6Upcoming Release and call for stories!
6Sonia Sanchez Anthology
6Sonia Sanchez host a party
8What's Happening in Detroit?
8Long Distance Valentine
8The New Face of Horror



Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

We are EXCITED to invite you or a friend to submit your story(ies) for
Chicken Soup for the African American Soul! This is an exciting and awesome project and we'd love to have your participation! You will find submission guidelines and sample stories at The stories should be approx. 300-
1200 words, and either make the reader laugh, cry or get Goosebumps. We highly suggest that you go to a bookstore and READ CHICKEN SOUP STORIES before you start writing, as there is a definite "type" of story that qualifies for a Chicken Soup book....heartwarming, inspiring, uplifting... written with EMOTION! 
Share your memories with us of mother lessons, father experiences, grandma (big mama) guidance, whoopings, failures turned to victories, faith and church memories, pastor and congregation stories, beauty shop and hair memories, fighting to believe memories, incarceration battles, corporate America victories and lessons and anything else that you believe will inspire millions.  Though we are compiling the memories, it will take a village to tell the story. 

Thank you in advance for being the village!
We will be collecting stories until Spring of 2003, or until we get 101 really great stories and would appreciate your story contributions as soon as you are able to get it in (the sooner, the better!)

Please let us know if you have any questions.
PLEASE pass this information on to anyone you think would be interested!
If you've already submitted a story... THANK YOU! Please spread the word!
If you are interested in being on our volunteer development team to work and bring this book to completion, please email us at
Thank you for your commitment.

You received this email because of expressed interest in this project or referral from a friend. If you would like to be removed, please just email me back and let me know.

Lisa Nichols, Co-author / Eve Hogan, Senior Editor
Submissions can also be mailed to PO Box 943 Puunene, Maui, HI 96784 (although email submissions are preferred when possible.)

Sonia Sanchez Anthology

Call for Papers for Sonia Sanchez Anthology entitled:

Sonia On My Mind: A Collection of Scholarly Essays and Literary Criticism
with a Preface written by Dr. Maya Angelou and an introduction written by Dr. Joyce Ann Joyce.
Details Above.

Some of the Confirmed Participants Include:
Houston A. Baker, Maya Angelou, Joyce Ann Joyce, Joanne Gabbin, Lorenzo Thomas, Nathan Hare, Maulana Karenga, Marvin X , Camille Yarbrough
Merle Collins, Alicia Thomas, Jabari Asim, Kadija George, Jessica Care Moore
Samiya A. Bashir, Laini Mataka, Kalamu ya Salaam, Lauri Ramey, Garland Thomas, SuAndi, Navneet Sethi, Kariama Welsh and countless other notable Black writers, scholars, poets, activisits, and professors...
We strongly urge you to consider submitting. Tentative deadline is August 9, 2003. May well extend well into Winter 2003.

Thanks so much for your patience and your time. Please fowarad.


Sonia Sanchez
Hosts a party for her friend and comrade

Marvin X
Celebrating his latest book of essays
With music by Elliot Bey and the Recovery Band
Friday, November 1, 2002
At the Germantown Women's Y
5820 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
admission $20.00 includes autographed book