A Cup of Comfort Guidelines Information

Publisher: Adams Media Corp.

Established: 2001(first pub)

Frequency: 4 books per year

Website URL: https://www.simonandschuster.com/series/Cup-of-Comfort-Stories

Description: Best-selling series of books featuring inspiring true stories

Editor(s): Colleen Sell

Needs: Stories must be true, original, inspiring or uplifting, written in third or first person, and in English.

Length: 1000-2000 words

Rights: All worldwide book rights, with the exception of books comprised solely of the author's original works, and archival rights for specified period of time. Author retains serial (periodicals), film, radio, live performance, and other rights.

Payment: $500 grand prize per book/contest; $100 each for all other published stories. Upon publication. Contributors receives byline and free copy of book.

Tips: Show, don't tell.
Write lean--make every word count.
Write scenes.
Use active verbs and vivid descriptions.
Write from the heart.
Tell a personal story about universal themes, emotions.

Status: The A Cup of Comfort book series is published by Adams Media. Adams Media was acquired by Simon & Schuster in late 2015. The Cup of Comfort guidelines are no longer provided online.

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2016-11-10

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