What We’re Looking For
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. And of course, the best way to know what we’re looking for is to be familiar with our current titles.
Unsolicited queries are accepted–send an email to the appropriate editor with the query letter in the body of the email; please do not send a query as an attachment. Do not send proposals unless requested.
Agented MSS can submit a proposal along with the initial query.
When it comes to non-fiction projects, we crave manuscripts that sing and present their topic with passion and authority. 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, memoirs, inspirational, Christian Living, and other subjects as well. We are not interested in poetry or children’s picture books at this time. Non-fiction should be between 40K and 80K in length.
Please direct all non-fiction queries and proposals to Wendy Chorot at email@example.com.
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, biblical fiction, 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.
Fiction queries can be directed either to firstname.lastname@example.org or to either of our Fiction Acquisitions Editors:
Roseanna White ~ email@example.com
Dina Sleiman ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
If one of our editors requests a proposal, please send a single Word document with the following:
- A 1-sentence hook
- A 1-3 paragraph blurb
- Status of manuscript (completed? completed by?)
- Series info, if applicable
- Full bio, including sales history if any
- Marketing/promotional overview
- Comparable titles
- A 2-3 page synopsis
- The first three chapters