Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles
101 Real Stories from Real College Students
We are looking for true stories and poems about your experiences in college. We are looking for stories written by college students, or by recent graduates about their college years. We prefer stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words.
Here are some suggested topics:
Moving in and meeting the roommate
Saying goodbye to families and friends
Learning to live away from home
Funny and embarrassing stories about college life
Taking a year off from college
Career college students
Semesters or summers abroad
Dealing with the workload, figuring out professors, grade pressure
Being pre-med, pre-law, and other stressful endeavors before grad school
More tests - MCATs, GMATs, LSATs
Relationships with friends, family, girlfriends and boyfriends
Lifestyle choices, food, drinking or dry.
Personal growth - choosing new friends, coming out, patching up relationships
Money - problems, jobs, scholarships, paying your own way
Medical and psychological challenges
Greek life, eating clubs, pledging, and membership
Sports, clubs, volunteer work, and other extracurriculars
…Anything else you think is interesting about college that you would like to share
If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. We will copyright your story in your name and you will retain the rights to resell it.
DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31, 2008. Book will be published in April 2009.