Send Your Stories to Chicken Soup for the Stepfamily Soul
The author of Chicken Soup for the Stepfamily Soul is looking for inspirational, true stories, 1500 words or less, that will make readers laugh, cry, or be inspired. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The “point” or “message” should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted.
You may submit more than one story, whether original or a favorite from magazines, newspapers, or other sources. For each story selected in the book, a 50-word biography will be included about the author and a permission fee of $200 will be paid for stories and $50 for poems.
The submission deadline is April 29, 2006.
Send stories with your name, address, phone number and email address on the manuscript to Jann Blackstone-Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Chicken Soup in the subject line. If unable to email, please send a hard copy (and on disk if possible) c/o Chicken Soup for the Stepfamily’s Soul to P.O. Box 1700, Discovery Bay, CA 94514. Due to the volume of stories we receive, we are unable to respond to each contribution. Finalists, only, will be notified prior to publication.