Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 5 Upcoming Books

Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking submissions for 5 upcoming books.

I recommend keeping a close eye on their website, as the deadlines sometimes get moved sooner unexpectedly. Deadlines also sometimes get moved back. Presumably, this is because they still haven’t managed to find enough stories for the upcoming book.

According to their website:

“If we publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) 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.”

The following books have deadlines that are approaching:

  1. Funny Stories / November 20th, 2023
  2. Miracles, Messages from Heaven, Angels / December 8th, 2023
  3. Cat Stories / December 15th, 2023
  4. Dog Stories / December 15th, 2023
  5. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hannukkah, New Year’s / April 30th, 2024

Writers should expect a response within 60 days of the book’s “on-sale” date. If you haven’t heard back by that time, they have not selected your story for publication. They have a sort of strange company culture, which discourages negative communication – which is why they don’t send rejection letters.

To learn more, and to submit, visit this page.


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