Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Submissions (WhiteFire Publishing)

I'm coming at you today in my role as editor for WhiteFire Publishing with a fun announcement! WFP is planning to launch its young reader line, and we need submissions! We're currently seeking:

  • Children's Picture Books (text or with illustrations)
  • Illustrators
  • Middle grade fiction (both lower and upper)
  • Young Adult novels (all genres)

WhiteFire is a small, traditional Christian publisher whose motto is "Where Spirit Meets the Page." We love books with a strong hook, engaging characters, and where the light of the Lord comes shining through. Faith themes don't necessarily have to be overt, but all our books must uphold our beliefs.

If you have a story you'd like to submit, please send the following to r.white@whitefire-publishing.com:

A cover letter that includes your contact info, book title, genre, and word count. PLUS a proposal (Word doc attachment) that includes:

  • A 1-sentence hook
  • A 1-3 paragraph blurb
  • Status of manuscript (completed? completed by?)
  • Series info, if applicable
  • Full bio, including sales history if any
  • Marketing/promotional overview (to whom the book is targeted and how you’ll appeal to them)
  • Comparable titles
  • A 2-3 page synopsis (for full length books. Shorter for shorter stories is fine!)
  • Sample. For a full length novel, this should be the first three chapters. For a shorter book, 1-2 chapters. For a picture book, send the complete text. 

If you're an artist and would like to be on our roster of illustrators, please send the following to r.white@whitefire-publishing.com:
  • a sample of your work (however many you feel gives a good sampling of your range)
  • your rates, flexibility, and whether or not you'd consider working for royalties or only on a paid-upfront basis.
  • contact info

We're creating a file of illustrators right now that we can reference as needed.
Check out our current titles at www.WhiteFire-Publishing.com. If you have any questions, feel free to email me with them at roseannamwhite@gmail.com or leave them in the comments below!


  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful opportunity!

  2. This looks fantastic! I'm going to submit something in the next few days.


  3. This is awesome! I'm hoping to submit something soon here! Just gotta put together the blurbs and such needed. Is there a deadline you want or need submissions by?

    1. Nope, we'll be open for submissions for this line from here on out.