Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 7 Upcoming Books

Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking submissions for seven upcoming books, including books on gratitude, tough times, and “making me time.”

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. Miracles and the Unexplainable / September 15th, 2020
  2. Taking Care of Yourself & Making Me Time / September 30, 2020
  3. Tough Times / October 31, 2020
  4. Cats / November 30th, 2020
  5. Angels / December 15th, 2020
  6. Eldercare / January 30, 2021
  7. Counting Your Blessings / February 28, 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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