Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Do You Have a Great True Wedding Story? Submit It to Chicken Soup for the Soul!

As most of you know, I work as an editor with Chicken Soup for the Soul, and I wanted to tell you about a great book for which we’re currently collecting true stories. A description of the book is below. If you’d like to submit, please do so at http://chickensoup.com. Click on “Submit a Story” and fill out the form. Easy!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride
101 Stories of Love, Laughter and Family

You did it! You found that one special person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life ... your soulmate ... your best friend. Now it’s time to plan for your big day. Your wedding is one of the most special and memorable events in your life. It will bring you warm and wonderful memories for many years to come. And there might also be some humorous and disastrous memories surrounding your big day, too.

We want to hear all about everything! We are looking for true stories and poems about your wedding and about being a bride. We’d love to hear from the groom, too. From the proposal to the multitude of arrangements to the rehearsal to the big day to the honeymoon and everything in between. Did everything go as planned? Did the best man forget the ring? Was your first dance the most romantic dance ever? Did your mother-in-law ruin your day? Stories can be touching and inspirational or wicked and funny.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:

• The proposal
• The rings
• The perfect dress
• The location of the wedding
• The rehearsal/rehearsal dinner
• The bridal shower/the bachelor party
• The big day
• The honeymoon

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author, and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story, and you will retain the right to resell it.

Please remember, we do not like “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. Do not ghost write a story for someone else. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline date for story submissions is June 30, 2011.


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