A Cup of Comfort|
Publisher: Adams Media Corp.
Established: 2001(first pub)
Frequency: 4 books per year
Circulation: 60,000-250,000 (depending on book)
Accepts Email Submissions: Yes
Website URL: http://www.cupofcomfort.com
Description: Best-selling series of books featuring inspiring true stories
Editor(s): Colleen Sell
Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.
Address: P.O. Box 863
Eugene, OR 97440
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.
Needs: Stories must be true, original, inspiring or uplifting, written in third or first person, and in English.
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.
We publish four anthologies per year. See online guidelines page for current anthologies and deadlines.
Length: 1000-2000 words
Art/Photo Needs: No art, photography, or graphics.
Payment: $500 grand prize per book/contest; $100 each for all other published stories. Upon publication. Contributors receives byline and free copy of book.
How to Submit: Include author name, mailing address, phone number, email address (if applicable), and story title on each submission. Choose *one* of the following submission methods:
(1) Email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Mail hard copy *and* electronic copy (CD or disk) to P.O. Box 853, Eugene, Oregon 97440, USA
(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.
Tips for Writers: Show, don't tell.
Write lean--make every word count.
Use active verbs and vivid descriptions.
Write from the heart. Tell a personal story about universal themes, emotions.
Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Excerpts from published volumes at http://www.cupofcomfort.com. A Cup of Comfort books are sold at booksellers everywhere.