Writer’s Headlines: Writing Opportunities for YOU!

newspapersYes, it’s the 3rd Tuesday, and time to share some writing opportunities to help you with your writing career. Don’t forget to let us celebrate with you if you succeed in getting a publishing credit!

Don’t forget to follow guidelines carefully. You could have a great submission that’s never considered because the guidelines weren’t followed.

1.  Established critique group has openings: Fellow writers: Our online writers’ critique group has four openings. We are Christian women writing for children and young adults. Whether you’re published or yearn to be, if you’re interested, email your short bio with your writing experience, preferred age-level and/or genre of children’s literature to: notavw@yahoo.com. We’ll review and get back to you by August 15 with our format and guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you.

2. Penned from the Heart. Penned from the Heart, a 366 day compilation of poems and devotions is looking for submissions for the 2015 edition. Writer’s guidelines can be found at www.marilynnutter.com.

3.  The Mark Twain House & Museum Humor Writing Contest. Open to adults and youth. Cash prizes! Deadline June 30.

4.  Write 2 Ignite First Annual Summer Writing Contest! Submit your story for children and win a great prize package. Deadline June 30.

5.  The Stream’s Edge is looking for guest blog posts. You can find WANTED guest bloggers-1.

6.  The Wesleyan Church publication arm has recently updated its writing guidelines.

7. Glimmer Train Press is always looking for new writers through its year-round writing contests. Glimmer Train submission guidelines here

8.  Chicken Soup for the Soul is always looking for stories. Currently looking for stories about moms, forgiveness, Christmas, and more!

9.  The Artist Network is looking for writers who are also artists. The Artist Magazine submission guidelines here.

10. Travelers’ Tales wants your travel story. Note: Very specific submission instructions. Be sure to follow closely and by due date.

11. Good Old Days Magazine contributor guidelines here.

12. Fun for Kidz Magazine  is created for boys and girls from 6 to 13 years, with youngsters 8, 9, and 10 the specific target age. Six issues a year. Looks for timeless topics, such as pets, nature, hobbies, science, games, sports, careers, simple cooking, and anything else likely to interest a child.

Okay, that should keep you busy for a while. Don’t forget to work on your MoGo7000 this month and you could win $100 in January!

Happy writing!


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  • Nan Jones

    Maureen, I loved your poem. Thank you for sharing with us. I’m so thankful you survived your wounds so that you could be a beautiful vessel for the Lord. You’re an inspiration. Vonda, as always, thank you for providing these opportunities for your readers. You’re such a blessing.

    • You’re welcome, Nan! Thank you for your encouragement for Maureen. 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing these opportunities, Vonda! 🙂 Heard you’re going to be at Fellowship August 1st. Wish I could attend but I’ll be watching the grandbabies during a rehearsal dinner that night. I know everyone in attendance will be blessed!

    • You’re most welcome, Cathy! And yes, I’d love to have you there, but you’ll be exactly where you’re supposed to be! Have fun!

  • Wow–what a powerful message through your poem! Thank you for sharing it with us. Everybody, follow the link Maureen supplied and then read her bio. Powerful message for all of us!

  • Maureen Hager

    Vonda, Thank you for generously sharing writing opportunities each month. My poem A New Creation was posted 6/12 on Inspire a Fire http://www.inspireafire.com/new-creation/ Blessings, Maureen