We’ve all bought a narrative (or two) to inform. Yours might earn you cash.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is accepting essays and poems to incorporate in upcoming books. If yours is chosen, you’ll get a examine for $200.
If you’re not aware of the Chicken Soup for the Soul e-book collection, permit me to acquaint you with this publishing home.
Way (manner, manner) again in the early 1990s, two widespread motivational audio system put collectively a e-book crammed with inspirational tales.
“They called it Chicken Soup for the Soul because they wanted it to soothe and provide comfort, just like their grandmothers’ cooking,” based on the firm’s web site.
The firm finally expanded its choice and now publishes quite a lot of Chicken Soup for the Soul books on particular matters like religion, elevating children and, sure, even cats.
How to Make Chicken Soup for the Soul Submissions
Right now, the writer is soliciting tales and poems for books in these subgroups together with:
Age Is Just a Number
Christmas Is in the Air
Listen to Your Dreams
Stories About Self-care and Me Time
Stories of Divine Intervention
If you’ve bought a private expertise to share that matches one in all these matters, right here’s what you might want to know.
Guidelines for Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories
Your story ought to:
Be written in the first particular person.
Be one thing that occurred to you or somebody you realize.
Have a transparent starting, center and finish.
Create emotion in the reader.
Come from the coronary heart.
Be now not than 1,200 phrases.
Not be a biography, time period paper, thesis, letter or journal entry.
Not be about politics or something controversial.
Submitted tales have to be true. The writer doesn’t settle for inventive writing essays or fictional materials.
Guidelines for Chicken Soup for the Soul Poems
The tips for poetry submissions are somewhat extra relaxed. Your poem ought to:
Tell a narrative that helps the reader study your expertise however be in poetry type.
Not deal with rhyming or sound like a greeting card.
Chicken Soup for the Soul solely accepts story and poetry submissions that haven’t been beforehand printed.
How to Submit Your Entry
Submitting your entry is simple. Simply fill out this on-line type, add your story or poem to the right subject, and hit “Submit.”
After you submit the type, you’ll see a affirmation message in your display screen that the writer obtained your entry. That’s all there’s to it!
Well, not precisely. There’s yet one more factor left to do, and it is perhaps the most troublesome.
Be affected person.
Write your entry in a pc app like Google Docs that robotically saves your work as you go, then paste it into the submission type to keep away from dropping your file if the browser quits unexpectedly.
It might take the writer an extended whereas to get again to you. The web site explains: “We get thousands of submissions for each book and we only have room for 101 pieces, so please don’t take our silence personally!”
If your story or poem is chosen, you’ll obtain an electronic mail asking for express consent to publish your work.
One month after the e-book is printed, you’ll obtain 10 copies and a examine for $200.
If you’ve got an expertise you need to share, fireplace up your laptop or pull out your pocket book and get to work.
Lisa McGreevy is a former workers author at The Penny Hoarder.
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