April 12, 2006 10:12 PM

Story Call Out

Just received this in my email and thought I'd pass it on. I've had a few stories printed in the Chicken Soup books and know there are lots of readers here who just might want to give this a try:

Chicken Soup for the New Mom''s Soul

From the moment she finds out she''s pregnant, to feeling the first kick, to receiving the baby in her arms, there is a binding joy only a new mother can know. Chicken Soup for the New Mom''s Soul celebrates the physical, emotional, and spiritual experience of having a child and creating a family. Please share your heart-warming, insightful, humorous stories that share with readers the wonder of early motherhood. Chapter titles may include:

We Are? You''re Sure?!


Our Family

Daddy Dear

Labor of Love

Lessons from Baby

Joys of Motherhood

The New Me


Love at First Sight

The New Us

A Deeper Love

"Mommy" on My Resume

We're looking for inspirational, true stories, 1000 words or less that will touch the souls of the readers and make them laugh, cry, sigh or just say, "Wow!" Stories should be positive, hopeful, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, eulogies, commentaries, tributes, sermons, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted.

You may submit more than one story; we accept previously published pieces. For each story selected in the book, a 50-word biography will be included about the author and a permission fee of $200 will be paid. The submission deadline is May 1, 2006.

Please submit stories through the Chicken Soup for the Soul website at www.chickensoup.com. Be sure to select New Mom as the book title.

Due to the volume of stories we receive, we are unable to respond to each contribution. Finalist, only, will be notified prior to publication.


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Welcome back, Barbara. It's been quiet here without you!

Posted by: Holly | April 14, 2006 4:30 PM

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