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Manuscript Proposal Form

 

FGP publishing is dedicated to publishing, in a variety of formats, excellent, God glorifying, scripturally saturated, Christ centered books that promote biblical understanding and godly living. Our publications are guided firstly by Scripture and subordinately by 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.

Our titles range from popular books designed to help all readers grow in Christian thought and service to academic works that advance biblical and theological scholarship. Our mission is to serve Christ and his church by producing clear, practical, fresh, engaging, and insightful applications of Reformed theology to daily life.

If you are interested in submitting a book idea or manuscript in keeping with the mission stated above, FGP publishing welcomes your proposal.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.     Fill out the entire form below.

2.     Submit a proposal and three sample chapters only, even if  your manuscript is complete. In general we require sample chapters in order to process your proposal.

3.     Submit your finished proposal electronically to freegracepress.com.

Please note: Any expression of interest should not be understood as an offer to publish.

You can expect a response to your proposal within one to three months of its submission. We will not respond to, or return, proposals submitted by mail. Should we decline your proposal, we may not respond to further queries about it.

1. Manuscript Information

Title:

Subtitle (if any):

Is your submission being sent simultaneously to other publishers?

Which category (or categories) best describes your book?

  • Apologetics
  • Bible Study Aid
  • Biography
  • Christian Issues and Ethics
  • Christian Living
  • Church History
  • Church Resources
  • Commentary
  • Counseling
  • Fiction
  • Theology
  • Women’s Resources
  • Youth Resources

At what level is your manuscript written? 

  • Academic (written for college/seminary students, professors, and/or scholars)
  • Pastoral/professional (written for pastors and/or ministry or counseling professionals)
  • Semi-popular (accessible to laypeople with a greater theological background)
  • Popular (more conversational style, assumes less background knowledge)
  • Teen
  • Children (give approximate grade level): 

Who is your target audience?

Is the manuscript finished?

If not, when will it be? (mm/yyyy)

Has the manuscript—or any part of the manuscript—been previously published (i.e., made available online or in print)?

If so, where?

2. Author/Editor Contact Information

Author/Editor Name:                        

Address:

Phone:                           

E-mail:   

Agent’s Name (if any):

Agent’s Contact Details:

3. Author Details

Present employment:

Church affiliation:

Education:

Professional organizations:

Previous books or articles published (if any):

How would you like your name to appear on the book’s cover?     

4. Manuscript Summaries and Details

Summarize your book in approximately 30 words:

Summarize your book in approximately 150 words, with a specific focus on the book’s benefit for the reader:

Provide brief chapter summaries showing how you develop your book’s themes/material:

What main points are you communicating?

Do you see any books competing with yours? Please list them.

How is yours different?

Are any FGP Publishing titles similar to your submission? (Please take a look at our list:  

http://www.freegracepress.com

If so, which ones?

5. Marketing

Please provide three or four specific, attention-grabbing selling points in answer to the following questions, showing how your book is compelling and unique.

Provide examples of how readers will benefit from reading your book. (Don’t focus on what the book does, but what difference it will make in the life of the reader.)

                  Readers will…

Example: Better understand the unity of the Bible.

                  1. 

                  2. 

                  3.

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Provide examples of what is new, distinctive, or groundbreaking about your book. (Why would someone pick up this book rather than a different one?) 

My book…

Example: Teaches readers how to study biblical narratives for themselves by asking key questions of the text.

                  1. 

                  2. 

                  3.

6. Other Manuscript Details

Which Bible translation(s) do you use?

Do you use proper Hebrew or Greek?

If so, do you use text that is Unicode compliant?

Do you use transliterated Hebrew or Greek?

What is the estimated word count of your final manuscript?

7. Promotion Details

If applicable, provide a list (including contact details) of recognized authorities on your proposal’s topic who have read it and would be willing to offer prepublication comment.

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If available, give any endorsements already made (with name and contact info of endorser):

Would any ministries or organizations with which you are connected be interested in making bulk purchases of your submission?

 If so, list here:

What theological journals, magazines, or blogs most likely would review a book on the topic you have written about?

Have you spoken, or will you speak, at any events relevant to your proposal?

8. Academic Submissions Only

 All sections must be filled out.

Which one of these three categories best defines your book?

  • Introductory: Suitable for beginners at the college and seminary level.
  • Intermediate: Presupposes prior knowledge about or an introductory course on the subject matter.
  • Advanced: Presupposes significant prior knowledge about or an intermediate-level course on the subject matter.

At your institution:

How will this text be used at your institution?

  • Primary text
  • Supplementary text
  • Other (please explain):

Which class(es) will use this book?

How many students take the class(es) per year?

How frequently is/are the class(es) offered?

At other institutions:

List the professors at other institutions whom you know are likely to adopt the text for their classes. Please contact them to confirm this and to gauge student numbers. The more professors, institutions, and courses you can list, the stronger your application will be.

Professor

Institution

Course

# of Students

At other institutions:

List the professors at other institutions whom you know are likely to adopt the text for their classes. Please contact them to confirm this and to gauge student numbers. The more professors, institutions, and courses you can list, the stronger your application will be.

Professor

Institution

Course

# of Students

In order for your proposal to be processed efficiently, please submit an annotated outline and 2–3 chapters of your book in a separate Microsoft Word or RTF file.

 

Thank you for your proposal.