Thursday, March 31, 2011

You Can Write for Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for inspirational, true stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Stories that warm the heart and rekindle the spirit touch the souls of readers and help them discover life principles they can use. Isn't that why we are here?

You can write a story for Chicken Soup. The basic ingredients of a winning CS story are:
  • True first person story
  • Powerful hook and compelling scenes that lead to a memorable takeaway
  • Inspires the heart and soul
  • Brings hope and encouragement
  • Causes tears, laughter, goosebumps or any combination of these
  • Stimulates emotion
  • Motivates compassion
Chicken Soup is currently accepting stories for these upcoming books with their deadlines:

Brides and Weddings, April 30, 2011
Christmas Stories, June 30, 2011)
Family Caregiver, July 15, 2011)
Food and Love, May 15, 2011)
Home Sweet Home, August 30, 2011)
Marriage and Married Life, May 30, 2011
Think Positive for Kids, December 31, 2011

Here is the link to CS guidelines:
I know each of you have powerful, inspiring stories. Write them well and submit them two or three weeks before the deadline.

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