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Writer's Guidelines

Friends United Press publishes 2-5 books a year (Quaker/Friends history, theology, biography, spirituality, peace and justice) as well as curriculum. Friends United Press publishes works that reflect Friends United Meeting’s Christian Quaker heritage and support the FUM purpose statement: “to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved, and obeyed as Teacher and Lord.”


1. Submit cover letter, proposal and two or three chapters, double-spaced text. Include SASE for return of unaccepted material. Electronic submissions of proposals are also accepted. Response time varies from 3 to 6 months.
2. If there is more interest, we require one hard copy of the complete manuscript and an electronic version on an IMB-compatible disk in Microsoft Word.

Editorial policy:

1. Manuscripts are reviewed by the editor and at least one outside reader.
2. Friends United Press views the author-editor relationship as a collaborative one.
3. We commit to publishing the book within one year after acceptance of the final version of the manuscript.
4. Final decisions on book and cover design rest with Friends United Press.

Business policy:

1. Works for publication are under formal contract between Friends United Press and the author. Friends United Press takes responsibility for copyrighting the work in the author’s name.
2. Friends United Press pays a standard royalty, currently 7 ˝ percent of Press income on the book after production expenses are met. No advances.
3. Authors are expected to help market their books; authors receive 3 “author copies” at no charge and may purchase additional books at a significant discount for direct sales.
4. The business activity of Friends United Press is reviewed three times a year and is accountable to the FUM General Board.


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