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Monday, June 9, 2008


Thin Thread™ - The Moment that Made the Difference.

Kiwi Publishing invites you to contribute a true story, article, or anecdote that will bring hope and happiness to all those who realize the possibility in each moment, and the unseen miracles that arise from overcoming what seem like setbacks. By sharing special moments, from surprising, loving and inspiring to traumatic, these stories will touch people around the world.

Topics will include: Thin Threads™ of: Survival, Romance, Opportunity, Sport Success, Courage, Leadership & Innovation, Forgiveness, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Patriotism, Business Success and any other story that offers hope from a Thin Thread™ moment.

We're looking for inspirational, true stories, 1200 words or less, that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted.

Each story must contain the following elements:

1. Be Real - non fiction
2. Capture the essence of a thin thread event
3. Evoke an emotion from the reader

You may submit more than one story, all original or from a person in your life. Should your story be selected and be included in the "Thin Thread"™ book series, a permission fee of $100 will be paid. The submission deadline is July 1, 2008. Submit a story through this site

Further information is available at FAQ


Traveling Mamas Anthology is in search of true uplifting, funny, inspirational, and touching stories with a travel theme for an upcoming anthology series. Possible themes may include family travel, romantic escapes, girlfriend getaways, and solo trips.

Word count: 300-1,000 words. More than one story may be submitted. The story can be told in first or third person. You don't have to be a mom to tell the story.

Deadline is midnight September 1, 2008.

Pays $50 per story.


Glimmer Train Standard Story

Reading fee: None

Deadline: July 31, 2008

Payment for accepted stories: $700, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies of that issue.

Other considerations:
• Open to all writers.
• Stories not to exceed 12,000 words.(No minimum, though it's rare for a piece under 500 words to read as a full story.)
• Okay to submit up to three stories per submission month.
• Online submissions preferred.