Chicken Soup for the Soul: Your chance!

Many of the people looking at this site are probably writers or people who want to improve their writing or are interested in the topic of writing. Well, this post is all about a chance for you to get published in a book.

Do any of you have inspirational stories to share with the world? Can you write the story in 1,200 words or less? Do you like to write essays or poems? If yes to these questions, well we would like to know if you have ever heard of the Chicken Soup for The Soul Series. This series has been and still is helping real people share real stories of inspiration, bringing hope and love for the past twenty one years.

They are always updating their list of books that are open to submissions. As of today the books seeking stories include:

  • Angels in Our Midst (March 31 deadline)
  • Overcoming Challenges/Finding Inner Strength (March 31 deadline)
  • Stories ABOUT Moms (September 30 deadline)
  • Stories about the Christmas Season (August 30 deadline)
  • Stories BY Moms (September 30 deadline)
  • The Power of Forgiveness (June 30 deadline)

Chicken Soup has detailed submission guidelines that you want to follow. (It is very important to always follow the guidelines for any submission to any publisher.)

To get a feel for what the publisher is seeking, you can find a copy of any past publication through a library, book store, online bookstore (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc), used book store, or even a family friend.

If you get accepted for your story they pay you $200 plus 10 copies of the book your story appears in, upon publication. The process to be selected does take a couple of years but all you have to do is be patient. Be sure to enter!

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