* * *   "People become the stories they hear and the stories they tell."  -Elie Wiesel  * * *

     The forthcoming book, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE PEACE LOVER'S SOUL, will include true selections about people who have experienced peace-making.
     Write your true story -- 300-1200 words -- in a way that will evoke in the reader admiration and emotion -- tears, laughter, shivers. And will inspire, uplift, and encourage.  The deadline is Spring, 2001.
     More information is at:

     Sumbit your story of 300-1200 words at:

     Editor Candice Carter can receive your article by e-mail at:


                          Submit a true story . . .


                                                       Story Contents

Chicken Soup stories have a beginning, middle and an ending that often affect emotions through description of deeply moving experiences. These experiences are shared through vivid details that include five human senses rather than simple statements about what happened. Chicken Soup for the Soul stories help the reader feel more hopeful, more connected, more thankful, more passionate and better about life in general. A good story may affect a range of human emotions, from tears to laughter, while it demonstrates how people work through their challenges. The most powerful stories are about people extending themselves, or performing an act of courage, conviction or love.

                 Guidelines for Writing a Story for "Chicken Soup for the Peace Lover's Soul"

Write an exciting, sad or funny story about how peacemaking happened for you or someone you know. Make sure that you describe the character(s).

Write your story in a way that will emotionally affect the reader resulting with smiles, deep admiration or tears. Don't leave anything out that demonstrates the feeling of the people in the story. Show with your writing how everyone felt.

The story should start with action; it should include a problem or possibly violent conflict that was peacefully resolved. It should include dialogue and the readers should know the characters' feelings throughout the resolution of their conflict. It should end with a positive outcome.

Above all, let it come from your HEART! Your peacemaking story is important!

                         What a Chicken Soup for the Peace Lover's Soul story IS NOT:

**   A sermon, an essay or eulogy.
**   A school paper, thesis, letter or journal entry.
**   A promotion of one culture or belief system over another.
**   A promotion of yourself or anyone else in the story. The focus is the means of problem solving and how doing so in the face of great conflict can be an inspiration for the readers.

                                                 STORY SPECIFICATIONS

It is preferred that all submissions are sent via the Web site:

If you do not have access to the Internet, please send your submission(s) typed on plain white 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, in 12-point Times New Roman font to:

     Chicken Soup for the Peace Lover's Soul

     24426 S. Main Street, #702, Carson, CA 90745

You could also fax it to the following number with a cover sheet stating "Submission: Chicken Soup for the Peace Lover's Soul:

     011 310-816-3092.

Please be sure to type the author's name and complete contact information on the first page of the story. The contact information should include paper mail, e-mail, and phone or facsimile numbers so that we can quickly contact you if we have questions and send written communiqus to you.

**  The deadline is Spring 2000.
**  Stories must be true, ranging in length between 300-1200 words. In English.
**  Mail your submissions in a flat, 9 inch X 12 inch envelope if possible.
**  For our legal protection, no anonymous or author-unknown submissions will be published. We must have the contact information for the author and subject of the story if the person described is not the author.
**  Send only one copy of each submission.
**  We do not return submissions. Please do not send your only copy of the story.