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Monday, July 21, 2008


I should really enter this one. I have a million stories, but which to choose?

A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers II

Oh, how we humans love our canine companions -- for so many reasons and in so many ways that one Cup of Comfort collection of uplifting dog stories just wasn't enough. So we're giving all you dog-loving writers another opportunity to share your personal stories of canine comfort with a growing legion of dog-loving readers. This volume will feature both serious and humorous anecdotal stories covering a wide range of topics and perspectives and varying breeds of dogs. We do NOT want sad stories about a dog's illness, injury, or death, though we will consider stories that weave a beloved pet's illness or death into an otherwise positive story. The story should focus on the dog's remarkable attributes and/or actions as well as on the special relationship between the dog and his/her human(s).

Payment: $500 Grand Prize awarded to one story per volume; $100 (each) all other stories published in book plus complimentary copy of book on publication.

Story Length: 1,000-2,000 words

Submission Deadline: 9/30/2008

More doggie markets

Clean Run

Welcomes the submission of educational and engaging feature articles covering the entire range of issues pertaining to the training of dogs for agility, competing in our sport, the conduct of training classes and agility events, and the health and safety of our agility dogs. Our best source of content is you—the people around the world who are out there running and training dogs in the sport of agility. Clean Run provides a forum in which you can share your experiences and expertise with over 11,000 agility enthusiasts of all ability levels worldwide. With your help, Clean Run continues to be a vital and informative publication.

PAY: $75 - $300


Family Circle Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 31, 2008

Genre: Short Stories

Open to: US Citizens 21+

Word count: 2500 words max story.

Prize: $750, publication in Family Circle, a nationally known women's magazine; a gift certificate to a course of his or her choice and one-year AvantGuild membership. Two runners-up receive $250, a one-year AvantGuild membership, and possible online publication.


The Healing Project

We seek stories of your personal experience, or that of family members, friends care givers or spouses. "Voices Of" books feature true stories of literary merit and real emotional impact, stories that give insight, provide inspiration, courage and comfort to those in need. We also seek stories that might show a lighter side of the challenge.

Word count: 500 to 2,000 words

Payment: $200.
Similar to Chicken Soup series.


Marianne Arkins said...

Yes on the Dog one... I have a ton of stories...

The thing is, will anyone else find them as charming as I do?

Maria Zannini said...

I will! And you tell the best doggie stories!

I am a huge consumer of dog stories, especially anthologies. I know I'm not the only one. The pet industry is enormous.

Shelley Munro said...

I love stories with dogs in them. My first sale to Ellora's Cave featured a dog - one based on my own little demanding creature. :)

Maria Zannini said...

What's the title, Shelley? Do you have a link?