A Cup of Comfort

Publisher: Adams Media Corp.

Established: 2001(first pub)

Frequency: 4 books per year

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL: http://www.cupofcomfort.com

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._x000D_

_x000D_ Preference given to anecdotal and emotionally evocative creative nonfiction stories and narrative essays. Please, no poetry, journalistic articles, commentaries, profiles, eulogies, letters, journal entries, diatribes, composition papers, book chapters, or fiction._x000D_

_x000D_ We publish four anthologies per year. _x000D_ See online guidelines page for current anthologies and deadlines.

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.
_x000D_ Write lean--make every word count.
_x000D_ Write scenes.
_x000D_ Use active verbs and vivid descriptions.
_x000D_ Write from the heart._x000D_ Tell a personal story about universal themes, emotions.

How to Submit: Include author name, mailing address, phone number, email address (if applicable), and story title on each submission._x000D_ Choose *one* of the following submission methods:
_x000D_ (1) Email to wordsinger@aol.com or cupofcomfort@adamsmedia.com
_x000D_ (2) Mail hard copy *and* electronic copy (CD or disk) to P.O. Box 853, Eugene, Oregon 97440, USA
_x000D_ (3) Fax to 508-427-6790 (attention: Cup of Comfort; note volume title if known)

Response Time: Submission window for each book is usually open 9 to 12 months; finalists are notified in writing prior to publication.

Guidelines Url: http://www.cupofcomfort.com/share.htm

Address: P.O. Box 863 Eugene OR 97440 USA

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2003-11-10