Thursday, March 22, 2012

Call for Submissions: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

Alice Muschany, one of my critique group friends, e-mailed me with a heads-up about the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul call out, then late yesterday I received an e-mail from the Chicken Soup folks announcing the call for submissions.

So, all you writers out there--if you haven't already heard--put on your thinking caps, here's a story call out that might interest writers who write, "from books to blogs.":

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers, 101 Motivational Stories for Writers, Budding or Bestselling, from Books to Blogs

The editors are looking for "your setbacks, mentors, breakthroughs, and successes."

Topics considered include:

How did you overcome writer's block?

Who kept you on the right path when you were ready to give up?

When did you realize that the story in your heart was ready to be shared with the world?

The editors are NOT looking for promotional pieces.

They want to know about "your journey to publication, including self-publishing and blogging. This is your opportunity to help other writers -- published and unpublished -- to draw inspiration and learn from your experiences."

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Payment: A check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book (worth more than $100).

Note: Author retains the copyright and the right to resell it.

For complete details and submission guidelines, visit

What are you waiting for? Get writing, and good luck!


  1. Donna--I am writing a piece--right now--and YOU are in it. (Do you remember what comment you made on August 4, 2010 on my blog? I do.)

  2. Hi Sioux,
    Me? Really?
    Let me think. Darn it; I can't remember what I said this morning, much less two years ago.
    Go for it! I'll try to remember.

  3. Thanks for the information. I'm going to look into it.


  4. Hi Brenda,
    You are welcome. Good luck if you submit!

  5. Thanks, Donna!

  6. Thanks for the information, Donna! I'm off to check it out now. :)

  7. Donna, I know you have stories to share. Hope we end up in this anthology together.

  8. Thanks Donna, I'm going to put on my thinking cap!

  9. Hi Linda,
    I hope I can come up with something. It would be great in the anthology together.

    Hi Sheila,
    Good luck!


  10. Thanks Donna. Just heard about this and well, I'll add it to the list of things I'm submitting to.

  11. What a generous person, Donna! I know you'll come up with a good submission. I'm rooting for you! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm going to subscribe to your blog by e-mail now, to save time. Maybe I'll get over here a little more often. Busy. Busy. Busy. Happy Spring!

    1. Hi Clara,
      Thanks for your kind words.

      And thanks for subscribing to my blog.

      Hope you have a wonderful Spring!


  12. Thanks for letting us know about this. I'll put my thinking cap on...


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