Submission call: Chicken Soup for the Soul wants nonfiction essays and poetry about what you’ve learned from your cat. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book, due Nov. 30

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Chicken Soup for the Soul wants nonfiction essays and poetry for its upcoming collection Life Lessons from My Cat. The editors write:

We are working on another wonderful and entertaining collection of stories about cats the lessons that we have learned from our feline family members. We know that our cats can teach us things about life and we know that you have many great stories to share with us. Those stories can be serious or humorous… or both.

Submitting to Life Lessons from My Cat

  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication: Life Lessons from My Cat
  • Publication type: anthology
  • Word count: up to 1,200 words
  • Payment: $200 one month after publication and 10 copies of the book
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First print & e-book rights; that means you can republish your poem or essay at any time after the book appears in print.
  • Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018
  • Publication date: not specified
  • Response time: varies
  • Format: no special formatting; all submissions are cut and paste into publisher’s online submissions editor
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? The publisher does not specify whether it considers simultaneous submissions. However, since Chicken Soup for the Soul has a distinct style, it’s probably best not to submit the exact same version of a story that you submitted elsewhere.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? Yes. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? This publisher rarely accepts reprints, though it may do so if your piece only had very limited circulation, such as in a local newsletter or private blog post. You must note any previous publication when you submit the piece.
  • More about what the publisher wants: Chicken Soup for the Soul offers detailed submission guidelines outlining its unique style. Read them before submitting.

Find more details at Possible Book Topics | Chicken Soup for the Soul, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!

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