Rappers David Banner, Slick Rick and Ras Kass
are among the celebrities that are entering their works for the sequel to the
best-selling book “The Right Words at The Right Time.”
Simon and Schuster and author Marlo Thomas, creators
of the inspirational book, are seeking submissions for the follow-up to the
original New York Times bestseller, which is a collection of short stories.
book featured empowering words of wisdom from Venus Williams, Muhummad Ali,
Steven Spielberg, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jay Leno and others celebrities,
who share stories of advice that helped change their lives.
Thomas said that submissions can come from all
walks of life. Her credentials include a degree in teaching from the University
of Southern California, four Emmys Awards and she is a member of the Broadcasting
Hall of Fame,
“You don’t have to be a prizefighter,
or a world-renowned architect, or a concert violinist to have been affected
by the power of words, and to have experienced firsthand, how those words can
change life in an eye blink,”
Proceeds from the sales of the book will go to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by Thomas’ father
St. Jude provides care for children all over
the world who suffer from catastrophic illness, regardless of a family's ability
The stories (550 - 1500 words) can be submitted
through the contest web site or can be sent in by mail.
The deadline for submissions in May 16. For more
details visit www.rightwordsbooks.com.