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.

Browsing Archive: December, 2015

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 31, 2015,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2016.
 
Prizes - £360/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2017. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Entrants may w...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner echapbook Anthology: Devices

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 30, 2015,
Wordrunner echapbook Anthology: Devices
 
Fiction, memoir and poetry will be considered for the winter 2016 echapbook anthology by multiple authors, to be published in February 2016. The theme for this year's annual themed anthology is Devices: Technology’s impact on our lives and relationships.
 
Fiction on this topic can be contemporary, historical, or speculative science fiction. We'd like to see personal memoir or creative nonfiction about family ...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 29, 2015,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal 
 
Submission period - January 1 to January 31, 2016
Theme: The American Southwest
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of lan...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 28, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America  
 
We’ll be facing the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and another presidential election in 2016. We’ll all be very focused on what America means to us and that’s why we are creating a book about our great country. Send us your stories about what it means to be an American, whether you’re talking about apple pie and baseball, country music and our national anthem, barbecues, national holidays, our military heroes, firs...

Continue reading ...
 

Necessity is a Mother Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 27, 2015,
Necessity is a Mother Anthology
 
Marta Knobloch and Kip Piper, editors at MTC Publications, announce a call for submissions of stories or poems for the anthology, Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails. The theme of the anthology is Stories of Positive, Practical and Often Comical Solutions When a Toolbox Is Not Handy. This will be an anthology of stories about funny and wacky situations where a tool or tools are needed but ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 26, 2015,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
22 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, sestina, ekphrastic,& more.

Entry fee is $4 per poem.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2016

Continue reading ...
 

Abdo Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 24, 2015,
Abdo Publishing
 
Children's book publisher, specializing in educational books and products. Focuses on ages four to twelve. They publish series, preferably.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com/  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001



Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 23, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

2015 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 22, 2015,
2015 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest
 
To participate in the 2015 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest for a chance to win prizes, eligible persons must either already have a Story Share account or create one. Submit a qualifying story, starting Monday, October 5, to December 31, 2015. Contest is free to enter.
 
As part of the Registration, registered users must submit a story between 1,000 and 10,000 words and designate the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Beyond Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 21, 2015,
Beyond Magazine
 
BEYOND magazine wants humor, essays, and poems about work. BEYOND will offer $40 for work published online and $100 for the pieces that are selected for the print publication.”
 
There are four columns open to submissions, all related to work.
 
A Case of the Mondays - This humor column looks for the funny in the workplace. Word limit: 250.
 
Above and Beyond - Share what has inspired you in y...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 20, 2015,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
13 categories to enter including Free Verse, Sand & Sea, Sonnets, Nature, PA History, Nature, Odes, Whimsey, Light Verse, Memories, Art, and more.
 
Entry fee - $2 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2016

Continue reading ...
 

Scary Mommy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 19, 2015,
Scary Mommy
 
We are always in search of highly relatable and general humor material about parenting. Lists and short essays (under 900 words) seem to work best, while personal anecdotes or specific personal stories do not. Scary Mommy will pay $100 per original piece of content.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer'...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 18, 2015,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $50, $25, $15 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 8, 2016
 
Category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, traditional forms, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, consequential events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.  
 

Continue reading ...
 

Vibrant Life Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 17, 2015,
Vibrant Life Magazine
 
Vibrant Life is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that promotes physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective. 
 
Short articles (450 to 650 words) are always in demand. Feature articles should not exceed 1,000 words.
 
Payment for articles ranges from $100 to $300
 

Continue reading ...
 

Clean Reads

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 16, 2015,
Clean Reads (formerly Astrea Press)
 
Open submission call for Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Regency Romance. Well-written, clean manuscripts with no language and no gratuitous sex. No less than 15,000 words and no more than 100,000.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  

Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001



...
Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Christmas Busy-ness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 15, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Christmas Busy-ness
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you simplified the busy-ness of the Christmas holiday or did something really fun that taught your kids something new about giving, responsibility or serving their siblings?
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: on acceptance / $50
Due date: January 15, 2016
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online.
 
Audience: Parents with ch...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Appreciate Dad

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 14, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Appreciate Dad
 
Topic: What is the most unique way—but not so unique that others could do it, too—that you and your kids were able to show Dad that you appreciated him
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: on acceptance, $50
Due date: December 18, 2015
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online.
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on ar...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 13, 2015,
Texas Poetry Calendar 2017
 
Deadline: January 15, 2016
 
•Submit 1 – 3 poems IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT, with each poem on a separate page. DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TIME.
 
•35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces. We highly recommend that you submit at least one short poem — 10 lines or less, including title and spaces. We welcome haiku, tanka, and other short forms.
 
•We prefer poems with a Texas connection.
 
•We strongly prefer titled poe...

Continue reading ...
 

Sports Spectrum

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 12, 2015,
Sports Spectrum
 
Seeks articles about athletes who are grounded in their Christian faith. Query first. Pays at least 21 cents/word plus expenses. Articles are 1,500 to 2,000 words plus one or two sidebars.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001



Continue reading ...
 

Women's National Book Association 2015-2016 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 11, 2015,
Women’s National Book Association 2015-2016 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: January 15th, 2016.
 
The contest accepts entries from these three categories:
 
FICTION: Includes short fiction, novel excerpts and flash fiction. 2,500–3,000 words maximum.
NON-FICTION: Includes memoir, personal essay and commentary. 2,500 words maximum.
POETRY: 3-5 pages maximum
 
Nonmember submission - $20   
 
Prizes: First place winners receive $250 cash prize. Second, third and honorable ...

Continue reading ...
 

Lucidity Poetry Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 10, 2015,
Lucidity Poetry Journal
 
Lucidity Poetry Journal is a quarterly print newsletter that publishes accessible, meaningful poetry by emerging writers. Editor Ted O. Badger says: "Feeling that poetry should communicate rather than confuse or mystif...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: The Power of Gratitude

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 9, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude
 
We all know the power of positive thinking. But did you know that the power of gratitude can change your life too? People who see the silver linings, count their blessings, and maintain perspective weather the ups and downs of life much better than those who bemoan their fates and focus on the negative.
 
We’re looking for your stories and poems about how you used the power of gratitude to change your own life. You’l...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Discipleship

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 8, 2015,
Alive Now: Discipleship  
 
Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues. 
 
Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections ...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 7, 2015,
Gemini Magazine Poetry Open
 
Gemini Magazine is now accepting entries for its sixth annual Poetry Open competition.
 
The grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions will each receive $25. All six finalists will be published online in the March 2016 issue of Gemini. The entry fee is $5 for each batch of three poems. Deadline: January 2, 2016.
 
We are open to any type of poetry, any subject matter, any length.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterian Today Magazine: The Urvan Green Revolution

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 6, 2015,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: The Urban Green Revolution/Portland
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the May/June 2016 issue. The theme is called, “The Urban Green Revolution/Portland.”
 
An ambitious vision of sustainable, forested cities is taking hold across much of the country and the world. And it’s in Port...

Continue reading ...
 

Inklings Publishing: Eclectically Cosmic

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 5, 2015,
Inklings Publishing: Eclectically Cosmic
 
Call for Submissions: Eclectic Writings Series Volume 4: Eclectically Cosmic
 
Submission period is open through January 1st.
 
This will be the fourth volume in the series. Short stories of all genres are welcome -- both fiction and nonfiction. Must be connected to the cosmic theme in some way. Can relate to the cosmos or to cosmic fate...

Continue reading ...
 

Inklings Publishing: Special Needs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 4, 2015,
Inklings Publishing: Special Needs
 
Call for Submissions: Perceptions Series Volume 1: Special Needs
 
Submissions period closes January 1st. 
 
This anthology will be published by Inklings Children Division. The stories should be no more than 5,000 words in length and be written for an audience of children between grades 3 to 6. All genres welcome. If fiction, the stories shoul...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Responsibility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 3, 2015,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days  
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Harlequin American Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 2, 2015,
Harlequin American Romance
 
Central romance is driven by the hero's or heroine's (or both) desire to be a part of a family or community. Stories showcase the comforts of home and a sense of place – particularly the charm of small-town America and the ruggedness of western locales. Must be set in the USA. Western heroes and heroines are very popular – cowboys (ranchers, rodeo riders), law enforcement (sheriffs, deputies, Texas Rangers), etc. ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: High School

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 1, 2015,
The Sun Magazine
 
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 your mailing address so ...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: December, 2015

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 31, 2015,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2016.
 
Prizes - £360/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2017. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Entrants may w...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner echapbook Anthology: Devices

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 30, 2015,
Wordrunner echapbook Anthology: Devices
 
Fiction, memoir and poetry will be considered for the winter 2016 echapbook anthology by multiple authors, to be published in February 2016. The theme for this year's annual themed anthology is Devices: Technology’s impact on our lives and relationships.
 
Fiction on this topic can be contemporary, historical, or speculative science fiction. We'd like to see personal memoir or creative nonfiction about family ...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 29, 2015,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal 
 
Submission period - January 1 to January 31, 2016
Theme: The American Southwest
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of lan...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 28, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America  
 
We’ll be facing the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and another presidential election in 2016. We’ll all be very focused on what America means to us and that’s why we are creating a book about our great country. Send us your stories about what it means to be an American, whether you’re talking about apple pie and baseball, country music and our national anthem, barbecues, national holidays, our military heroes, firs...

Continue reading ...
 

Necessity is a Mother Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 27, 2015,
Necessity is a Mother Anthology
 
Marta Knobloch and Kip Piper, editors at MTC Publications, announce a call for submissions of stories or poems for the anthology, Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails. The theme of the anthology is Stories of Positive, Practical and Often Comical Solutions When a Toolbox Is Not Handy. This will be an anthology of stories about funny and wacky situations where a tool or tools are needed but ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 26, 2015,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
22 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, sestina, ekphrastic,& more.

Entry fee is $4 per poem.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2016

Continue reading ...
 

Abdo Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 24, 2015,
Abdo Publishing
 
Children's book publisher, specializing in educational books and products. Focuses on ages four to twelve. They publish series, preferably.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com/  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001



Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 23, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

2015 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 22, 2015,
2015 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest
 
To participate in the 2015 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest for a chance to win prizes, eligible persons must either already have a Story Share account or create one. Submit a qualifying story, starting Monday, October 5, to December 31, 2015. Contest is free to enter.
 
As part of the Registration, registered users must submit a story between 1,000 and 10,000 words and designate the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Beyond Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 21, 2015,
Beyond Magazine
 
BEYOND magazine wants humor, essays, and poems about work. BEYOND will offer $40 for work published online and $100 for the pieces that are selected for the print publication.”
 
There are four columns open to submissions, all related to work.
 
A Case of the Mondays - This humor column looks for the funny in the workplace. Word limit: 250.
 
Above and Beyond - Share what has inspired you in y...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 20, 2015,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
13 categories to enter including Free Verse, Sand & Sea, Sonnets, Nature, PA History, Nature, Odes, Whimsey, Light Verse, Memories, Art, and more.
 
Entry fee - $2 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2016

Continue reading ...
 

Scary Mommy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 19, 2015,
Scary Mommy
 
We are always in search of highly relatable and general humor material about parenting. Lists and short essays (under 900 words) seem to work best, while personal anecdotes or specific personal stories do not. Scary Mommy will pay $100 per original piece of content.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer'...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 18, 2015,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $50, $25, $15 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 8, 2016
 
Category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, traditional forms, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, consequential events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.  
 

Continue reading ...
 

Vibrant Life Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 17, 2015,
Vibrant Life Magazine
 
Vibrant Life is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that promotes physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective. 
 
Short articles (450 to 650 words) are always in demand. Feature articles should not exceed 1,000 words.
 
Payment for articles ranges from $100 to $300
 

Continue reading ...
 

Clean Reads

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 16, 2015,
Clean Reads (formerly Astrea Press)
 
Open submission call for Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Regency Romance. Well-written, clean manuscripts with no language and no gratuitous sex. No less than 15,000 words and no more than 100,000.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  

Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001



...
Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Christmas Busy-ness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 15, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Christmas Busy-ness
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you simplified the busy-ness of the Christmas holiday or did something really fun that taught your kids something new about giving, responsibility or serving their siblings?
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: on acceptance / $50
Due date: January 15, 2016
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online.
 
Audience: Parents with ch...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Appreciate Dad

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 14, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Appreciate Dad
 
Topic: What is the most unique way—but not so unique that others could do it, too—that you and your kids were able to show Dad that you appreciated him
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: on acceptance, $50
Due date: December 18, 2015
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online.
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on ar...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 13, 2015,
Texas Poetry Calendar 2017
 
Deadline: January 15, 2016
 
•Submit 1 – 3 poems IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT, with each poem on a separate page. DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TIME.
 
•35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces. We highly recommend that you submit at least one short poem — 10 lines or less, including title and spaces. We welcome haiku, tanka, and other short forms.
 
•We prefer poems with a Texas connection.
 
•We strongly prefer titled poe...

Continue reading ...
 

Sports Spectrum

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 12, 2015,
Sports Spectrum
 
Seeks articles about athletes who are grounded in their Christian faith. Query first. Pays at least 21 cents/word plus expenses. Articles are 1,500 to 2,000 words plus one or two sidebars.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001



Continue reading ...
 

Women's National Book Association 2015-2016 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 11, 2015,
Women’s National Book Association 2015-2016 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: January 15th, 2016.
 
The contest accepts entries from these three categories:
 
FICTION: Includes short fiction, novel excerpts and flash fiction. 2,500–3,000 words maximum.
NON-FICTION: Includes memoir, personal essay and commentary. 2,500 words maximum.
POETRY: 3-5 pages maximum
 
Nonmember submission - $20   
 
Prizes: First place winners receive $250 cash prize. Second, third and honorable ...

Continue reading ...
 

Lucidity Poetry Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 10, 2015,
Lucidity Poetry Journal
 
Lucidity Poetry Journal is a quarterly print newsletter that publishes accessible, meaningful poetry by emerging writers. Editor Ted O. Badger says: "Feeling that poetry should communicate rather than confuse or mystif...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: The Power of Gratitude

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 9, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude
 
We all know the power of positive thinking. But did you know that the power of gratitude can change your life too? People who see the silver linings, count their blessings, and maintain perspective weather the ups and downs of life much better than those who bemoan their fates and focus on the negative.
 
We’re looking for your stories and poems about how you used the power of gratitude to change your own life. You’l...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Discipleship

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 8, 2015,
Alive Now: Discipleship  
 
Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues. 
 
Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections ...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 7, 2015,
Gemini Magazine Poetry Open
 
Gemini Magazine is now accepting entries for its sixth annual Poetry Open competition.
 
The grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions will each receive $25. All six finalists will be published online in the March 2016 issue of Gemini. The entry fee is $5 for each batch of three poems. Deadline: January 2, 2016.
 
We are open to any type of poetry, any subject matter, any length.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterian Today Magazine: The Urvan Green Revolution

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 6, 2015,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: The Urban Green Revolution/Portland
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the May/June 2016 issue. The theme is called, “The Urban Green Revolution/Portland.”
 
An ambitious vision of sustainable, forested cities is taking hold across much of the country and the world. And it’s in Port...

Continue reading ...
 

Inklings Publishing: Eclectically Cosmic

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 5, 2015,
Inklings Publishing: Eclectically Cosmic
 
Call for Submissions: Eclectic Writings Series Volume 4: Eclectically Cosmic
 
Submission period is open through January 1st.
 
This will be the fourth volume in the series. Short stories of all genres are welcome -- both fiction and nonfiction. Must be connected to the cosmic theme in some way. Can relate to the cosmos or to cosmic fate...

Continue reading ...
 

Inklings Publishing: Special Needs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 4, 2015,
Inklings Publishing: Special Needs
 
Call for Submissions: Perceptions Series Volume 1: Special Needs
 
Submissions period closes January 1st. 
 
This anthology will be published by Inklings Children Division. The stories should be no more than 5,000 words in length and be written for an audience of children between grades 3 to 6. All genres welcome. If fiction, the stories shoul...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Responsibility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 3, 2015,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days  
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Harlequin American Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 2, 2015,
Harlequin American Romance
 
Central romance is driven by the hero's or heroine's (or both) desire to be a part of a family or community. Stories showcase the comforts of home and a sense of place – particularly the charm of small-town America and the ruggedness of western locales. Must be set in the USA. Western heroes and heroines are very popular – cowboys (ranchers, rodeo riders), law enforcement (sheriffs, deputies, Texas Rangers), etc. ...

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The Sun Magazine: High School

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 1, 2015,
The Sun Magazine
 
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 your mailing address so ...

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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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