Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 9 Upcoming Books

Chicken Soup for the Soul has recently announced several new calls for submissions, as well as updated deadlines for submissions. They are currently seeking submissions for nine upcoming books.

If you’re working on an essay for one of their upcoming books, please be sure to double-check the deadlines below.

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. Preteens / January 31st, 2021
  2. Teens / January 31st, 2021
  3. Black Women / January 15th, 2021
  4. Tough Times / March 31, 2021
  5. Eldercare / January 30, 2021
  6. Cats / February 28th, 2021
  7. Counting Your Blessings / February 28, 2021
  8. Angels / March 31, 2021
  9. Christmas Stories / May 15, 2021

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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