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Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books that, for over 29 years, has allowed people just like you to share extraordinary stories that can change someone’s life, or even the world. Today we have expanded beyond the bookshelf. We make nutritious and balanced food for dogs and cats. We now provide entertainment, inspiration and wellness across many platforms in addition to our books, including TV, movies and video programming; podcasting; positive journalism. We continue to tell the stories of all people through our efforts, always with an eye to furthering unity and understanding, and an appreciation for our differences. Our mission is to share happiness, inspiration and wellness through everything we do, so that whatever you’re doing, wherever you are, Chicken Soup for the Soul is “always there for you.™”
For questions about story guidelines and submissions, please see our special Submissions FAQ.
We do not take title or topic ideas from the public. Please do not send them. Thank you.
Our stories are copyright-protected. If you would like to reprint or excerpt a Chicken Soup for the Soul story, please contact us to request permission. Permission may be granted for a specific, one-time use. Reselling the story or reusing it in any unauthorized way is prohibited. A fee to reprint may apply.
To request permission, please download the Request for Permission form (PDF). Fill out the form and send it by mail or e-mail to:
The Permissions Company, LLC
Attn: Frederick T. Courtright
6101 Old Court Road #139
Boca Raton, FL 33433
E-mail: [email protected]
Make sure the following information is included with any mailed or e-mailed requests:
1) story title;
2) story author's name (usually found at the end of the story);
3) title of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book the story appears in; and
4) planned use for the story, including number of copies and price, if any.
Chicken Soup for the Soul has a number of long-term media relationships with outlets such as King Features. We will consider additional relationships but we do turn down most of the requests that we get for regular reprint publication. For information on beginning such a relationship, please contact Rusty Shelton at [email protected] or (512) 206-0229.
Yes! You can enjoy Chicken Soup for the Soul stories on our website by signing up for our free email newsletters and/or by visiting the Free Stories page, which has the stories most recently featured in our email newsletters. These stories are available on our website for a limited time.
Visit our website’s books page. Hover over “Books” in the menu above, then click “See All Our Books.” Or, simply follow this link to get detailed information about our books. If you're looking for a printable list of our books, please click here.
We do not sell books directly to the public, except occasionally for bulk orders. Please do not send us orders or payments. You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Target, Rite-Aid, Chapters Indigo, Kroger, Meijers, Amazon, and wherever else books are sold.
Chicken Soup for the Soul books are available at significant discounts when purchased in bulk. Custom imprinting or excerpting is also available to fit special needs. To order any of our titles in bulk, please e-mail us at [email protected]
Chicken Soup for the Soul books are distributed by Simon & Schuster. Please contact them directly to place your orders, or contact the distributor you use for obtaining books.
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Please do not ask us to help you find a story. We are regrettably unable to fulfill your request and the many, many similar requests we get daily for locating a particular story or poem that was published in, or might have been published in, one of our over 250 different Chicken Soup for the Soul book titles.
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Please see this information in the Submissions FAQ.
Although there are several editors and contributors available for interviews, the best fit for an interview is likely Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soul for the Soul. To schedule an interview with Amy or other Chicken Soup for the Soul executives, authors, or contributors, please contact Rusty Shelton at [email protected] or (512) 206-0229.
Yes, many contributors are available for interviews about their stories. Please contact Rusty Shelton at [email protected] or (512) 206-0229 with the name of the contributor, the story title and the title of the book the story appeared in.
We are happy to send review copies of any title in the Chicken Soup for the Soul library to legitimate reviewers. To request one, please contact Rusty Shelton at [email protected] or (512) 206-0229.
We have a variety of visuals available for members of the press. Please contact Rusty Shelton at [email protected] or (512) 206-0229 with your specific needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.
All cover art is available to download on our website. To find a high-resolution copy of any cover art and download it please visit the Cover Art & Product Photos page. Then select the book title you want from the pull-down menu, and click to view the cover image and save it to your computer.
Images of our company logo are available to download on our website. To find a high-resolution copy and download it please visit the Cover Art & Product Photos page. Then select the company logo you want, click on it and save it to your computer.
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