UPDATED INFORMATION EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2017: Due to the
overwhelming number of submissions we have received, and to ensure a fair
review of submissions we have already received, we will not be reviewing any
more submissions until October 15, 2017. Although the information below is
current and the submission form remains active, any submissions received
between now and October 15 will not be reviewed nor responded to.
If you have a book that meets
our publishing criteria
, then Dove
Christian Publishers welcomes the opportunity to review your book for potential publication. In order to consider your book for publication, we will need
you to provide information via our online submission form (link below):
: Please do not send us
any correspondence describing your book apart from our online submission
You should have already started to write the book and have at least four chapters completed before
you approach us with a submission.
Upon revewing your submission, if we are interested, we will request the
Please do not send complete manuscripts unless we request them. Please do not send artwork
(if your book has illustrations or photos, we will revew them later). Simultaneous submissions are okay.
We accept proposals in electronic format via our
only. No CD submissions. No postal mail submissions.
No direct e-mail submissions.
If you follow the directions above, your submission will be given a fair and thorough review to determine if your book is well written, well presented,
professionallty edited, and will garner attention in the Christian marketplace.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response on submissions.
If you have not received a response from us within 6 weeks, then we are not
interested in your submission. Due to the volume of submissions, we are not
able to comment individually on each submission. However,if you would like a
general idea as to why your submission was not accepted, view our
frequently asked questions page
If the submission meets the criteria and we are able to publish the book, you will be asked to sign a contract detailing the terms of the publishing arrangement, such as royalties paid, delivery of the finish product, marketing, etc.
Once the contract is signed, Dove Publishers will await the delivery of the full book manuscript under the terms specified in the contract. Once the full manuscript has been received, it will be reviewed to determine if it meets the requirements set forth in the
contract. At that stage, we
will work with you to make changes to the publication that are necessary so that it is ready for publishing.
If the book is in order, it will go to the editing stage, the final process before the book is published. Dove
Christian Publishers will determine an official publication date that the book will be made available to book distributors, online vendors and through
Dove Christian Publishers' web site for sale to the general public. You will be paid a royalty
for each sale
in accordance with the contract.
Ready to get started? Click
here for our submission form
. Have more questions? View our
Frequently Asked Questions
, or contact us