 
Bethany House Supernatural Events anthology extended deadline
 
Jeanette Lit...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress
www.chickensoup.com

Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives. Many people have trouble getting their stress under control and are looking for help. We're seeking stories about people who have felt or feel stressed out, found a way to resolve their stress, learned to rethink their stress, improved their lives by handling stress, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those who are stressed out. Nonfiction sto...


Continue reading ...
 

The Writer Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Print Magazine 

The Writer Magazine
PAY: $25 - $500

Dedicated to helping professional and aspiring writers with a straightforward presentation of information, instruction and motivation. In the pages of our 122-year-old magazine, writers come together to share their experiences, expertise, struggles, successes and suggestions. The magazine's efforts have been recognized in recent years with gold and silver medals for Editorial Excellence in Folio magazine's national competition. About 90 percent of our artic...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Michigan
 
10 categories to enter including: humor, sonnet, family/friends, loss, food, nature, love, and spiritual. Prizes $15 - $75. Entry fee: $3 per poem.

Deadline: August 01, 2011.
   

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens
 
 
The teenage years are tough, and when bad things happen, the challenges can be overwhelming. We are looking for stories from teenagers and young adults for a new book about the tough times that some teens experience. This book will be a support and a companion for teenagers looking for comfort and inspiration while they overcome hardships of various kinds and show them that, as tough as things can g...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
 
27 categories open to all poets for one $10 fee. Categories include: Grief, Writer's Block, Nature, Food, Sisters, In-laws, Pets, Farming, Humor, "Your Hero," Success, Gratitude, Memories, City Life, The Sea, Special People, Grandparents, Teachers, and Young at Heart.  
 
Prizes range from $5 to $50. Deadline: August 1, 2011.

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life!

www.chickensoup.com

In order to make a marriage last you need a sense of humor! Whether you are newly married or have been married for years and years, the stories in this book will make you laugh, capture your imagination, inspire you and touch your heart. We want to celebrate the commitment two people make when they say their vows. We are looking for stories that will focus on the humor necessary to maintain a successful relationship. Tell us a...


Continue reading ...
 

League of Minnesota Poets 2011 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Contest 
League of Minnesota Poets 2011 Contest
 
 
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2011. 18 categories to enter including: humorous, ancestry/heritage, rhymed couplets, a recipe, a ghazal, prose poem, annimals, crossword puzzles, moving on, bridges and haiku. Prizes range from $10 - $125. Entry fee: $1 per poem.


Continue reading ...
 

Amazing Story Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, In : Contest 

Amazing Story Fiction Contest

What do we mean by "Amazing Story," you ask? A story that grabs us by the throat, demanding we pay attention. A story that tugs at our heartstrings. Beautiful words with a lyrical quality. A well-told tale, showing the author is a master storyteller. These are some of the elements we're looking for ain an Amazing Story.

Free critique available upon request! Write "free critique" on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email address. For optional line edit, en...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Back Pain

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 20, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Back Pain!

www.chickensoup.com

Almost all of us experience back pain at some point in our lives. Many people suffer far more than they need to and are looking for help. We're seeking stories about people who have or have had back problems, found solutions to their pain, improved their mobility, learned to live with their problems, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those who suffer from back...


Continue reading ...
 

Windmill Women Writers General Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Windmill Women Writers General Fiction Contest

Here we go again with another contest.  In this contest we ask that you write a 1000 word, or less, story on any subject.  AND yes, men are welcome to enter.  Have fun! 

Guidelines:
Category: General Fiction 1000 Word Limit
Entry Deadline: July 30, 2011. 
Entry fee: $10.

$100 first prize
$50 second prize
$25 third prize

. Manuscript must be typed and double-spaced
 
. Staple all entries in the upper left hand corner 

. Include your name, ad...

Continue reading ...
 

School-age articles for December Thriving Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Vance Fry has a writing opportunity! If interested, please send your submission to vance.fry@fotf.org. If not, just delete this e-mail.

Word Count: 75 to 300 words
Article type: A first-person, true-life, parenting experience
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50-$125 on acceptance, depending on edited length but more importantly the uniqueness and appropriateness for another family to do.
Due date: In the next week or two, but I will continue to read submissions into th...

Continue reading ...
 

Story callout - Christmas Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Donna Clark Goodrich, author of 22 books including her latest, A Step in the Write Direction, sent this callout for an as-yet untitled Christmas book. You can find out more about Donna at http://thewritersfriend.net/. Please note this is a non-paying market (except for a free copy of the book and discounts on future books). 

Email Donna at address below if you have any questions or to submit to the book.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15

Hidden Brook Pres

www.Hidd...


Continue reading ...
 

Thin Threads: Pets and Companions

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
THIN THREADS
http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php
---
Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1,200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thin Thread book ...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latte Poetry Awards
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300,
Third Prize - $200

  1. Send unpublished poems, 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
  2. Postmark by July 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 Fee per set of up to 6 poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Unsent Letters

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

UNSENT LETTERS
http://ourunsentletters.com/writers-guidelines/
---
Pays for blog posts as well as entries into their anthology. Letters can be between 250 - 7,000 words. No exceptions on length. Unsent Letters pays upon publication. Blog posts pay $5-25 per letter. Unsent Letters provides a live link in your byline and shirttail on the blog when your story publishes, if you so desire. Compilation editions (paperback, hard covers, digital editions, audio editions, or other electronic of p...


Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers 2011 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Contest 
White County Creative Writers 2011 Contest
 
 
Postmark deadline: July 25, 2011
 
15 contests to enter including: contemporary fiction short story to 1500 words, poetry, creative nonfiction based on a childhood memory, western, ficiton short story to 2000 words, myth or fairy tale, poem praising Ireland, romance novel, lyric poetry, how-to article, and essay about family.
 
$5 for first entry, $3 for each entry after that. Prizes ran...

Continue reading ...
 

Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest
 
http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.com/contests.php
 
Postmark deadline: July 15, 2011
 
25 categories to enter for $2 each including: free verse, formal verse, sonnet, villanelle, ballad, humor, peace, the dark side, time, remembering the movies, mountains, sleeping babies, and poetry for children.


Continue reading ...
 

FREE Webinar on How to Write Marketable Memoir

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Join author Paula Balzer on June 20 for a FREE webinar on How to Write Marketable Memoir. You'll learn how to manage your material, write a good hook, develop a unique voice, do market research and more. Register Now!
 
Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the presentation and the materials for 1 year. The copy of the recording will be emailed out the week after the live event.

Description:
When you think about writing your memoir, making it “marketable” might n...

Continue reading ...
 

Heacock Hill Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2011, In : Literary Agency 

HEACOCK HILL LITERARY AGENCY
Location Burbank, CA
http://www.heacockhill.com/?page_id=23

Wants the following:
 
Juvenile fiction: Picture books, Middle Grade Children's Fiction, Children's Chapter Books, Young Adult Fiction. No juvenile non-fiction.
Adult fiction: Not presently accepting new clients for adult fiction. Please check back for updates.
Adult non-fiction: All, including Art, Anthropology, Body, Mind and Spirit, Ecology...


Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas 2011 Summer Writing Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Writers League of Texas 2011 Summer Writing Retreat

Get away from it all and head to scenic West Texas for a week of writing. The 2011 WLT Summer Writing Retreat at Sul Ross State University in Alpine is the perfect summer escape. There’s something about the stunning landscape of mountainous West Texas — not to mention the refreshing afternoon showers and cool summer evenings — that inspires writers to simply write.

July 24 - July 29, 2011

Sul Ross University ...


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Cheerios Children's Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Children's 

Cheerios Children's Book Contest

 
Cheerios is searching for the next great children’s book author. It could be you! Just enter your original children’s book story by July 15, 2011. Write and submit an original story for a book for children ages 3 to 8.

One Grand Prize of $5,000 cash will be awarded and the winning story submission offered to
Simon & Schuster, Inc. for possible future publication. You are eligible if you a...

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Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html

Poetry Submissions accepted: May 1-July 15, 2011
You may submit up to 3 poems for each entry fee. Former Denver Poet Laureate Chris Ransick is judging this year's poetry category.
 
Open Submissions
You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests.
Prizes
Each category will be awarded the following:  
1st place: $200 
2nd place: $100 
3rd place: $50 
Winners and Honora...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 8, 2011,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers
101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding

We are excited to announce that we are working with Joan Lunden on this book, which will be published in March 2012. Joan is very passionate about this topic as she is the family member in charge of her mother's care.

Caring for a family member in need on an on-going basis is a very difficult task, whether the care is in your home, the patient's home, or an outside facility. It requires the caregiver to b...

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Whispering Prairie Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Contest 
WHISPERING PRAIRIE PRESS
http://www.kansascityvoices.com/03calendar/contest.shtml
---
ENTRY FEE $5 or 3 entries for $10. (nonrefundable) Full-time college students: 2 entries for $5. May mix categories. Deadline June 30, 2011. Prizes in each category. 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25, plus one honorable mention for every 10 entries. Open to all writers age 18 and up, except members of the Board of Directors of Whispering Prairie Press and the editorial boa...

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Walt Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : Contest 
WALT WHITMAN COOKS POETRY CONTEST
http://www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/49
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking poems about food with recipes to accompany them, for a cookbook anthology to be published in 2011. In addition, all poems submitted (only the poems) will be entered into a poetry contest awarding cash prizes. Deadline June 30, 2011. First place $150. Second place $75. Third place, $50.

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Eldridge Christian Plays and Musicals

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 4, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Eldridge Christian Plays and Musicals,P.O. Box 14367, Tallahassee FL 32317. P((850)385-2463. Email: NewWorks-at-95church.com. Website: http://www.95church.com. Susan Shore, New Plays Editor. "Eldridge also publishes a non-denominational religious plays and musicals." Outright buys offered. 12-15 new plays and 1-2 musicals per year. Guidelines online at http://95church.com/aids/churchguideline.pdf

CURRENT NEEDS: "Eldridge Christian Plays sells to churches of all si...

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Grandmother Earth/Life Press Nat'l Writing Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : Contest 

GRANDMOTHER EARTH/LIFE PRESS NATIONAL AWARDS

Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued, but no limit on the number of entries in category.)

Poems non-published previously or  published (except in Grandmother Earth) may be considered if writers owns reprint rights. ...


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Dave's Travel Corner Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : Contest 
DAVE'S TRAVEL CORNER ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.davestravelcorner.com/press/pr250-travel-essay-contest2011.htm
---
NO ENTRY FEE
The essay must be written by you and it must be about something that inspired you on one of your travels. It could be about a particular place, a person, a country, a culture or any other number of things that may have touched you on your travels. At least 775 words - no more than 5,000 words. Up to two (2) essays may be submitted per person.
Deadline Ju...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

A Love Poem

It can be kind, cruel, about an occasion or an event, or for all time, to a romantic partner or to a cat. Anything you love, anything that brings out the passion is game. Can rhyme, or be just a bunch of cool words. Can be any length. Submit only one poem per entry.
Postmark deadline: June 30, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission.
All entries $10. Prize...

Continue reading ...
 
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Browsing Archive: June, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brainpower

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 30, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!
www.chickensoup.com

Who doesn't want to be smarter, think faster, have a better memory? Many people would like to enhance their brainpower and are looking for help to do just that. We're seeking stories about people who have improved their ability to think and use their brain in some way and as a result, improved their life. Your stories will provide the inspiration and motivation to those looking to get more from their grey matters. Nonfiction...


Continue reading ...
 

Extended Deadlines for two projects

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, In : Christian Publisher 

Poetica Publishing Company extended deadline

for their 2011 Annual Chapbook Contest on the theme of "The Spirit of Nature."  Austin Poetry Society member Michal Mahgerefteh will judge.  Guidelines are available at: http://www.poeticapublishing.com/chapbookcontest.htm

Extended deadline is August 1st, 2011. 


*******************************************************************************************************
 
Bethany House Supernatural Events anthology extended deadline
 
Jeanette Lit...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress
www.chickensoup.com

Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives. Many people have trouble getting their stress under control and are looking for help. We're seeking stories about people who have felt or feel stressed out, found a way to resolve their stress, learned to rethink their stress, improved their lives by handling stress, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those who are stressed out. Nonfiction sto...


Continue reading ...
 

The Writer Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Print Magazine 

The Writer Magazine
PAY: $25 - $500

Dedicated to helping professional and aspiring writers with a straightforward presentation of information, instruction and motivation. In the pages of our 122-year-old magazine, writers come together to share their experiences, expertise, struggles, successes and suggestions. The magazine's efforts have been recognized in recent years with gold and silver medals for Editorial Excellence in Folio magazine's national competition. About 90 percent of our artic...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Michigan
http://www.nfsps.com/mi/Contests.html
 
10 categories to enter including: humor, sonnet, family/friends, loss, food, nature, love, and spiritual. Prizes $15 - $75. Entry fee: $3 per poem.

Deadline: August 01, 2011.
   

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens
 
 
The teenage years are tough, and when bad things happen, the challenges can be overwhelming. We are looking for stories from teenagers and young adults for a new book about the tough times that some teens experience. This book will be a support and a companion for teenagers looking for comfort and inspiration while they overcome hardships of various kinds and show them that, as tough as things can g...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
 
27 categories open to all poets for one $10 fee. Categories include: Grief, Writer's Block, Nature, Food, Sisters, In-laws, Pets, Farming, Humor, "Your Hero," Success, Gratitude, Memories, City Life, The Sea, Special People, Grandparents, Teachers, and Young at Heart.  
 
Prizes range from $5 to $50. Deadline: August 1, 2011.

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life!

www.chickensoup.com

In order to make a marriage last you need a sense of humor! Whether you are newly married or have been married for years and years, the stories in this book will make you laugh, capture your imagination, inspire you and touch your heart. We want to celebrate the commitment two people make when they say their vows. We are looking for stories that will focus on the humor necessary to maintain a successful relationship. Tell us a...


Continue reading ...
 

League of Minnesota Poets 2011 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Contest 
League of Minnesota Poets 2011 Contest
 
 
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2011. 18 categories to enter including: humorous, ancestry/heritage, rhymed couplets, a recipe, a ghazal, prose poem, annimals, crossword puzzles, moving on, bridges and haiku. Prizes range from $10 - $125. Entry fee: $1 per poem.


Continue reading ...
 

Amazing Story Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, In : Contest 

Amazing Story Fiction Contest

What do we mean by "Amazing Story," you ask? A story that grabs us by the throat, demanding we pay attention. A story that tugs at our heartstrings. Beautiful words with a lyrical quality. A well-told tale, showing the author is a master storyteller. These are some of the elements we're looking for ain an Amazing Story.

Free critique available upon request! Write "free critique" on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email address. For optional line edit, en...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Back Pain

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 20, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Back Pain!

www.chickensoup.com

Almost all of us experience back pain at some point in our lives. Many people suffer far more than they need to and are looking for help. We're seeking stories about people who have or have had back problems, found solutions to their pain, improved their mobility, learned to live with their problems, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those who suffer from back...


Continue reading ...
 

Windmill Women Writers General Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Windmill Women Writers General Fiction Contest

Here we go again with another contest.  In this contest we ask that you write a 1000 word, or less, story on any subject.  AND yes, men are welcome to enter.  Have fun! 

Guidelines:
Category: General Fiction 1000 Word Limit
Entry Deadline: July 30, 2011. 
Entry fee: $10.

$100 first prize
$50 second prize
$25 third prize

. Manuscript must be typed and double-spaced
 
. Staple all entries in the upper left hand corner 

. Include your name, ad...

Continue reading ...
 

School-age articles for December Thriving Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Vance Fry has a writing opportunity! If interested, please send your submission to vance.fry@fotf.org. If not, just delete this e-mail.

Word Count: 75 to 300 words
Article type: A first-person, true-life, parenting experience
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50-$125 on acceptance, depending on edited length but more importantly the uniqueness and appropriateness for another family to do.
Due date: In the next week or two, but I will continue to read submissions into th...

Continue reading ...
 

Story callout - Christmas Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Donna Clark Goodrich, author of 22 books including her latest, A Step in the Write Direction, sent this callout for an as-yet untitled Christmas book. You can find out more about Donna at http://thewritersfriend.net/. Please note this is a non-paying market (except for a free copy of the book and discounts on future books). 

Email Donna at address below if you have any questions or to submit to the book.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15

Hidden Brook Pres

www.Hidd...


Continue reading ...
 

Thin Threads: Pets and Companions

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
THIN THREADS
http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php
---
Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1,200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thin Thread book ...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latte Poetry Awards
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300,
Third Prize - $200

  1. Send unpublished poems, 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
  2. Postmark by July 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 Fee per set of up to 6 poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Unsent Letters

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

UNSENT LETTERS
http://ourunsentletters.com/writers-guidelines/
---
Pays for blog posts as well as entries into their anthology. Letters can be between 250 - 7,000 words. No exceptions on length. Unsent Letters pays upon publication. Blog posts pay $5-25 per letter. Unsent Letters provides a live link in your byline and shirttail on the blog when your story publishes, if you so desire. Compilation editions (paperback, hard covers, digital editions, audio editions, or other electronic of p...


Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers 2011 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Contest 
White County Creative Writers 2011 Contest
 
http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id78.html
 
Postmark deadline: July 25, 2011
 
15 contests to enter including: contemporary fiction short story to 1500 words, poetry, creative nonfiction based on a childhood memory, western, ficiton short story to 2000 words, myth or fairy tale, poem praising Ireland, romance novel, lyric poetry, how-to article, and essay about family.
 
$5 for first entry, $3 for each entry after that. Prizes ran...

Continue reading ...
 

Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest
 
http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.com/contests.php
 
Postmark deadline: July 15, 2011
 
25 categories to enter for $2 each including: free verse, formal verse, sonnet, villanelle, ballad, humor, peace, the dark side, time, remembering the movies, mountains, sleeping babies, and poetry for children.


Continue reading ...
 

FREE Webinar on How to Write Marketable Memoir

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Join author Paula Balzer on June 20 for a FREE webinar on How to Write Marketable Memoir. You'll learn how to manage your material, write a good hook, develop a unique voice, do market research and more. Register Now!
 
Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the presentation and the materials for 1 year. The copy of the recording will be emailed out the week after the live event.

Description:
When you think about writing your memoir, making it “marketable” might n...

Continue reading ...
 

Heacock Hill Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2011, In : Literary Agency 

HEACOCK HILL LITERARY AGENCY
Location Burbank, CA
http://www.heacockhill.com/?page_id=23

Wants the following:
 
Juvenile fiction: Picture books, Middle Grade Children's Fiction, Children's Chapter Books, Young Adult Fiction. No juvenile non-fiction.
Adult fiction: Not presently accepting new clients for adult fiction. Please check back for updates.
Adult non-fiction: All, including Art, Anthropology, Body, Mind and Spirit, Ecology...


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Writers League of Texas 2011 Summer Writing Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Writers League of Texas 2011 Summer Writing Retreat

Get away from it all and head to scenic West Texas for a week of writing. The 2011 WLT Summer Writing Retreat at Sul Ross State University in Alpine is the perfect summer escape. There’s something about the stunning landscape of mountainous West Texas — not to mention the refreshing afternoon showers and cool summer evenings — that inspires writers to simply write.

July 24 - July 29, 2011

Sul Ross University ...


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Cheerios Children's Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Children's 

Cheerios Children's Book Contest

 
Cheerios is searching for the next great children’s book author. It could be you! Just enter your original children’s book story by July 15, 2011. Write and submit an original story for a book for children ages 3 to 8.

One Grand Prize of $5,000 cash will be awarded and the winning story submission offered to
Simon & Schuster, Inc. for possible future publication. You are eligible if you a...

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Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html

Poetry Submissions accepted: May 1-July 15, 2011
You may submit up to 3 poems for each entry fee. Former Denver Poet Laureate Chris Ransick is judging this year's poetry category.
 
Open Submissions
You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests.
Prizes
Each category will be awarded the following:  
1st place: $200 
2nd place: $100 
3rd place: $50 
Winners and Honora...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 8, 2011,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers
101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding

We are excited to announce that we are working with Joan Lunden on this book, which will be published in March 2012. Joan is very passionate about this topic as she is the family member in charge of her mother's care.

Caring for a family member in need on an on-going basis is a very difficult task, whether the care is in your home, the patient's home, or an outside facility. It requires the caregiver to b...

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Whispering Prairie Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Contest 
WHISPERING PRAIRIE PRESS
http://www.kansascityvoices.com/03calendar/contest.shtml
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ENTRY FEE $5 or 3 entries for $10. (nonrefundable) Full-time college students: 2 entries for $5. May mix categories. Deadline June 30, 2011. Prizes in each category. 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25, plus one honorable mention for every 10 entries. Open to all writers age 18 and up, except members of the Board of Directors of Whispering Prairie Press and the editorial boa...

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Walt Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : Contest 
WALT WHITMAN COOKS POETRY CONTEST
http://www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/49
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking poems about food with recipes to accompany them, for a cookbook anthology to be published in 2011. In addition, all poems submitted (only the poems) will be entered into a poetry contest awarding cash prizes. Deadline June 30, 2011. First place $150. Second place $75. Third place, $50.

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Eldridge Christian Plays and Musicals

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 4, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Eldridge Christian Plays and Musicals,P.O. Box 14367, Tallahassee FL 32317. P((850)385-2463. Email: NewWorks-at-95church.com. Website: http://www.95church.com. Susan Shore, New Plays Editor. "Eldridge also publishes a non-denominational religious plays and musicals." Outright buys offered. 12-15 new plays and 1-2 musicals per year. Guidelines online at http://95church.com/aids/churchguideline.pdf

CURRENT NEEDS: "Eldridge Christian Plays sells to churches of all si...

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Grandmother Earth/Life Press Nat'l Writing Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : Contest 

GRANDMOTHER EARTH/LIFE PRESS NATIONAL AWARDS

Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued, but no limit on the number of entries in category.)

Poems non-published previously or  published (except in Grandmother Earth) may be considered if writers owns reprint rights. ...


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Dave's Travel Corner Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : Contest 
DAVE'S TRAVEL CORNER ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.davestravelcorner.com/press/pr250-travel-essay-contest2011.htm
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NO ENTRY FEE
The essay must be written by you and it must be about something that inspired you on one of your travels. It could be about a particular place, a person, a country, a culture or any other number of things that may have touched you on your travels. At least 775 words - no more than 5,000 words. Up to two (2) essays may be submitted per person.
Deadline Ju...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

A Love Poem

It can be kind, cruel, about an occasion or an event, or for all time, to a romantic partner or to a cat. Anything you love, anything that brings out the passion is game. Can rhyme, or be just a bunch of cool words. Can be any length. Submit only one poem per entry.
Postmark deadline: June 30, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission.
All entries $10. Prize...

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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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