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Submission Guidelines

WhiteFire Publishing is accepting submissions for both fiction and non-fiction. Please send a query letter including title, genre, whether or not it's completed, word count, a brief summary of the project, and a little about yourself. Include any information you think we would find relevant, like expertise or platform.

If WFP requests a proposal, please follow our Proposal Guidelines. Proposals that do not follow guidelines will be dismissed out of hand.

We are looking for books that are academic in nature and/or which uphold our mission statement as a Christian publisher. Please see Specific Requirements for more information.

Email submissions to:

submissions [at] whitefire-publishing [dot] com

(Take out everything in brackets, replace with @ and . and be sure to remove all spaces.)

Guidelines:

WhiteFire is currently accepting digital submissions only. If we request a proposal, email it to editor [at] whitefire-publishing [dot] com (taking out all spaces and brackets and using @ and a period instead of the words).

In the body of the email, please include a cover letter reminding us of you and your project. In a single attachment include a Word or WordPerfect file with the following:

* One to two paragraph blurb about the book
* Two to three page synopsis
* First three chapters

Chapters should be formatted using standard document margins and fonts (1-1.25" margins, Times New Roman or Arial font, 12 pt) and double spaced.

Please have a header throughout with your name, project title, and contact information.


WFP is looking for very specific projects at this time. Please read the information below before submitting your query to be sure that your project fits our needs.

Non-Fiction

When it comes to non-fiction projects, we would like to see either academic projects aimed at college classes or Christian non-fiction. We have no particular requirements for subject matter, but all subjects must be handled in ways that are at the least unoffensive to evangelical Christians or which are overtly Christian in nature. We like projects that deal with hard-hitting issues, but they must be handled in ways that point back to the moral beliefs our company upholds.

We welcome submissions of narrative non-fiction, biographies and autobiographies, inspirational, Christine Living, and other subjects as well. We are not interested in poetry or children's picture books at this time.

Please direct all non-fiction queries and proposals to Wendy Chorot at w [dot] chorot [at] whitefire-publishing [dot] com.

Non-fiction should be between 55K and 100K in length.

 

Fiction

We are looking for Christian fiction of all genres. Novels should be between 60K and 150K in word count.

We are more lenient with our subject matter than some of the larger CBA publishers, but our books must be marketable to Christian bookstores. That means no vulgar language, no explicit on-page love scenes, and by the end of the book the character(s) ought to have experienced a growth of faith.

WFP is a fan of books that deal with difficult issues that Christians face in reality, but we believe everything should point back to the Lord. If your characters face sexual temptation or even falter, for example, that is fine--but they must recognize it as sin and arrive at the Biblical viewpoint on it.

Amazing writing leads the day, and we love stories that take risks. We are open to historicals (exotic settings welcome!), historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, suspense, supernatural thrillers, speculative, and are receptive to queries on other genres as well.

Our motto is "Where Spirit Meets the Page," and that is what guides our selection--we're looking for books where it's obvious the author is passionate about his or her topic, and where that Spirit-led passion comes through in vivid writing and well-executed plot to the reader.



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