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Guidelines for submission to Instant Apostle

We are looking for well-written, original material that aligns with a Christian world view.

An important part of Instant Apostle’s vision is offering a platform to new voices and those who have valuable contributions to the urgent social issues of our day. Our publications cross all genres, from autobiographies and fantasy fiction, to life ministry and academic titles. The majority of our books, whilst written from a Christian perspective, are appropriate for the general market.

If you think you have a story to tell or a message to share, we would be delighted to hear from you! It is free to submit a manuscript to be considered, and every submission will receive a response from us, even if we deem that we are not the right company to publish your book.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch and share your manuscript with us according to the following guidelines.

General guidelines

Send your spell-checked submission via email to: [email protected]

Number each page clearly and head it with your name

Type in a clear font, such as Calibri or Times New Roman

12pt font size

1.5 line spacing

Novels, young adult and children’s story books

These should be completed before submission. Please submit:

The first three chapters

A one-page synopsis which includes the whole story arc

A brief covering letter with some information about yourself, why you wrote the book, how it fits into the present market and your writing experience

We do not take children’s picture books.

Non-fiction books

Please submit a book proposal including:

The aim of the book

The first three chapters

An outline of each remaining chapter

A covering letter explaining how the book fits into the present market and how you are qualified to write it

What happens next?

If accepted, you will be invited to sign a contract, and terms will be agreed to cement the partnership between writer and publisher. Your book will be copy edited and other work undertaken to bring it up to the required standard. We expect the author to be committed to the book doing well and to purchase a set number of copies at 50% of the retail selling price – these can then be sold by the author at the agreed RRP. Instant Apostle titles are distributed via Marston Book Services and we will promote your book to the general and Christian markets.