What We are Looking for: Submission Guidelines

We are looking for heartfelt, wholesome, exciting and edgy inspirational fiction stories. 

Your characters can be preachy or not, as long as the story is written from a Christian world view, and the tone of the dialogue fits the story. We especially love stories that may or may not fit in the traditional "Christian Fiction" box, but have over-all themes of redemption, faith, hope, and love.


GENRES WE ACCEPT
Main Stream, Women's Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Political Thrillers, Legal Thrillers, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Young Adult (if your genre is not listed here, email us, we probably want it).

For ROMANCE Manuscripts: Submit to our sister imprint: Forever Love Christian Romances.

WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR:
Please do not submit manuscripts for: Horror, Paranormal, Inter-planetary Speculative, Erotica, or Children’s books, Non-fiction (unless it is a memoir written as a novel).


Submission Guidelines:

  • No profanity or graphic sex, or excessive violence
  • Stories must be written from Christian world view, but not required to be preachy (See Statement of Faith below)
  • In stories with romances and married relationships, women and men MUST BE EQUAL PARTNERS. 
  • Manuscripts with racial or sex stereotypes will not be accepted  
  • Only well-edited manuscripts will be accepted. Each contracted manuscript gets a professional edit from us during the production process, but we expect mss to be in very good shape before we receive them. Grammerly is  a great editing tool for writers. Authors may want to consider getting their manuscripts professionally edited before submitting, as poorly edited mss may not receive a full reading and will likely be rejected.
Submissions are accepted by email or snail-mail, but we prefer snail-mail and will give priority to mss submitted by our preferred method.

  • If submitting by email: Type YOUR NAME followed by YOUR GENRE followed by NP SUBMISSION in the subject box
  • Put page number, working title, and author name in header of every page (with author contact info on Title page)
  • Manuscript should in Times New Roman, 11pt font, and double-spaced
  • We prefer Book PROPOSALS submitted email. Put query in email, and send synopsis as email attachment. Also, as a separate attachment, include the first three chapters.We accept full manuscripts via email but prefer snail-mail.
  • Snail-mail submission will receive priority readings

We will respond as soon as possible to let you know we received your submission. We receive many submissions. Please allow up to four months for a reply concerning whether or not your mss has been accepted for a publishing contract.* **

* Books of at least 20,000 words will be published as e-books 
* For books of 50,000 words or more, we will publish as both print and e-book


WHAT WE ASK OF AUTHORS:
* Provide a quality, edited, manuscript of 20,000 words or more
* Willingness to work as a team to help your book succeed.

** We cannot guarantee the success of your book. All we can say is that we will work with you every step of the way to give your book every advantage we can. After the release of your book, we  actively market the line, but it is up to you, the author, to do everything you can  to help your book stand out. There are never any guarantees in the book world.

You must be willing to market and market hard


 STATEMENT OF FAITH (Please Read Before Submitting)
  1. We believe in the authority & reliability of the the Bible as the only source of doctrine
  2. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ as Almighty God and Creator. He is Immanuel--God with us.
  3. We believe in the Fall of humanity & the subsequent need of a Redeemer to forgive us of our sins, give eternal life, and brings us into eternal fellowship with our Creator
  4. We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, the only Christ
  5. We believe in his physical resurrection from the dead 
  6. We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit and that the bodies of all believers become the temples of the Living God through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
  7. We believe that the Church consists of all believers (Body of Christ), regardless of denomination or lack thereof
  8. We believe in the physical resurrection of all who have died in the Lord
  9. We believe in the physical and visible return of Jesus Christ to this earth 
  10. We believe that salvation comes only through repentance and a heartfelt confession of faith in the Risen Son of God (Romans 10:9-13)
  11. We believe that, in the beginning, God ordained marriage as between one man and one woman, who were created to love each other and have equal dominion over all other creation (to responsibly manage earthly resources), but that dominion was not given to one human being over another based on sex. 
As Previously Stated:
Our preferred method of receiving manuscripts is by snail-mail. Paper mss, received by snail-mail, will receive priority readings. Make them double-spaced, printed one side only, with title, page numbers, and author's name in header of each page:
  mail to:
ONE WAY PRESS
113 Cotton Court
Auburndale, FL 33823

Email manuscripts and/or questions to onewaypress at gmail dot com