Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 10 Upcoming Books

Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking submissions for ten upcoming books. Once again, many of the deadlines have been extended from previous calls for stories.

Presumably, the shift in deadlines indicates that they’re still having trouble finding the right essays for their books. That means they’re still in need of essays, but also, of course, that there needs are quite specific.

I also recommend keeping a close eye on their website, as the deadlines sometimes get moved sooner unexpectedly.

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. Counting your blessings / attitude of gratitude / February 28th, 2022
  2. Cats / March 15th, 2022
  3. Dogs / March 15th, 2022
  4. Messages from Heaven / March 15th, 2022
  5. Miracles / March 15th, 2022
  6. Preteens / March 30th, 2022
  7. Teenagers / March 30th, 2022
  8. Crazy, eccentric, wacky, lovable, fun families / April 30, 2022
  9. Angels / May 30th, 2022
  10. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s / May 30th, 2022

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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