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Chicken Soup Creators

Seek Authors

for Series NEW YORK, NY/11/30/2006—The creators of the New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series are looking for stories about relationships or events that include chocolate, coffee, tea or wine. The first four books in this new series will present stories from contributors along with fun tips, facts and a little bit of history compiled by our coauthors and editors.

Submissions should include complete contact information, a bio of up to 50 words, a nonfiction story of 500-1200 words. Previously published material is accepted if accompanied with information on where the story was published. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2007. Writers whose stories are being considered for publication will be contacted by May 30, 2007. Books will be on sale in November 2007.

Compensation: Writers of stories accepted for final publication will receive their choice of $200 or thirteen (13) complimentary copies of the book (a $207 retail value), per story published. Writers of published poems will receive $50 upon publication.

The company buys non-exclusive world rights.

The creators are looking for Chicken Soup stories that inspire, uplift and genuinely touch people. They are filled with vivid images, leaving the reader with a feeling of being “there” – in the story – with the people involved. A Chicken Soup story may make the reader laugh out loud – humor is healing – but all Chicken Soup stories create emotion rather than simply describing it. They evoke Amazement—“Oh wow!” An expanded heart or a belly laugh Tears of joy or overflowing emotion Chills up the spine or goose-bumps A lump in the throat A more exalted reason for being alive An “a-ha!” moment of greater understanding Stories can be e-mailed to the following e-mail addresses: (preferred, either as an attachment or simply pasted into the body of the message). Stories for Chocolate send to: Coffee send to: Tea send to: Wine send to: Every email received will be acknowledged within 24 hours.

Mail to: Choc, Coffee, Tea, Wine Lovers, Attn: Story Submissions, 3201 SW 15th Street,

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, Fax to: (954) 418-0844