A PUBLISHING PARTNER

We are an established publisher with over 30 years experience.  We partner collaboratively with content creators to publish wholesome materials that entertain, uplift and enrich individuals to strengthen families and community.  

Our professional editors work in partnership to develop a creator’s work while maintaining their voice and style. Our cover designers are renowned as some of the best in the market.  We work with first-time and already published authors. 

Each year we publish over 120 books and produce over 200 gift products. Our books are available nationally through major distribution companies including Ingram Content Group, Baker & Taylor, and ReaderLink as well as through major retail corporations like Deseret Book, Seagull Book, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sam’s Club, and Indigo in Canada. Cedar Fort is active in selling foreign language rights, and we attend the Frankfurt Book Fair every year to present our frontlist titles internationally. 

Cedar Fort’s merchandising department, Pioneer Plus, receives ideas for a wide variety of games, jewelry, stationary, home decor and gift items that align with our company values. We also provide support for Kickstarter programs. Please visit our Kickstarter Submissions page for more information.

USING SUBMITTABLE

Cedar Fort accepts all manuscript and product submissions through Submittable.  This form provides access to Submittable by allowing creators to sign into an existing account or be prompted to make a free account. Submissions through other channels, including physical manuscripts being mailed, risk being undiscovered or discarded.  We only accept electronic manuscripts at this time.

Read and follow the submission guidelines very carefully as failure to do so may result in premature rejection or significant delays in processing. 

The average submission consideration process takes six (6) to eight (8) months with consideration for major US holidays. Contact inquiring about submissions before this standard review period are not appreciated and only cause more delays in the work load for our acquisitions team. 

If your manuscript is submitted simultaneously to other publishers and is accepted elsewhere, we request the courtesy of letting us know so we can remove your manuscript from the acquisitions review process. 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Please fill out the form as completely as possible, including your marketing plan. Your submission is reviewed not just for its content, but as a business venture to which the publisher contributes significant capital investment. Your ability to actively support the promotion of your work and brand in the market is an important consideration during the process. Please include any audience or following you have built for your name or brand and on what platforms, if applicable. 

In harmony with our company values, we reserve the right to remove any profanity, violence, graphic, and/or sexual content in any book accepted for publication. We recommend you remove this type of content before submitting your book to us.

CURRETNLY NOT ACCEPTING
  • Memoirs (including missionary memoirs), travelogues, or family history biographies.
  • Poetry
  • Defense of the Book of Mormon or Mormonism, Apologetics
  • Short Stories
  • Horor 
  • Erotica
  • Queries and Proposals

FORMATING GUIDLINES
  • 8½" x 11" paper
  • 1-inch margins
  • 12-point font
  • Times New Roman font (Do not use any font that is hard to read or is stylized)
  • Double-spaced
  • Left-aligned
  • Cover page: On the first page include full name, address, phone number(s), email address, date submitted, and page/word counts.
  • Page headers: On each consecutive page include headers with last name, manuscript title (abbreviated if necessary), and page number. DO NOT restart pagination with each new section or chapter. [Example: Jones/My Great Novel/20]
  • Save file as .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, or .rft. It can be up to 400 MB.

Welcome!

Ready to submit your religious nonfiction manuscript? Great! Keep on reading. 

Looking for the general nonfiction page? Click here
Want to submit to a different category? Check out our submissions page.


We're specifically looking for the following genres: 
  • LDS doctrine
  • Scripture reference
  • Inspirational topics
  • Gift books
  • Historical
  • Near-death experiences

Not currently accepting:
  • Memoirs (including missionary memoirs), travelogues, and biographies
  • Defenses of the Book of Mormon or Mormonism
  • National (non-LDS/Christian) children's picture books
  • Short stories
  • Poetry
Includes all fiction for young adult and adults (typically for ages 12 and up). Genres include but are not limited to historical fiction, romance, fantasy, thriller, mystery, fairytale, adventure, regency, comedy, and science fiction.

We are continually looking for LDS fiction of all genres.
Includes but is not limited to health/diet cookbooks, make-ahead books, Dutch oven and outdoor cooking, holiday/seasonal books, desserts and sweets, and organic foods. At least 30% of manuscript must be composed of recipes to qualify as a cookbook.
We are continually looking for current or upcoming food trends and/or books from bloggers.

Typical recipe count: 50-150

We are continually looking for books that apply to a national audience over a broad range of interests and climates.
Nonfiction books for adults, including, but not limited to:
  • True Accounts of Real Life Events
  • Crafts, Hobbies, Design
  • Health & Wellness
  • History
  • Science
  • Business 
  • Religion 
  • Unique Journal Designs
  • Family and Relationships
  • Games & Entertainment
  • Reference
  • Self-Help
LDS fiction or nonfiction books for children aged 0-8 with illustrations. 
You do not need to submit illustrations, but if you have them, please include.
Maximum word count: 1500 words.

Any non-book product idea including design elements or packaging information that might be pertinent.
Congratulations on making the decision to submit to our Kickstarter program. We are looking forward to reviewing your book idea. The review process takes around 3 months. If you haven't heard anything by that time, please contact Katreina Eden at kickstarter@cedarfort.com.
Congratulations on making the decision to submit to our Kickstarter program. We are looking forward to reviewing your product idea.

PLEASE NOTE: You are required to upload sketches/drawings/illustrations of what your product looks like along with measurements. You can upload these sketches/drawings/illustrations on the next page. If you do not include sketches/drawings/illustrations, your submission will NOT be considered. Your sketches/drawings/illustrations do not need to be of professional quality but do need to be a fair representation of what your product should look like when produced. We have designers that can prepare manufacturing files for production from the use of your sketches/drawings/illustrations.

The review process takes around 3 months. If you haven't heard anything by that time, please contact Katreina Eden at kickstarter@cedarfort.com.
Early fiction and nonfiction chapter books for ages 6-10. Nonfiction includes but is not limited to science, history, health, and crafts.
Please include a 1-page, 12-pt., single-spaced synopsis and a 2 paragraph summary in your submission. 
Word count: 2,000-20,000 for chapter books.

Middle grade fiction books of all genres (ages 8-12).
Word count: 20,000-60,000

Preferred file format: .doc or docx