Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Chicken Soup Needs Angel Stories

I received a call for submissions from Chicken Soup for the Soul editors for a new book with stories about guardian angels. I'm guessing they are not getting enough quality stories for this book so are looking for more to select from. Deadline is not until March 31st so it gives you time to write and polish something to send. Don't wait til the very end, however.
We talk about guardian angels a lot but to have actually had an experience with one is not an
everyday occurrence. Remember that the story must be true. Not a piece of fiction you dreamed
up while filling the dishwasher one evening. 
The announcement sent to me yesterday is below. I am always grateful to get these extra nudges
from the Chicken Soup editors and am happy to pass it on to other writers. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Guardian Angel
Guardian angels, divine guides, supernatural protectors — whatever you call them, sometimes we have no earthly explanation for what we experience and we know a higher power is at work. People see angels in various forms: heavenly, human, animal, and others.
If you have had a miraculous, 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, or even change your life? 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
  • 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 you have already submitted a story for this title, please do not submit it again. We have it in our database and it will be considered for the book. If you have an additional story you'd like to submit, we'd love to consider 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, which lists at $14.95. 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 March 31, 2014. The book will be published in October 2014.
(sent by Chicken Soup for the Soul)

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