Chicken Soup call-out: I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That!


Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That!
101 Stories about the Crazy Antics of Our Feline Friends

We are so excited about Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That! We know you’ll have many great stories for us, and that you rejoice in the simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics of your cats. Our cats make us smile every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! Tell us what your cat did that made you say “I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That!”

We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. We can’t wait to read all the heartwarming, inspirational, and hysterical stories you have about your cats!

Here are a few suggested ideas but we know you will come up with your own:

  • Has your cat ever demonstrated a surprising degree of empathy or comprehension of a situation?
  • Has your cat ever done something that made you laugh out loud?
  • Have you ever taken a trip with your cat? Did s/he do something funny?
  • If you have more than one cat, have they ever done something together that you can’t believe?
  • Does your cat do something that no other pet of yours has ever done?
  • Does your cat act a certain way with a particular family member?
  • Has your cat ever gotten stuck somewhere?
  • Has your cat ever done something extremely embarrassing?
  • Has your cat ever done something that you only heard about from someone else?
  • Do you sometimes think your cat is human?
  • Has your cat done something heroic?
  • Has your cat “two-timed” you with another family?

Please remember, we do not like “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. Do not ghostwrite a story for someone else unless you list that person as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form. If the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.

Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The book will be published in September 2012.

One response »

  1. How can I receive a review copy? My blog is a book and animal blog.
    I do many reviews for many publishers. I especially cater to cats,
    and am owned by three.
    I am an animal advocate & have done rescue for a very long time.
    McGuffy’s Reader

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