More Chicken Soup Opportunities

I checked out the website yesterday and found many other opportunities to write for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Specs: 1st person personal stories or poems, up to 1200 words, various deadlines… some right away!

Boost Your Brain Power!
Who doesn’t want to be smarter, think faster, have a better
memory? Many people would like to enhance their brainpower and are looking for
help to do just that. We’re seeking stories about people who have improved their
ability to think and use their brain in some way and as a result, improved their
life. Your stories will provide the inspiration and motivation to those looking
to get more from their grey matters. The deadline date for story submissions is
August 7, 2011.

Family Caregiver
Do you have a family member who requires constant care? Well, you are not alone.
The stories in this book will be written by people caring for a family member
who requires their assistance due to a variety of reasons – old age,
Alzheimer’s, chronic illness, long-term or permanent physical or mental
disabilities. Are you part of the “sandwich” generation – caring for an elderly
relative while also raising your children? Or are you the person receiving the
care from a family member? We want to hear from you too. These stories will
inspire and support family members who are making sacrifices to make sure their
loved ones are well cared for, whether in their own homes or elsewhere. The
deadline date for story submissions is July 30, 2011.

Home Sweet Home
Whether you rent your home or own your home, home is where
your heart is. It is your safe place in the world. We are looking for stories
about getting your first home, returning to your childhood home, do it yourself
repair disasters and successes, downsizing, moving day or any heartwarming or
funny stories associated with home. This book will make the perfect housewarming
gift. The deadline date for story submissions is August 30, 2011.

Married Life!
In order to make a marriage last you need a sense of humor! Whether you are newly
married or have been married for years and years, the stories in this book will
make you laugh, capture your imagination, inspire you and touch your heart. We
want to celebrate the commitment two people make when they say their vows. We
are looking for stories that will focus on the humor necessary to maintain a
successful relationship. Tell us about your marriage: what makes it work? How
does laughter help? How did you try to change your mate? Did that work for you?!
The deadline date for story submissions is July 31, 2011.

Say Goodbye to Back Pain!
Almost all of us experience back pain at some point in our
lives. Many people suffer far more than they need to and are looking for help.
We’re seeking stories about people who have or have had back problems, found
solutions to their pain, improved their mobility, learned to live with their
problems, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration and comfort to those
who suffer from back pain. The deadline date for story submissions is July 31,
2011.

Say Goodbye to Stress!
Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives.
Many people have trouble getting their stress under control and are looking for
help. We’re seeking stories about people who have felt or feel stressed out,
found a way to resolve their stress, learned to rethink their stress, improved
their lives by handling stress, etc. Your stories will provide the inspiration
and comfort to those who are stressed out. The deadline date for story
submissions is August 7, 2011.

Say Hello to a Better Body!
Weight Loss and Fitness for Women Over 50 ———– It can
be so hard for women over 50 to lose weight and stay fit. We’re looking for
stories from women over 50 who have found answers. How did you find the
motivation to lose weight and get fit? Are there special routines that you have
found that make it easier to maintain your weight and fitness? Did you find ways
to make self-care more of a priority? Your stories will provide inspiration and
camaraderie to other women over 50 who want to lose weight and stay fit. The
deadline date for story submissions is August 7, 2011.

Think Positive for Great Health!
We are seeking stories that highlight the successful
relationship between your brain and your health. We’re interested in hearing
from people who are successful at maintaining healthy lifestyles, who daily win
the battles over various symptoms, who have learned to integrate their thinking
into a rehabilitation process, who have found innovative brain tricks for
managing health, who have learned about themselves more deeply as a result of a
medical condition, who stay motivated in spite of chronic symptoms. The deadline
date for story submissions is August 15, 2011.

Think Positive for Kids
Where do your children find the inner strength to stay
positive in these challenging times? The world today is fast-paced and filled
with choices, temptations and challenges. The values that children, ages 7 to
12, learn today will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We are looking
for stories that show children how to make good choices… even when no one is
looking, respect the needs and feelings of others and focus on hope. The stories
will remind kids that each day holds something to be grateful for and show them
that they are not alone in dealing with difficult issues. We hope that adults
will take the time to read these stories with their children as together you
share special times and expand communication. The deadline date for story
submissions is December 31, 2011.

Tough Times for Teens
The teenage years are tough, and when bad things happen, the
challenges can be overwhelming. We are looking for stories from teenagers and
young adults for a new book about the tough times that some teens experience.
This book will be a support and a companion for teenagers looking for comfort
and inspiration while they overcome hardships of various kinds and show them
that, as tough as things can get, they are not alone. The deadline date for
story submissions is July 31, 2011.

Full guidelines at http://www.chickensoup.com/cs.asp?cid=guidelines

 

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