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Chicken Soup call-out: Devotional stories for wives

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. 

“Intimate Landscape” contest – matching words to photos


A book is created from two stories or poems that each offer interpretations of a photo. entry fee is $10 and the deadline is May 1, 2012; $300 prize; details HERE:


Short story, essay and poetry contests


The Florida Review; deadline is March 17, 2012; prose is 30 pages max; up to 5 poems; $1,000 prize in each genre; entry fee is $15 which includes a one-year subscription; details HERE:


FREE science fiction short story contest


writingforums.org; deadline is Feb. 20, 2012; $500 in prizes; 3,000 to 10,000 words; no entry fee; details HERE:


Paying market for poetry and fiction


Boulevard pays $25 to $500 for poetry and $50-$500 for fiction; open to unpublished writers too; details HERE:


Flash fiction, short story & poetry contest


Bridport Prize; deadline is May 31, 2012; open to everyone; $15,000 (euros?) in prize money; details HERE:

FREE Lulu Short Story Contest


Deadline is Dec. 1, 2011; 600 words max; FREE to enter; cash prizes; details HERE: