About Chicken Soup for the Soul, from their website:
Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, over 25 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month
Please visit Story Guidelines page, which will answer many of your questions about subject matter, length, and style. Following the guidelines will give you the best possible chance of being accepted.
For a list of new topics, complete with descriptions and deadlines, please visit Possible Book Topics page.
There are many Chicken Soup for the Soul books in development. If you have a great story or poem you want to submit but it doesn’t fit with any of the topics below, please save it and check again to see if a topic has been added that’s a better match.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is always looking for new talent. So whether you are a regular contributor or new to their family, please share your story or poem with them.
Some of the current topics for Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Age Is Just a Number
So, you’re a certain age now, and you’re ready for what’s next. You might be enjoying an empty nest, or starting a second career, or winding down a first one. You might be downsizing, or traveling, or caring for elderly parents.
You might be going on the adventure of a lifetime or taking long walks in the woods. The one thing you know for sure is that you’re not ready to stop living! You feel energetic and young and there is still so much more to see and do and give and enjoy.
We are looking for stories about the humorous or serious sides of life after 60.
Deadline: June 15, 2020.
Our cat titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new cat title every eighteen months or so.
We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1,200 words. Tell us about your cat. Tell us how he made you smile. How she “rescued” you after you “rescued” her. How she brought your family closer together, helped you find love, inspired you to change something in your human life. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. We can’t wait to read all the heartwarming, inspirational, and hysterical stories you have about your cats!
Deadline: November 30, 2020.
Making “Me Time”
Do you ever say that you’ll take care of yourself AFTER you finish your to-do list? That’s what we did until we started putting ourselves ON our to-do list, right there with the other people we care for.
Self-care is what we all neglect most. And we’re waking up to its importance. We care for children and partners and parents and friends. We care for pets and homes and volunteer organizations. But, in order to take care of others you must first take care of yourself. And that is not being selfish.
Taking care of yourself is not just about your physical health but includes your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing too. Self-care includes that all-important “me time” whether that means exercising or reading or meditating or having lunch with friends. Whatever your psyche needs is your “me time.”
We are looking for your stories about how you neglected your self-care and then how you realized its importance and so you now engage in it.
Deadline: September 30, 2020.
Miracles & Divine Intervention
101 Awesome Stories about Hope, Miracles, Angels, Amazing Coincidences, Unexplained Happenings, Answered Prayers, Miraculous Healing, and Messages from Heaven
Miracles are all around us if we’re open to them. Sometimes we just can’t explain how good things came about. Are they celestial, otherworldly, heavenly? However they happened, these events give us peace and comfort, guidance, hope and faith.
These true stories can be religious or non-religious. We just want them to make people say “wow”—stories that will give our readers chills, in a good way!
Deadline: August 31, 2020