Chicken Soup for the Soul is accepting stories for four new titles--one actually has been in the works for awhile but the deadline for stories has been extended. Let's take a look at the kind of stories they are seeking.
1. Christmas and Holiday Collection--2018 Stories about holidays that fall between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day will be included in this book. Winter holidays. They're looking for the humorous, heartwarming, even emotional stories that revolve around a winter holiday. Christmas will be the theme of the majority so if you have a Thanksgiving or New Year's Eve or Hanukkah story, it would have a good chance of getting into the book. October 31st deadline
2 Dreams, Premonitions and The Unexplainable This is the second book which includes stories of strange happenings in our lives. The book cover above is the first one that covered dreams and premonitions. Note that they have now added unexplainable to this new title. This is not a new call for submission but the deadline has been extended to January 31, 2017. That's coming up in a hurry so check your files and see if you have a story you might submit for this one.
3. My Crazy Family Haven't we all heard people make a comment about their crazy family? Most of it meant in a loving way, but then there are others who...well, you fill in the blank. This should be a book meant for humorous and loving types of stories. Deadline is June 30, 2017.
4. Positively Happy! The editors are looking for both serious and humorous stories about how you found happiness. What did you do to achieve that state? Happiness, they tell us, is a state of mind. Did something happen in your life to help you get there? Deadline is May 31, 2017.
5. Stories About Cats This book will focus on stories about rescued cats who were adopted and found a loving home. So, don't send just any cat story. Make sure it fits the theme. This is why we must read guidelines carefully. I'm betting they receive many stories that are just 'cat stories' rather than about rescued cats. January 31, 2017 deadline--so hurry!
6. Stories About Dogs Pretty much the same as the cat stories book. They want stories about rescued dogs--not just any dog. Another one to hurry on as deadline is January 31, 2017 (Note: both the cat and dog stories books have been on the call for submissions page for some time now)
7 Stories of Redemption This new title needs stories of how you turned the negative in your life into something good. Lots of paths to take here for the August 31, 2017 deadline
Go to the Possible Books page for more detailed information. Be sure to also check the Guidelines page before you submit. When ready, submit through the form on this page.