Submission Guidelines

We are not accepting submissions at this time.


Walnut Springs Press
Submissions Guidelines


Types of Book We Publish
Walnut Springs Press would be happy to review your manuscript. We will consider a wide variety of manuscripts, including fiction (historical romance, contemporary romance, and mystery/suspense), nonfiction (inspiration, LDS Church doctrine, children’s activity books, gift books, and seasonal books), and any other work that might interest a mainstream LDS audience. While we publish some books that are general Christian in nature, we only consider books that meet LDS Church standards. We will not accept manuscripts that contain offensive material such as profanity, vulgarity, excessive violence, or sexually explicit scenes.

At the present time, we are specifically seeking manuscripts in the following categories:
  • Romantic suspense/mystery for the LDS market
  • Suspense/mystery for the LDS market
  • Inspirational romance for general Christian market
  • Inspirational romance for LDS market
  • Inspirational nonfiction for the LDS market
We will NOT accept the following:
  • Manuscripts over 90,000 words in length
  • Children’s picture books
Submissions Instructions

What to Send to Us
Send a complete manuscript along with a cover letter. The cover letter should include your background in relation to the book, the intended audience of your book, a description of what motivated you to write this book, and what makes this book stand out from similar titles in the marketplace. Please indicate in your cover letter whether or not this is a simultaneous submission, i.e., whether or not the manuscript is currently being considered by other publishers.

For fiction submissions, please include a short synopsis of the story. For nonfiction submissions, please include an outline or summary. Also, be sure to cite quotations from other sources. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, it is your responsibility to obtain permission to use all copyrighted quotations that do not meet U.S. Fair Use standards.

How to Send Us Your Manuscript
Please email your manuscript, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to submissions@leatherwoodpress.com. Do not send your manuscript in pieces but rather as ONE document. Manuscripts emailed in multiple files will not be considered. Do not include photos or graphics in your manuscript. Do not typeset or design your manuscript or send it in pdf format. Do not add extra formatting to your manuscript.

If you cannot email your manuscript, please follow the instructions above and send, on a CD or thumb drive, the manuscript file, cover letter, and synopsis or summary (as Microsoft Word files) to: Submissions, Walnut Springs Press, ATTN: Submissions, 4110 S. Highland Drive, Suite 340, Salt Lake City, Utah 84124

Please allow six to nine months for a response. We appreciate your interest in publishing with us.

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