Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Writing Opportunity

Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned From the Dog
101 Stories about Life, Love, and Lessons

Dogs have always been considered companions and playmates that brighten and enrich our lives but they are also wonderful and amazing teachers. The lessons we learn from our canine friends come in all shapes and sizes, just like they do. In this book, we are asking dog lovers to share the lessons they have learned from our greatest heroes and healers. The stories we are looking for should be inspirational, joyous, poignant, or amusing about the valuable, heartwarming, and often funny, lessons we have learned from our loyal pets.

We are looking for true stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. Remember, these stories should be about lessons learned from your dog rather than general stories about your dog.

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

    Learning to heal
    Learning to listen
    Learning to forgive
    Learning how to not take yourself so seriously
    Learning to put things in perspective
    Learning about unconditional love
    Learning to overcome adversity
    Learning about loyalty
    Learning to be kinder
    Learning to say goodbye
    Learning about family
    Learning to have courage
    Learning about humor
    Learning that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    ... Anything else you think is interesting and inspirational about our canine teachers

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.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, for publication in September 2009.


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