I just received an e-mail from the lovely editors at Chicken Soup for the Soul, asking for stories for a new, upcoming anthology named, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident - 101 Stories about Loving Yourself and Your Body.
This sounds like a book that's perfect for us women of a "certain age" and I'm definitely going to begin working on a submission for it. The deadline is June 30, 2016.
After reading the email, I was motivated to check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website and see if they had other call outs going on...and they sure do! Following are the current ones, with various deadlines. Be sure to check them out!
Angels & Miracles
Best Mom Ever!
Dreams and Synchronicities
Parent to Parent
Stories about Cats
Stories about Dogs
Stories about Teachers & Teaching
The Joy of Christmas
The Spirit of Canada (for Canadian entries only)
College Student Stories (for current students up to age 24)
Here's the link to the Call Out page: http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics. They even give suggestions about what to write about.
As always, I encourage everyone to submit stories, even if you've never done any writing at all. Just take your time and write from your heart. If your story doesn't get chosen, you haven't lost any money, because there is no submission fee...but if your story IS chosen...
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 or
self-publish it." Pretty neat, huh?!
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE YOU SUBMITTED YOUR STORIES!
"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say but what we are unable to say." - Anaïs Nin (1903-1977)