Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 8 Upcoming Books

Chicken Soup for the Soul once again made big to the deadlines for submitting to the books they are currently working on. This is the second big shift in deadlines they’ve made this year. Some of the have been made sooner, while others have been extended.

They’ve also changed some of the book titles.

If you’re working on an essays 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. Grandparents / September 30th, 2018
  2. Mom Knows Best / September 30th, 2018
  3. Life Lessons from My Dog / October 31, 2018
  4. Life Lessons from My Cat / November 30,2018
  5. Running for Good / December 15th, 2018
  6. Stories About Angels / December 31st, 2018
  7. Stories About Miracles / December 31st, 2018
  8. The Golden Years or Your Second Wind / December 30, 2018

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.

PS: Chicken Soup for the Soul also runs the website,, which publishes feel good articles aimed at getting “viral” content. They don’t explicitly list their submission guidelines, but they can be contacted here.


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