Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chicken Soup for the Soul Call Outs: Dreams, Miracles, Moms -- and More

Summer has arrived. June was a busy month, so I haven't posted often on my blog. 

To make up for my absence, I have some calls for submissions for stories and poems from Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Each month I look forward to reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul Inner Circle Contributor Communique. In addition to photos of book signings, giveaways, and an inspiring note from publisher Amy Newmark, the "Inside Scoop" section announces upcoming topics.

The July 2014 issue includes several book topics with projected publication dates in 2015. The following is a sampling of planned topics and submission deadlines. 

Dreams: How have dreams impacted your life? Deadline is December 31, 2014

Hope and Miracles: What events have caused you wonder and astonishment or given hope for a better future? Deadline is October 30, 2014

Thanks to My Mom: Do you have a story or poem of thanks about your mom or step-mom that will make readers laugh, cry, or nod in recognition? (No general tributes or biographies or eulogies.) Deadline is September 30, 2014.

But wait! There's more.

You can find the complete call-out list along with more details on the Story Submission page. Also, be sure to follow the submission guidelines. And check the Story Submission page often for changes and updates.


  1. Thanks, Donna...always good to see your name pop up and always glad to have new directions pointed out for writing ideas. Enjoy July, yes, summer is here.

  2. Well you are so generous with your sharing. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for sharing, Donna. I, too, enjoy the communique. It's so full of helpful information.

  4. Hey Donna, great to see you back. This is the time of year to relax and enjoy. I'm lucky to blog post once a week, and since the world doesn't hinge on whether or not I do, I've decided not to stress about it.

    Critter Alley

  5. Thanks for the CS reminder Donna!

  6. Thanks for the reminder to check their submissions page often. Hope you're having a great summer!

  7. Thanks Donna! I always think I'm not going to write any more (well... at least for a while as I venture into other things), but then I see a topic and think, hey, I could write about... and the one on Dreams certainly spoke to me!

  8. Hi Tammy,
    Hope your summer is great too!

    Hi Lynn,
    I would love to read your Dream story.

  9. Hi All,

    My own blog is rejecting my comments, so I'm trying again.

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Hope you all have a great 4th of July!


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