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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Literary Magazine

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Since 1993, Chicken Soup for the Soul has been a socially conscious independent publisher that combines storytelling with making the world a better place.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
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Pays$250

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FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    We provide contributor copies (writers receive 10 free copies of the book the story appears in).

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction (Chicken Soup for the Soul story)

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres:

Payment: $ 250

ell an exciting, heartwarming or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Your story should be written in the first person and should be about yourself or someone close to you. Tell your story in a way that will make the reader cry, laugh, get goose bumps or say “Wow!” The story should start “in the action” and draw in the reader. Do not start your story with an introduction about what you are going to say, or end with a concluding paragraph about what you just said. Don’t be afraid to speak from the heart. Many people tell personal stories for the first time in our books, and they find it to be a cathartic and productive experience. We do let you use a pen name for your story if you do not want to use your real name. Don’t try fancy moves with tenses. Writing in the present tense about something that happened in the past rarely works. Keep your story to 1200 words or less. Tighten, tighten, tighten! Your story must be true. No fiction, no creative writing.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Other

  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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  • Author's rights

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  • Additional info

    WE DO NOT PAY FOR SUBMISSIONS. WE ONLY PAY FOR STORIES IF WE PUBLISH THEM IN ONE OF OUR BOOKS, TYPICALLY 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS AFTER SUBMISSION. WE RECEIVE THOUSANDS OF SUBMISSIONS FOR EACH BOOK BUT CAN ONLY SELECT 101 STORIES FOR INCLUSION.

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About

A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. It is a story that opens the heart and rekindles the spirit. It is a simple piece that touches our readers and helps them discover basic principles they can use in their own live...

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Founded

1993

Country

US

www.chickensoup.com

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