Written by Emily Harstone September 12th, 2019

Enclave Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Enclave was formerly known Marcher Lord Press, which was founded by Jeff Gerke in 2008. Enclave was bought and rebranded by a Christian Fiction agent named Steve Laube in 2014. It was sold to the newly-formed Gilead in 2016 but Steve Laube continues to be the publisher.

There is a conflict of interest when an agent or agency is involved directly in a publishing house, but it is becoming more common, and in this particular case, it seems to be working so far.

Enclave is a Christian imprint that focuses entirely on publishing speculative fiction which they define as Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Supernatural. This work must have a strong Christian element. It must take into account “the Evangelical Christian” world view. It must also be between 75,000 and 140,000 words in length. It must be aimed at YA or adult readers.

They have an acquisition form that they ask you to fill out to submit.

I have not seen their contract, nor do they outline royalties on their website.

Their website is easy to use and their covers range from OK to excellent. Most of the books they’ve released have sold relatively well on Amazon and they have a number of positive reviews. I’m not sure who their print distributor is, or if they have one, but I suspect they would focus only on Christian bookstores.

To learn more please visit their website here.


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