Chicken Soup for the Soul pays $200 per story or poem. They are nearly constantly publishing new books, and are always introducing new topics for submission.
They currently have 5 books with deadlines on July 31st, 2016. The topics are:
- Blended Families
- College Student Stories
- Curvy and Confident
- Parent to Parent
- Stories about Teachers and Teaching
According to their website:
“If we publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 one month after publication of the book and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in. You will also become part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family, you will receive our exclusive contributors’ communiqué and you will be entitled to buy cases of books from us at a discount.”
One reader on Facebook asked if there will be a Chicken Soup book for the LGBTQ community. While I can’t answer that, the Parent to Parent book is currently accepting essays on the topic of coming out.
To learn more, read their submission guidelines.