Cedar Fort: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Written by Emily Harstone | August 22, 2016

Cedar Fort is a print and electronic publisher based out of Salt Lake City. They are the second largest publisher in Utah. They publish over 150 books a year. Their books cover a wide range of topics, from cookbooks to juvenile fiction.

They are a Mormon publishing company, although publish books by non-Mormons, and books that have no Mormon subject matter at all.  However they are not interested in publishing books that contain profanity, violence, graphic, and/or sexual content and they reserve the right to remove it from your book, if it is accepted for publication.

Ceder Fort has weathered a major controversy in the past, which you can learn more about here. But in the past few years I have heard mostly good things about them. They are often active with PitMad.

They are currently open to submissions in most genres, but they are not interested in memoirs (including missionary memoirs), travelogues, and biographies, non-LDS/Christian children’s picture books, poetry, defenses of Mormonism, short stories, poetry, and erotica.

Their website is more geared towards recruiting writers than selling books, which is not a good sign. I also got that impression when I visited their table at a writer’s conference. However, the fact in and of itself that they visit major writer’s conferences is a good sign.

They are open to publishing reprints and they offer advances. The typical advances they offer are around $2,000. Their editors are reputable and appear to do a very good job based on the books of theirs I have read. The covers are well designed and appealing.

It is easy to submit to them via Submittable.

You can learn more about Cedar Fort here.