Whether  you write fiction or nonfiction, paranormal or romance, the
process is equally challenging. Thus, it's important  to learn from others who
have made the transition from dreaming about writing to  being a writer. If this
describes you, we want to hear about your setbacks,  breakthroughs, and
successes. How did you overcome writer's block? Who or what  encouraged you when
you were about to give up? When did you realize that your  story was ready to be
shared with the world? This is your opportunity to help  other writers --
published and unpublished -- draw inspiration and learn from  your journey to
publication (including self-publishing and blogging). The  deadline date for
story and poem submissions is June 30, 2012. 

Chicken Soup is also looking for stories on these topics: Angel Encounters, Autism/Asperger's, Life Changes, Independent Women, and Parenthood. Details at: