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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. 

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Pill Hill (publisher) seeking submissions for books/anthologies

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Open to submissions for several books, including a family cookbook and several flash fiction anthologies; details HERE:

http://www.pillhillpress.com/open-submissions.html

stories wanted for: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Message from Heaven

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven
101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love that Doesn’t Die

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they’ve passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond.We want to hear from you if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. Has someone who has died come to you in a dream? Given you counsel or comfort? Have you gone beyond, but returned to life with new knowledge, insight, or awareness? Have you intuitively known the moment someone died? Share your true, touching, and astounding stories about messages from heaven or your own experiences with dying and coming back.

This book is for everyone who has a story, whether religious or secular. Please note that since we see many stories about messages from heaven in the form of rainbows, bird, butterflies, and coins, we will only be able to use a few stories on those types of messages from beyond.

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

  • Words of wisdom from a loved one who has passed
  • Personal exchanges with a loved one who has passed
  • Omens or visions from beyond
  • Receiving guidance or lessons from a loved one who has passed
  • Revelations from beyond
  • Apparitions from beyond
  • Signs from beyond from a loved one
  • Knowing the exact moment someone passed

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.

THIS IS A NEW ADDITION TO OUR SPRING 2012 LINE-UP, WITH A QUICK PRODUCTION SCHEDULE! DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OCTOBER 3. 

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



Call for novel-length romances

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Sourcebooks accepts unagented submissions; should be 90,000-120,000 words; all subgenres welcome; details HERE:

http://www.sourcebooks.com/authors/submission-guidelines/50-romance-fiction-submission-guidelines.html

Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

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Becoming a new mom is the most amazing experience. From the moment that baby is placed in your arms, there is an incredible feeling only a new mother can know. This book celebrates the physical, emotional, and spiritual experience of having a child and creating a family. We are looking for heartwarming, insightful, and humorous stories about raising babies and toddlers that share with our readers the wonders of early motherhood. Stories should not extend past the toddler years. We are also looking for stories about being pregnant and getting pregnant, including fertility issues, and becoming a new mom through adoption or surrogacy.

Please share your true stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words. If you have already submitted a story to our New Moms database, please do not submit it again. We have it. Remember these are new mom stories about having that first baby or babies in the case of multiples, so please do not send us stories about your second or third babies, or about older siblings.

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:

* The process of getting pregnant

* Being pregnant

* Waiting for the baby or babies (whether pregnant or waiting for a baby through surrogacy or adoption)

* Birth

* Bringing home the new baby(ies)

* Those early weeks (if you can even remember them through the haze)

* Watching your baby grow up

* How the new baby affected your husband, parents, siblings

* Toddler stories

* Funny stories – we love funny stories

* How having a baby changed you

* Any other stories you would like to share with other new moms

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 JULY 31, 2010.


Chicken Soup seeking submissions for variety of books

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www.ChickenSoup.com – The publisher is currently seeking true stories for a number of upcoming books. Here are some topics and deadlines. Please go to the Web site to get more information (word count, details, how to submit, payment, etc.)

• Christmas and Holidays  – Feb. 28, 2010 deadline

• Devotional for Mothers  – Feb. 28, 2010 deadline

• Family Matters – Feb. 28, 2010 deadline

• Grandmothers – March 31, 2010 deadline

• Grieving and Recovery – March 31, 2010 deadline

• My Cat’s Life – March 30, 2010 deadline

• My Dog’s Life – March 30, 2010 deadline

• New Moms – Feb. 28 deadline

• Preteens – June 30, 2010 deadline

• Teens – June 30, 2010 deadline