Recipe for Winning Chicken Soup for the Indian Entrepreneurs Soul

A healthy recipe works well to rejuvenate a sick, frail and feeble. Inspirational stories works well to revive a dismal soul.

Recipe for Winning Chicken Soup for the Indian Entrepreneurs soul

Does your writing skill have the power to make your readers cry, laugh or get goose bumps(the good kinds)?

Does your thoughts come directly from heart that can heal a sick and uphold a disheartened soul?

Then pen down your stories/experiences because that is the recipe that can get your story featured in Chicken Soup for the Indian Entrepreneur’s soul

Blog and make your readers feel that they are actually in the scene with the people.

As you proceed with the recipe put in the best ingredients so that you end up with a lesson learned or a pay-off.

Follow a few simple steps to earn yourself a Chicken Soup

  1. Blog about a person who has inspired you by doing extraordinary things in an ordinary way.
  2. Ensure that you introduce the character(s)
  3. Write the story in first person
  4. The story should start with action; it should include a problem, issue or situation and end in a result, such as a lesson learned, a positive change.
  5. Include dialogues and characters that express feelings
  6. Let it come from your HEART!

Include this code in your post and share the link with us.

I wish to get my story published in Chicken Soup for the Indian Entrepreneurs Soul in association with

Some themes that you can help you in identifying the person are:

  • Thinking out of the box
  • Having faith/ believing in your dream
  • Having courage
  • Taking risks
  • Learning
  • Time Management
  • Team spirit
  • Stories of Leadership
  • Life lessons
  • Overcoming adversities

What a Chicken Soup for the Soul story IS NOT:

  • A sermon, an essay or eulogy.
  • An “as told to” story written in the third person.
  • A term paper, thesis, letter or journal entry.
  • About politics or controversial issues.
  • A biography or testimonial.

Story Specifications

  • Stories and poems must be non-fiction and should be no longer than 1,200 words.
  • No anonymous, author unknown or “as told to” submissions, please.
  • Please submit only stories or poems that have not been previously published.

If your story gets published:Β 

  • Westland will pay you Rs. 1000 per story
  • You will get 2 copies of the book.


We have two bloggers who have been shortlisted and their stories are surely going to get published. They are:

There are more bloggers who would be added to the above list. For now, congrats Richa and Anurag. Party banta hain boss!Β 


105 Replies to “Recipe for Winning Chicken Soup for the Indian Entrepreneurs Soul”

  1. @afshan Yes. You can submit multiple entries. We will check about the poem part and get back to you.

  2. @Mehroo It can be a personal experience of course….something that changed the way you looked at business/work. In fact what works best is if you write about one incident/anecdote or episode that inspired you or made you see things differently.

    @Ankita You can write about a person you do not know personally but then you have to back that with what you have learnt from that role model in a personal way. how did you incorporate that change in your lives…

  3. this is my post-

    @ admin, is this fine,, am i now in contest or i have do something else? plz do reply.

  4. Hey,
    If we are writing another person’s story, does it still have to be in first person? Please tell me how to go about it.

  5. Please do reply on my above query about submitting poems – word limit ? and if it also has to be in first person ? One more doubt do we have to blog only about entrepreneurs ?

  6. @Afshan Already replied. πŸ™‚ Yes. You have to blog about entrepreneurs.

  7. Hi,
    Just wanted to check if this entrepreneur has be a really successful one or a wellknown one? Or can we write about people who have started out and may be struggling and hanging on to be a successful one? πŸ™‚ Pls opine! πŸ™‚

  8. Dear BlogAdda,
    Is the Chicken Soup Series only for the Entrepreneur Soul. Can’t I write about something else. Kindly clarify.

  9. admin

    Please let me know the word limit for poems and also please let me know if poem should also be in first person. Waiting for your reply
    Please do asap

  10. Hello,
    I got an email today about the soldier for women contest. In it was written this: “Get your story published in the ‘Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul'”.

    So I wanted to know, did it implied I can submit my soldier for women contest entries for this contest as well (Which would be satisfying the rules above of course except of fresh entries).

    Waiting for your response.

    Thanks & Regards.

  11. @afshan Poems need not be first person. πŸ™‚ Stories and poems must be non-fiction and should be no longer than 1,200 words.

  12. Does it have to be a person who I know personally or can it be somebody who I don’t know so well, but has still made me change my outlook towards life? Please let me know at the earliest! Thank you!

  13. @sweta If you know the person well enough to write about him/her, that should be good enough. πŸ™‚ Look forward to your entry.

  14. Here’s my last question – Can the write up be about a solution to a personal problem that was hampering your progress that has now changed your approach towards work?

  15. @ashreyamom @ekta At the moment, we do not have an update about extension. πŸ™‚ Don’t wait for it.

  16. is this contest still on..?

    Cos I have been getting mails from blog adda asking to participate in this contest?
    Please clarify

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