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, 2017

San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 31, 2017,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal        
 
Submission period: January 1st to January 31st, 2018   
 
Theme: MUSIC. Good, bad and uncertain: buskers and other street musicians, philharmonics, festivals and concerts, juke boxes, blues & jazz players, chanteuses & torch singers, bar karaoke, night clubs, mariachi, dirges, odes to common things, hymns, Gregorian chants, choruses, cantors, choirs, carousels, creepy music from the ice cream truck, flamenco, lone players,...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Challenge

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 30, 2017,
Highland Park Poetry Challenge
 
Who may participate: Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages
are invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2018 Poetry Challenge. This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:
 
* Electricity (in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nikolas Tesla’s death)
* Monsters (in honor of the 200th anniversary of publicatio...

Continue reading ...
 

Through the Looking Glass Online Writing Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 29, 2017,
Through the Looking Glass Online Writing Workshop
 
A special creative writing workshop with author and editor Megan Willome.
February 5th – April 27th. Limit 10 participants.
Register by January 29th to avoid a $10 late registration fee.
 
Children’s stories lead us into our most imaginative selves. None that endure can be called ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: A Dream of Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 29, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: A Dream of Love
 
Deadline: January 20, 2018
For: February 2018 Issue
Theme: Un rêve d'amour (A Dream of Love)
 
Love can be magical or tragic; star-crossed or end happily ever after; an unrequited longing or two souls that always find one another. Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories, poems, art, and sequential art (aka comics) that explore different aspects of "love" in a fairy tale, folklore, or mythic setting...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 29, 2017,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $50, $25, $15 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2018
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Summer Adventure

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 27, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Summer Adventure
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in contemporary short fiction that includes a summer setting. We consider humorous or poignant contemporary fiction, as long as the m...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 26, 2017,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
24 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, fathers, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2018

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Career Options with Tweens

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 26, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Career Options with Tweens
 
Topic: What is one unique way you helped your tween explore a career path? We are not looking for how you had them shadow someone in the industry or do research, but how you helped them better understand the careers available to them or better understand what a career choice might entail.
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Babybug: Favorite Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 25, 2017,
Babybug: Favorite Things
 
Call for Submissions: Favorite Things
Deadline: January 15, 2018
 
Babybug (for babies and toddlers) is looking for poems, stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes about little ones’ treasures. These might be beloved toys, soft blankets, games and jokes, art supplies, bouncy melodies, or even new friends. We’re looking for playful writing that begs to be read aloud again and again. Please keep manuscripts short—Babybug poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 24, 2017,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
15 categories to enter including Pennsylvania, Sea & Sand, Ancestors, Gratitude, Sonnet, Humorous, Environment, Nature, Memories, Art, Spirituality, Love, and Travel . Entry fee - $3 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2018.

Continue reading ...
 

Spider Magazine: It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 24, 2017,
Spider: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
 
Call for Submissions: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
Deadline: January 15, 2018
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes the theme It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. We want wacky and weird stories about kids and their pets—cats, dogs, parrots, horses, lizards, hamsters, gerbils, bunnies, chickens, fish, guinea pigs, snakes. Tell us about a special relationship wit...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 23, 2017,
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 ...
 

Ladybug: Let's Pretend

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 22, 2017,
Ladybug: Let’s Pretend
 
Call for Submissions: Let’s Pretend
Deadline: January 15, 2018
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) is looking for short stories, rebus stories, poems, action rhymes, riddles, and songs about young children at play. Show us imaginative children finding new uses for mud, sticks, and sand, or discovering the possibilities of wands, capes, and toy trucks.  Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. Most of our r...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: On-the-Go Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 22, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: On-the-Go Family
 
Topic: What creative way did you help your kids turn from poor behavior to appropriate behavior when you were away from home? Or how did you find a unique way to keep your kids involved when your family was on the go, instead of their developing bad attitudes or picking on each other?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: January...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Meets Pet

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 21, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Meets Pet
 
Topic: What successfully unique way did you introduce your new baby to your pet for the first time?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: January 5, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on which age group ...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move 2018 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 20, 2017,
VIA Poetry on the Move 9th Annual Contest
 
You must be 18 years or older to participate in the Poetry on the Move contest.
You must live in South or Central Texas in order to enter.
Up to three (3) poems may be submitted per person.
The length of the poem needs to be kept to 10-lines, including title and spaces.
Poems should be understandable by a wide audience.
Poems must not include any offensive language.
Do NOT place your name or other identifying ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 19, 2017,
St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
 
The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer. There is no fee to enter.
 
To be considered for the 2018 competition, submissions must be received by 11:59pm E...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 18, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman
 
Today’s woman! Empowered, self-confident and feisty but at the same time, nurturing, loving and caring. A direct contradiction? No! A complicated balance to achieve? Yes! But women are amazing and are doing it every day, showing the world that they are capable and confident. That they are fierce and strong. That they are soft yet durable. Today’s woman is empowered to be everything she wants to be!
 
Being an empowered wom...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 18, 2017,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is December 31, 2017.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story: limit of 4,000 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 16, 2017,
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
 
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. Previous contest winners are encouraged to enter. Children under 13 are NOT eligible to enter. Registration for the University of Dayton’s  Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is NOT required to enter the writing competition.
 
$15 entry fee. Entry must be written in English. Limit one entry total (not per category) per person. Personal essay must be 450 words or less (entri...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 15, 2017,
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award
 
The Very Short Fiction Award is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. (Previous online publication is fine.) Word count range: 300 - 3000.
 
1st place wins $2000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
2nd place wins $500 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
3rd place wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 14, 2017,
Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest
 
We are looking for stories about families of all configurations. It's fine to draw heavily on real-life experiences, but the work must read like fiction and all stories accepted for publication will be presented as fiction. Sticking too tightly to "fact" can limit the larger truth that fiction is able to reveal. Give your story the leeway it needs i...

Continue reading ...
 

Your Writing Life Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 14, 2017,
Your Writing Life Essay Contest
 
Up to 2,000 words about any aspect of the writing life. Award: $1,000 and publication in The Writer. Every essay received will be considered for paid publication. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: January 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

Continue reading ...
 

A Wink and A Smile

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 12, 2017,
A Wink and A Smile

Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a short story anthology. This will be the next title in the Read on the Run series (See A Step Outside of Normal, A Bit of a Twist, and Uncommon Pet Tales). The tentative title of this new anthology is A Wink and a Smile, and the theme is Romance.  The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy, humor.. Just about any type of romance will do ...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: This is the day

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 9, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: This is the day
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Threats

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 8, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Threats
 
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 ad...

Continue reading ...
 

International Call for Writers by ArtAscent

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 6, 2017,
International Call For Writers by ArtAscent
 
Theme: "Portraits" – Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they're just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your portraits with words or imagery. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Pre...

Continue reading ...
 

Cinematic Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 6, 2017,
Cinematic Short Story Contest
 
ScreenCraft's 3rd annual Cinematic Short Story Contest for short fiction (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Awards: Grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, film and TV producers and publishers. Second place: $300 plus one-on-one consultation with a ScreenCraft mentor. Top 5 finalists will be read by ScreenCraft's network of over 40 literary and entertainment ind...

Continue reading ...
 

Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 3, 2017,
Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2017
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the fifth International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,500.
 
The prizewinner will be featured prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2018 Anthology. The book will also include a wide selection of poetry from those submitted that did not make the final...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 1, 2017,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission should ...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: December, 2017

San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 31, 2017,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal        
 
Submission period: January 1st to January 31st, 2018   
 
Theme: MUSIC. Good, bad and uncertain: buskers and other street musicians, philharmonics, festivals and concerts, juke boxes, blues & jazz players, chanteuses & torch singers, bar karaoke, night clubs, mariachi, dirges, odes to common things, hymns, Gregorian chants, choruses, cantors, choirs, carousels, creepy music from the ice cream truck, flamenco, lone players,...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Challenge

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 30, 2017,
Highland Park Poetry Challenge
 
Who may participate: Amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and students of all ages
are invited to submit original poetry in response to the 2018 Poetry Challenge. This year Highland Park Poetry challenges poets to write a response to one of the following prompts:
 
* Electricity (in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nikolas Tesla’s death)
* Monsters (in honor of the 200th anniversary of publicatio...

Continue reading ...
 

Through the Looking Glass Online Writing Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 29, 2017,
Through the Looking Glass Online Writing Workshop
 
A special creative writing workshop with author and editor Megan Willome.
February 5th – April 27th. Limit 10 participants.
Register by January 29th to avoid a $10 late registration fee.
 
Children’s stories lead us into our most imaginative selves. None that endure can be called ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: A Dream of Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 29, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: A Dream of Love
 
Deadline: January 20, 2018
For: February 2018 Issue
Theme: Un rêve d'amour (A Dream of Love)
 
Love can be magical or tragic; star-crossed or end happily ever after; an unrequited longing or two souls that always find one another. Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories, poems, art, and sequential art (aka comics) that explore different aspects of "love" in a fairy tale, folklore, or mythic setting...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 29, 2017,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $50, $25, $15 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2018
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Summer Adventure

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 27, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: A Summer Adventure
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in contemporary short fiction that includes a summer setting. We consider humorous or poignant contemporary fiction, as long as the m...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 26, 2017,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
24 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, fathers, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2018

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Career Options with Tweens

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 26, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Explore Career Options with Tweens
 
Topic: What is one unique way you helped your tween explore a career path? We are not looking for how you had them shadow someone in the industry or do research, but how you helped them better understand the careers available to them or better understand what a career choice might entail.
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Babybug: Favorite Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 25, 2017,
Babybug: Favorite Things
 
Call for Submissions: Favorite Things
Deadline: January 15, 2018
 
Babybug (for babies and toddlers) is looking for poems, stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes about little ones’ treasures. These might be beloved toys, soft blankets, games and jokes, art supplies, bouncy melodies, or even new friends. We’re looking for playful writing that begs to be read aloud again and again. Please keep manuscripts short—Babybug poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 24, 2017,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
15 categories to enter including Pennsylvania, Sea & Sand, Ancestors, Gratitude, Sonnet, Humorous, Environment, Nature, Memories, Art, Spirituality, Love, and Travel . Entry fee - $3 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2018.

Continue reading ...
 

Spider Magazine: It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 24, 2017,
Spider: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
 
Call for Submissions: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
Deadline: January 15, 2018
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes the theme It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. We want wacky and weird stories about kids and their pets—cats, dogs, parrots, horses, lizards, hamsters, gerbils, bunnies, chickens, fish, guinea pigs, snakes. Tell us about a special relationship wit...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 23, 2017,
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 ...
 

Ladybug: Let's Pretend

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 22, 2017,
Ladybug: Let’s Pretend
 
Call for Submissions: Let’s Pretend
Deadline: January 15, 2018
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) is looking for short stories, rebus stories, poems, action rhymes, riddles, and songs about young children at play. Show us imaginative children finding new uses for mud, sticks, and sand, or discovering the possibilities of wands, capes, and toy trucks.  Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. Most of our r...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: On-the-Go Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 22, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: On-the-Go Family
 
Topic: What creative way did you help your kids turn from poor behavior to appropriate behavior when you were away from home? Or how did you find a unique way to keep your kids involved when your family was on the go, instead of their developing bad attitudes or picking on each other?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: January...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Meets Pet

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 21, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Meets Pet
 
Topic: What successfully unique way did you introduce your new baby to your pet for the first time?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: January 5, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on which age group ...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move 2018 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 20, 2017,
VIA Poetry on the Move 9th Annual Contest
 
You must be 18 years or older to participate in the Poetry on the Move contest.
You must live in South or Central Texas in order to enter.
Up to three (3) poems may be submitted per person.
The length of the poem needs to be kept to 10-lines, including title and spaces.
Poems should be understandable by a wide audience.
Poems must not include any offensive language.
Do NOT place your name or other identifying ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 19, 2017,
St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
 
The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer. There is no fee to enter.
 
To be considered for the 2018 competition, submissions must be received by 11:59pm E...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 18, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman
 
Today’s woman! Empowered, self-confident and feisty but at the same time, nurturing, loving and caring. A direct contradiction? No! A complicated balance to achieve? Yes! But women are amazing and are doing it every day, showing the world that they are capable and confident. That they are fierce and strong. That they are soft yet durable. Today’s woman is empowered to be everything she wants to be!
 
Being an empowered wom...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 18, 2017,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is December 31, 2017.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story: limit of 4,000 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 16, 2017,
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
 
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. Previous contest winners are encouraged to enter. Children under 13 are NOT eligible to enter. Registration for the University of Dayton’s  Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is NOT required to enter the writing competition.
 
$15 entry fee. Entry must be written in English. Limit one entry total (not per category) per person. Personal essay must be 450 words or less (entri...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 15, 2017,
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award
 
The Very Short Fiction Award is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. (Previous online publication is fine.) Word count range: 300 - 3000.
 
1st place wins $2000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
2nd place wins $500 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
3rd place wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 14, 2017,
Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest
 
We are looking for stories about families of all configurations. It's fine to draw heavily on real-life experiences, but the work must read like fiction and all stories accepted for publication will be presented as fiction. Sticking too tightly to "fact" can limit the larger truth that fiction is able to reveal. Give your story the leeway it needs i...

Continue reading ...
 

Your Writing Life Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 14, 2017,
Your Writing Life Essay Contest
 
Up to 2,000 words about any aspect of the writing life. Award: $1,000 and publication in The Writer. Every essay received will be considered for paid publication. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: January 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

Continue reading ...
 

A Wink and A Smile

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 12, 2017,
A Wink and A Smile

Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a short story anthology. This will be the next title in the Read on the Run series (See A Step Outside of Normal, A Bit of a Twist, and Uncommon Pet Tales). The tentative title of this new anthology is A Wink and a Smile, and the theme is Romance.  The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy, humor.. Just about any type of romance will do ...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: This is the day

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 9, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: This is the day
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Threats

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 8, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Threats
 
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 ad...

Continue reading ...
 

International Call for Writers by ArtAscent

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 6, 2017,
International Call For Writers by ArtAscent
 
Theme: "Portraits" – Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they're just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your portraits with words or imagery. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Pre...

Continue reading ...
 

Cinematic Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 6, 2017,
Cinematic Short Story Contest
 
ScreenCraft's 3rd annual Cinematic Short Story Contest for short fiction (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Awards: Grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, film and TV producers and publishers. Second place: $300 plus one-on-one consultation with a ScreenCraft mentor. Top 5 finalists will be read by ScreenCraft's network of over 40 literary and entertainment ind...

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Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 3, 2017,
Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2017
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the fifth International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,500.
 
The prizewinner will be featured prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2018 Anthology. The book will also include a wide selection of poetry from those submitted that did not make the final...

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National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 1, 2017,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission should ...

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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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