Submit A Story
We are searching for the best motivational, inspirational, heart rending, emotionally touching stories about experiences with smoking cessation and what smoking cessation has meant to people, and also experiences of the effects of smoking related illness and death. The writers of each selected story for publication in future versions of this book or other smoking cessation related books will be paid $100. for their stories, and will recognized for their contribution in the books.
Story Guidelines: Some possible ideas for writing your story follow, but these ideas aren't meant to limit your story: smoking cessation for love, a parent helping children and teens stop smoking, teaching others (i.e. stories about how to guide others to smoking cessation, without causing arguments), overcoming obstacles, changing perspectives to help with smoking cessation, changing attitudes to help with smoking cessation (i.e. stories of determination, never giving up, it's never too late, etc.), the effects on family of illness and death from smoking and/or the effects of smoking cessation on families (i.e. stories of support and family healing), smoking cessation and aging, smoking cessation as your dream or to live your dream, and wisdom, spiritual and psychological tips about smoking cessation provided through stories. The stories should generate emotion in the reader. They can elicit excitement, sadness, be funny, they can make the reader cry, laugh or get goose bumps (the good kind). The story may start with action. It can include a problem, issue or situation. It may include dialogue, and the character(s) can express their feelings through the conflict of the situation. It should end in a result, such as a lesson learned, a positive change, or some pay-off. Your story can open the heart and rekindle the spirit. It may be a simple inter-denominational living art piece that touches the soul of the readers, and helps them discover basic principles they can use in their own lives. Your story can be filled with emotion and drama. The story may be filled with vivid images created by using the five senses. Your story may make the reader feel they are in the story with the characters. Your story should come from your heart. It is important. The stories should be 250 to 1500 words long and should be non-fiction.
The winners will be notified by mail or e-mail, and payment will be sent after permission to publish the story is granted. The winners' names will be published along with their story. In addition, if you don't have a story of your own, but would like to help motivate people to stop smoking, you can submit in a pre-published favorite story, or a story or quote written by someone else. In that case, please include the author, source, etc. The stories should be 250 to 1500 words long and should be non-fiction.
Please provide your contact information, and type, or copy and paste, your story below.