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 100 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, stationery, home decor, and gift items that align with our company values. 


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 thirty (30) days with consideration for major US holidays. Contact inquiring about submissions before this standard review period is 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. 

If you would like to participate in our Self-Publishing services, please go to https://www.cedarfort.com/pages/publishingservice for further details and to contact our representative.


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.


  • Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Erotica
  • Queries and Proposals
  • Fiction (all genres)


  • 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.

Cedar Fort is now accepting online courses, classes, and seminar submissions.  Please submit the following:   

Annotated Outline: a detailed outline for every section or module of your course


Growing a following on social media

1. Section One: Creating Super Fans

i. Video: what is a superfan 

Video discusses what a superfan is and why you want them. 3 mins

ii. Ebook: how to create superfans:

Superfans are created when people are obsessed with the content that you produce. There are several steps to creating a superfan. 

a. Create content that is directed to the type of fans you are building

b. Always post new, fresh, content. 

iii. Downloadable PDF coloring page. 

iv. Podcast: 30 minutes talking to superfans about why they love to be superfans   

Formats you can integrate into your course

Price suggestion

Please research what similar courses are going for online.  

You should have a personal platform from which to launch and support your course/ seminar.  You will be expected to continue to bring people to the course via your platform or social media for the life of the course.  


Includes all fiction for the LDS reader of all genres. These stories will include a specific reference to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Genres include but are not limited to historical fiction, romance, fantasy, thriller, mystery, fairytale, adventure, regency, comedy, and science fiction.


Middle grade fiction books of all genres (ages 8-12).

Please provide the full manuscript in your submission.

Word count: 20,000-60,000

Preferred file format: .doc or docx


We are looking for fiction in this age group ( ages 18 and up) in these specific genres: romances set during the British Regency period (1811-1820) and retellings of classic fairy tales. 

All instances of profanity, sex, sexual innuendos, or suggestive scenes/comments/phrases, graphic violence, and consumption of alcohol, drugs, or other illicit substances must be removed from the manuscript prior to submitting. Failure to remove these items may result in the premature rejection of your manuscript. 


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:

  • Short stories
  • Poetry
Early nonfiction chapter books for ages 6-10. This 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.

Preferred file format: .doc or docx
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

Fiction or nonfiction books for children aged 0-8 with an LDS-specific theme and illustrations. We would like the ability for one character to be customizable (be able to enter a child's name and attributes into the book).

You do not need to submit illustrations, but if you have them, please include.

Maximum word count: 1500 words.

Fiction or nonfiction books for children aged 0-8 with a general religious theme and illustrations. We would like one character to be customizable, which means the name and attributes of the main character should be able to change.

You do not need to submit illustrations, but if you have them, please include samples.

Maximum word count: 1500 words.

Any non-book product idea including design elements or packaging information that might be pertinent. If you are submitting a book manuscript, please choose another option.


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.

Cedar Fort, Inc.