News for new authors! Did you know that November 12, 2020 is National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day? This series is so well-known that it has its own day of celebration!
What does it mean for you? Read ahead!
New Authors Can Submit to Chicken Soup For The Soul
For someone who is new to writing, the opportunity to be published in Chicken Soup for the Soul can be life-changing. It’s a portfolio builder and demonstrates your writing chops. Since each submission call-out draws thousands of entries, the fact that your story is chosen adds immediate credibility to you as an author.
The competition may be fierce, but don’t let that stop you! I’m encouraging new writers to check out the submissions page at www.chickensoup.com so you, too, can write and submit your story. If your work is selected, you’ll be a published author!
According to the site:
We welcome your stories and poems, written in English, from all over the world. We are always looking for new talent, so don’t be shy!Chicken Soup for the Soul — Changing Your World One Story at a Time®
Be sure and carefully read the book topics, story guidelines and submission criteria. Take note of the prompts — what are the Chicken Soup for the Soul editors specifically looking for in each call-out? Then brainstorm and see if you can pen a true-life tale that hits all the high notes.
My Own Stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul
I’ve been writing all my life and have done so professionally for more than thirty-five years. Despite the fact that I’ve authored books and contributed to multiple magazines, there was something so exciting about being published in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books — The Cat Really Did That? and Mom Knows Best and Be You. Above you can see the book covers.
I’ve blogged previously about becoming published through alternative types of publishers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and recommend that you try your luck like I did. It’s a great way to be recognized for your writing skills!
New Authors Can Celebrate #NationalChickenSoupForTheSoulDay
You might see the hashtag #NationalChickenSoupForTheSoulDay trending on social media on November 12— it’s quite exciting for those of us who have been featured in these uplifting and popular books.
Perhaps you are a fan of the books or have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. Celebrate by using the hashtag on your own social platforms, blog about the books, and spread the word that writing for these publications can jump start careers!
Have Questions About Your Own Writing Career?
Consult with me and we can discuss your emerging work as an author!