Deseret Book is a publisher and retailer that publishes and promotes a variety of books, all of which reflect the values espoused by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Books we are interested in will be
Due to a backlog of submissions and manuscripts already in development in key categories, we are currently not accepting unsolicited manuscripts for the following genres: Gospel Teachings, History, Biography, Self-Help and Scripture Reference. When needs change for these genres, we will change this message.
In addition, we are not interested in the following genres: business and finance, cookbooks, family histories, memoirs, poetry, or personal journals.
In the meantime, we will still receive submissions for: Inspiration, Family/Parenting, Children’s (including middle-grade), Youth and Fiction. We will consider manuscripts that are being submitted simultaneously to other publishers; however, please let us know you are submitting elsewhere so misunderstandings can be avoided.
In addition to books published under the Deseret Book imprint, we also appeal to a values-based, general market through our Shadow Mountain and Ensign Peak imprints. While both imprints are intended for a national market, Shadow Mountain specializes in non-religious books while Ensign Peak titles are generally religious in nature. To learn more about Shadow Mountain or to submit a manuscript intended for this imprint, please visit shadowmountain.com. The Ensign Peak website is currently in development. In the meantime, please submit manuscripts intended for this imprint through Deseret Book. Please note that all submissions submitted through the Deseret Book and Shadow Mountain websites go through the same review process and will be considered for all three imprints.
LDS Living Magazine, Shadow Mountain Records, and Excel Entertainment are also divisions of Deseret Book. To submit an article query to LDS Living or a music demo to Shadow Mountain Records, please visit their individual websites. For questions regarding Excel Entertainment, please contact Arthur Van Wagenen at firstname.lastname@example.org.