Chicken soup for Indian Teenage soul is inviting stories!!

The first time I read Chicken soup was back in school and though I’m not an avid reader, I loved the book! Short interesting stories, amusing funny statements, I really loved them all! It’s Almost like you’ve experienced them in your life at some point or the other.

Imagine getting your own written story/poem, published in Chicken soup for the Indian Teenage Soul!! You also get paid for it! I’m not much into writing stories, so I’ve submitted my poems! and I may give a try to writing poems that have a story in it and also a short story article perhaps!

The reason why I’m sharing this post is because I’m helping spread the news for Raksha Bharadia and also, I’ve come across so many people who’ve got wonderful blogs up there and who do an incredible job in writing stories and poems, and its a must that they get to know about this!
So if you’ve got friends,family who are good at it, tell them about it and make them famous 😉 !

Read on to know what you’ve got to write about! Good Luck 😀

Inviting stories for Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship

Publishing house: Westland

Please send your stories to:

Last dates for accepting submissions: 30th October 2010. I will close as soon as I have selected my 101 stories for the same do do try and send them fast.

The write-ups will carry the contributor’s name. Westland pays Rs 1000 per story and two copies of the book. We carry a 3-4 line profile on all contributing authors. We accept blogged and published work too provided the authors get the reprint permissions. The copyright of the stories stay with the author. We have carried up to five stories per person so multiple entries are welcome. We accept poems too (provided they have a story in them).

One need not be a teen to write, you could write in reminiscence or about a teen you know.

Recipe for a Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage soul on love and friendship

A Chicken Soup for the Soul® story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are personal and often filled with emotion and drama.

Chicken Soup stories have a beginning, middle and an ending that often closes with a punch, creating emotion rather than simply talking about it. A story that causes tears, laughter, goosebumps or any combination of these. A good story covers the range of human emotions. The most powerful stories are about people extending themselves, or performing an act of love, service or courage for another person.


1. Tell an exciting, sad or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Make sure that you introduce the character(s).

2. Tell your story in a way that will make the reader cry, laugh or get goose bumps (the good kind!) Don’t leave anything out — how did you feel?

3. The story should start with action; it should include a problem, issue or situation. It should include dialogue and the character should express their feelings though the conflict or situation. It should end in a result, such as a lesson learned, a positive change or pay-off.

4. Above all, let it come from your HEART! Your story is important!

Story Specifications

Stories should be non-fiction, ranging in length between 300-1200 words.


Falling in love

Breaking up


Tough times

Family and love

Acts of kindness

Growing up

P.S Please forward this mail to friends and family who are interested in submitting stories!