ManuSCRIPTS

Joy Publishing is accepting a very limited number of manuscripts at this time.  Please contact us via the email form before sending a manuscript.  

WHAT TO INCLUDE:

A cover letter that answers these questions:
What is the book’s subject matter and approach?
Specifically for whom is the book written?
What distinguishes your book from others on the subject?
What need or purpose does your book fulfill that the others do not?
What are your qualifications for writing this book?
Why is your book appropriate for Joy Publishing?

Also, please include:
A sample chapter or two.
A brief one-paragraph synopsis of each of the other chapters.
If you are submitting a previously published book, please send a digital copy of the book in lieu of a manuscript.

What NOT to Submit:
A physical copy of your manuscript unless instructed to do so.
Do not send audio cassettes, computer disks, or video tapes in lieu of typed manuscripts.

Although Joy Publishing does extensive editing on manuscripts, we do not have the staff for re-writing, ghost-writing, or to serve as coauthors. You may want to contact local universities or colleges, writers guilds, or editorial services for such assistance. Joy does not review proposals for tracts; booklets; sermons; dissertations; four-color children’s storybooks; coloring books; game, puzzle, or craft books; art books; cookbooks; charts; books of quotation or poetry; short story collections; plays; romances; Sunday school curriculum; high school textbooks; or books on tape. Thank you for your understanding about these necessary policies in regard to the large quantity of proposals we receive each year.