Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently seeking submissions for nine upcoming books. They’ve recently updated the deadlines for submissions, with the soonest deadline being June 15th, 2021.

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

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 / June 15, 2021
  2. Crazy Family / August 31, 2021
  3. Dogs / August 31, 2021
  4. Cats / August 31, 2021
  5. Grieving, Loss, and Recovery / August 31, 2021
  6. Humorous Stories / August 31, 2021
  7. Kindness / August 31, 2021
  8. Messages from Heaven / August 31, 2021
  9. Miracles / August 31, 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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