For Writers

Submitting Your Proposal

Enclave is very author-friendly. From a personal connection to the publisher, Steve Laube, to contracts that are favorable to the author we are a fellowship of Christians who write fiction. Whether you’re one of our authors or not, Steve Laube wants to help you improve at the craft of writing fiction. He travels the nation every year teaching at writers conferences. He is looking forward to meeting you.

Writers Guidelines for Enclave Publishing

Enclave creates full-length novels for Christian adults, teens, and older YA readers (11 and up) in the speculative fiction genres. Speculative Fiction includes Fantasy, Science Fiction, Supernatural, etc. We will consider publishing a manuscript if it meets all of these conditions:

  • It is a speculative novel (SF, fantasy, etc.– please, no books of poetry).
  • It is at least 75,000 words in length (maximum wordcount limit of 140,000).
  • It is for adult, teen, or older YA readers (no children’s, middle reader, or chapter books).
  • It arises from the Evangelical Christian worldview.
  • It is a completed manuscript (no partials).


Please make sure to read our guidelines.

For example, if you fail to send us a proposal and only send the manuscript we will probably not read it. The proposal is the “hand shake”… the “hello, my name is” introduction. Not only to you but also to the story you are pitching.

When you have your proposal ready, then use the form below so we can keep them all in one place and respond appropriately.

Please Use the Form Below

Unless Enclave specifically requests your full manuscript, your first submission to us will be through our acquisitions form below. Enclave authors do not have to be represented by a literary agent to be considered for publication. We will consider all proposals. Please include your name and contact information. If you follow the fiction guidelines found on The Steve Laube Agency web site you will know you have done it the way we prefer.

Filling out our acquisitions form

If you would like us to consider publishing your novel, and if it fits with our writer’s guidelines (as shown at the top of this page), then please fill out this form. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter (an easy click of the button at the end of the form). That’s how you can stay up-to-date on what is happening in the worlds where we travel.

We try our best to respond within three months or so. But it might be longer. Remember, we don’t do many books per year and must be highly selective.

If you would like to ask a question please use All proposals and form submissions below are sent to that address.

Enclave Publishing Acquisitions Form

  • (Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Supernatural? ...other...?)
  • (if it is under 75,000 words it may be too short for Enclave Publishing)
  • If you click "no" please do not continue.
  • Or explain the "sort of..." if that was the option you chose above. If this information is already in your proposal you may skip this section. DO NOT copy and paste the contents of your manuscript here.
  • Upload one file for your proposal and one for your completed manuscript. We prefer receiving your documents in Word or PDF.
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