Although each publishing house has their submission guidelines, there are always parts of the query letter and synopsis that are left undefined, or perhaps it is assumed that everyone is in agreement that they should be professionally presented, yet again, this is often undefined. So we at Castle Gate Press would like to give you a […]
I get a lot, a lot, a lot of Christian middle grade fantasy in my inbox. And I would love to sell some of that. Here’s how you can move to the top of the slush pile: Pay attention to the mechanics If you have trouble with verb tenses or points of view or misplaced […]
With the beginning of the year, one of my goals has been to catch up on reading through submissions. As I’ve reviewed queries and submission over the last month, I’ve noticed a few issues that repeatedly come up which virtually always lead to a rejection letter. The following suggestions won’t necessarily lead to a contract, but they […]
As Castle Gate Press approaches its one year anniversary of accepting submissions of novels with a twist of the fantastic, we see a marked increase in the number of submissions we receive each month. The word is getting out, and there are several reasons why: 1) Excellent content on our blog. Our Fantastic Fiction blog contains articles with […]
Writers, you may be wavering. Perhaps you’ve been shopping your manuscript around for a while, not getting a hit with traditional publishers. So you’re considering submitting to small print-on-demand presses like Castle Gate Press. Or should you self-publish? These days, self-publishing is relatively easy, and some people are making plenty of money at it. Since […]
THE TIME HAS COME! Castle Gate Press Is now accepting submissions SUBMISSION GUIDELINES If you write fiction from a Christian worldview that has a twist of the unusual, the strange, or the fantastic, we’d love to take a look at it. Click above for more information.
Castle Gate Press starts accepting submissions on Jan. 1. For info, check out our submissions page. AND have a terrific new year! May all your writing projects come to a successful conclusion!
If we like what we see in your query and think it fits within the niche we are seeking to fill, we will ask you to submit a proposal. We request that you use the following format so we can adequately evaluate your submission. Click on the section titles for more information about each. Cover […]