IRON STREAM MEDIA SUBMISSION PROCESS
WHO WE ARE
The mission of Iron Stream Media is to provide resources to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ, making disciples as we go. We publish books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God.
WHAT WE PUBLISH
New Hope Publishers
NHP publishes trade nonfiction and fiction to the mainstream Christian marketplace. All nonfiction titles must have a strong reader takeaway, with sections that thoroughly guide and instruct readers on how to apply the concepts in each book to their own lives.
For nonfiction, we are primarily looking for Christian living titles on spiritual growth, leadership, topics related to men, women, and social issues, and Bible studies.
For fiction, we are primarily looking for the genres of women’s fiction and suspense/romantic suspense. We also accept contemporary and historical romance, as well as visionary/speculative ideas. We are not, however, looking for “end times” novels. All novels should be told with a Christian worldview, although they do not require conversions to be involved. Romance novels can end with a “happy for now” ending. ALL novels must end with a sense of hope for the future.
Iron Stream Books
Iron Stream Books titles will primarily be resources for a broader twenty-first-century audience and will focus on leadership, spiritual growth, business as mission, millennials, and specialty markets. The first book to launch under the ISB imprint is Randy Hemphill’s The Restored Man (January 2019).
Ascender Books will serve a more grace-inspired audience, with resources developed from within the Spirit-led community. Titles will focus on spiritual growth, spiritual warfare, and in-depth studies of Scripture. Ascender Books will also include online studies for churches and small groups.
New Hope Kidz
New Hope Kidz will focus on picture and board books for younger readers. Storybooks and Bibles for boys and girls will also become a part of this imprint. Rivers Overseas (August 2019) by Sarah Nunnally is the premier book of the line.
We welcome submissions from authors who are not currently agented, but all submissions must follow the following guidelines. No query letters. Electronic submissions only. We do not accept submissions for poetry, scripts, or books without a strong Christian component.
All proposals must contain the following information.
Agent (when applicable) and author’s name, and all contact information (address, phone numbers, email, etc.).
A working title.
Projected word length of the manuscript.
The hook: A one-sentence statement that describes the distinguishing feature that will draw the reader in.
The premise: A seventy-five-word summary of the book. Imagine this summary is on the back cover of the book.
The takeaway: A half-page overview including what you hope to accomplish in the way of transformation in the life of the reader.
A brief profile of your reader with a clear explanation of the needs of the reader that your book meets. Also, list any additional audiences you expect your book will attract.
A listing of current books similar to yours and a brief explanation of how yours is both different and/or better.
All About You
Your biography, including your qualifications to write on this topic (if nonfiction). Include writing and work experience, as well as education and training.
A description of potential marketing channels to which you have access (e.g., contacts you have in key organizations, groups you speak to regularly, key people you know who would endorse your book, etc.).
Ideas for digital resources you might provide that add value to your print book (e.g., additional material, book club ideas, lists of resources, etc.).
A listing of your social media and blog platform. Please include monthly blog views (if applicable) and social media followers on each platform (if applicable).
A listing of any books you have published, providing titles, publisher, and approximate sales to date.
Synopsis and Samples
For nonfiction, a chapter-by-chapter annotated outline that clearly summarizes the overall content and key ideas of each chapter.
For nonfiction, two sample chapters of your book.
For fiction, a five- to seven-page synopsis of the book. This should feature the main characters, the primary conflict, twists, and the final outcome.
For fiction, also include the first three chapters (if you have been published) or the complete manuscript (if this is your first book).
Send completed proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow at least four months for review.