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Chicken Soup for the Soul
I saw the ad for this on the front page of Writer's Online, so I went to have a look at the details for submissions.
'If the story or poem you wrote is published by us, you will be paid $200 upon publication of the book plus you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in.'
All well and good. But a little further on:
'It can take up to three or four years for Chicken Soup for the Soul books to develop. Please be patient, as this is an important, yet time-consuming process.'
Patient? You have to wait 3 or 4 years to be paid, if you are paid on publication.
On mature reflection, I shall not be sending my catty tale into limbo for that length of time.