Thursday, November 4, 2010

Submission Opportunity from LaChance Publishing

Last week two writing friends, Linda O'Connell and Julie Earhart, forwarded e-mails to me announcing a call for submissions for Volume 2 of Voices of Breast Cancer from LaChance Publishing. Last Tuesday, Alice, a 15-year breast cancer survivor and a member of our Tuesday critique group, asked for advice on what she plans to send them. I thought visitors of my blog be interested in submitting as well.

The publisher wants: "first-hand stories of literary merit. If you or someone you know has had breast cancer and wish to share your heartfelt, inspiring, true story of facing this life-defining challenge, this could be a great way for you to give courage and comfort to others while building your writing resume."

Deadline: March 1, 2011

Expected publication date: October 2011

Stories should focus on one of the topics listed below:
Discovery and Diagnosis
Taking Charge of Treatment
Dealing with Physical Changes
Family and Friends
Looking Back

Multiple submissions accepted.

Word Count: Minimum 600 words, maximum 4,500 words.

A fee will be paid for stories accepted for publication.

Complete submission guidelines can be found at

Good luck!


  1. Hi Donna! It's funny how we writers try to help each other and support each other! When I heard about this particular Call Out, I e-mailed it to the person you mentioned! We definitely are a Circle of Friends!!

  2. Thanks Donna. I wrote about my friend who passed away. Before she died we sat in her yard and she asked me to pick a bouquet of fall leaves as she pointed to them. The next day she taped them to paper and gave them to me as a gift. I use them every year with my students, and I have a constant reminder of her. They are laminated, of course.


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