Do you have a story of:
- Beating the odds
- Quiet courage
If so, we want to hear from you!
Just follow these simple steps:
- Review our list of future titles below.
- Decide on the one in which your story would belong.
- Review the submission guidelines below.
- Write your story.
- Submit it!
Teens Who Refused to Quit
We’re looking for stories by or about teens who;
- Have overcome tremendous challenges
- Have a true personal story of courage and persistence
- Have learned the value of never giving up
Teachers Who Refused to Quit
We’re looking for stories about
- Teachers who refused to give up on a student
- Teachers who helped to change attitudes about a particular student
- Teachers who overcame personal challenges in order to teach
Story Submission Guidelines
Here are the guidelines for submitting a story to be considered in one of our Prove Them Wrong®, LLC books. We provide these guidelines to help you better understand what we are looking for. We look forward to reading your story!
To submit your story, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page. Once you hit submit, you will receive an automated email notifying you that your submission was received at our office. Please know that you may not receive a personal response from us for several weeks as we review your submission and work to make a decision about accepting it.
What is a Prove Them Wrong®, LLC story?
A Prove Them Wrong®, LLC story is a true story. It is about someone who has proven the naysayers wrong and achieved more than someone expected of them.
It is a story filled with drama and emotion and motivates the reader to believe that they, too, can achieve more than most believe to be possible.
- Word count between 400 and 2,000 words.
- Written in first person.
- Begin with action or dialogue.
Other helpful tips
Introduce the conflict early in your story. Draw the reader in by allowing them to experience the challenge that you’re facing. One way to do this is by recreating an event that occured in your life that was especially memorable to you.
Whether someone actually told you that you should give up or that’s just the way you felt given your circumstances, be sure to introduce the reader to that statement or to an event that caused you to feel that way.
Let the reader feel your struggle. Tell us how you were feeling and help us to understand why you were feeling that way.
Keep in mind, though, that the reader needs to be given a chance to relax or smile at different points in your story. If you have a great sense of humor, let that come through! Humor can help the reader to relax when caught up in the middle of a struggle or conflict in the story.
Keep the story moving so the reader gets a sense of your strength, determination, curiosity, or just plain stubbornness.
If doubt ever crept into your mind as you were moving forward, tell us about that too. Did thoughts of giving up ever enter your mind?
Speak to the reader from your heart. Let them feel your pain, sadness, confusion or fear upon knowing that you are not expected to succeed.
Help the reader to also feel your sense of hope. Why do you keep pressing onward?
Use dialogue as much as possible throughout your story, as though you are allowing us to listen in on conversations you are having with people who are playing an important role in the challenges you are facing.
Then let us feel your joy as you cross the finish line and realize that, because you refused to quit, you did prove the naysayers wrong and you achieved what they said you could never achieve.
Either at the end of your story or near the end, reflect on what you believe was the main key to your success.
We want the reader to walk away, after reading your story, feeling that they learned something about the power of persistence and with the belief that they, too, can achieve more than most believe to be possible.
In summary, your story should be one of persistence, one of an absolute determination that shows what happens when you refuse to give up.
May I submit more than one story?
Yes, you are welcome to submit more than one story.
If your story is selected…
If your story is selected to be published in one of our future Prove Them Wrong®, LLC books, you will be notified and your written permission to print it will be requested.
If the story you submit to us is published in one of our books, you will be paid $100 upon publication of the book and will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
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If you still have questions, please feel free to email us.