Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday's Market - Christmas Miracles

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Overcast, high 50 degrees.

With Christmas just around the corner, you might want to check out this publishing opportunity about Christmas miracles--with a short deadline of Christmas Eve.

Here's an excerpt from the website what editors Cecil Murphy and Marley Gibson are looking for:

"Christmas Miracles is a book project we have contracted with St. Martin's Press for late 2009 release. We seek true stories of miracles that took place at Christmas. They must revolve around that special time of year.We prefer first-person narratives.
This is an excellent opportunity to see your writing in a book with other outstanding authors.
You must follow these guidelines:
Deadline for stories is December 24, 2008.• All entries must be double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, Word document.• Stories may run from 900 to 1,300 words. We will not consider longer pieces.• We will edit all stories we accept so that they have a unified voice. • Your name will be listed with your story and you'll have a four-line information/resume paragraph at the end of the book.• Every story must have a positive solution that results from a miracle through events or timing at the Christmas season.• Every story must have a positive application. That is, you must tell us what you learned from that miracle or how it changed your life.• You may send an original or a reprint. (If a reprint, please tell us where it was published and assure us that you own the reprint rights.)If we accept your story, you will retain rights. You'll also receive a $50 honorarium and a free copy of the book when it is released in October 2009.
We will offer special discounts for contributors who wish to buy additional books. (We will send that information to you.)"

There, you have it. For complete details and submission information, visit their website.
Good luck,


  1. H'mm. Wish I had a Christmas miracle to report, but no dice.

  2. Same here. Maybe I'll come up with something when Christmas gets nearer.


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