SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT - AUTHOR GUIDELINES
Lighthouse Trails Publishing is an industry-standard publishing company; we are not a vanity press (i.e., we do not take money from authors to publish their books). We are currently publishing between 2-4 manuscripts a year.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing is currently accepting proposals and manuscripts from prospective authors. It is recommended you study our website and perhaps read some of our books before you submit a proposal. We are a small publishing house and have a fairly narrow niche.
We are a Christian publishing company and publish books that align with biblical truth, while lifting up the name of Jesus Christ.
The books we publish must have a message or story that needs to be heard. We are always interested in stories of Christians who have risen above incredible and unusual challenges and even their own failures to illustrate God's amazing grace and strength to overcome.
We have a special place in our hearts for missionaries and would welcome well-written submissions about or by such.
SUGGESTED PROPOSAL CRITERIA
Please send a proposal that meets the following criteria:
Overview: A two to three paragraph overview of your book.
Chapter by Chapter Outline (Synopsis): 1-2 paragraphs for each chapter describing highlights of that chapter.
Author Bio: No more than a half a page. Include any writing successes, experience in public speaking and why you feel you are qualified to write about proposed subject matter.
Delivery: What is the estimated length of your manuscript and when is the expected time of completion.
Sample Chapters: Please include two sample chapters. (One of them should be chapter one.)
Manuscript Format: Should be typed in black ink on 8 1/2" X 11" white bond paper. Please number each page at bottom of page. If we accept your manuscript, it must be available on disk in Word, InDesign, or a PDF.
Address your proposal to:
Mr. David Dombrowski - Acquisitions Editor
Lighthouse Trails Publishing,
P.O. Box 908, Eureka, MT 59917
NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE, YOU MUST INCLUDE SASE WITH YOUR PROPOSAL, AND IF YOU WANT YOUR ENTIRE PROPOSAL AND SAMPLE CHAPTERS RETURNED THE SASE MUST INCLUDE THAT EXTRA POSTAGE.
You may also e-mail your proposal as an attachment as long as it is in Word or a PDF and is in the proper format and content.
PLEASE ALLOW US 8 WEEKS TO RESPOND.
If you haven't heard from us then, send us an email or letter as a reminder. Thanks.
Any work we consider should be written in such a fashion as to not only challenge the educated, professional reader but also reach the younger, college-age adult who may have more limited experience and comprehension. Our books will include throughout their pages human interest and personal experience scenarios as a means of getting the point across.