Chicken Soup for the Soul Order 'Inspiration for Writers'
Submit Your Story

Welcome to the Chicken Soup for the Soul® Story Submission form. We owe most of our success to writers like you for the wonderful contributions of inspiration, hope, overcoming life's challenges and realized dreams. We welcome stories and poems from contributors of any age.

Please do not send us any book manuscripts, unless through a literary agent, as these will be automatically discarded.

If this is your first time submitting a story or poem, please read our Story Guidelines.

For a brief description about our possible book titles, click here.

For an idea of whether or not your submission has been selected for the title you submitted to, go to the "Books and Other Products" link on the left toolbar and then select the "Coming Soon" link from the pull down menu. If the book title you submitted to is listed there it will also have an "On-Sale" date posted. You will hear from us at least two months before that date if your story has been selected to be published. If the title is not posted yet, keep checking back. If you haven't heard from us two months before the on-sale date of the title you submitted to, then you can assume that your story will not appear in that particular book. We do not send rejection letters.

If you have submitted a story to us and your contact information has changed please e-mail us at Include your first name, last name and your new contact information. Please include the e-mail address that you used with us before, as that is the only way we can find you in our system. If you have had a story published in one of our books, please give us the name of the story and the name of book in which the story appeared. If we have published more than one of your stories, please tell us the most recent one.

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First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Mailing Address
Zip Code

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Author Name You
Want on Your Story
Story Title
If you do not see a book title that fits your story or poem, DO NOT submit it to us at this time. Keep the story or poem in your files and keep checking back with us. We are adding new titles all of the time. Hopefully we will add one soon that will be perfect for your story or poem.
Book Title

Paste Story or Poem below
Before you press the "Submit" button, please make sure the contact information you entered above is accurate.

Please note: We prefer that you submit your stories only once, but if you believe your story fits in more than one book topic, please indicate which other topics you have submitted it for in the Comments line on the submission form. Submitting the SAME story more than once to the SAME topic causes delays, so please resist the urge to submit your story multiple times to the same topic. Thank you!


Please be patient after you press the SUBMIT button. 
Wait for the next screen to come up with a message that says:
Thank you!  Your information has been received
This is your confirmation that we have received your story or poem and that it has been entered into our database.