Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. We are currently collecting stories in the following categories, with the following submission deadlines:

Thin Threads of Women & Friendship - March 20th, 2011
Thin Threads of Moms & Grandmas - April 20th, 2011
Thin Threads of Teens & Young Adults - May 30th, 2011
Thin Threads of Pets & Companions - July 30th, 2011
Thin Threads of Babies & New Parents - September 30th, 2011
Thin Threads of Veterans & Heroes
Thin Threads of Family & Legacy
Thin Threads of Dads & Grandpas
Thin Threads of Holidays & Celebrations (including Romance/Valentine's Day)

Each story must:
1. Be real, nonfiction
2. Capture the essence of a thin thread event
3. Evoke an emotion from the reader

You may submit more than one story for any of our upcoming titles. Please select stories from your own experiences, or from someone in your life.

Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thin Thread book series, a permission fee of $100 will be paid to you. To submit your story, click here

If your story is selected for publication, you will be required to sign a submission release form. Click here to review the terms of that form before you submit your story. If you are unable to email, please send a hard copy (and on disk if possible) to: Thin Threads c/o of Kiwi Publishing P.O. Box 3852 Woodbridge, CT 06525.