Share Some Comfort
The bestselling Cup of Comfort book series is actively seeking inspiring true stories for the following 5 new volumes.
We publish only creative nonfiction stories that read like fiction. Stories must be uplifting, original, in English, typed, and 1000-2000 words. Authors must be at least 18 years old. Simultaneous submissions and some previously published material OK. $500 grand prize; $100 ea. all other stories; plus copy of book. No entry fee.
Email submissions to email@example.com. Copy and paste story into body of email; no attachments; one submission per email. Write the volume (i.e., Single Mothers) in the subject line. Include story title, wordcount, and author’s first and last name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
For more detailed writer’s guidelines: http://www.cupofcomfort.com.
A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors
It has been said that “stories are medicine” and that “one of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is to share our stories.” This volume gives the healing power of story to women (and men) who have survived breast cancer, enabling them to share their inspiring triumphs and courageous trials with others who have beat breast cancer as well as with those who are currently dealing with breast cancer. We want uplifting stories about the experiences and emotions involved in battling and surviving breast cancer. Possible story themes include but are not limited to: diagnosis, treatment, emotional impact, support systems, healing practices, coping mechanisms, effect on loved ones, effect on personal and/or professional life, life after recover, prognosis, positive post-cancer outcomes.
Submission Deadline: 8/15/07
A Cup of Comfort for Divorced Women
Divorce in the 21st century should come with an instruction manual, a release valve, and a support system. This anthology will serve essentially those three purposes, in the form of comforting, insightful, and inspirational stories about surviving and thriving during and after divorce. We seek uplifting, contemporary stories on a wide range of topics of importance to divorced women—including but not limited to: dating, children, relationship with ex, in-laws, finances, friends, solitude, personal transformation, healing, revenge, mending fences, the ex’s new wife or lover, empowerment, rediscovery of self. The majority of stories will be written by women who are or have been divorced. Stories can be poignant, irreverent, humorous, witty, or wise.
Submission Deadline: 12/31/2007
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