Friday, February 3, 2017

Introducing Illuminate YA Fiction, New Imprint of LPC Books {Searching for teens & young adults!}

It's with great excitement that I officially "cut the ribbon" and introduce to you Illuminate YA!

Illuminate is the new YA/NA imprint of LPC Books that I have had the pleasure of launching. Our goal at Illuminate is to shed light on positive and inspiring books that engross readers in an entertaining journey from beginning to end. We don't shy away from reflecting today’s authentic youth culture, yet we do so in a way that promotes good morals and values. Our stories touch teens’ deepest needs, answers their life questions, sweeps them away in a can’t-put-me-down adventure, and portrays their world with a thread of hope.

Why am I beginning this new venture? Simply put: I'm passionate the YA genre. There's a need in the market for books that satisfy teens' reading needs and promote good morals, yet do so without delivering a sermon. The books at Illuminate will be safe for young readers (although we always advise that teens have parental guidance in their reading choices).  

Do you want to be a part of the team at ILLUMINATE?

If you're a teen or young adult who is passionate about books and wants to support our mission, we'd love to have you join us! We're searching for 15 teens/young adults to join our Teen Advisory Board. Please see this page for more information.

Do you want to submit your proposal to ILLUMINATE?

While we aren't actively seeking submissions at the moment, we will begin to acquire manuscripts in the spring. If you'd like to be among the first of our submissions, please see our submissions page for more details. Please note that we will only accept unagented submissions temporarily.  

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What genre of YA books do you enjoy reading?


  1. This is so exciting!!! I can't wait to see happens with this!!! My favorite genre is probably Christian contemporary YA. It's my favorite to write in too. =D

    1. Yay thanks, Micaiah! I'm excited. That's my favorite genre, too. ;)

  2. I used to love YA too, before secular YA got dirty. It makes me so happy to see Christian publishers picking up for their slack. I noticed that you're accepting applications for YA that is romantic, historical, and contemporary. This is a good start, but you should also consider fantasy, science fiction, and dystopian to redeem those genres and reach a wider audience.

    1. The publisher of LPC has asked to refrain from submitting these genres at the time; however, there is a chance we may consider it in the future. Keep checking the submission guidelines for updates!

  3. I also love how you're accepting un-agented authors.


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