Submission Guidelines

Writers’ Guidelines

Book proposals must be submitted by email to the editors at Paraclete Press.

Please be sure to include all of the usual elements of a thorough book proposal (e.g., Brief summary, Author bio, Manuscript completion date, Potential endorsers, Working table of contents, Introduction and sample chapter, Market and marketing strategies, Why is your book unique?, Why are you the person to write this book?) Please do not send a complete manuscript; usually two or three sample chapters are enough. Please include your email address.

Please send your proposal as a single attached Microsoft Word file to the following address: Proposals usually receive a response by email within one month. If you have not heard back from us within that amount of time, please feel free to email again to inquire.

Please note that we do not accept book proposals in the following categories:
  • Poetry (this is by invitation only)
  • Children’s picture books (unless they are seasonal, for Advent/Christmas or Lent/Easter)
  • Current events, politics
  • Sermons
  • Cookbooks
  • Popular psychology
  • Bible commentaries 
Thank you.

Sheet Music Guidelines

Work must be available as either a Sibelius or Finale file.
Hand-written pieces are not accepted for review. Music is reviewed every 3-6 months.