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I am hunting for chocolate related stories from your real life experiences.
Do you recall a favorite chocolate related memory? A bittersweet disaster? I am seeking the best of chocolate times, the worst of chocolate times, and your nitty-gritty, flavorful notes in between.
Example ideas for stories:
Do you consider yourself a chocolate nerd? Is there a standout moment that changed the way you view or enjoy chocolate? Do you have strong opinions about chocolate or cacao? Are you fascinated by the history and sourcing of cacao? Do you have a favorite family recipe involving anything chocolate related that won't banish you if you shared it? Has someone inspired you or influenced your life with a hidden under note of chocolate? More of a vanilla type and don't understand chocoholics? Send me your stories!
Submissions may be in the form of story, poem, or illustration. It's up to you how to show and tell it best.
Story: An original piece of 1500 words or less that has not been published anywhere else only. A unique version or angle of a story that has been published is acceptable. Please include a link or reference of where to find your submitted story or material if previously published.
One Sentence Story: Short and sweet! Or bitter. Or spicy... you get it. Please submit a photo with your one sentence story.
Illustration: Preferably in the format of a comic strip. Surprise me.
Poetry: 200 words or less. All styles welcomed.
Recipe: Recipes will not be accepted alone. Please include one of the following: a story up to 1500 words, a one sentence story, or an illustration of your story involving the recipe. Recipes must be cited/credited to their original source. Poems and recipes together may be considered.
Photos: Please paste any photos you would like to include into the body of the email. Attachments will not be accepted. Photos submitted without a story to go along with them will not be accepted as a complete submission.
Other: If you would like to submit a piece that does not fall within these categories, please briefly describe it at the top of your email, and post your content into the body of the email following the guidelines below.
Please send your original work through the inquiry button above (protected from spam-bots) or copy <email@example.com> into your email.
This project is an ongoing series. At this time selected stories will be featured on social media and http://huntingforchocolate.com/
Unsolicited submissions are currently accepted.
A cover letter is not required.
Attachments will not be opened.
Please follow the format instructions in the example below:
Subject: (your name and the title or brief description of your original work)
(In body of email) Please include your contact information so you will be cited and credited correctly.
(Your Chocolate Story/Art Title)
By (Your Name) (anonymous if preferred)
Your favorite kind of chocolate:
Email address or website for public to contact/follow you:
______@twitter ______@instagram (if you have them)
(Enter or copy/paste your submission below your contact info)
You submitted your work. Now what?
Response: During times of high submission volume, not all submissions will be responded to immediately. Responses are typically within 3-4 weeks, as this is a small startup.
Payment: It is free of charge to submit your work to be published on huntingforchocolate.com and associated social media. Not all submissions will be featured. All submissions are unpaid, selected or not.
Multiple submissions: Please send your material in separate emails if submitting more than one piece.
Privacy: Your privacy is respected. Your information will not be shared to any third parties without your permission.
Rights: All submissions published on HFC and associated social media will be credited to the original source, artist, or author. Submitting your original work to be published on HFC grants permission for ownership of content and rights to publish the work how the owner and editor of HFC choose under fair use and common law.