Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Inviting Stories for Chicken Soup for the Indian Golden Soul and Chicken Soup for the Indian Father's Soul


Inviting stories for Chicken Soup for the Indian Golden Soul
(stories of people 60 and above)


Publishing house: Westland

Try and state specific episodes as to why you think that the person you are writing about deserves to be in the Chicken soup series.

Please send your stories to: rakshabharadia@gmail.com

Last dates for accepting submissions: May 30th 2010. But do try and send your stories ASAP as the entries will close once they've received 101 stories.

The write-ups will carry the contributor’s name. Westland pays Rs 1000 per story and two copies of the book. We carry a 3-4 line profile on all contributing authors. We accept blogged and published work too provided the authors get the reprint permissions. The copyright of the stories stay with the author.

Recipe for a Chicken Soup for the Indian Golden Soul

A Chicken Soup for the Soul® story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are personal and often filled with emotion and drama.

Chicken Soup stories have a beginning, middle and an ending that often closes with a punch, creating emotion rather than simply talking about it. A story that causes tears, laughter, goosebumps or any combination of these. A good story covers the range of human emotions. The most powerful stories are about people extending themselves, or performing an act of love, service or courage for another person.

Guidelines

1. Tell an exciting, sad or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Make sure that you introduce the character(s).

2. Tell your story in a way that will make the reader cry, laugh or get goose bumps (the good kind!) Don’t leave anything out — how did you feel?

3. The story should start with action; it should include a problem, issue or situation. It should include dialogue and the character should express their feelings though the conflict or situation. It should end in a result, such as a lesson learned, a positive change or pay-off.

4. Above all, let it come from your HEART! Your story is important!


Story Specifications

Stories should be non-fiction, ranging in length between 300-1200 words.

Chapters/Themes

Staying young at heart
Sharing with others
Across the generations
Celebrating life
Still learning
On love
On overcoming
A matter of perspective
On believing
Living your dream
Reminiscing
Ageless wisdom
Letting Go

Inviting stories for Chicken Soup for the Indian Father’s Soul

Publishing house: Westland

One does not need to be a father to write for the same. You can write about your father, husband (in the father’s role) or a friend who has done an exceptional job of it.

Try and state specific episodes as to why you think that the person you are writing about deserves to be in the Chicken soup series.

Please send your stories to: rakshabharadia@gmail.com

Last dates for accepting submissions: May 30th 2010. But do try and send your stories ASAP as the entries will close once they've received 101 stories.

The write-ups will carry the contributor’s name. Westland pays Rs 1000 per story and two copies of the book. We carry a 3-4 line profile on all contributing authors. We accept blogged and published work too provided the authors get the reprint permissions. The copyright of the stories stay with the author.

Recipe for a Chicken Soup for the Indian Father’s Soul

A Chicken Soup for the Soul® story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are personal and often filled with emotion and drama.

Chicken Soup stories have a beginning, middle and an ending that often closes with a punch, creating emotion rather than simply talking about it. A story that causes tears, laughter, goosebumps or any combination of these. A good story covers the range of human emotions. The most powerful stories are about people extending themselves, or performing an act of love, service or courage for another person.

Guidelines

1. Tell an exciting, sad or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Make sure that you introduce the character(s).

2. Tell your story in a way that will make the reader cry, laugh or get goose bumps (the good kind!) Don’t leave anything out — how did you feel?

3. The story should start with action; it should include a problem, issue or situation. It should include dialogue and the character should express their feelings though the conflict or situation. It should end in a result, such as a lesson learned, a positive change or pay-off.

4. Above all, let it come from your HEART! Your story is important!


Story Specifications

Stories should be non-fiction, ranging in length between 300-1200 words.

Chapters/Themes

Fatherhood
Sports, vacations and other adventures
Rites of passage
Balancing work and family
Special moments
Overcoming obstacles
Father’s wisdom
Becoming a father
On Love
On A father’s guiding Hand
Miracles
Letting Go
A grandfather’s love
Thank you dad

(Thanks for sending us the above information Chintan! Click here to go to the 'People in Education' facebook page that Chintan Girish Modi manages)

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