Manuscript Submissions

We are not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time.

Thank you for your interest in CrossRiver Media. As you consider sending us your manuscript proposal, please keep in mind that we are a small Christian independent publisher. Our authors do not receive advance royalties, but are paid royalties based upon book sales. We are currently accepting manuscripts, however not every manuscript that is sent to us will be accepted for publication. Each submission goes through an extensive review process to determine whether it reaches the quality and moral standards we hold, as well as to determine if it fits our publication needs.

WE PUBLISH…inspirational fiction for adults including historical, biblical, romance and other genres. We also publish inspirational nonfiction for adults including Bible study, Christian living, family and marriage, inspirational, and church growth. We have published a limited number of children’s books, but are not currently accepting manuscripts for this genre. We do not publish speculative fiction and are not considering young adult manuscripts at this time.

OUR AUDIENCE…has an overall conservative, evangelical Christian world view and shops at traditional or online bookstores. They are women between the ages of 30 and 55, however our books often reach outside of this demographic. The need for a personal commitment to and a relationship with Jesus Christ should be readily apparent in your manuscript.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR…quality writing, original content, and compelling characters and plots as well as soul searching and challenging instruction. We will not accept gratuitous sexual content, excessive violence, or offensive language.

We do accept manuscripts from authors as well as agents. We are open to simultaneous submissions and work with authors regardless of whether they are represented by an agent. Submissions must be sent by email. We receive a large number of manuscripts, so please do not inquire about the status of your manuscript until at least twelve weeks after the submission.

TO SUBMIT…If you believe your manuscript fits the above guidelines, please submit a book proposal that includes the following in a single Word document or pdf file:

  • Name (including pen name if applicable)
  • Contact information
  • Author bio
  • Working title
  • Genre (classified with one of the above categories)
  • Audience description
  • Length
  • Manuscript status
  • Plot summary
  • Market analysis
  • Full marketing plan
  • Planned future projects
  • Detailed platform description
  • First three chapters of the manuscript

In addition to the above criteria, include a section that explains how your book meets our mission statement: To glorify God by providing high-quality books and materials that ignite a women’s relationship with God and inspire her to lead a life that honors Him.

SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT MEET OUR GUIDELINES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.

Please submit to:

Fiction editor: Tamara Clymer
Email: submissions@crossrivermedia.com

Nonfiction editor: Debra L. Butterfield
Email: deb@crossrivermedia.com