Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Get Those Holiday Stories Ready Now!

Looking at the images above, you probably think I've lost it. They're over. Right? Yes, all of the above holidays that occur in December are behind us but perhaps you remember a post last month that urged you to write your holiday stories while the mood was upon you. Review it here.

If you took my advice, you'll be smiling right now because I have a super good market for you. Chicken Soup for the Soul is going to be publishing a new Christmas book in 2016. This one will be called The Joy of Christmas. 

The good news is that the book will highlight all the December holidays:  Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Boxing Day and New Year's. The title of the newest Christmas book should give you an idea of what they are looking for. No Bah Humbug stories. Zero in on the word Joy

The Possible Book Topic page gave the following as suggestions for stories for this book. Read it carefully and read it more than once. Just doing so might trigger a possible story or remind you of one you've already written. And do not forget to read the Guidelines more than once, too. They are lengthy but well worth your time to familiarize yourself with what this anthology group wants and does not want. Read guidelines here. When you're ready to submit, use the Submission Form page.

Quoted from Chicken Soup For The Soul: We are now collecting stories for our next Holiday book that will be published in 2016. We are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and even New Year’s festivities too. Everyone has special memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. We want to hear about your special Christmas memories and traditions. From the decorations and the foods, to the music and the parties, and the shopping to the gift wrapping. How do you celebrate the special spirit of the season? How do you deal with the stress of getting it all done? What traditions have you carried on from when you were a child? Please share your special stories about the holiday season with us. Be sure that they are “Santa safe” so that we don’t spoil the magic for precocious readers! The deadline date for story and poems submissions is April 30, 2016.

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