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New Chicken Soup call out: Home Sweet Home


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home
101 Stories about Hearth, Happiness, and Hard Work

Whether you rent or own, home is where your heart is. It is your safe place in the world. Your home can be a mansion, a cottage, an apartment, a condo, or a mobile home… it doesn’t matter. It is yours! It is where you live, where you relax, where you sit around the table with your family and friends, sharing a meal and your stories.

We are looking for true stories about you and your home: getting your first home, returning to your childhood home, do-it-yourself repair disasters and successes, moving up or downsizing, moving day or any heartwarming or funny stories associated with home.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of more:

• Looking for the perfect house or apartment
• Buying your first home
• Renting your first apartment
• Moving day — both in and out
• Decorating disasters and successes
• Remodeling and repairing
• Cooking and sharing a meal around the table
• Gardening and planting in the yard
• Moving up or downsizing
• Going back home

Important: If you already submitted your story to us for this title a few years ago please do not submit the same story again. We have it in our database and it will be considered for this book title. If you have an additional story for us to consider we’d love to read it. Stories should be true and no longer than 1,200 words.

Please remember, we do not like “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list that person’s name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO OUR WEBSITE. Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is November 30, 2013.

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