I recommend everyone write their Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. If you are a teacher, I especially encourage you to read and write Chicken Soup stories. If you are a student, or a mom of a student, a writer, a business person, a preacher or Sunday School teacher. Especially if you are a grandmother. Your stories need to be told. Even if you don’t sell your stories, if you don’t record them in some way they will be lost forever. Plus Chicken Soup stories are STAR tests. Personal narratives are often used for testing the student’s writing skills. They are a chapter in a novel. This month there are three books to submit to:
The Empowered Woman
Today’s woman. Empowered, self-confident and feisty but at the same time, nurturing, loving and caring. Women are showing the world every day that they are capable and confident. Whether you are single or married, working or retired, widowed or divorced, working or stay-at-home, you are in charge of your life. Your story will help women of all ages feel stronger, more capable, and more confident… more empowered.
Deadline: January 10, 2018
The Miracle of Love ***This title was formerly posted as “Love Stories”***
Tell us how you found love, especially if you have a story that will make our readers say “wow..” New love, old love—please warm our hearts with your stories and poems. Please note this book is for adults, not for teenagers. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships. Deadline: January 15, 2018
Christmas and Holiday Stories
The holidays have just ended, so write your stories while they’re still fresh in your minds. We want to hear about your holiday memories and rituals, from Thanksgiving through New Years. Share the funny things too: the ugly sweater, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, and the fruitcake disaster. Keep your stories “Santa safe” so we don’t spoil the magic for our young readers. Deadline: January 30, 2018