Cedar Creek Publishing is a Virginia publisher of books by exceptional and regional award-winning Virginia authors. Some authors are just emerging on the scene and Cedar Creek is proud to be launching their first book. Other authors have proven themselves with previously published works and Cedar Creek is proud to be added to their portfolio of publishing successes.
"Giving back" is a principle upon which Cedar Creek Publishing was founded. Beyond the writing ability, another important characteristic of Cedar Creek authors is their role as teachers and mentors. Aside from the book talks and book sales, these authors are our Literary Partners to inspire and encourage future writing talent. Every Cedar Creek author is committed to sharing knowledge about the writing and publishing process.
With a foundation of exceptional writing talent and the authors' shared mission of perpetuating the literary scene, it's only natural Cedar Creek books will stand out as being exceptional, too! While we prefer to publish books with a Virginia setting or theme, we'll occasionally make an exception simply because the manuscript is too good not to publish!
Cedar Creek titles are currently published in one of the following categories:
ANTHOLOGIES - collections of award-winning or juried short fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. (Limited to Virginia writers' groups, schools, and other literary-loving organizations. Virginia setting or theme not required.)
Coming Soon! ART - books, note cards, postcards & more (Limited to Virginia setting or theme.)
CHILDREN'S BOOKS - intended for the educational market with a study and discussion guide or study aids. (Limited to Virginia setting or theme.)
GENERAL FICTION - selected from manuscripts and award-winning contest entries that educate, entertain and inspire. (A Virginia setting or theme preferred, but not required.)
LEGACY BOOKS - diaries, letters or memoirs compiled by one generation for the next. (Should have a strong connection to Virginia.)
POETRY - collections of poetry by regional award-winning poets. (Should contain some poetry with a Virginia setting or theme.)
REGIONAL HISTORY - compiled, written and edited by local historians. (Limited to Virginia - state or regional - only.)
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & a few no-no's
Mailed or e-mailed query letters are welcome during the months of JUNE thru AUGUST when we have time to read manuscripts. If sent before or after those months, expect a delay in response. Include full contact information, bio and (if applicable) a list of previous books published with ISBNs. The addition of a synopsis is preferred for works of fiction and non-fiction. For e-mail, DO NOT send attachments. Include all information in the body of your e-mail. For mail, only send query letter, bio, list of books, and synopsis. DO NOT send sample chapters or full manuscripts unless requested. Effective beginning the summer of 2013, we will be using Submittable.com for manuscript submissions. If you are not familiar with Submittable.com, please visit their website and establish an account (it's free) so you will be prepared in time for our submission period.
NOTE: This summer we will be reviewing manuscripts for possible publication beginning in 2016. Our manuscript selection period for possible publication in 2014 and 2015 is closed.
Linda M. Layne, Publisher
P. O. Box 115
Bremo Bluff, VA 23022
P.S. DO NOT bother sending a query letter if your manuscript has excessive violence or profanity!