Saturday, May 24, 2008

ANTHOLOGY: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Middle School Story Call Out

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School to be published Fall

We are looking for true stories and poems about your middle school years. We prefer stories written in the first person and no more than 1200 words. We would like to include stories and poems on the following topics, among others:

• Regrets (lessons learned from making bad choices)
• Sports
• Discovering the opposite sex
• Embarrassing moments
• Humorous moments
• Religion and faith – its place in your life
• Issues, good and bad, with cell phones, email, texting, instant messaging,
the web
• Self image, self acceptance – including eating disorders, different body
types, different rates of growth, short boys, tall girls, early puberty,
late puberty
• Homework – being responsible for it, having a lot of it
• Cliques/popular kids
• Family relationships – siblings, parents, other family members
• Friends – best, losing friends, cliques, support of friends
• Tough issues – divorce, cancer, death
• Failures and rising above them
• Getting new privileges and responsibilities – jobs, cell phones, grades

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book. You will also receive a check for $200 and ten free copies of your book, worth more than $100.
If your story is published by us, we will copyright it in your name and you will retain your rights to resell the story to another publication.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoupf orthesoul. com/form. asp?cid=submit_ story

DEADLINE IS June 15th, 2008

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