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.

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

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.”
 
Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a hard-and-fast rule; going over or under the word count won't get your story tossed from the slush pile). The sentences can be found on the home page of The First Line's Web site, as well as in the prior issue. Note: We are open to all genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.
 
Non-Fiction: 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work.
 
Payment: We pay on publication $25 - $50 (US) for fiction, $5 - $10 for poetry, and $25 (US) for nonfiction. We also send you a copy of the issue in which your story or nonfiction appears. You'll receive your money and issue at the same time.


 

Purpose Magazine: Trust

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

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

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

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...
 

Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry

September 27, 2017
Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry
 
Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry is an independent publication, affiliated with the Department of English at Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ. 
 
Our reading period will run from Aug. 1 - Oct. 1 each year, with the annual issue planned for April of the following year.
 
Please read our Mission Statement while deciding upon poems to submit.
 
Poets are invited to submit up to 5 poems, each o...

Continue reading...
 

Absey & Company

September 25, 2017
Absey & Company
 
Absey & Company is currently looking for full length manuscripts to publish. Absey & Company has published many award winning books in the last decade. They are an established small press that publishes full length works of poetry and prose. They are a print publisher that has yet to venture into e-books. They publish work for children, teens, and adults. They are interested in publishing literary works of fiction, poetry, and language ...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: October

September 24, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: October 
 
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 r...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas and Holiday Collection 2018

September 23, 2017
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas and Holiday Collection - 2018
 
Our next holiday collection will not be released until 2018 but we are already collecting stories for it. People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the ...

Continue reading...
 

Mother of Angels: Living & Loving After the Death of a Child

September 22, 2017
Mothers of Angels: Living and Loving after the Death of a Child
 
We’re looking for essays and poems for Mothers of Angels, an anthology of reflections about living through the grief of losing a child. This anthology has a two-fold purpose. The main purpose is to share stories of support about surviving the grief process and finding a new normal. The stories are meant to encourage and inspire other mothers of angels, while secondarily bein...

Continue reading...
 

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

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.”
 
Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a hard-and-fast rule; going over or under the word count won't get your story tossed from the slush pile). The sentences can be found on the home page of The First Line's Web site, as well as in the prior issue. Note: We are open to all genres. We try to make TFL as eclectic as possible.
 
Non-Fiction: 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work.
 
Payment: We pay on publication $25 - $50 (US) for fiction, $5 - $10 for poetry, and $25 (US) for nonfiction. We also send you a copy of the issue in which your story or nonfiction appears. You'll receive your money and issue at the same time.


 

Purpose Magazine: Trust

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

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

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

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...
 

Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry

September 27, 2017
Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry
 
Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry is an independent publication, affiliated with the Department of English at Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ. 
 
Our reading period will run from Aug. 1 - Oct. 1 each year, with the annual issue planned for April of the following year.
 
Please read our Mission Statement while deciding upon poems to submit.
 
Poets are invited to submit up to 5 poems, each o...

Continue reading...
 

Absey & Company

September 25, 2017
Absey & Company
 
Absey & Company is currently looking for full length manuscripts to publish. Absey & Company has published many award winning books in the last decade. They are an established small press that publishes full length works of poetry and prose. They are a print publisher that has yet to venture into e-books. They publish work for children, teens, and adults. They are interested in publishing literary works of fiction, poetry, and language ...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: October

September 24, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: October 
 
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 r...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas and Holiday Collection 2018

September 23, 2017
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas and Holiday Collection - 2018
 
Our next holiday collection will not be released until 2018 but we are already collecting stories for it. People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the ...

Continue reading...
 

Mother of Angels: Living & Loving After the Death of a Child

September 22, 2017
Mothers of Angels: Living and Loving after the Death of a Child
 
We’re looking for essays and poems for Mothers of Angels, an anthology of reflections about living through the grief of losing a child. This anthology has a two-fold purpose. The main purpose is to share stories of support about surviving the grief process and finding a new normal. The stories are meant to encourage and inspire other mothers of angels, while secondarily bein...

Continue reading...
 

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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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