Prism Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | February 17, 2014

Prism is no longer open to submissions without an agent except at conferences.

Prism Books is a e-book publishing company with four imprints. They publish a wide variety of books. However Prism is a Christian company, and while they do not only publish Christian books and their authors do not need to be Christians they are not interested in publishing books that promote other religions beside Christianity. They are also not interested in hate literature, or manuscripts that portray rape or violence in a positive light.

Prism offers new authors a standard contract that gives authors 40% royalties. Many authors who have published work with them speak highly of Prism and the way they treat their authors.

Prism is currently looking for works of fiction, young adult novels, romance novels, inspirational novels, and Christian fiction. They have different submission guidelines and expectations for their three main imprints.

Their Diamond imprint is interested in romance novellas starting at 10,000 words and novels that are over 85,000 words in length as well as everything in between. Within the romance genre they are willing to consider contemporary, historical, comedy, holiday, romantic suspense, supernatural (but no vampires or werewolves), and apocalyptic/futuristic works.

There is no need for these romances to contain anything Christian. However they will not consider erotica, or anything too scandalous according to their guidelines. Their key focus is on emotions, not physicality.

The Inspired romance imprint has a different editor, but is looking for work largely in the same genres, with the addition of Amish romance. Their key focus is on romance that inspires. The Illuminate imprint is looking for work in the same genre’s the difference here is that it does not have to be a romance book, and it has to be overtly christian in nature.

Submissions for all publications should be formatted as a .doc or .rtf file. The font should be 12 points New Times Roman. They do not want page numbers or headers and footers.

Each editor has a bio on the site that lists what work they are particularly interested in. You should read that information carefully if you plan on submitting. It is a real advantage as an author to know the specifics of what an editor is looking for. Also you submit directly to the editor of your choice, which is very unusual.

To learn more about Prism Books please visit their submission guidelines here.