The Book of Hope

The Book of Hope
Edited by Krysta Gibson

Are you a writer who has lost hope and then regained it? Many of us have had this experience for one reason or another and now it’s time to share our experiences with others to help them move forward with their lives.

We’re publishing an anthology of stories in which writers share some sort of situation where hope was lost — physical health, work, money, relationship, etc. — then regained. The writer tells us how this happened and shares some tips which readers can apply to their own lives to help them move forward once again.

The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2016 and the first book will be available to the public in January, 2017.

The guidelines for submitting are below. Please read them and consider sharing your story for The Book of Hope.  

Three other anthologies are planned for 2017 on the topics of prosperity, healing, and creativity. If you would like to be put on an exclusive email list to be informed of these projects, please send your name and email address to: with the subject line: “Writer’s List.”

Here are the guidelines. 

Length of article:
1500-1800 words

October 6 for The Book of Hope


  •  You had some sort of situation where you lost hope – could be physical health, work, money, relationship, animal, working in the military or as a police officer, etc…
  • Tell the story from your heart and soul so the reader can relate to your pain – tell us how and why you lost hope.
  • Then tell us how you regained your hope and found a way to move forward – did you use humor, friends, group efforts, some sort of therapies, a doctor or other healer?
  • Share some specific ideas or tips that can help the reader
  • No self-promotional articles
  • No fiction
  • No poetry
  • Must be a true story that happened to you
  • Unpublished unless on your own website or a small local publication
  • All entries are subject to our editing requirements. Edited article will be sent to you prior to publication.

Entries should be submitted as Word documents with contact information provided: email and telephone or email and Skype contact if outside the United States.

At the end of the book we will print a brief statement of who you are and if you want to provide contact information, you can do so. Once your article is accepted, we will contact you for this information.

Submit your article to with the subject line: “Book of Hope Submission.”

All submissions will be acknowleged and those chosen will be notified by the end of October.

Payment is $50 one month after publication, three copies of the book, and an ongoing ability to order copies of the book at a reduced price. You can give them away or resell them at full price.

Publication date: 
January 2017.

Thank you for participating. I look forward to reading your article. And please forward this to anyone you think might be interested in participating! Thank you!

Krysta Gibson
Silver Owl Publications
New Spirit Journal