Join the “My Gutsy Story” contest.

 

After the huge success of our first My Gutsy Story® Anthology: True Stories of Love, Courage and Adventure From Around the World  , we’re now accepting submissions for our second Anthology.

Every Monday we feature a My Gutsy Story®, and at the end of each month we ask our readers to vote for their favorite My Gutsy Story®.  Audience participation, comments and votes are encouraged.

Submissions for My Gutsy Story®:

A story about something that either:

  • Changed you.
  • Changed the way you think about something.
  • Made your life take a different direction.

What we’re looking for:

  • A well-written story
  • Something gutsy
  • Inspirational
  • Unique
  • Motivational
  • Engaging
  • Humor

Submission Guidelines:

  • The story should be no more than 1,000 words.
  • 100 word bio with your website.

How to submit:

How we select the best story:

  • Readers vote each month for their favorite story of the month.

What do you get from sharing My Gutsy Story®?

  • Links to your books, website or blog.
  • An opportunity to share your work with new readers.
  • More readers
  • More comments, Tweets, FaceBook comments, fame.
  • One winner per month gets a prize from one of our monthly sponsors.

We launched our first My Gutsy Story® Anthology: True Stories of Love, Courage and Adventure From Around the World on September 26th, 2013, at the Regency South Coast Village, Santa Ana, California, with “gutsy Traveler” and keynote speaker, Marybeth Bond, and a panel of indie authors, including: Linda Joy Myers, Jason Matthews, Sonia Marsh and Marla Miller as our moderator. You can see the photos and learn more about our event here.

 Would you like to sponsor the contest? If so, please contact us.

 

 

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  1. barbara says:

    What a brilliant idea Sonia! And very generous of you. I’m going to share it on The Blogstress Network. I’ll also see what I can come up with that fits into the Gutsy category.
    b

    • Gutsy Writer says:

      Hi Barbara,

      I know you have some Gutsy stories to share, and look forward to hearing from the “Blogstress Network” too. Thanks.

  2. What a fun idea, Sonia. I’ll have to give this some thought. I don’t think of myself as very gutsy, but maybe getting on a plane to Africa to be with a guy I barely new would qualify 😉
    Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane recently posted..Expat Housing: The Problem Does Not ExistMy Profile

    • Gutsy Writer says:

      Miss Footloose,

      I’ve read several wonderful stories on your blog and have you filed in my “gutsy people” file.

  3. Jotter Girl says:

    I’m going to go dig into my gutsy closet and see what I can find!
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  4. Gutsy Writer says:

    I’m sure you have a bunch and look forward to reading yours.

  5. Stephanie says:

    What an interesting and gutsy idea, Sonia! Mondays will make for very exciting reading every week from now on. I’ll have a go at a gutsy story for you.
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  6. Gutsy Writer says:

    Thanks Stephanie. Sounds like I might get a ton of stories to share.

  7. Rob-bear says:

    I don’t normally see myself as being all that gutsy. But lately, I’ve looked back on a few things and thought, “Wow; I actually did that!?” These are kinds of things that I thought, in hindsight, were really crazy — in at least a couple of cases, putting our family’s economic future on the line to take a new job.

    I guess what I’m saying is that I tend to move with my heart (and my brain too, but mostly my heart). I’ve taken on challenges, and thought, well, that was OK. But in further hindsight thought that took a fair amount of courage.

    I think, if we looked back on our lives, we would all find some gutsy things we have done, and could tell our stories.

    You’ve got lots of gutsy people following your blog, Sonia. I’m looking forward to reading some wonderful stories. Thanks for this new plan.
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  8. Gutsy Writer says:

    Rob-bear,

    I think we would all love to hear your stories especially when you mentioned they were “really crazy” things that you did.

  9. Sounds fun! I just wish I had time to write something!
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  10. Ola says:

    who knows, maybe someday I will also participate:)
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  11. Lady Fi says:

    Great idea! I might have a short story I could send in…
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    • Gutsy Writer says:

      That would be fun to read plus a photo to go with it since you specialize in photography on your blog.

  12. Lauri says:

    Sounds like fun. I’ll give it a go. Thanks 🙂
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  13. Kelli says:

    What a FABULOUS idea!!!
    And something we will all get to enjoy and benefit from!!!
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  14. Gutsy Writer says:

    Kelli,

    I hope you join and share with your writer/blogger friends. I shall mention a few sponsors tomorrow. Thanks.

  15. Sounds like a great initiative, I’m sure the sponsors will get on board. Happy to offer a copy of my blogging book to help your budding writers:)It’s not much but it could be the start of something great – just like your blog:)
    Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot recently posted..11 Reasons I Loved the Lyall Hotel in MelbourneMy Profile

    • Gutsy Writer says:

      Thanks Annabel. That is such a wonderful prize for anyone who blogs and wants to learn more. As you know I purchased it and found it incredibly helpful when I needed to get tips on the “About Me” page and how to build a great website.

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  17. Jill says:

    Love this idea! Have not had cell covereage or internet for 5 days, but I’m on the grid again. Tonight when I am able to get on my laptop, I will send you my story.
    Thanks!
    Jill

    • Gutsy Writer says:

      Jill I know you have a great adventure going with your kids around the U.S. so can’t wait.

  18. Rhonda Hayes says:

    Sonia, love your blogs and this idea of sharing!

    Looking forward to reading some gutsy stories and submitting mine as well! Just got my first writing published in the November issue of Guideposts magazine. Hard work and gutsy living paid off!

  19. Gutsy Writer says:

    Congratulations Rhonda and thanks for sharing. Glad to hear your hard work paid off.

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  21. What a brilliant idea for a series. I’m going to enjoy reading these.
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  23. Sarah says:

    I heard about you and this project on twitter! I think it is AWESOME and I can’t wait to read and hear the stories. I was so inspired I sent you one. Be blessed!

  24. Gutsy Writer says:

    Sarah,

    Thanks for submitting your story and I’m glad you love this idea.

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