Author Submission Guidelines

Courageous Heart Press is currently accepting author submissions for non-fiction titles. Please read the guidelines below carefully before submitting your proposal.

Email your proposal to with the  subject line: Book Proposal—Courageous Heart Press

Required Information for Book Proposals

  1. A query letter explaining what the book is about, for whom it is written, why you are the right person to write it, and how your book differs from others on the same topic
  2. Proposed title for your book
  3. Current status of the manuscript and the date the full manuscript will be available
  4. Estimated word count of the completed manuscript
  5. A short description of the book (approximately 25 words.)
  6. A 250-word description of the book (suggested content for the back of the book or online sales page)
  7. Table of Contents (including brief chapter overviews summarizing the content for each chapter)
  8. The introduction and first chapter of your manuscript
  9. A 150-word author bio
  10. A current resume or CV that lists all relevant education, academic and professional positions, and previous publications (including both books and articles)
  11. A comprehensive list of your previously published books, including title, publisher(s), year(s), and ISBN
  12. A list of five to seven people who would likely provide an endorsement for the book
  13. A list of current, comparable titles available on the market with notes explaining the similarities and differences to your book
  14. A list of five journals, magazines, or blogs that should review the book
  15. A list of upcoming speaking engagements or other events where you plan to market your book
  16. An explanation of how this book fits into your larger business/marketing plan
  17. Any other details that you believe we should consider as we review your project