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Last call for Travel Stories — Other Opportunities to Publish Creative Nonfiction

by Mike O’Mary

DOT logo large copyDream of Things has issued a last call for submissions of stories for a travel anthology to be published later this year. Stories can be humorous or serious. The deadline is October 15, 2011.For details about the type of story we want, see the Dream of Things workshop page. For more details about the travel anthology, click HERE. You can also read excerpts from Saying Goodbye, our first anthology, by clicking HERE.

I started Dream of Things two years ago to publish anthologies of creative nonfiction that are “short and deep” — somewhere between the Chicken Soup series and Best American Essays. In addition to the travel anthology, Dream of Things is accepting submissions for anthologies on the following topics: Holiday Stories, Coffee Shop Stories, Stories of Forgiveness, Stories About Great Teachers, Advice and Making Waves/Role Models. For more information, click HERE.

Publishing Syndicate copyBe sure to check out publishing opportunities with Publishing Syndicate, too. The owners of Publishing Syndicate are real pros. Dahlynn and Ken McKowen have lengthy resumes when it comes to writing, ghostwriting, editing services and publishing. In fact, Dahlynn was coauthor of several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and series creators Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen called her “one of their most trusted coauthors.” So Dahlynn knows anthologies. Dahlynn and Ken have launched a new series of personal nonfiction called “Not Your Mother’s Book,” and they are accepting submission on 25 topics! To learn more about the “Not Your Mother’s Book” series and other Publishing Syndicate projects, click HERE.

Writers Retreat: Moss Mountain Inn, Columbia Falls, MT

Moss Mountain Inn is pretty amazing on a lot of levels. First of all, the place functions as writer’s retreat from September through May. Secondly, it is right near Montana’s glorious Glacier National Park. And third? It is a fully organic, green property. Hunter and Debi Moss will be your hosts, cook your meals, and if you sign on for it, Debi will mentor you in your writing while you are there as well.

A professional writer since 1984, Debi has some fantastic publishing credits which include Outside, Bicycling, Discovery and Chicken Soup for the Soul, to name a few. Views of the national park and even a balcony are yours to enjoy. There is also a solarium and two libraries at your disposal. It doesn’t get much better than this people! The price is right too–$149 per night–including an organic breakfast! (Writing services negotiated individually)

Check out the site–and if you get to go–post here and let everyone know how it was! (You’ll make me very jealous!)