How do I submit a composition?
You may submit your composition in the form of a Sibelius file or Finale file by filling out this below form.
Choral submissions should be sent in Octavo format (rather than 8 1/2 x 11 or A4).
Please complete the permissions form below for all music and text permissions, written proof of granted permissions and a current biography.
Please see below for house style engraving guidelines for you to use prior to submitting your work for review.
Paraclete Sheetmusic House Styles – Choral
Paraclete Sheetmusic House Styles – Organ
Please note: Compositions will not be reviewed for publication without all of the accompanying documentation.
Before anything else, let me express our hopes that you are well and that you have found peace and safety in what is surely one of the most difficult periods in the history of our society. We pray daily for you and ask that you do the same for us – we all need it!
We appreciate your continued faith in Paraclete Press Sheet Music by sending us your work for consideration of publication and we are certainly continuing our review process. However, the various re-opening phases following our Covid-19 quarantines have left many of our churches, individual customers, and retail shops at various levels of need for new choral and organ releases. Due to these conditions and in fairness to all our composers, our publication schedule has been revised to a much slower pace than normal. As soon as we are able, we will return to our normal rate of release.
Please note the following points for consideration, before submitting a work:
- Please allow at least 3 months for a submission to go through the review process.
- If accepted, it could be an additional 3 months before it is scheduled for publication.
- Once scheduled, it may be up to 12 months before publication.
We are putting out new releases much more frequently throughout the year, but find ourselves with an ever-growing file of submissions and we must treat these in the order received.
Again, our thanks, prayers, and blessings for you as we work together to discover how the voice of sacred choral music will return and live as we move forward from this.
Jim Jordan, DMA
Music Editor and Gregorian Chant Specialist