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Editors of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Call for Winter Holiday Stories – Pays $200/story

The editors of Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSS) have issued a call for submissions to review true, heartfelt stories for a forthcoming book simply referred to as, “Christmas and Holiday Collection.”

** The revised deadline is now JANUARY 10, 2018!

Write for Chicken Soup for the SoulWriters are invited to share their personal experiences about the winter holidays–from Thanksgiving right through New Year’s Day. The editors want to receive stories about holiday traditions, special memories, and unique experiences shared with loved ones. Humor is definitely encouraged.

Stories, written in first-person, can be funny, entertaining, serious or sincere; most importantly, stories must uplift and hearten readers to experience the contributor’s full range of emotions. Poetry that meets the same criteria is also welcome.

Word length: up to 1200 words. Poetry: open line count.

Payment: $200 per story or poem or $100 per devotional, plus 10 contributor’s copies. Authors retain the copyright to their stories.

Deadline: October 31, 2017 January 10, 2018. Full submission guidelines at

Founded in 1993, Chicken Soup for the Soul books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The series is published and distributed by Simon & Schuster, Inc. A typical CSS story is an inspiring, factual story about common people having astounding experiences, opening the hearts of readers and revitalizing their souls with purpose. Each story contains a special, unique element of emotion that makes readers become more confident, more interconnected, more appreciative, more spirited and more fitting about life as a whole.

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