Submit A Proposal

Submit A Proposal

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Thank you for your interest in The Pilgrim Press! Please note that we currently do not review the following genres: autobiographies, biographies, children’s (Bible) stories, dissertations, fiction, memoirs, poetry or repurposed collections of newspaper articles. If your proposal falls into any of these genres, it will not be considered.

Because of the volume of proposals we receive, the review process can take three to twelve weeks or longer. If your proposal meets our criteria and list building strategy, we will contact you for additional information.

We discourage the unsolicited submission of complete manuscripts and cannot be responsible for their return unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Again, thank you!

Please complete the form below:

Section A: About You  
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
I count myself as a member of one of the following churches: African Methodist EpiscopalAlliance of BaptistsAmerican BaptistCatholic (Roman)Christian (Disciples of Christ)Christian Methodist EpiscopalEpiscopalEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMetropolitan CommunityOrthodox (Greek, Russian, etc.)Presbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in AmericaUnited Church of CanadaUnited Church of ChristUnited Congregational (SA)United MethodistUnited Reformed (UK)Uniting Church in Australia
I count myself as a follower of one of these traditions: BuddhistConfucianHinduJewishMuslimTaoistOtherI am spiritual, but not religious
Select any or all that apply NoneClergyDirector of educationDirector of musicLay member ProfessorYouth MinisterOther ministry professional
   
Section B: About Your Manuscript/Proposal  

NOTE:  The Pilgrim Press is focusing on four major subject areas, which includes the following sub-groups:

 

Spiritual Health & Wellness: Focusing on self-help, spirituality, social issues, health, wellness, sexual identity, and sexual health

 

Leadership & Congregations: Focusing on experienced pastors, laypersons, new pastors/clergy, UCC identity, conflict, conflict management/resolution, church growth, church renewal, and hospitality

 

Pastoral Ministry: Focusing on biblical studies, chaplaincy, course adoptions, pastoral care, pastoral counseling, preaching, and seminary texts

 

Worship: Focusing on church resources, guides, how-to/planning, church school/education, Bible, children’s, youth, young adult (teen), and GenY

   
Based on the above subject areas and sub-groups, in which area does your book apply?
Have you spoken with the editor of The Pilgrim Press. If so, then please state who, when, and where. (If someone has recommended you to us, please include his or her name.)
Please select two or three groups who will be the main purchasers (or users) of your proposed book? AdultsChristian educatorsChoir directorsChurch leadersElementary childrenGeneral readersMen's groupsParents/familiesPastors/ministersPreschool/childrenProfessors/academicsSenior adultsSeminary studentsStudy groupsWomen's groupsWorship leaders/plannersYoung Adults (ages 14-20)Youth (ages 5-13)
What are your proposed title and subtitle? Please also offer three or four alternatives
How long is your manuscript? Or, how long do you anticipate it will be? 20,000 words – 64 page book25,000 words – 80 page book30,000 words – 96 page book35,000 words – 112 page book40,000 words – 128 page book45,000 words – 144 page book50,000 words – 160 page book55,000 words – 176 page book60,000 words – 192 page book65,000 words – 208 page book70,000 words – 224 page book75,000 words – 240 page book80,000 words or more
In 250 words (or less), what is the thesis or main point of your proposal?
Include each chapter title and a paragraph or two that describes that chapter’s thesis or contents.

 

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What other books are already available on this subject? (Do not simply state that your book is unique. Relate it to two or three books in your subject.)

 

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What makes your proposal distinctive when compared to other books in this subject? How will your proposal stand out in a crowd? Why should bookstore buyers add your title to their already crowded shelf of options?

 

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What education, training, skills or experiences qualify you to author this book? How will these benefit the reader?

 

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How much of this proposal is already written in manuscript form? How long do you estimate it will take you to finish your first draft? (Note: Don't state that it is already a completed dissertation. How long will it take you to put it into book form?)

 

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Section C: About Marketing/Publicity  
Are you a part of any social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc)? If so, please list. If not, are you willing to join one or more?
Do you have a personal website or blog? (please list) Are you willing to get one?
Do you have or will you attain a personal publicist?
Do you have access to personal networks (group emails) in which The Pilgrim Press can send e-notes to?
Are you apart of a collegiate and/or academic-based fraternity or sorority? If so, which one(s)
Will you be attending any events (annual/biennial), personal or business, in which book promotion is a possible?
Are you often called to be a presenter or speaker at various speaking engagements?
Are you connected with local or regional-area book stores? If so, please list.