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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I Will Survive

Call for Personal Stories of Survival, Inspired by Gloria Gaynor’s Song “I Will Survive”

Have you survived an illness, personal tragedy, abusive relationship, financial ruin, or other life experience that brought you to your knees? Did the song “I Will Survive,” by Grammy Award-winning songstress Gloria Gaynor, inspire you to rise, survive, and move forward? If so, we’d love to share your story in a new book of personal narrative essays that tell the story of how you survived the experience and how the song influenced your life (essential). We’re looking for real-life stories that read like fiction—similar to the stories in the Cup of Comfort book series, compiled and edited by Colleen Sell. The book will include 50 stories of 1,000-1,500 words each. For each essay selected for publication in the book, the author will receive $75, a complimentary copy of the book signed by Gloria Gaynor, and a signed photo of Ms. Gaynor. Submit by April 30, 2013, to glolo2004@me.com or susancarswell@aol.com

19 comments:

Carrie K Sorensen said...

This is great info, thanks. :) I forwarded it to a friend I think would be perfect for this.

Julie Luek said...

Thanks-- this is great to know about.

Jai said...

That sounds like it will be an inspiring book.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

This is some awesome info. Thanks for sharing.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I survived a 1 cm kidney stone. It was painful.

Jean Davis said...

Thankfully I haven't suffered any major tragedies but I'll keep this in mind if I can think of someone who might have something to submit. Thanks for sharing the info.

Mark Means said...

It sounds like it could be a very uplifting as well as interesting anthology.

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Sharon Himsl said...

Hi.Joined your group...thanks for joining mine. Wish I had a story to contribute, but great idea!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Sounds fun. I will survive is a great, empowering song!

Veronica B said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great post today... I think I might have such a story! Looking forward to visiting again...!

Jadie Jones said...

I have a friend that this is made for... will forward. And I'm also a new follower. Thanks A-Z!

numerounity said...

That sounds wonderful. I wonder if this is open for people outside as in India as I can share my personal story and love to be a part of this :)

My first time on your blog, came via my blog at ektakhetan.blogspot.in.

Love to hear from you:)

Dana Martin said...

Cool! Thanks again for this. Please stop by when you can.

Dana @ Waiter, drink please!

Kate OMara said...

Always good to know about contests, one never knows which scrap of paper may fit some guidelines. Thanks for sharing.

Mama J said...

I'm lucky that I haven't suffered anything like this but it sounds like it'll be an inspirational collection.

Banker Chick said...

Thanks for visiting, you have an interesting blog here. I will catch up on your a-z.
Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

Sylvia Ney said...

numerounity - Anyone can enter. Good luck!

Mary Kirkland said...

It sounds like this will be very inspiring. Thanks for the info.

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Faye North said...

Hi, I'm returning the visit with A-Z. What an interesting idea. "I Will Survive" has always been one of my favourite songs. Very inspirational!
Faye at Destination: Fiction