The fourth title in Leafwood Publisher's "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series is in the works. For this anthology, I am looking for Inspiring Stories of Survival. The stories must be first-person and can address survival in any number of ways: medical, adventure, personal triumph... even pets! Humor pieces are welcome (e.g., I Survived the Worst Family Reunion Ever). Other ideas include love or marriage surviving deep tragedy or challenging circumstances. And, of course, we love to hear about miracles!
"Miracles and Moments of Grace" stories are similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. They generally address one moment in time or focus on a single theme. They include details, dialog, sights, sounds, thoughts -- any element that will bring a story to life. For examples, you can "Click to Look Inside" on the Amazon pages of previous books in the series, which are "Miracles and Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Military Chaplains" and "Miracles and Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Doctors." (The third book in the series, "Inspiring Stories from Moms," releases later this month.)
Stories are 800-1,200 words in length. Authors receive a copy of the book, along with the chance to publicize other writing credits, blogs and businesses in the biographies that follow each story. You don't even have to be a writer to participate! I am happy to interview you and tell your story. The deadline is flexible: I will accept stories until I have fifty fantastic stories.
For more information or to submit your story, contact Nancy B. Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.