Call for Submissions: Chicken Soup for the Soul


Chicken Soup for the Soul is open for story submissions in several categories:

  • Grandparents (deadline 9/30/18)
  • Mom knows best (deadline 9/30/18)
  • Life lessons from the dog (deadline 10/31/18)
  • Life lessons from the cat (deadline 11/30/18)
  • Running for good (deadline 12/15/18)
  • The golden years or second wind (deadline 12/30/18)

You can find out more here, including topic suggestions within each category:

General Guidelines

Stories should:

  • True stories only
  • Beginning, middle, and end—not looking for experimental story formats
  • Be emotional for the reader
  • Pack a punch at the end

They have a lot more of these kinds of guidelines in detail, including what they don’t want, right here:

Want to read Chicken Soup for the Soul before you submit?

Here are some of their latest releases. Reading them will help you understand what exactly they’re looking for and increase your chances of acceptance.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Miracle of LoveChicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family

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