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Chicken Soup call-out for Oh Canada!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada It’s Winter!
101 Stories About Bad Weather, Good Times, and Great Sports

We’re making a book just for Canadians about everything winter. Tales of Canadian winters are notorious! Whether you live in Canada or you are an expat living elsewhere, we want your stories and poems about those long winter months and how you made the most of them — from the east coast to the west coast; from city living to rural living.

We want true stories that will show our readers how you embraced and made the most of challenging or amusing winter situations. Tell us success stories about coping with the weather or disaster stories about how things went wrong. And keep that Canadian spelling in your computer, eh?

Here are some examples of what we are looking for, but we know you can think of many more topics:

Hockey
The support of family during the long dark months
Friendships created out of the cold days and nights
Driving in the winter
Dressing for the weather
Hockey, ice fishing, skiing, tobogganing, sledding, skating, camping, snow shoeing, curling… all winter sports
Best winter foods and events
Shoveling the driveway; de-icing the car
Christmas and holiday traditions
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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 his or her 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 the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story or poem 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 U.S. $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 (www.chicken soup.com) Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is June 15, 2013.
 

Chicken Soup call out – The Dating Game

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game
101 Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about Looking for Love

It’s time to play the dating game! We’re looking for stories about your search for love, from first dates all the way to marriage proposals. First dates, blind dates, group dates… we want to hear about all of them. Meeting the family, embarrassing moments, break-ups and make-ups… we want all of your war stories. Did you find your perfect match online? Did you have an office romance or start a relationship with someone who was once just a friend? Other possible topics include first dates after divorce, reconnecting with a person from your past, or even simply finding your happily-ever-after where you least expected it.

Tell us everything from the great, to the bad, to the VERY bad. We are accepting stories for this book from men and women 19 years and older. The deadline for story and poem submissions is July 15th, 2013. For this book, we prefer contemporary stories from men and women of all ages, and they will be favored over stories about events that happened decades ago.

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 the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

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 July 15, 2013.

Chicken Soup call-out: Devotional stories for wives

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Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Devotional Stories for Wives

One of the biggest roles that a woman can take on in her lifetime is to become a wife. It is easier to love during the early years of the relationship when everything is fresh and new. But it takes commitment and dedication to remain loving as the years go by, especially when children and the busyness of daily life can sometimes be overwhelming. If you have a devotion that speaks to the heart of marriage and the many challenges and rewards that are integral to being a wife, we invite you to submit your story. Our hope is that your personal story will inspire, comfort and encourage others who are going through — or about to embark on — the journey of being a wife.Please share your true stories written in the first person of no more than 500 words, along with an applicable Bible verse (from the NIV version of the Bible) and a 2-3 sentence prayer. If you have already submitted a story to the Devotional Stories for Wives database, please do not submit it again as we have received it.Stories should not have been previously published by Chicken Soup for the Soul or other major publications.

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

  • Improving communication
  • Rising above the irritating habits
  • Praying for your husband
  • Military wives
  • Money problems
  • Uniting family traditions or religious beliefs
  • Aging together
  • Health issues and concerns
  • Making your marriage a priority
  • Inviting God into your marriage
  • Rekindling love

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 $100 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story, as well as the right to resell it.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is February 28, 2013. 

Another Chicken Soup call-out

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Chicken Soup for the Soul:
From Lemons to Lemonade

“When life hands you lemons… make lemonade!” And don’t just make lemonade but squeeze out every last drop of juice from that sour lemon to make the sweetest lemonade possible. We are looking for true stories that show how you made the best of a challenging situation and turned it into something positive. Tell us your success stories and how you made them happen.

Here are examples of the kinds of “lemons to lemonade” stories we are imagining:

  • You got fired/laid off and discovered a new better career
  • You prevailed over an illness or medical condition and found a wonderful silver lining
  • You overcame an addiction and found new purpose
  • You lost all your money and possessions and discovered new happiness with your family
  • You went through a difficult time with your child but came out with a better relationship
  • You lost a loved one and created a non-profit that is saving lives so other people don’t go through the same loss

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 his or her 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 the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story or poem 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 http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline date for story and poem submissions is February 28, 2013. 

New Chicken Soup call-out

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Chicken Soup for the Soul:
20th Anniversary Reader’s Choice book

Chicken Soup for the Soul has been changing lives one story at a time since 1993. To celebrate our upcoming twenty-year anniversary, we are creating a very special edition filled with stories about how Chicken Soup for the Soul has made a difference in people’s lives.

Have you read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that changed your life? Changed your outlook? Helped you solve a problem? Encouraged you to try something new and different? Showed you how to treat a person or a situation differently? If a Chicken Soup for the Soul story has made a big difference to you, we want your story! Tell us the name of the story and the title of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book in which it appeared. Then write us a new Chicken Soup for the Soul story all about how the old story helped or changed you. We’ll publish the stories in pairs – the old ones and the new ones.

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 http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is January 15, 2013.

CONTACT US

Please do not reply or send questions to this address. For any further questions or correspondence, contact webmaster@chickensoupforthesoul.com or visit our website at http://www.chickensoup.com.

Seeking submissions on PARENTHOOD for Chicken Soup book

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From ChickenSoup.com:

They always say it’s the best job and the worst job. But basically it’s the best! We are looking for your stories about parenting – the hard work, the joy, the unconditional love, the funny times and the occasional sad ones too. Whether you’re a new parent of one or an “experienced” parent of several, by birth, by marriage, by adoption, or by fostering, tell us your stories about parenthood. Funny stories, stories that will make us tear up, stories with nuggets of great advice – all your anecdotes are welcome. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is June 30, 2012.

Details HERE:

http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=submit_story

Chicken Soup call-out: Advice for making changes

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From the Chicken Soup website:

Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful nugget of advice in it that made a difference in your life? We are looking for stories that contain great pieces of advice, whether they are little things that improve our everyday lives, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely. Topics we will cover include advice related to work and personal relationships, marriage, parenting, health and fitness, finances, constructive criticism, taking chances, and following your passion. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is August 31, 2012.

More info HERE:

http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=submit_story

Chicken Soup Call Out for parents of kids with autism or Asperger’s

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New Chicken Soup for the Soul Book:
For Parents of Children with Autism or Asperger’s

If you are the parent of a child, from newborn to college age, with autism or Asperger’s, we invite you to share your story about raising your child – the ups and downs, the effect on your family and marriage, your child’s special attributes and talents, and the lighter moments too. These stories will provide advice, comfort and insight to other parents in the same situation.

Please send us only non-fiction stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words. These must be your personal stories – things that happened to you or someone you were close to. You may use a “pen name” on your story. Your story should not have been previously published by Chicken Soup for the Soul or other major publications.

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

  • How you first recognized the symptoms
  • Meeting the challenges of everyday life
  • Academic struggles or brilliance
  • Good and bad experiences with school administrations
  • Appreciating your child for exactly who he/she is
  • Helping your child build a social life
  • Successful treatments – what has worked for you
  • Helping siblings and family members cope
  • The effect on your marriage and personal relationships
  • The importance of taking time for yourself
  • The importance of a support system
  • The lighter side
  • The positive side – benefits of autism or Asperger’s

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 his or her 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 the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

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 http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

DEADLINE IS September 30th.
We plan to publish the book on April 2, 2013, for Autism Awareness Month.

Chicken Soup call-out: Angel Encounters/Angels Among Us

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Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly. Whatever the term, sometimes there is no Earthly explanation for what we experience and a higher power is clearly at work. People see angels in various forms: heavenly, human, animal, and others.

If you have had a personal experience with an angel, please submit your story. We are looking for stories of true wonder and awe from people who have directly encountered or received help from angels. How did your angel protect you or someone you know? How did your angel help you or someone you know? How did your angel manifest himself or herself?

This book is for everyone who has a story, whether religious or non-religious. Please note that we are not looking for stories about people who are “angels” because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies about a loved one who has died and is now an “angel.”

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

  • Angel visitations
  • Divine protection and guardian angels
  • Miraculous recoveries
  • Messages from an angel
  • Prayers answered by an angel
  • Receiving support from angels or spirits
  • Angel intervention
  • Receiving guidance or lessons from angels
  • Interactions with angels
  • Receiving news or warnings from angels

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 their 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 the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

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 http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline date for story and poem submissions is July 31, 2012.

Chicken Soup call-out for writers – budding or bestselling, books to blogs

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

101 Motivational Stories for Writers, Budding or Bestselling, from Books to Blogs

William Wordsworth once instructed writers to “fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But putting the feelings in our hearts onto paper in a way that will truly inspire others is not as easy as it sounds. So, how do you persevere when the words won’t come, the story fails to unfold, or the rejection letters pour in? As Nathaniel Hawthorne reminds us: “Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

 

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, books or magazine articles, paranormal or romance, the process is equally challenging. For this reason, it’s important to learn from others who have hung in there and successfully made the transition from dreaming about writing to being a writer.

 

For Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers, we want to hear about your setbacks, mentors, breakthroughs, and successes. How did you overcome writer’s block? Who kept you on the right path when you were ready to give up? When did you realize that the story in your heart was ready to be shared with the world? We are NOT looking for promotional pieces. We want to know about your journey to publication, including self-publishing and blogging. This is your opportunity to help other writers — published and unpublished — draw inspiration and learn from your experiences.

 

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author (if you’re not already!) 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.

 

Please remember, we no longer accept “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghost write a story for someone else, that person will be credited 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.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoup.com

Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

 

The deadline date for story submissions is June 30, 2012.