Information for Authors

We accept for publication in book form a small number of submissions each year, usually submitted directly by the authors. Before sending your work to us, please read carefully the ‘About Us’ pages, particularly the About SLG Press page, and also study our list to see if you think your work fits in with what we publish. Our focus is on short books which, in a Christian context, give guidance and support on prayer, including books which relate to works of prayer and spirituality from past centuries and the authors of those works.

The usual length of our publications is between 7,000 and 20,000 words. Significantly longer essays will not usually be suitable for us, although shorter items may be considered. Our preference is for un-illustrated text although we can include black-and-white illustrations if they are pertinent to the text.

We receive requests periodically for publications which could help young people or adults approaching confirmation; and for short, simple publications written for a non-academic audience of adults wishing to learn about and begin to embrace the Christian faith. We welcome for consideration submissions which might suit this market.

Please do not send extended books, dissertations, poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography or (in general) collections of sermons, essays or seminar papers by multiple authors.

If you wish to submit work for consideration you do not have to go through an agent: you may email your enquiry directly to the Editor. If you cannot send your proposal by email, please send it by post to:

The Editor, SLG Press,
Convent of the Incarnation,
Fairacres, Parker Street,
Oxford, OX4 1TB.
United Kingdom.

Please do not send us original documents, such as manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, since we cannot accept responsibility for irreplaceable materials.

We shall respond to your proposal as soon as we can, but we are a small organisation and response times will inevitably vary. We expect to publish accepted submissions within a year, depending on the extent of editing required.

Should your manuscript be accepted, we shall ask you to affirm that your work has not previously been published, and that you have no present intention of publishing elsewhere. We are a not-for-profit organisation and are unable to provide remuneration or royalties for our authors but, on publication, we provide you with a number of gratis copies of your work, together with the opportunity to buy further copies at trade prices while the book is in print.

We shall also ask you to conform to our Guidelines for Authors, which relate principally to the preparation and presentation of manuscripts, including the format in which they can be received, our house style, the obtaining of copyright and other permissions, and the editorial and production process. We expect you to use gender-neutral language, except in any specific instances where, given the context, this is not viable.

We should like to encourage you in the creative process of writing and, where appropriate, to submit your proposal to us. If you have material other than that described above which you think may interest us, please email the Editor.

If there’s a book you really want to read,
but it hasn’t been written yet,
then you must write it.

Toni Morrison