Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Publication opportunity!

I wanted to let everyone know about this fabulous opportunity to get published in a Chicken Soup book -- you get to see your words in print AND pocket $200! Here's the announcement passed along to me from Christine, the book's editor:

Hello! Want an opportunity to make $200 and be published in a national best selling brand?
I am co-authoring Chicken Soup for the Twenty-Something Soul and this is an URGENT call out for stories, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A TWENTY-SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE!!

I am co-authoring Chicken Soup for the Twenty-Something Soul with Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen which is a very exciting project for me. In a time when people like Paris Hilton are representing twenty-something life, it is my mission to bring more real-life, inspirational and moving stories to twenty-something's! I am looking for stories about the twenty-something experience told from any perspective.

What does the story need to be about?
Any story about twenty-something life (career, relationships, family, money, life lessons, fate, travel, risks, acts of kindness, challenges, coincidences, tragedies, etc) is welcome. A Chicken Soup story will touch the souls of the readers and make them laugh, cry, sigh or just say, "Wow!" A story can be told from any angle: reflecting back on your own experience, being a part of someone else’s twenty-something experience, or sharing a story about how a twenty-something has impacted you. I KNOW you have a story in you!

What YOU will receive if your story is selected:
  • $200
  • A bio (if desired) giving you the opportunity to promote yourself, your business, a cause, etc. in a NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING BRAND.
  • A free copy of the book, and 50% off the book for eternity.
  • The opportunity to inspire and touch millions of people
It's that easy. You can also submit a story that has already been published elsewhere and/or can publish it in the future. Chicken Soup does NOT ask to own the rights to your story, but does require your permission.

Details on What to Do Next:
  1. Go to www.chickensoup.com and read the “Story Guidelines” which outlines the recipe for a winning Chicken Soup Story.
  2. Write your story – approximate word limit is 300-1200 words (but I'll edit it for you so don't worry about being exact or fabulously well-written!)
  3. Go to www.chickensoup.com, click on "Submit a Story" and be sure to select "Twenty Something" as the book title. Fill out the info and just paste your story in the appropriate box.
  4. Send me an email and let me know that you did this so I can thank you!
Due Date
I really need stories ASAP – July 6th is my first submission date so the sooner you submit your story, the better. Final submission date is August 15th.

Questions? Need more info?
Please contact me at christine@christinehassler.com


Jessica Burkhart said...

Great post! I love the Chicken Soup series and though I haven't submitted before, I may try it! :)

Dallas said...

Yes yes, you should definitely submit something, Jess!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Dallas, I had to check out your blog when I read in your singautre that you had one. Great going!

Your USC Alum Friend and Award-Winning author, Carolyn Howard-Johnson