Do you enjoy the essay format? Or crafting poems?
Do you have inspirational stories that you share with others?
Have you written any of those stories or poems down?
Can you tell a story in 1,200 words or less?
If yes to these questions, check out Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
They are always updating their list of books that are open to submissions. As of this writing, the titles seeking stories include:
- Angels in Our Midst (March 31 deadline)
- Overcoming Challenges/Finding Inner Strength (March 31 deadline)
- Stories ABOUT Moms (September 30 deadline)
- Stories about the Christmas Season (August 30 deadline)
- Stories BY Moms (September 30 deadline)
- The Power of Forgiveness (June 30 deadline)
Chicken Soup has detailed submission guidelines that you want to follow. (It is so important to always follow stated guidelines for any submission to any publisher.)
To get a feel for what the publisher is seeking, you can find a copy of any past publication through a library, book store, online bookstore (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc), used book store, or even a family friend.
For an easy way to digest inspirational stories, you can subscribe to the Chicken Soup daily bulletin and have a daily inspirational storied emailed to you.
Payment for an accepted story is $200 plus 10 copies of the book your story appears in, upon publication.
I recently submitted to the anthology named Reboot Your Life. I’ll let you know when I hear something.
Do you have an essay market to recommend?
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She loves writing about NH people, places, and activities. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.