This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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

Drop by my web site: www.sallyclark.info

or follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/auslande

or on my blog: www.pocketpoems.info

To comment on any blog entry, click on the title.



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.

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

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 words
     Flash Fiction: limit of 1,000 words
     Memoir/personal essay: limit of 2,500 words
     Poetry: any style except haiku, with a limit of 1000 words
 
Prizes in each of the five categories: First Place $100, Second Place $50, Third Place $25
Entry fees range from $7 - $25 per entry.
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

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 words
     Flash Fiction: limit of 1,000 words
     Memoir/personal essay: limit of 2,500 words
     Poetry: any style except haiku, with a limit of 1000 words
 
Prizes in each of the five categories: First Place $100, Second Place $50, Third Place $25
Entry fees range from $7 - $25 per entry.
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
 

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.
 

Make a free website with Yola