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.

If you experience any problems with the links or with submitting your material, please let me know. If you would like to receive free submission information via a daily email, drop me a line at sally@sallyclark.info and your name will be added to the e-list. Your name email address will never be shared or sold to anyone else. Promise!

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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.

Browsing Archive: October, 2013

UNSTUCK Flash Fiction Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 31, 2013,
UNSTUCK Flash Fiction Open
 
Deadline: November 19, 2013 (received by midnight EST)
 
No entry fee
 
We're open to any short story of 1,000 words or fewer. We prefer stories with elements of the surreal, the magical, the fantastic, the futuristic, and/or the uncanny." A minimum of one winner will be selected. "Any winning stories will be included in both the print and electronic editions of UNSTUCK #3. The author of any winning story will receive, in ex...

Continue reading ...
 

Hallmark Cards: Caring Messages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 31, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: Caring Messages
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/CaringMessages

Most of us know someone who has taken on the role of caregiver. It might be for an elderly parent, a wounded veteran, a child with a disability, or a spouse injured in an accident. Using your words and photos or illustrations, create a card for a caregiver or for the person in their care. Draw on your personal experiences to offer wisdom, give encouragement, or express your admiration. We wil...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Guardian Angel

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Guardian Angel
http://www.chickensoup.com

We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is ...


Continue reading ...
 

Good Housekeeping Memoir Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 29, 2013,

Good Housekeeping Memoir Contest
 
ENTRY FEE - $15. Theme: Every mother has a memory. The memoir must be non-fiction about your mom, your life as a mom, or a mom you’ve known, must be between 3,000 and 7,500 words in length, and not previously published or a finalist for any other writing prize or award. Entrants will be charged a submission fee of $15 if they are legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the Di...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 28, 2013,

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
 
ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem ...

Continue reading ...
 

New Agent for Christian Material

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 27, 2013,
New Agent for Christian material
 
Dave Fessenden has joined WordWise Media Services as a literary agent. After 30 years working as a writer and editor (most recently for CLC Publications), Dave recently took the plunge into independent consulting. He has written five books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous academic and popular books. He has a B.A. in journalism, and an M.A. in religion. He will handle sci-fi/fantasy and historical in fiction, plus theology, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mountain Arts Mother's Day Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 25, 2013,
Blue Mountain Arts Mother’s Day Greeting Cards
 
Calling all writers! December 13 is the deadline for Blue Mountain arts Mother’s Day greeting card submissions.
 
Do you enjoy writing personal messages in the greeting cards you send? Have members of your family told you that your words have touched their hearts? You might just have the gift for expressing the thoughts and feelings that people everywhere want to communicate but don’t always know how to put into words. That’s just what ...

Continue reading ...
 

Concho River Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 24, 2013,
Concho River Review
Literary Magazine of Angelo State University
 
While CRR is published biannually, with issues coming out in December and June, we welcome submissions of high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry year-around. CRR accepts only original work that has not been published previously. Reviews of books are normally solicited in advance.
 
Electronic submissions are preferred and should include a cover lett...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 24, 2013,
The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
 
Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.
 
Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the tit...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 22, 2013,

VIA Poetry on the Move Contest
http://www.viainfo.net/Community/PoTm.aspx

VIA
Metropolitan Transit holds an annual poetry contest each fall called “POETRY ON THE MOVE”. The winning poems are placed on San Antonio, TX, buses and vans for passengers to enjoy during April, which is National Poetry Month. The contest is held early to allow time to coordinate with local teen youth art programs to create illustrations for the poems.

The contest is open to poets from South and Central Texas who ...


Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Annual National Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 22, 2013,
WyoPoets Annual National Poetry Contest
 
WHO - Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT - Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks), that has NOT won a prize larger than $50.00 in any one contest, or a money prize in a previous...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Laughter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 20, 2013,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/writers-guidelines
 
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 m...

Continue reading ...
 

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 19, 2013,
“What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?”
 
Shield HealthCare recognizes the demanding roles and responsibilities of today's caregivers. Whether you are a family caregiver or a home health professional, we would like to hear your story about “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” Submit your story for a chance to win a prize!
 
Top 3 Story Winner Prizes
•$500 American Express Gift Card
•One-year subscription to Today's Caregiver Magaz...

Continue reading ...
 

ARDOR Literary Magazine Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 19, 2013,
ARDOR Literary Magazine Fall Flash Fiction Contest
 
The 2013 Fall Flash Fiction Contest is NOW OPEN to submissions of short fiction and prose-poetry up to 1,000 words in length.  The story selected as the winner will receive a prize of $200 and will be published in Issue Four (January 2014) of ARDOR Literary Magazine. The story selected as the first runner-up will receive a prize of $50 and will also be published in Issue Four.  All entrie...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 18, 2013,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored an annual short story contest. The contest is one of the oldest in the country, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story, "Stella for Star." (University of Delaware library; Special Collections Department; Tennessee Williams Collection, 1939-1...

Continue reading ...
 

J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 16, 2013,
Dappled Things: A Quarterly Journal of Ideas, Art, and Faith
J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
Free contest from Dappled Things, an online literary journal with a Catholic perspective, awards $500 for a short story up to 8,000 words with "vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings". Submit via online form.
 
The winner will receive $500. There is no entrance fee. The winning story will be annou...

Continue reading ...
 

Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 15, 2013,
Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers
 
Co-editor: Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine's "List of Best Books for Writers"; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012).
 
 Co-editor: Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalis...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 14, 2013,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest
http://www.abilenewritersguild.org/ABILENE%20WRITERS%20GUILD%20ANNUAL%20CONTEST%202012.pdf
 
You do NOT have to be a member of Abilene Writers Guild to enter or win the contest, nor do you have to attend the workshop/awards luncheon. However, please read and follow the guidelines. Entries not in compliance will not be judged and fees will not be refunded. Postmark dates for entries begin October 1, 2013 and end November 30, 2013.
 
Categories are ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 13, 2013,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries 
 
With a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurring every 18.5 seconds in this country, chances are you have been touched in some way by this experience. TBI is the signature wound of our returning soldiers. It is literally changing the rules for athletes from the NFL to the public schools. If you have sustained a TBI, if you are a family member dealing with the challenges of TBI, or if you are a heal...

Continue reading ...
 

The Midnight Diner

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2013,
The Midnight Diner
 
The Midnight Diner is a hardboiled genre quarterly digital publication with a Christian slant. No restrictions on God, no restrictions on reality. Didactic preachy works are dismissed unceremoniously; we’re looking for high quality works that are uncompromising in craft, content, and quality. Here’s what we’re looking for; please read carefully:
 
Unpublished Short Fiction, 3000-6000 words and poetry of similar length
Ar...

Continue reading ...
 

RR Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2013,

RR Books is a publisher of leveled books for the educational market.
http://readingreadingbooks.com/

At this time, they are welcoming manuscript submissions for leveled readers as follows:

Fiction or nonfiction independent reading books for young children ages 5-7;
Writing that contains language/vocabulary appropriate for beginning readers;
ORIGINAL stories with a clear beginning, middle and end;
Positive or humorous endings preferred;
500 words maximum
We purchase all rights (including copyright).

Fl...


Continue reading ...
 

The Earth Vision Nature Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2013,
The Earth Vision Nature Writing Contest
 
for writers of short fiction, short creative nonfiction, poetic prose, or poetry, with a theme that celebrates the natural environment. Awards: First prize $500, two second prizes of $100. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: November 1, 2013. Info: www.heijira.com/earthvision/rules
 

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Essay Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 9, 2013,
Creative Nonfiction Essay Competition

for essays on Mistakes -- major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful; true stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations. 4,000 words max. Awards: $1,000, $500. Entry fee: $20.

Deadline:
November 1, 2013. Info: www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/mistakes

Continue reading ...
 

Hamilton Writers Guild Harvest Gold Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,
Hamilton Writers Guild 2013 Harvest Gold Writing Contest

General Fiction, 2000 word limit. Awards: $250, $125, $75. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: October 31, 2013.


Continue reading ...
 

Successful Self-Publishing Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2013,

Johnson City Library Presents:
Successful Self-Publishing:
A Workshop on Making Your Book Happen

Saturday, October 12,
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Featured speakers are:

Joanne Macintyre
Sally Clark
Valerie Gaumont
Elizabeth Garcia

Admission is Free
Call 830-868-4469 or email johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net
501 Nugent, Johnson City, Texas 78636


Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2013,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition
http://www.soulmakingcontest.us/rules.html
 
The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition was started in 1992 by Eileen Malone as a poetry contest to further enhance the outreach of The Source Center for Spiritual Development and Wholeness which was founded by Janice Farrell, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Directors International.
 
Categories are poetry, sonnets, prose poem, flash fiction, short story, memoir vignette, humor, novel excerpt, intercultu...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 6, 2013,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma
http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso
 
Deadline: November 30, 2013
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $40.
Seven categories to enter including sestina, sonnet, trimeric, reversette, and free verse.

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Market Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 4, 2013,
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS from Writers Market Books
Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor

With the release of the 2014 Market Books, it's time for me to start focusing on the 2015 editions. As such, I have four separate calls for submissions open at the moment. Here they are (click the links to read the full submission guidelines):

•Articles for the 2015 Writer's Market. I want articles related strictly to the business of writing and how to be more successful at earning money with writing.
Dead...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 3, 2013,

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest
http://wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about winni...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home
http://www.chickensoup.com

Whether you rent your home or own your home, home is where your heart is. It is your safe place in the world. Your home can be a mansion, a cottage, an apartment, a condo or a mobile home... it doesn't matter. It is yours! It is where you live, where you cook and sit around the table with your family and friends, sharing a meal and your dreams. We are looking for stories about homes: getting your first home, returning to yo...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2013,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/short-short-story-competition

We're looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in
New York City! The winning entries will be on display in the 1...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2013

UNSTUCK Flash Fiction Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 31, 2013,
UNSTUCK Flash Fiction Open
 
Deadline: November 19, 2013 (received by midnight EST)
 
No entry fee
 
We're open to any short story of 1,000 words or fewer. We prefer stories with elements of the surreal, the magical, the fantastic, the futuristic, and/or the uncanny." A minimum of one winner will be selected. "Any winning stories will be included in both the print and electronic editions of UNSTUCK #3. The author of any winning story will receive, in ex...

Continue reading ...
 

Hallmark Cards: Caring Messages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 31, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: Caring Messages
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/CaringMessages

Most of us know someone who has taken on the role of caregiver. It might be for an elderly parent, a wounded veteran, a child with a disability, or a spouse injured in an accident. Using your words and photos or illustrations, create a card for a caregiver or for the person in their care. Draw on your personal experiences to offer wisdom, give encouragement, or express your admiration. We wil...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Guardian Angel

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 30, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Guardian Angel
http://www.chickensoup.com

We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is ...


Continue reading ...
 

Good Housekeeping Memoir Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 29, 2013,

Good Housekeeping Memoir Contest
 
ENTRY FEE - $15. Theme: Every mother has a memory. The memoir must be non-fiction about your mom, your life as a mom, or a mom you’ve known, must be between 3,000 and 7,500 words in length, and not previously published or a finalist for any other writing prize or award. Entrants will be charged a submission fee of $15 if they are legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the Di...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 28, 2013,

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
 
ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem ...

Continue reading ...
 

New Agent for Christian Material

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 27, 2013,
New Agent for Christian material
 
Dave Fessenden has joined WordWise Media Services as a literary agent. After 30 years working as a writer and editor (most recently for CLC Publications), Dave recently took the plunge into independent consulting. He has written five books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous academic and popular books. He has a B.A. in journalism, and an M.A. in religion. He will handle sci-fi/fantasy and historical in fiction, plus theology, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mountain Arts Mother's Day Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 25, 2013,
Blue Mountain Arts Mother’s Day Greeting Cards
 
Calling all writers! December 13 is the deadline for Blue Mountain arts Mother’s Day greeting card submissions.
 
Do you enjoy writing personal messages in the greeting cards you send? Have members of your family told you that your words have touched their hearts? You might just have the gift for expressing the thoughts and feelings that people everywhere want to communicate but don’t always know how to put into words. That’s just what ...

Continue reading ...
 

Concho River Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 24, 2013,
Concho River Review
Literary Magazine of Angelo State University
 
While CRR is published biannually, with issues coming out in December and June, we welcome submissions of high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry year-around. CRR accepts only original work that has not been published previously. Reviews of books are normally solicited in advance.
 
Electronic submissions are preferred and should include a cover lett...

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 24, 2013,
The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
 
Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.
 
Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the tit...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 22, 2013,

VIA Poetry on the Move Contest
http://www.viainfo.net/Community/PoTm.aspx

VIA
Metropolitan Transit holds an annual poetry contest each fall called “POETRY ON THE MOVE”. The winning poems are placed on San Antonio, TX, buses and vans for passengers to enjoy during April, which is National Poetry Month. The contest is held early to allow time to coordinate with local teen youth art programs to create illustrations for the poems.

The contest is open to poets from South and Central Texas who ...


Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Annual National Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 22, 2013,
WyoPoets Annual National Poetry Contest
 
WHO - Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT - Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks), that has NOT won a prize larger than $50.00 in any one contest, or a money prize in a previous...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Laughter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 20, 2013,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/writers-guidelines
 
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 m...

Continue reading ...
 

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 19, 2013,
“What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?”
 
Shield HealthCare recognizes the demanding roles and responsibilities of today's caregivers. Whether you are a family caregiver or a home health professional, we would like to hear your story about “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” Submit your story for a chance to win a prize!
 
Top 3 Story Winner Prizes
•$500 American Express Gift Card
•One-year subscription to Today's Caregiver Magaz...

Continue reading ...
 

ARDOR Literary Magazine Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 19, 2013,
ARDOR Literary Magazine Fall Flash Fiction Contest
 
The 2013 Fall Flash Fiction Contest is NOW OPEN to submissions of short fiction and prose-poetry up to 1,000 words in length.  The story selected as the winner will receive a prize of $200 and will be published in Issue Four (January 2014) of ARDOR Literary Magazine. The story selected as the first runner-up will receive a prize of $50 and will also be published in Issue Four.  All entrie...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 18, 2013,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored an annual short story contest. The contest is one of the oldest in the country, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story, "Stella for Star." (University of Delaware library; Special Collections Department; Tennessee Williams Collection, 1939-1...

Continue reading ...
 

J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 16, 2013,
Dappled Things: A Quarterly Journal of Ideas, Art, and Faith
J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
Free contest from Dappled Things, an online literary journal with a Catholic perspective, awards $500 for a short story up to 8,000 words with "vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings". Submit via online form.
 
The winner will receive $500. There is no entrance fee. The winning story will be annou...

Continue reading ...
 

Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 15, 2013,
Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers
 
Co-editor: Carol Smallwood co-edited Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012), on Poets & Writers Magazine's "List of Best Books for Writers"; edited Pre- & Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians (American Library Association, 2012).
 
 Co-editor: Dr. Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Journalis...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 14, 2013,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest
http://www.abilenewritersguild.org/ABILENE%20WRITERS%20GUILD%20ANNUAL%20CONTEST%202012.pdf
 
You do NOT have to be a member of Abilene Writers Guild to enter or win the contest, nor do you have to attend the workshop/awards luncheon. However, please read and follow the guidelines. Entries not in compliance will not be judged and fees will not be refunded. Postmark dates for entries begin October 1, 2013 and end November 30, 2013.
 
Categories are ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 13, 2013,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries 
 
With a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurring every 18.5 seconds in this country, chances are you have been touched in some way by this experience. TBI is the signature wound of our returning soldiers. It is literally changing the rules for athletes from the NFL to the public schools. If you have sustained a TBI, if you are a family member dealing with the challenges of TBI, or if you are a heal...

Continue reading ...
 

The Midnight Diner

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2013,
The Midnight Diner
 
The Midnight Diner is a hardboiled genre quarterly digital publication with a Christian slant. No restrictions on God, no restrictions on reality. Didactic preachy works are dismissed unceremoniously; we’re looking for high quality works that are uncompromising in craft, content, and quality. Here’s what we’re looking for; please read carefully:
 
Unpublished Short Fiction, 3000-6000 words and poetry of similar length
Ar...

Continue reading ...
 

RR Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2013,

RR Books is a publisher of leveled books for the educational market.
http://readingreadingbooks.com/

At this time, they are welcoming manuscript submissions for leveled readers as follows:

Fiction or nonfiction independent reading books for young children ages 5-7;
Writing that contains language/vocabulary appropriate for beginning readers;
ORIGINAL stories with a clear beginning, middle and end;
Positive or humorous endings preferred;
500 words maximum
We purchase all rights (including copyright).

Fl...


Continue reading ...
 

The Earth Vision Nature Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2013,
The Earth Vision Nature Writing Contest
 
for writers of short fiction, short creative nonfiction, poetic prose, or poetry, with a theme that celebrates the natural environment. Awards: First prize $500, two second prizes of $100. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: November 1, 2013. Info: www.heijira.com/earthvision/rules
 

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Essay Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 9, 2013,
Creative Nonfiction Essay Competition

for essays on Mistakes -- major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful; true stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations. 4,000 words max. Awards: $1,000, $500. Entry fee: $20.

Deadline:
November 1, 2013. Info: www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/mistakes

Continue reading ...
 

Hamilton Writers Guild Harvest Gold Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,
Hamilton Writers Guild 2013 Harvest Gold Writing Contest

General Fiction, 2000 word limit. Awards: $250, $125, $75. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: October 31, 2013.


Continue reading ...
 

Successful Self-Publishing Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2013,

Johnson City Library Presents:
Successful Self-Publishing:
A Workshop on Making Your Book Happen

Saturday, October 12,
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Featured speakers are:

Joanne Macintyre
Sally Clark
Valerie Gaumont
Elizabeth Garcia

Admission is Free
Call 830-868-4469 or email johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net
501 Nugent, Johnson City, Texas 78636


Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2013,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition
http://www.soulmakingcontest.us/rules.html
 
The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition was started in 1992 by Eileen Malone as a poetry contest to further enhance the outreach of The Source Center for Spiritual Development and Wholeness which was founded by Janice Farrell, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Directors International.
 
Categories are poetry, sonnets, prose poem, flash fiction, short story, memoir vignette, humor, novel excerpt, intercultu...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 6, 2013,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma
http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso
 
Deadline: November 30, 2013
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $40.
Seven categories to enter including sestina, sonnet, trimeric, reversette, and free verse.

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Writers Market Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 4, 2013,
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS from Writers Market Books
Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor

With the release of the 2014 Market Books, it's time for me to start focusing on the 2015 editions. As such, I have four separate calls for submissions open at the moment. Here they are (click the links to read the full submission guidelines):

•Articles for the 2015 Writer's Market. I want articles related strictly to the business of writing and how to be more successful at earning money with writing.
Dead...

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Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 3, 2013,

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest
http://wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about winni...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home
http://www.chickensoup.com

Whether you rent your home or own your home, home is where your heart is. It is your safe place in the world. Your home can be a mansion, a cottage, an apartment, a condo or a mobile home... it doesn't matter. It is yours! It is where you live, where you cook and sit around the table with your family and friends, sharing a meal and your dreams. We are looking for stories about homes: getting your first home, returning to yo...


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Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2013,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/short-short-story-competition

We're looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in
New York City! The winning entries will be on display in the 1...

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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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