To Prospective Oracle Press Authors
Starting in 2010, Oracle Press began to offer a range of original works, primarily in the field of contemporary spirituality and mysticism. The following are the categories of literature that we are accepting for publication under the Oracle Press imprint:
- Non-fiction works on contemporary spirituality, including life journeys that show how God or our higher consciousness manifests in our lives in the 21st Century, and what spiritual freedom is or can be;
- Non-fiction and contemporary fiction dealing with themes important to the Oracle Institute, including sacred activism, gender equality, racial harmony, religious tolerance, nonviolence and peacemaking, economic justice, and environmentalism;
- Speculative fiction about utopias/dystopias, extraterrestrial life, scientific theories regarding the nature of the Universe, and the social impact of new technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Oracle Press is and will remain a small publishing house that will produce one to three original works per year. These primarily will be non-fiction books of world-class quality and enduring appeal that will last as a permanent record of this current age of transition. Each work will be an affordable hardcover or paperback between 150 and 400 pages in length.
Manuscripts should be sent in digital and hard copy format, following the guidelines found in How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen (or similar manual). PLEASE DO NOT SEND COMPLETE MANUSCRIPTS UNLESS REQUESTED.
Prospective authors should send their proposals only if they are strongly committed to actively publicizing their books, as this industry has become extraordinarily competitive. Oracle Press will publish only those books which: (i) have the potential to sell 10,000 or more copies within two years of publication; (ii) will stand out as unique in trade bookstores and online outlets; and (iii) are likely to succeed in academic, library, and/or international markets.
Authors will be notified by email of Oracle's decision on their proposals within 90 days. If complete manuscripts are requested, up to an additional 90 days may be required for a final decision on publication. Submitted materials cannot be returned. Authors selected for publication will retain the copyright on their works, receive the benefit of professional editing, and be guided through the marketing aspects of the book publishing industry. Oracle will have a strong and ongoing commitment to the commercial success of each work published under its imprint.
Queries or proposals may be sent to:
Eric Stetson, Editor
Oracle Institute Press, LLC
88 Oracle Way
Independence, VA 24348