Written by Emily Harstone August 20th, 2020

Veritas Publishing: Open to Book Proposals

Veritas is Ireland’s leading religious publisher. They also are a retailer, with stores across Ireland. They publish over 40 books each year in the areas of theology, scripture, prayer, spirituality, parenting, counselling, children’s issues, social commentary, and liturgical resources. They also publish religious educational text for use in Irish schools.

To get a good feel for what they publish visit their online catalogue

They are owned by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and their primary function is to serve the needs of the Irish Church.

Many of the books they publish cover the broader life of Christians, including Cancer: A Circle of Seasons by Anne Alcock, which is a book of prayer, poetry and journal suggestions to help and support those dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and Wrestling with God by Ronald Rolheiser.

Even though they are based in Ireland and have the best distribution there, they are open to general submissions, as long as they are not focused on audiences outside of Ireland. Only submit if you think your work directly intersects with what they publish.

Proposals must include the following:
A cover letter
A brief biography
2-3 sample chapters
A brief synopsis of your book proposal

All submissions must be made via email. They try to respond to all submissions within 13 weeks.

To learn more about their submission guidelines go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsThe 2019 Guide to Manuscript PublishersSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.

She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals.

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