Monday, August 29, 2016

Writers and Poets--Call for Submissions


Calling All Writers and Poets

Chicken Soup for the Soul has some deadlines looming for books in the planning stages. If you're like me, you have been meaning to look at that list and see if you either have a story that would fit or have an idea to write one. Life gets in the way all too often, so perhaps a reminder from me today will get you moving on this one. 

If you're a fiction writer, you can write a true story, too. You have all the tools, just follow the Chicken Soup guidelines and be sure it's a  true story. Poets can submit, also. A narrative poem on the topic is fine, as long as it's true. 

The Curvy and Confident submission date is August 30th. That's tomorrow! If you have a story for this book, push all other things aside and work on it. No time to write a first draft and let it simmer a few days on this one. Maybe you have a story in your files that can be revised and edited in time to submit to this book.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident: 101 Stories about Loving Yourself and Your Body by [Newmark, Amy, Emme]

The Random Acts of Kindness book deadline is September 15th. That gives you a full 2 weeks and 3 days. I've been mulling over a story idea for this one long enough. It's time to get going on it if I want to write carefully and edit and then submit.

Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Random Acts of Kindness

The Spirit of Canada book deadline is September 30th, over a month from now. If you're not a Canadian but you have a story that illustrates the spirit of the Canadian people, send it in. Many of us have traveled to our neighbor to the north. (No book cover found for this one)

The Best Mom Ever book deadline is September 30th. I have a feeling that there will be a large number of submissions for this book. We all have stories about our moms or grandmas that could be submitted.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!

Four opportunities if you get moving today. You cannot be published in any of these books unless you submit. Those of you who say you've submitted over and over again to Chicken Soup and never made it need to do two things. Study those guidelines and keep submitting. One of these times, you will be the one whose story is selected. 


  1. Thank you for posting this! I do have some stories, and I have procrastinated way too long! I've read that one shouldn't wait until the 11th hour, but I am going to give it a try anyway! Thanks for the great info!

  2. Good for you! You cannot get accepted unless you submit. Wishing you the best.