CWCO Pitch Sessions

Publishers and Guidelines


Anaiah Surge: (Surge Imprint is looking for Contemporary, Fantasy, Dystopian and Historical Fiction only) Anaiah Press’s mission is to share the message of God’s love by publishing quality, Christian fiction and nonfiction books that inspire, entertain, and educate readers of all ages. Check Guidelines at FICTION

Ave Maria: Nonfiction spirituality, Scripture, and Christian living. See full guidelines at

Clearfork Media: CFP's Mission statement is to publish books that promote creativity, diversity, and books that expand your mind for adults and children. Our adult titles include poetry, non-fiction, and science fiction books. Our children's titles include board books; picture books; chapter books; and young adult. We are currently looking for Middle Grade and YA books.

Lighthouse Publishing: The goal of Lighthouse Publishing is to provide high-quality original works at the least possible prices. Whether producing eSunday School materials for a mission in Nigeria, or producing paperback books for commercial retailers, we are committed to quality and making the Word of God available to everyone, anywhere in the world. Our titles range from novels to children's books, business/technical manuals to self-help. While not every book necessarily has a Christian message, we are dedicated to producing works that will positively impact a person's life. Whether it's a do-it-yourself plumbing book or a comic book, we want each work we produce to enrich a person's life. We are seeking all things Christian/Catholic that help the young, old get closer to Jesus; fiction, biography, theology, children's books, inspiration. All genre of Christian works.

Marian Press: We serve the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in their work for Christ and His Church, especially as they follow their charism of spreading devotion to Mary as the Immaculate Conception; serving the Church where the need is greatest, especially in parishes, missions, and promotion of the Divine Mercy message and devotion; and encouraging devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. We're looking for excellent writing animated by living Catholic faith that helps achieve those aims. Author submission guidelines are available here:

Our Sunday Visitor: OSV provides Catholics "in the pews" with resources designed to help them know, live, and love their faith more deeply. We are looking for devotionals, books on theology, ministry, history, lives of saints and outstanding Catholics, and books on practical spirituality for people of all ages in all walks of life. We also publish children's books. For more on our submissions guidelines, visit

Pauline Media: Guidelines coming soon. Check their website at

CWG Members - Can't attend the conference but want to pitch?

This year, we are making the available slots open to CWG members who wish to pitch but cannot attend. Please read the guidelines and register. There is no charge.

About the Pitch Sessions

Pitch Sessions are evenings September 23-26.
Look Below for Schedule!

As with every CWCO, we are offering you the chance to pitch your ready manuscripts to publishers of both secular and Catholic fiction and non-fiction.

Please read! In order to make the pitch sessions a productive experience for everyone, we ask the following of our writers:

DO NOT register to pitch a book that has been published in the past (including self-published).

  1. Pitch session opportunities are free for registered attendees – but we limit you to one title per publisher. (i.e., you cannot pitch the same book to multiple publishers)
  2. If you cannot attend the conference, we may take people on an alternate list. Contact if you are interested. There will be a $10 pitch fee. You must still attend the pitch session itself.
  3. All pitched fiction must be complete and submission ready.
  4. All pitched non-fiction should have a book proposal prepared.
  5. You MUST read and FOLLOW publisher guidelines. The #1 reason for being rejected is that you are not pitching the kind of book they are interested in. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
  6. Pitch sessions are held in webinar or chat format, as the publisher prefers. Please have a 150-word pitch ready for pasting. You may also want to write short (100-word or less) answers to common questions like qualifications, character, theme, marketing, etc.

Pitch instructions for the day will be posted in August.


Final Schedule: Registration is closed!

All times are Eastern (New York)

Monday Sept 23

  • 7 PM - Pauline Media, Sr. Maria Grace Dateno
  • 8 PM - Ananiah Press, Laura Maisano

Tuesday, Sept 24

  • 6 PM OSV, Mary Beth Baker
  • 8 PM Lighthouse Publishing

Wednesday, Sept 25

  • 6 PM Clear Fork Media, Callie Metler
  • 7 PM Marian Press, Chris Sparks
  • 8 PM Ave Maria, Heidi Hess Saxton


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