Rhiza Connect publishes inspirational fiction for the faith based market. If you are looking for our mainstream young adult imprint check out Rhiza Edge.

Young Adult Faith Based and Inspirational Fiction - What we are looking for:

Length: 45 000 to 80000 words

We want YA stories that are:

  • Relatable and engaging
  • Ultimately hopeful
  • Real life in terms of the challenges teens face, but family-friendly
  • Action or plot driven
  • Entertaining

To Submit your manuscript please provide:

  • A personal CV/resume relating specifically to your writing experience
  • A full 2-page synopsis
  • A minimum of four chapters of the book, including at least the first 3 chapters, edited to demonstrate your most carefully crafted writing
  • Your full return details (i.e. name, address, email and a phone number). These must also be included on the pages of your manuscript
  • Any specific marketing plans for your manuscript (i.e. How can you be involved in promoting this book? What do you know of your market? What experience and success have you had in book promotion?)
  • Feedback from any editors or beta readers you have worked with
  • PLEASE NOTE: All documents submitted must be in MSWord forma

Please do not send us queries. You must submit using our ONLINE FORM HERE

Turn-around time for submitted manuscripts varies but can be up to 6 months.

General comments on fiction style submissions:

Books should NOT be first draft when they are submitted. Multiple submissions of the same manuscript because you realise you made typographical errors will not be considered. As stated above, please ensure you submit your most carefully edited and crafted writing possible.

Books may have multiple points of view, but points of view should not be broken with head hopping in the middle of a scene. First or third person and past or present tense is the author's choice. Should you choose to write in omniscient point of view please ensure your writing is of a very high standard as this style requires great technical skill.

Books should be action driven with the principles of 'show-don't-tell' utilised. Books should be real, relatable and strong in plot.

Please watch out for attributions and adverbs that are overused or used in a way that distract the reader.

We recommend all authors get their work appraised or edited or both (perhaps more than once) before submission. Please include these professional appraisals in your submission including the name of your editor. If we contract your book, it will then go through further editing and proofreading before publication.

If you are an Australian author writing fiction we sincerely suggest you read other Australian authors so you know the style of writing in Australia. Check them out and ensure your book is unique. It is also important to use Australian English (not American).