CrossRiver Media Group is a small Christian publishing company based in western Kansas. I founded it in 2010 with the dream of publishing books that help ignite a woman’s relationship with Christ. We publish contemporary and historical fiction, as well as Bible study and Christian living materials. Several of our books are award winning titles including Thirty Days to Glory (2014 CSPA Book of the Year), This I Know (2014 CSPA Book of the Year), Finding Beth (Selah 2014), Bethany’s Calendar (Selah 2015), The Grace Impact (2016 Next Generation Indie Book of the Year Award – Christian Nonfiction), and Wilted Dandelions (2016 CSPA Book of the Year and 2016 Eric Hoffer Award). In 2016, we released nine books… and have several more under contract for 2017-18.
We are a royalty publisher. Authors are not required to purchase books or to contribute monetarily in any way to the publishing process. We do not pay advances.
We are no longer accepting unsolicited manuscripts. The proposals we accept are garnered either through agents or requests during conference appointments.
Tamara Clymer is an award-winning television and newspaper journalist as well as a speaker and publisher. Born and raised in the Midwest, she earned a journalism degree from Kansas State University and soon after began working in television and newspaper newsrooms, covering everything from local school board meetings and barbeque competitions to the Oklahoma City Bombing and presidential elections. In 2010, she founded CrossRiver Media Group, a Christian publishing company. Two CrossRiver books have since won the coveted SELAH Award: Finding Beth in 2014 for Fiction: Suspense; and Bethany’s Calendar in 2015 for Nonfiction: Memoir. Tamara encourages her authors to use social media as an important tool in placing their books in front of a new audience. She teaches writers to do the same at Christian writers’ conferences all across the country. Tamara has been married to her high school sweetheart, Shad, for more than twenty-five years. Along with their four kids and two dogs, they live in western Kansas where they keep busy with their kids’ sports, church activities, and family camping trips to the mountains.
Ten Things to Do Before Submitting a Proposal
You’ve poured your heart and soul into your latest writing project. The next best seller may very well be sitting in your computer’s hard drive, but have you done everything you can to convince an editor? Tamara will walk you through the proposal process and show you what you need to do to make sure your manuscript makes it past the proposal stage and into production.