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What is your review process?
Our editors will review your manuscript and decide whether it fits into our publishing plan. Creation House does not publish every manuscript that is submitted to them.
How do I submit my manuscript?
You can send your proposal by mail or through our Web site application by clicking on Submit Book at the top menu.
The format we accept through mail is a printout or a Microsoft Word document on disk or CD. The document can be single-spaced. We do not accept manuscripts on cassette, video, or by faxes. Language format is English.
What do I send?
We ask that you send a proposal letter that answers our questions from the application and a digital copy of the complete manuscript on a disk or USB flash drive. Please address your letter to the acquisitions editor.
Do not send originals of the work. Send only copies.
May I call you to discuss my manuscript?
Due to the increase in submissions, our editorial staff no longer accepts submission query phone calls or submission update calls. For updates on your submission, send us a self-addressed stamped postcard, a letter, or e-mail.
How can I find out if my submission has been received?
How long is the review process?
Allow up to 30 days for your submission to be reviewed and a letter to be sent out regarding the decision. This process can take longer depending on previous schedules and projects. Every submission is attended to on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not accept submission update calls.
How will I be notified once my proposal has been reviewed?
You will be sent a letter by mail or e-mail.
What happens if my manuscript is not accepted?
You will receive a decline letter by mail, and your proposal will be returned only if you have enclosed an SASE at the time of sending the submission. If there is not an SASE, the proposal will be discarded at the time the decline letter is sent.
May I speak to an editor regarding the reason my manuscript was declined?
Due to schedules and project demands, our editors are not available at this time for consultation.
How do I have my submission returned to me?
When you send in your proposal, please enclose an SASE that is big enough to send back the materials. If we do not receive an SASE, the materials will be discarded.
How long do you hold on to the submissions?
If an author does not respond to an acceptance letter within six months after it is sent from our office, we then discard the file due to space constraints. If you sent an SASE with your proposal, then we return it to you. However, the acceptance offer and proposal remain valid. With decline letters, your material is discarded if no SASE is provided or returned to you with the decline letter if an SASE is enclosed with the original submission.
Do you publish Spanish books or translate English books into Spanish?
Does it cost to send my manuscript to be reviewed?
No. We do not charge to review manuscripts.
If I have written more than one book or a series of books, can I send all at one time?
Yes, we do accept simultaneous proposals from an author.
Can I send in a book that has been published before?
Yes, as long as you own the publishing rights or the original publisher returned the rights to you.
Does my book have to have an ISBN number or copyright before I submit it?
No. The publisher applies for this information after a book has been accepted and contracted. For more information on copyrights, contact the Library of Congress or visit www.copyright.gov.
Do you take my submission or information and use it for other publishing mediums?
Your manuscript and information are confidential. The material is reviewed and published only if it has been accepted and the author has been contracted.
What are your royalty rates? What rights does an author receive? What is the cost of my book?
These questions are discussed during the contract stage after a book has been accepted.
Do I need to get permission to quote another book or source?
YES! Please make sure to source all excerpts of printed materials (our book imprints use the guidelines put forth by the Chicago Manual of Style) and verify that permission has been given for their use.
Do I need permission from my friend to use her name in the book?
If you are using a name or story of a friend, pastor, spouse, etc., in your book, you must have a signed permission to release the use of the story or name.
Do I need an illustrator for my book or a cover design?
No. When a book is contracted, the publisher provides this service or works with the author to help find an illustrator.
Do you know of someone who will write or put my book together?
We do not have listings at this time of freelance writers, editors, or designers to give out to the public.
Do you publish poetry?
We only publish poetry in a gift book or devotional format.
My book is already published. Will you distribute and market the book?
We do not distribute or market other publishers' books.