Your true stories may be in demand by
Chicken Soul For the Soul.
Even if you've never been published before, submit a story. According to Ken & Dahlynn McKowen, co-authors of four Chicken Soup For the Soul books, including Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul, “approximately 40% of the stories accepted by Chicken Soup are from unpublished writers.”
If your story is accepted you'll be paid $200, plus 10 copies of the book you're in.
So send your stories to "Chicken Soup" on these topics:
* Inspiration for Nurses
This will be our third book for nurses with coauthor LeAnn Thieman.We all know that times are tough in healthcare today. Nurses are dedicated and caring professionals who are doing more... with less. We are looking for true stories that will inspire, support, motivate and nurture those in the nursing profession. These true stories can be serious or humorous. They should be heartwarming and uplifting stories that will make our readers laugh, cry, sigh or just say, "Wow!" The deadline for story and poem submissions is EXTENDED to January 25, 2015.
* Stories about the Christmas Season
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season - including Chanukah and Kwanzaa - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are "Santa Safe" - we don't want to spoil the magic for children. The deadline for story and poem submissions is EXTENDED to January 31, 2015.
* Living a Life of Purpose by Volunteering & Giving Back
We’re making another book about volunteering! How has your life been changed by volunteering? Have you been a volunteer in a hospital, a school or in your community? What have you done with your life that makes you feel good and has also made this world a better place? What have you done to make a difference in the lives of others? Or do you want to thank a volunteer who helped you? Share your true stories about how you found purpose, passion, and joy in your life or how a volunteer helped you. And by volunteer, we mean an unpaid position, so save those stories about paid heroes in your life for another book! The deadline for story and poem submissions is EXTENDED to February 15, 2015.
* Dreams & Premonitions
When we are asleep, we dream. Are dreams a connection to the unconscious mind? Are they omens of things to come - both good and bad? In our dreams we can be anything we want to be. We are looking for stories about your dreams and the impact they have had on your life. What have you learned from your dreams? Did your dreams come true? Did a dream strengthen your faith or help you change the direction your life was headed in? Did a dream serve as a warning about something that was going to happen? The deadline for story and poem submissions is EXTENDED to March 15, 2015.
* Make Your Own Luck
Luck is not always just chance. You have to be ready and willing to seize the opportunities that are in front of you and make your own good things happen. How did you take advantage of chance events and make the most of them? How did you make the most of what life has to offer? How did your positive outlook change the direction your life was taking? We also would love to publish amazing stories of just plain serendipity. The deadline for story and poem submissions is March 31, 2015.
* Think Possible NEW!
We all know the story about the little engine that could: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges and turn adversity into opportunity. You can change your outlook and listen to your heart and move forward into the life you want. How did you "think possible" and how did it change your life? The deadline for story and poem submissions is April 30, 2015.