$200 for Personal Essays: Deadlines Are Approaching Quickly

Chicken Soup for the Soul has several deadlines approaching on January 31st for the following forthcoming books:

  • The Magic of Cats
  • The Magic of Dogs
  • Be You (Formerly titled “You Go, Girl!”)

According to their website:

“If we publish your story, 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.”

Universally, I have heard only positive things from authors who have been published by Chicken Soup. However, one of the strange things about submitting to them is that they only get back to you if they accept your story.

If you want to get published by them, you can learn a lot by following their editor on Twitter.

To learn more about submitting, and to send them your story, visit this page.


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