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 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 four (4) to six (6) months 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.
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.
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING
- Memoirs (including missionary memoirs), travelogues, or family history biographies.
- Defenses of the Book of Mormon or Mormonism, Apologetics
- Short Stories
- Queries and Proposals
- Young Adult Fiction
- Middle Grade Fiction
- 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)
- 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.
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.
Welcome!Ready to submit your religious nonfiction manuscript? Great! Keep on reading.
We're specifically looking for the following genres:
- LDS doctrine
- Scripture reference
- Inspirational topics
- Gift books
- 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
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
We are continually looking for current or upcoming food trends and/or books from bloggers.
Typical recipe count: 50-150
- True Accounts of Real Life Events
- Crafts, Hobbies, Design
- Health & Wellness
- Unique Journal Designs
- Family and Relationships
- Games & Entertainment
Fiction or nonfiction books for children aged 0-8 with an LDS-specific theme and illustrations.
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.
You do not need to submit illustrations, but if you have them, please include samples.
Maximum word count: 1500 words.