Luminis Books publishes thought-provoking fiction for adults as well as young adult and middle grade fiction that explores the intricacies of human relationships.

We look for beautifully crafted prose above all—writing that is compelling and thought-provoking, stories that provide glimpses of insight, while at other times challenging readers with concepts that prompt a moment of reflection to discern.

We will also consider some genre fiction - mysteries, historical fiction and science fiction that have a depth of meaning and go beyond the boundaries of typical genre fiction.

For consideration, please submit a synopsis telling us about your book - beginning, middle and end. We don't want what you would put on the cover of the book as a teaser for the reader. We want to know exactly what the book is about. Also include a 10-page sample of the manuscript. We accept only online submissions.

Please include your synopsis and 10-page sample in the body of your email message, which you can send to: We will not open any email messages with attachments—they will be deleted. We recognize that you will be making simultaneous submissions.

If we like your proposal, we will request the full manuscript. We try to respond as quickly as possible, but it may be several months before you hear from us.

Thank you for your interest in Luminis Books.

From the Networks

Hall of Mirrors
From blog on Sunday, February 19 2017

Catalyst is ready to submit!
From blog on Monday, January 9 2017

First Draft of Catalyst – Work in Progress
From blog on Thursday, April 28 2016

Star Goddess
From blog on Monday, March 7 2016

Fence Garden
From blog on Thursday, February 18 2016