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: October, 2017

The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 30, 2017,
The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction
 
The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction is presently open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2018 Lascaux Prize Anthology.
 
Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fe...

Continue reading ...
 

Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 29, 2017,
Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest
 
First Prize - $50.00, Second Prize - $30.00, Third Prize – 20.00, Fourth Prize - 1 year subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Fifth Prize - 6 month subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Sixth Prize - 3 month subscription to CM
 
$5.00 entry fee up to 3 poems
ALL writers welcomed
Previously published poems accepted
 
SUBJECT: LOVE-old love, new love, lost love, love to be an...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Elves and the Shoemaker

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 29, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Elves and the Shoemaker        
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: Jan...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: November

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 29, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: November 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Manners

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 26, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Manners
 
Topic: How have you worked on teaching one manner to your kids in a way that was unique or allowed your family to draw closer together because of it?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 27, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be d...

Continue reading ...
 

Dappled Things J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith    
J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make while tryi...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Time-Change Parenting

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Time-Change Parenting
 
Topic: Fall Back or Spring Forward. How did you get your kids to better adjust to the time change in a fun or unique way?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 20, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at onl...

Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 24, 2017,
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
10 categories to enter.
Cash prizes - $10 - $60 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 (members $8) for up to 10 poems; $1 each additional poem.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

Spider: Short Shorts

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 24, 2017,
Spider Magazine: Short Shorts
 
Call for Submissions: Short Shorts
Deadline: November 15, 2017
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for short fiction and non-fiction for the theme Short Shorts. We want short pieces of 200 to 500 words on any topic, in any format, and in any tone. We’re looking for silly, funny, and wacky stories, serious, earnest, and sweet stories, and stories in non-traditional formats like a letter from kids or animals, a f...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 23, 2017,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest  
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive...

Continue reading ...
 

Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry & for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 23, 2017,
Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry and for Creative Nonfiction 
 
The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.
Opens: September 1   Postmark Deadline: November 15
 
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. Ple...

Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS 2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 22, 2017,
National Federation Of State Poetry Societies, Inc
2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
 
Awarding $1000 + Publication + 50 Books
 
Include title page (title only), table of contents, and 48 to 70 pages of poetry, counting
any section title pages but not counting front matter. You may include previously published poems. 
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017. The submission fee is $20 for NFSPS members, $25 for
nonmembers. Members of state poetry societ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Gateway Review - A Journal of Magical Realism Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 22, 2017,
The Gateway Review – A Journal of Magical Realism Contest
 
The Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest is open to any writer, and is the only time during the year that we accept flash fiction submissions. Deadline: November 15
 
Each entry is $5, and can contain one or two pieces of flash fiction, each no longer than 1000 words. Writers may submit however many entries they wish, so long as they pay the $5 entry fee for eac...

Continue reading ...
 

Georgia Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 21, 2017,
Georgia Poetry Society
 
The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with a November 15 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. On the website is a list of the contests. Please click the links for descriptions of the contests, along with contest-...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 21, 2017,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
 
The 2018 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2018 issu...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

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

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

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

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

Continue reading ...
 

The Madison Review Literary Journal

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

Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 15, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out 
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes

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

Continue reading ...
 

The Liindenwood Review Chapter One Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal: I'm tired of trying to see the good in people

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 9, 2017,
The First Line Literary Journal: I’m tired of trying...
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is November 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “I'm tired of trying to see the good in people.”
 
Fictio...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Trust

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 7, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Trust
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review Online

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 2, 2017,
Crab Orchard Review Online
 
FREE Submissions in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Our first online special issue of Crab Orchard Review will focus on "Ka-ching!: The Money Issue.” The issue will also be open for free, no contest fee, starting August 30, 2017, and will run until October 31, 2017. Submit fiction, poetry, or literary nonfiction.
 
It is not lost upon us that this is the first special issue we won't be paying contri...

Continue reading ...
 

Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest
 
Annual deadline: October 31st
 
Reading fee: $2.00 per poem - unlimited entries on any subject, unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted. Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready – the way you want to see it in print.
 
40% of fees collected - First Prize
20% of fees collected - Second Prize
20%...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: The Family Kitchen

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: The Family Kitchen
 
How the kitchen can build relationship in your family and community
 
Theme: 'The Family Kitchen' — Anecdotes about cooking, food and family. We're looking for stories that show how cooking and eating together build family and community. Some general ideas:
 
    "The tradition our married child(ren) adopted and why they say it's important to their marriage"
    "The rec...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2017

The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 30, 2017,
The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction
 
The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction is presently open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2018 Lascaux Prize Anthology.
 
Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fe...

Continue reading ...
 

Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 29, 2017,
Conceit Magazine Love Poem Contest
 
First Prize - $50.00, Second Prize - $30.00, Third Prize – 20.00, Fourth Prize - 1 year subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Fifth Prize - 6 month subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE, Sixth Prize - 3 month subscription to CM
 
$5.00 entry fee up to 3 poems
ALL writers welcomed
Previously published poems accepted
 
SUBJECT: LOVE-old love, new love, lost love, love to be an...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Elves and the Shoemaker

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 29, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Elves and the Shoemaker        
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: Jan...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: November

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 29, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: November 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Manners

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 26, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Manners
 
Topic: How have you worked on teaching one manner to your kids in a way that was unique or allowed your family to draw closer together because of it?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 27, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be d...

Continue reading ...
 

Dappled Things J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith    
J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make while tryi...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Time-Change Parenting

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Time-Change Parenting
 
Topic: Fall Back or Spring Forward. How did you get your kids to better adjust to the time change in a fun or unique way?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 20, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at onl...

Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 24, 2017,
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
10 categories to enter.
Cash prizes - $10 - $60 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 (members $8) for up to 10 poems; $1 each additional poem.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

Spider: Short Shorts

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 24, 2017,
Spider Magazine: Short Shorts
 
Call for Submissions: Short Shorts
Deadline: November 15, 2017
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for short fiction and non-fiction for the theme Short Shorts. We want short pieces of 200 to 500 words on any topic, in any format, and in any tone. We’re looking for silly, funny, and wacky stories, serious, earnest, and sweet stories, and stories in non-traditional formats like a letter from kids or animals, a f...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 23, 2017,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest  
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive...

Continue reading ...
 

Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry & for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 23, 2017,
Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry and for Creative Nonfiction 
 
The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.
Opens: September 1   Postmark Deadline: November 15
 
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. Ple...

Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS 2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 22, 2017,
National Federation Of State Poetry Societies, Inc
2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
 
Awarding $1000 + Publication + 50 Books
 
Include title page (title only), table of contents, and 48 to 70 pages of poetry, counting
any section title pages but not counting front matter. You may include previously published poems. 
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017. The submission fee is $20 for NFSPS members, $25 for
nonmembers. Members of state poetry societ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Gateway Review - A Journal of Magical Realism Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 22, 2017,
The Gateway Review – A Journal of Magical Realism Contest
 
The Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest is open to any writer, and is the only time during the year that we accept flash fiction submissions. Deadline: November 15
 
Each entry is $5, and can contain one or two pieces of flash fiction, each no longer than 1000 words. Writers may submit however many entries they wish, so long as they pay the $5 entry fee for eac...

Continue reading ...
 

Georgia Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 21, 2017,
Georgia Poetry Society
 
The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with a November 15 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. On the website is a list of the contests. Please click the links for descriptions of the contests, along with contest-...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 21, 2017,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
 
The 2018 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2018 issu...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

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

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

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

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

Continue reading ...
 

The Madison Review Literary Journal

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

Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 15, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out 
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes

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

Continue reading ...
 

The Liindenwood Review Chapter One Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest

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

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal: I'm tired of trying to see the good in people

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 9, 2017,
The First Line Literary Journal: I’m tired of trying...
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is November 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “I'm tired of trying to see the good in people.”
 
Fictio...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Trust

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 7, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Trust
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review Online

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 2, 2017,
Crab Orchard Review Online
 
FREE Submissions in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Our first online special issue of Crab Orchard Review will focus on "Ka-ching!: The Money Issue.” The issue will also be open for free, no contest fee, starting August 30, 2017, and will run until October 31, 2017. Submit fiction, poetry, or literary nonfiction.
 
It is not lost upon us that this is the first special issue we won't be paying contri...

Continue reading ...
 

Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest
 
Annual deadline: October 31st
 
Reading fee: $2.00 per poem - unlimited entries on any subject, unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted. Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready – the way you want to see it in print.
 
40% of fees collected - First Prize
20% of fees collected - Second Prize
20%...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: The Family Kitchen

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: The Family Kitchen
 
How the kitchen can build relationship in your family and community
 
Theme: 'The Family Kitchen' — Anecdotes about cooking, food and family. We're looking for stories that show how cooking and eating together build family and community. Some general ideas:
 
    "The tradition our married child(ren) adopted and why they say it's important to their marriage"
    "The rec...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Writer


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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