Chicken Soup for the Soul Guidelines Information

Chicken Soup for the Soul Accepts Email Submissions: No

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Twitter: @chickensoupsoul

Description: Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for true stories and poems for its upcoming books. The publisher has sold over 100 million books and over 250 titles to date.

Needs: True stories and poetry.

Length: 1200 words or less

Payment: If the story you wrote is published, you will be paid $200 one month after publication of the book and ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in.

Tips: The company describes a Chicken Soup for the Soul story as a "story that opens the heart and rekindles the spirit. It is a simple piece that touches our readers and helps them discover basic principles they can use in their own lives." The guidelines have several tips including start "in the action" and "don't try fancy moves with tenses."

How to Submit: Story and poem submission is through the Chicken Soup for the Soul's online form. This is the only way they accept submissions.

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This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2018-03-26

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