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Do you dream of being published?

But at the same time, you may not want to self publish and normal publishing houses aren't for you?

Beyond the Bookery is here to help find the right balance of indie publishing and traditionally publishing for you.

Beyond the Bookery was founded to help all Christian authors publish their book in the ways that work for them.

We also curate and publish anthologies regularly and look forward to helping you share your stories with the world.

We are a strictly Christian publisher and all stories must agree with our Statement of Faith on our About page.

Be sure to read the whole page to stay up to date on all of our publishing news and what submissions are currently being accepted.

Highlighted Submissions!

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1

Heirloom Heights

Do you enjoy writing contemporary small town romances?

This is a multi-author novel series that you don't want to miss out on!

Authors, unpublished writers, no matter your experience, we welcome you to our upcoming project.

2

A Beautiful Heart Collection

Are you a fairy tale lover?

A Beautiful Heart Collection is the upcoming anthology featuring Beauty and the Beast retellings coming soon from Beyond the Bookery.

Submissions are now open and will close closer to the end of the year.

3

Matchmaking Mishaps

Do you enjoy historical romances with a side of comedy?

Well, Beyond the Bookery can't wait to bring our first ever regency romantic comedy series to life.

Coming in 2025, submissions are now open to a limited number of authors.

CURRENT SUBMISSIONS: Anthologies

1: Memorial Day: themes of remembrance

Submissions: Now open! Closing April 1st, 2024.

2: Mother’s Day: themes of faithful mothers

Submissions: Now open! | Closing April 10th, 2024. (Word length for Mother's Day submissions are only 3,000-5,000 words.)

3: Independence Day: themes of freedom

Submissions: Opening March 1st, 2024. | Closing June 1st, 2024.

4: Veterans’ Day: themes of veterans returning home

Submissions: Opening June 1st, 2024. | Closing August 1st, 2024.

5: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: themes of remembering the lives lost at Pearl Harbor

Submissions: Opening August 1st, 2024. | Closing November 1st, 2024.

2024 CHRISTMAS SUBMISSIONS: Anthologies

Christmas Submissions: Now open! Closing June 1st, 2024.

1: Focus: Returning home for Christmas

2: Theme: A focus on the author's favorite Christmas song

3: Theme: Change of Heart

4: Theme: Family Christmas

5: Theme: Coffee Shop Christmas

6: Theme: Finding Home

SUBMISSIONS: History through Legends and Lore

Submissions: Now open! Closing December 1st, 2024.

Anthology 1: The Heart's Blood Volume I. (Classics retold with Adoption Themes during Historical Eras. Stories must be set before 1920.)

Anthology 2: The Heart's Blood Volume II. (Fairy Tales retold with Adoption Themes during Historical Eras. Stories must be set before 1920.)

Novel Submission guidelines:
Young Adult manuscripts should be geared toward readers ages 15-17. The main characters’ ages should be between 16-20. The manuscript length should be between 50,000-100,000 words.

New Adult manuscripts should be geared toward readers ages 17-25. The main characters’ ages should be between 18-25. The manuscript length should be between 50,000-120,000 words.

 

Adult manuscripts should be geared toward adults ages 18 and up. The preferred age of the main characters should be at least 19. Manuscript length should be between 60,000-120,000 words.

Content allowed is the same as listed in the anthology guidelines.

Currently Accepting Submissions for: 

Contemporary: 

Series

Christmas

Classics Retold

Fairy Tale Retellings

Coming-of-Age

Rom-Com

Military (Romance or no.)

YA and NA Contemporary Fiction

Historical:

Series

Romance

Christmas

Classics Retold

Fairy Tale Retellings

Coming-of-Age

Regency

Medieval

Military (Romance or no.)

YA and NA Historical Fiction

Fantasy:

Romance

Epic Fantasy

Adventure

Fairy Tale Retellings

Contemporary Fantasy
Assassin Fantasy

Coming-of-Age
Medieval Fantasy

Military Fantasy

Pirates

YA and NA Fantasy

May Consider: 

Westerns (In any of the 3 genres above.)

Pirates (In any of the 3 genres above.)

Dragon Fantasy

Unicorn Fantasy

Talking Animal Fantasy

Suspense (In any of the 3 genres above.)

Mystery (In any of the 3 genres above.)

Middle Grade (In any of the 3 genres above.)

Not Accepting:

Covid Related Fiction

Pro-Abortion

Witchcraft

Wizardry or magic
Zombies
Paranormal
Vampires and werewolves
Horror

Post-apocalyptic/End times

Space Opera

Dystopian

Anthology Submission guidelines: 

 

Submissions for anthologies must be made between the opening of submissions and before the deadline.

 

Each story must be between 3,000 to 10,000 words (unless it is 100% necessary to the story! Or is otherwise noted for the anthology.)

 

Each story must have a focus on the anthology's theme in some form. The story must be formatted as follows: text size 12, Times New Roman, Line spacing 1.15, single indent or no indent at all.

 

Stories must be submitted as PDF, Word doc, or Google doc. No other formats are accepted.

 

Stories will be proofread and edited by the editing team, and returned to the author with the comments for final approval or with any questions that come up.

Bible verses must be King James Version. No other version is accepted due to the publishing policy and copyright and public domain.

 

You can submit more than one story. Only one story per author will be chosen for the anthology.

 

Any era or genre - excluding magical fantasy, horror, or anything that doesn't honor God, otherwise have at it!–is accepted. We're looking for good, wholesome Christian stories that are for all ages or at the most 13/16 up–so no icky relationships, or extreme violence.

 

Your story must be God-honoring and portray a plot line that reflects God's love and honors Him! Your submission must also follow Beyond the Bookery's Statement of Faith on our About page.

Please, no inappropriate behavior, no profanity, no use of the Lord's name in vain, and keep it at a rating of around PG-13 or something you don't mind a parent, grandparent, or kid siblings reading... Yes, this bares saying again.

No use of AI in any form is allowed for stories submitted to Beyond the Bookery.
 

You will not harass, contact, deframe, or bully anyone in the anthology, working with Beyond the Bookery, or in anyway, shape, or form cause harm be it by words, actions, or in any way if you are not chosen as an author.

(Anything against these rules and regulations will not be accepted nor considered due to a strong policy of keeping in line with our hopes for the anthology, beliefs, and what we hope to share with the world at large.)

All submissions made to Beyond the Bookery indicat your agreement with these rules and regulations and bind you to them in the case of your submission's acceptence.

What you can expect publishing with Beyond the Bookery!

If you publish with Beyond the Bookery, you will receive step by step assistance from your manuscript to marketing.

 

Beyond the Bookery provides custom interior and exterior design including, but not limited to cover and format design, graphic design, and more, an editing team will assist in providing the right revisions to keep your story true to you. Marketing assistance will begin from the start of your acceptance progress when the marketing team will lay out the right publishing plan and map for you and your story.

 

We look forward to helping you share your story with the world and pray that we are a blessing to you and that your readers are encouraged while you walk your writing journey with our faith centered publishing team.

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Thanks for submitting your inquiry to publish with Beyond the Bookery! We'll get back to you soon. If you haven't been contacted within 2 weeks of submissions closing, assume your story has been denied.

How to Submit by Email: Anthology

 

Information Required:

Your Name and Pen Name (if relevant.):

Your Contact Info:

Your Author bio and photo:

Your Story's Faith Level:

Your Story's Romance Level:

Your Story's Title:

Story Tagline:

Your Dedication:

Your Story's Theme Verse:

Your Acknowledgements:

Your Author's Notes (if relevant.):

Why you want to publish with Beyond the Bookery: 

Describe your writing history: 

Your Signature stating you agree to the terms, conditions, rules, and regulations for Beyond the Bookery's publishing and answering what the 3rd line of Beyond the Bookery's Statement of Faith says:

Submit your story to abigailkayharris@gmail.com with “Your Name – Your Story Title – Anthology Title” in the Subject Line with your story attached as one of the required file types.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS:

Consuo Spes Liber

Next anthology releasing April 14th, 2024

All publishing lines from Beyond the Bookery are accepting submissions, except for the audio line.

The next releases from each publishing line are here!

CDXC Aurora Lux Libri Publishing

Next novel releasing May 31st, 2024

Bellator de Lux Publishing

Next series will begin releasing in October, 2024 through the beginning of 2025.

If you would like to email your submission, you can do so by following these instructions.

How to Submit by Email: All Publishing Lines

Information Required:

A query letter (Including why you want to publish with Beyond the Bookery, a pitch of your story, and describe your writing history, and a synopsis of your story containing the beginning, middle, and end of your story, your story's faith and romance levels, as well as the main character/s, genre, tagline, and 3-5 comparable books.):

Your Contact Information (including social accounts.):

Your author bio & photo:

Any other relevant information:

Any questions and/or comments:

Send your submission to abigailkayharris@gmail.com with “Your Name – Your Story Title – Genre” in the Subject Line with your inquiry attached as one of the required file types.

Submit Your Inquiry!
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Thanks for submitting your inquiry to publish with Beyond the Bookery! We'll get back to you soon. If you haven't been contacted within 2 weeks, assume your inquiry has been denied.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS:

Consuo Spes Liber

Next anthology releasing April 14th, 2024

All publishing lines from Beyond the Bookery are accepting submissions, except for the audio line.

The next releases from each publishing line are here!

CDXC Aurora Lux Libri Publishing

Next novel releasing May 31st, 2024

Bellator de Lux Publishing

Next series will begin releasing in October, 2024 through the beginning of 2025.

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