Monday, June 6, 2011
Christmas in June? Call for Submissions
Just thinking that Christmas is coming reminds me of a childhood carol we sang in school:
"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat,
won't you please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny, a six pence will do.
If you haven't got a penny, God Bless you!"
Christmas in June, really?
You're probably wondering: what is she, nuts, with all the hot weather we're having, thinking about Christmas? How about a hot deadline for a true Christmas story?
Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for NEW Christmas stories for their newest Christmas book. They want anything, from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. They also want to hear about special Christmas memories and traditions. Please make sure that the stories you are submitting to this book are NEW stories that the editors have not read before. The deadline date for story submissions is June 30, 2011.
Last year I submitted an essay on the night of the deadline that appeared in two of their Christmas books (The Gift of Christmas (cover on left) and Christmas Tales), which were limited edition titles available only at WalMart and Barnes and Noble.
So, don't think it can't happen, but you can't get your true Christmas story published if you don't submit. Here are the general guidelines, and if you get in the book, please share the good news with us!
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