Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Lederer/Messianic Jewish Publishers.

We ask for a typed book proposal in either hard copy or electronic format. Please respond to all points. Please number your responses and include the following information:

Note: We are not able to evaluate simultaneous submissions. It may take several months to evaluate your initial proposal due to the number of submissions we receive. Thank you for your patience. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage if you would like us to return your materials.

  1. The working title of your book, along with a brief description (no more than a few sentences) of the purpose or theme of your book and the total number of words and pages.
  2. A brief description of each chapter in your manuscript.
  3. A few sample chapters (approximately 25 pages) to illustrate your writing style. Please do not send your entire manuscript.
  4. Please demonstrate your awareness of other books that cover the same kind of material as your manuscript by including the titles and brief descriptions of those books. How is your manuscript unique? Why would someone purchase your book instead of another one on a similar topic? We suggest that you view a list of books we have already published, as we prefer to publish books on new topics. http://www.messianicjewish.net/LedererBooks.html
  5. We require that the manuscript address one of the following: 1) Jewish evangelism; 2) the Jewish roots of Christianity; 3) Messianic Judaism; 4) Israel; 5) the Jewish People. Does your manuscript meet any of these criteria? If so, how? How does your manuscript demonstrate an awareness of Jewish culture and thought?
  6. Who is the target audience for your book? What type of person would buy your book?
  7. How do you envision your book being marketed?
  8. Do you have a connection to Messianic Judaism? If so, how?
  9. Please include a resume, highlighting your past educational, occupational, and writing background. Please make sure to give us your name, address, daytime and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, current occupation, and name of your congregation.
  10. Please provide a list of at least three individuals who are willing to endorse your book. For each one, include their complete name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Indicate the nature of your relationship (e.g. rabbi, pastor, supervisor, editor, or business associate).

Please email your proposal to:
editor@messianicjewish.net

OR

Please mail your proposal to:
Publisher
Messianic Jewish Publishers
6120 Day Long Lane
Clarksville, MD 21029