Critical Press Media is pleased to offer a variety of editorial and publication services. In addition to helping students and professionals refine their work, Critical Press Media seeks to publish original creator-owned properties and build a stable of reliable, enthusiastic authors.
Original, Novel-Length Manuscripts: We are currently accepting full-length manuscripts. If you have a fiery, passionate drive to see your work in print, send a cover letter, synopsis, and first chapter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Benefits: Critical Press Media publishes an annual anthology whose proceeds benefit charity. Benefit Projects are traditionally compiled by amateur writers and writing enthusiasts (which means it pays in warm fuzzies and a bookshelf copy for the writer), but all manuscripts are welcome. Submissions are themed according to the project. Previously published works are acceptable. Authors should be sure they have the right to sell reprints, and include the printing history in the document. Entries suitable for the Benefit Books will be fiction, essays, or devotionals of any length, preferably less than 10,000 words. Authors published in a Benefit Book will receive a printed copy of the work, as well as the ability to purchase additional copies at cost.
Critical Press Media’s Benefit Book Policy: all Benefit Projects are part of a year-long campaign to promote awareness and raise support for a selected charity (501c3 organization). Critical Press Media is not associated with or endorsed by the organizations that benefit from these projects. CPM raises money by selling printed copies of the Benefit Project and providing users with the ability to donate money through Critical Press Media. CPM raises awareness by distributing electronic copies of the Benefit Project for free, and providing links to sites where consumers may obtain information or donate directly to a given charity.
A Voice in the Wilderness
John the Baptist was a unique person in the history of God’s plan for redemption, and in the history of the world. He was the last of the Old Testament Prophets, and the first of the Apostles. He was sent before Christ to prepare the world to recognize and receive the Savior, and imbued with the power and authority to perform miracles as his badge of office. John the Baptist embodies two concepts that form the central theme of this Benefit Project: the forerunner, and the miracles he performs.
The forerunner carries word of arrival in the name of and with the authority of a governing power. A miracle is an event with an expressly divine supernatural origin. Stories suitable for this project will include a character who represents a greater power than himself – whether that power is natural, supernatural, or political – as a crucial element of plot execution. As part of a turnkey event in the story, the forerunner should exercise that power in some way, in the form of miraculous divine intervention, divine timing in the triggering of natural events, or simply as a badge of office in order to establish his authority.
All manuscripts will be read! If you have a great idea that you’re not sure exactly matches the theme of the project, send it in anyway! We’d love to read your work and provide some feedback at the very least. Even if your work doesn’t closely match the current project, others publication opportunities will be forthcoming, and we want you to be on board!
Format: Completed and fully edited manuscripts are desired for publication. If you have a strong story or idea that needs additional direction or help, we will work with you to bring your story to completion. Submit your story outline and manuscript within the body of an email or as a file attachment to email@example.com