Contests and Deadlines
Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for Upcoming Books


According to their website:

“If we publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the book and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in. You will also become part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family, you will receive our exclusive contributors’ communiqué and you will be entitled to buy cases of books from us at a discount.”

Writers should expect a response within 60 days of the book's "on sale" date. If you haven't heard back by that time, they have not selected your story for publication.



100 Magazines that Pay Writers

This is a list of 100 magazines in a wide variety of topics.  All of these magazines accept submissions
rom freelance writers.  Ranging from Health and Wellness, Eco-Friendly Travel, Parenting, Music, Home
ecor, Women's, Feminist, Arlines, Christian, Sports, Hunting, Outdoors, Miscellaneous.


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10 Magazines That Pay $500 or More

Early American Life, Catholic Digest, Earth Island Journal, VQR, AMC Outdoors Magazine, The Sun
agazine, Boys' Life, The America Gardener, One Story, Glimmer Train Stories.  Click the link for
ubmission information for each magazine.


The Ultimate List of Magazines That Pay Writers - Writers in Charge

The Ultimate List of Magazine that Pay Writers features all of the lists of paying magazine ever published
n Writers in Charge.


33 Literature Magazines That Pay Writers - Writers in Charge (Clickable Link)

Familiarize yourself with these magazines before pitching them.  Past magazines can be ordered from
heir site, sometimes at no cost to you.


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Categories include Business, Career, and Finance, Essays, Family & Parenting, Health, Lifestyle and
eneral Interest, Tech, Travel and Food, Writing.  Before you pitch any of these sites, read the
guidelines carefully and study the posts they've already run.  Make sure you either have a fresh topic
or a new way of exploring an issue they've covered before.


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ames and contact information for all of he editors of these publications.


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Clubhouse Magazine - Focus on the Family


Submission Guidelines:
Focus on the Family Clubhouse is a 32-page magazine designed to inspire, entertain and teach Christian values to children ages 8-12. The magazine, which has a circulation of over 60,000, reaches young readers and their parents all over the world. Parents trust Clubhouse to provide wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids anticipate stories with excitement, adventure, action or humor. Your job, as a writer, is to create work that pleases both parents and children.

  • Fiction

We feature fiction stories in each issue. We look for fresh, creative stories, especially those with children our audience’s age as the main character. The characters should be well-developed, the story fast-paced and interesting, and the prose descriptive and engaging. While our stories aren’t always explicitly Christian, they should be built on a foundation of Christian beliefs and family values. Key elements in a strong story are humor and charm.

  • Nonfiction

We are always looking for unique and interesting nonfiction stories and articles, especially stories about real-life kids. Every article should have a Christian angle, though it shouldn’t be overbearing. The concepts and vocabulary should be appropriate for our audiences’ ages. Nonfiction stories should fall between 400-500 or 800-1,000 words in length.

We generally pay between 15 and 25 cents per word, depending on the amount of editing required. Feature-length fiction stories are usually bought for $200 and up. Nonfiction pieces are purchased for $150 and up. Authors sign a contract and are paid upon acceptance of the story and sent complimentary copies when the piece is published. We do not consider reprinted stories. We purchase a non-exclusive license, and simultaneous submissions are not accepted.




Submission Guidelines:
Guideposts publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else's. Observe the following as you write:

  1. The emphasis should be on one person and told from the vantage point of the individual most deeply affected by the experience. Focus on one specific event rather than an entire life story. Bring only as many people in as are needed to tell the story.
  2. Give all the relevant facts so that the reader can clearly understand what took place. Let the reader feel as if he or she were there, seeing the characters, hearing them talk, feeling what they felt.
  3. Show the positive and specific change in the narrator that occurs as a result of the experience, a message or insight that readers can apply to their own live.


Payment for full-length stories (about 1,500 words) is made when the story is accepted for publication. Please do not send essays, sermons or fiction. We almost never use poetry and do not evaluate book-length material.


Children's Magazines Resources

Check all guidelines for each before submitting!