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Publisher: Anaiah Press

We have a new addition to the Publishers page. Anaiah Press is a Christian publisher handling a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres.

PrideThe Anaiah Presence imprint includes adult genre fiction, focusing on speculative fiction, thriller and suspense, science fiction, supernatural, and dystopian. The editors in this imprint are looking for books that are “light on romance, and heavy on the spiritual/emotional warfare.”

As a Christian press, we publish books with a strong inspirational theme and/or a message of faith.

The Anaiah Surge imprint encompasses genre fiction for upper Young Adult and New Adult audiences. The Anaiah Adventures imprint is for children’s stories up to middle grade.

The company releases books in digital format first, and then plans moves into audio and print. Anaiah pays royalties of 40 percent net for digital format (which is high for a traditional publisher) and 9–12 percent net on all other formats (I’ve heard 12 percent is typical, but 9 percent strikes me as low).

winter in the soulCheck the publisher’s “Wish Lists” for the names of editors who are accepting unsolicited submissions and what genres they handle. For some of us, the word count limits may be an obstacle:

Anaiah Presence: 45,000–110,000
Anaiah Surge: 45,000–90,000
Anaiah Adventures: < 60,000

Nevertheless, I’m always encouraged when I can discover a publisher working in our space. From the looks of their blog, the folks at Anaiah Press have been at it since January. They’re also looking for bloggers to review books and participate in blog tours.

I met an editor from Anaiah at a writers conference here in Florida. If you run into editors at conferences in your area who are accepting submissions in our genre, please let me know so I can add them to the list.

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About Kristen Stieffel

Kristen Stieffel is a writer and freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction. She's a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Christian Editor Connection, and American Christian Fiction Writers.

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