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Your Stories

You, dear readers, have stories to tell.

The middle section of every issue of Respect is devoted to stories from our readers. We’ll give you a theme, and we’ll look forward to your submissions.

We love receiving your stories and we enjoy reading all of them. Unfortunately, we are only able to select a few for publication.

If your story was not chosen, please don’t be discouraged – keep them coming!

Everyone who submits a story, whether it is published or not, is entered in a draw for some terrific prizes. The prize will be drawn before we go to press, and the name of the winner will be published in the paper.

Please enjoy the stories on these pages! And be sure to send us your stories for future issues.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the Your Stories pages should address that issue’s theme. Stories may be long or short, but please bear in mind we want to publish as many as we can – a shorter story may have a better chance of being published.

And you don’t have to be a great author—the simplest stories are often the best! If you have a picture to accompany your story, send it along, we’ll do our best to include it. If your picture is indeed worth a thousand words, we may just run the picture with a caption.

You may submit a story on paper (typed or handwritten) or electronically. If you are sending your story on paper, please get it into the mail well before the deadline.

All submissions are subject to editing.

Please email electronic submissions to:

Paper submissions can be mailed to:
RESPECT | 1908 5 Avenue | Cold Lake | Alberta | T9M 1B7


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