Here are two submission call outs to get your writing juices flowing over the next few months.
Earlier this week my writer-friend Sioux Roslawski reminded me about a call out from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angel Encounters. According to the guidelines on the CS website, the editors are looking for "stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels." Their editorial preferences are quite specific, so be sure to read the complete call-out guidelines. The deadline for submission of a true story or a poem about an angel encounter is July 31, 2012.
The second call for submissions was e-mailed to me by Becky Haigler, one of the editors at Silver Boomer Books. The working title of the anthology is Times to Remember: A Pocketful of Holidays. According to Becky's e-mail, "When the phrase 'the holidays' is mentioned most of us quickly think of the end of the year and the period of Thanksgiving through Christmas. That time of year has produced many wonderful stories and poems from many talented pens. If you have a piece for that season, you may send it but we are hoping to include events from throughout the year in this project. Your chances of being selected will be higher with a well written essay or poem about Flag Day, or Arbor Day or the Watermelon Festival, etc. Surprise us." The deadline is May 31, 2012.
So, be an angel and take time to remember to check out the submission guidelines from Chicken Soup for the Soul and Silver Boomer books. Good luck if you submit.