If you are a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum, this is a great opportunity to share your story and get published. But even if you aren’t, keep reading–there are a few other topics you could write on.

It’s Friday, which (in my mind, at least) means I should be posting a blog. Except that I am hard at work on an article for a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. As most of you know, this series of inspirational books publishes true stories about ordinary people. One of their future books is for parents who are raising kids on the Autism Spectrum, so I decided that I would write an article about my 13 year old daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome. The planned release date for the book is April next year, to coincide with Autism Awareness month. Submissions for stories close on the 30th of September. So if you are a parent of a child with Autism or Asperger’s, consider sharing your story, written in first person and no longer than 1,200 words (see the link below)

If this isn’t relevant to you, why not take a look at some of the other upcoming titles? Here are just a few of the themes for which they seek submissions:

  • Devotions for Wives
  • Stories about Holidays
  • Turning Lemons into Lemonade

If your story is chosen for publication you earn $200 and ten copies of the book. And–of course–a publishing accomplishment to mention in a book proposal!

Before you flitter off to the Chicken Soup site though…if you take a moment to subscribe to my blog on the right of this page, you will be able to download a book of my short stories for free. You don’t need a Kindle to take advantage of this offer–the book will open as a file on your computer.

For more information on Submitting stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul, click HERE.

Happy writing and reading!

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