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I Was Invited To Read Chicken Soup Stories
3/24/2005 11:08:05 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

I received a lovely email asking if I would like to join other authors whose stories have inclusions in Chicken Soup Series, to read new stories submitted for the CALL OUT for Chicken Soup for the Mother's of Preschoolers Soul. If you are interested in submitting a story, please read my blog for the instructions. Happy writing!

 

STORY CALL OUT – SHARE YOUR FAVORITE STORY

 

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s of Preschoolers Soul

Take a journey through a day in the life of playing make-believe, temper-tantrums, mending boo-boos and exploring the world of bugs, all the while ready with the answer to, why mommy?  Share, laugh and reminisce with mothers of preschoolers for their devotion, love and sacrifice during this precious period of time.  We invite you to contribute a true story, article, or anecdote that will bring comfort, laughter and inspiration, while rekindling the spirit of mom’s who’ve shaped these young lives with their hands, hearts and souls.

Chapters and Topics will include:

Making A Differencestories about the significance that mothering matters.

Small Accomplishmentsstories to bring peace and balance in the midst of daily chaos.

Pigtails and Froglegs: Learning a New Language of Lovestories that teach us that love comes in all shapes and sizes.

Friendship: Mommy Play Datesstories about encouragement from friends, family and other moms.

Time Out!stories about being understood, needing a break and sharing the load.

It’s My Time – stories about putting yourself first for a change.

Sharing Mommy – stories about sibling rivalry & revelry.

Building Blocks: Perspective and Hopestories on overcoming obstacles, regaining focus and hope.

Growing Upstories about change, growing up and empty nest as they go off to school for the first time.

Tiny Bits of Wisdomstories and anecdotes on things moms have learned from their little ones.


 

HOW TO WRITE A CHICKEN SOUP STORY

First and foremost…READ A FEW CHICKEN SOUP STORIES before you write…

We’re looking for inspirational, true stories, 1200 words or less, that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The “point” or “message” should be evident without preaching. They are personal and often filled with emotion and drama. They are filled with vivid images created by using the five senses. In some stories, the readers feel that they are actually in the scene with the people.  Chicken Soup stories have a beginning, middle and an ending that often closes with a punch, creating emotion rather than simply talking about it.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2005.

EEmail submissions in WORD doc. are strongly preferred. Send stories with your name, address, phone number and email address on the manuscript to Maria Nickless at preschoolmomsoul.comcast.net.  If unable to email, please send a hard copy (and on disk if possible) c/o Chicken Soup for the Mother’s of Preschoolers Soul to 2833 Monterey Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.  Due to the volume of stories we receive, we are unable to respond to each contribution. Finalist, only, will be notified prior to publication.

 

 



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• Thank you, Matt Miller! - Saturday, May 19, 2007
• READ! VERY IMPORTANT! - Wednesday, May 16, 2007
• Kaboom...crack, crack, crack, KABOOM - Wednesday, May 16, 2007
• It's Just About Friggin' Time! - Thursday, May 10, 2007
• National Cemetery vs Preservation of Ball Park - Monday, May 07, 2007
• My Yard Is A Haven - Sunday, May 06, 2007
• Thank you, LYNN BARRY! - Monday, April 23, 2007
• Holy Cow...IT ACTUALLY WORKS! - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
• CONGRATULTIONS, TEXAS TORNADO! - Thursday, April 12, 2007
• THANK YOU, JEAN PIKE! - Thursday, April 12, 2007
• Social Security - Friday, April 06, 2007
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• WOW! My Interview Made the VA Watchdog Web site - Tuesday, December 19, 2006
• FULL CIRCLE - Friday, November 10, 2006
• FULL CIRCLE - Wednesday, November 08, 2006
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• SMACK MY JAWS! I WON HONORABLE MENTION. - Wednesday, February 15, 2006
• Ty Pennington and Extreme Makeover - Monday, June 13, 2005
• Chicken Soup for the Father Daughter's Soul - Wednesday, May 04, 2005
•  I Was Invited To Read Chicken Soup Stories - Thursday, March 24, 2005  
• I Went To Jail for the MDA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005
• I Was Selected For Chicken Soup for the Soul - Friday, March 04, 2005
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