Sunday, 21 December 2008

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Anyone ever submitted to chicken soup? They're little American books of inspiration. They post future themes e.g.

- What I learned from the cat
- Thanks Dad
- Extraordinary Teens
- Endurance Sports

and invite submissions a year or two ahead of time. They sell very, very well, pay $200 and 10 copies. They have guidelines and you can submit online. 300-1200 words.

To get an idea of the type of thing they go for, sign up for a daily story for a while. They apparently also take poems, don't know what sort though.

I signed up or a while but the pieces were so saccharine, I went into sugar overdrive. It may not be or everyone but if you can churn them out in the right style, they pay OK.

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