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Submission Guidelines
Writers’ Guidelines

There are two ways that you may submit a book proposal to the editors at Paraclete Press.

First, you may send it via U.S. Mail to our post office box, below. Please be sure to include a cover letter and 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, as we are only able to respond via email.

Editorial Review Committee
Paraclete Press
P.O. Box 1568
Orleans, MA 02653

Or, you may send your proposal as a single attached file to an email to the following address: Proposals sent this way usually receive a response within one month, also via email. If you have not heard back from us within that amount of time, please 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

    Email a pdf (Sibelius or Finale also accepted) or mail a copy to Sr Constance at Paraclete Press.
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