Friday, June 13, 2008

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Resolution Stories

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Resolution Stories

Release Date: December 2008

Everyone makes resolutions! We make them all year long - not just for the new year. Some of our resolutions are big and life changing; some of them are small. We resolve to change our behavior, to exercise more, to eat less.

We resolve to be nicer, to not yell, to get more organized. You name it - someone has resolved to do it. What have you resolved?

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for stories about resolutions. What did you resolve to do? How did it work out? What did you learn? We would love to hear from you about the resolutions you have made– both your successes and those that didn't work out.

Tentative chapter topics include:

• Trying to lose weight
• Getting fit (The weight loss and getting fit stories could tie into our
self-esteem, accept-who-you- are theme for girls and women)
• Getting more organized
• Making more money/Giving away money
• Restoring a relationship with someone/Making amends
• Changing one’s behavior
• Stopping bad habits such as smoking, biting fingernails
• Going green
• Eating healthy
• Serious stuff such as substance abuse withdrawal, seeking treatment for
mental health issues
• Self acceptance – realizing the resolution wasn’t necessary and you are
great the way you are

Stories must be true (non-fiction) , written in first person, and 1,000 words or less. Stories should make readers laugh, cry or sigh, and be positive, universal and non-controversial. Also, the "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Please refer to other Chicken Soup
books to better understand our story-telling style.

You may submit more than one story. For each story selected, a 50-word biography will be included about the contributor and a permission fee of $200 per story will be paid within 30 days upon publication

Please submit stories through our website at www.chickensoup. com. Select the Resolution Stories book title.

The tentative submission deadline is August 31, 2008. Please note that this
deadline could change so the sooner, the better!

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