Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Deadline Extended: Angels in America (No! That's wrong--it's "Angels in Our Midst")

Sorry. Had to get a little queer reference in there.  I think I posted this call for submissions last year, but the deadline's been extended and the Chicken Soup people emailed it around again, so they're obviously keen.  I've got nothing. No angels over here. How about you?

Oh, also, looks like they've recently changed their website.  Here's the direct link to their "Submit Your Story" page, so you don't have to go searching for it: http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/submit-your-story

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels in Our Midst
101 Miraculous Stories of Faith, Divine Intervention, and Answered Prayers


If you have already submitted a story for either My Guardian Angel or for Angels in Our Midst, we have it — please do not resubmit!

Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly. Whatever the term, sometimes there is no Earthly explanation for what we experience and a higher power is clearly at work. People see angels in various forms: heavenly, human, animal, and others.

If you have had a 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? 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 and guardian angels
• 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. Write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list his or her 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. We do not reuse stories.

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.http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/submit-your-story

The deadline for story and poem submissions was extended and is now May 15, 2014. The book will be published in October 2014.

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