Blazing Lantern publishes and promotes intelligent, well-written novels of superior literary quality. We favor commercial fiction: mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, romance, and young adult stories. Fantasy and science fiction may be considered. We particularly appreciate family-friendly works without gratuitous sex, violence, or profanity.
We seek uplifting, entertaining, inspirational tales penned by men and women of any age, race, or creed. We will NOT publish or even consider a work containing graphic depictions of sexual acts or assaults. We will NOT publish or consider works that categorically denounce this nation’s brave warfighters and/or first responders. We will NOT publish vitriolic attacks upon the men or women who, over the generations, sacrificed life and limb to defend and protect our inalienable rights. But for the heroics of these great Americans, none of us would enjoy the freedom of expression we so cherish. Blazing Lantern will NOT consider manuscripts that seethe with invective against the United States, its heroes, or its people. We will NOT publish works that attack, decry, or impugn ALL members of any faith, including Christianity. Writers who admire the murderous ideas of Osama bin Laden, Boko Haram, Hitler, Stalin, or similar villains should seek publication elsewhere. “Edgy” books glorifying rape or child abuse will be rejected immediately and without recourse.
In short, we value a book for its quality of writing -- not its shock value.