Need Writers-True Stories about Love

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Job Description

I am finalizing/re-editing the proposal for my "Dear God" book now, and found that I need some more letters, from any faith. I am looking for:
1) letter(s) about earthly love i.e. marriage, best friends, relationships, families, kids, (positive ones or hopeful ones, please!)

If you have something else non-love related, your welcome to contact me; however, know that letters that fall into the "Love" category are STRONGLY preferred, as they are what I need and I'm on an incredibly tight deadline.

And if you have already submitted something to me, I thank you so much for having a continued interest, but I am only accepting one letter per person, in order to have a wide variety of people and backgrounds represented.

I only want inquiries from people who have been through something personally themselves, not from people that have only worked with others that have gone through hardships. These stories need to be personal, and it's infinitely more personal if you've actually gone through the hardships yourself. Agencies are welcome as long as the stories are TRUE! Thanks for understanding!

Interested people, please include:
1)The $5 amount is a placeholder amount. Please let me know what you want to be paid.
2) What you think you'd likely write about
3) The number of words that you think you'd likely write for your letter. I'm looking for letters 500+ words in length
4) Letters are due no later than this Saturday 08-10-13 U.S. time

In times of strife, pain and loss, people are often looking for sources of hope or understanding, or simply to feel less alone, or more normal. I've gone through this myself and in due time, I've realized that silence is poison and have become inspired to provide an outlet for others.

As a result, I am writing a book (it's in the querying and proposal stage now) and am looking for submissions for "Dear God letters”. “Dear God letters” are letters or e-mails addressed to God that address a particular aspect of your life or life in general. I feel that the knowledge of God and universal themes of life are relatable to everyone and submissions can be from Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics or anything in between. They can be signed off by the letter writer, a pseudonym, or they can be anonymous. The letters can be long or short, funny, insightful, or heartbreaking, about life, death or anything in between; all I ask is that they're honest, and can't have been published, uploaded or submitted to anywhere else. By sharing these letters to God, it is my intention that people will gain insight and find strength, peace in their personal struggles, knowing that they are not alone and finding hope in the experiences of others. I will be pitching the idea and book to literary agents, with the intended goal of having a selection of the letters published in a book.

Legal disclaimer: By submitting a letter to me, the author, you, the submitter, are granting me and/or my future publisher the right, but not the obligation, to use the submitter's name and relevant personal information if submitter requests that he or she be identified. The submitter agrees that all submission are original, have not been posted, uploaded or otherwise expressed elsewhere online or in any type of print or digital posting or publication. Submitter agrees that their submission does not defame any person or infringe on any copyright, right of privacy or other right. It is understood that by submitting a letter to author that a grant of rights to use the material in a book, e-book or other publication or digital publication is granted, as well as an assignment of the copyright of the letter. This includes but is not limited to foreign translations, electronic publishing, and film and other dramatic uses.

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