Canterbury House Publishing
An imprint of Dudley Court Press

Canterbury House was founded in 2009 in the peaceful mountain town of Boone, North Carolina. While the business was acquired in 2020 by Dudley Court Press, the mission remains the same—to publish wholesome quality fiction.

Many of the Canterbury House books have received literary awards such as the North Carolina Historical Society’s Clark Cox Award for Fiction, John Esten Cooke Award for Historical Fiction, and several High Country Writers’ Awards.

We are proud to operate as the fiction imprint of Dudley Court Press.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Are you an author of uplifting fiction? Canterbury House, an imprint of Dudley Court Press may be interested in publishing your book.

Uplifting fiction reflects one or more of these themes:

  • Feel good
  • Protagonist overcomes challenges and thrives
  • Positive transformation
  • Good conquers evil
  • Good guys/gals win in the end
  • Inspirational

We are looking for uplifting and regional fiction. We will consider a story with an interesting supernatural element as long as it’s regionally significant. We will consider a well written memoir or inspirational novel that has a strong regional appeal.

We are not interested in spy thrillers, dystopian, or any books with graphic violence, sex, or foul language. We are not interested in children books, young adult novels, and poetry.

To be considered for publication, your uplifting fiction manuscript should be between 50,000 and 100,000 words and you should have an active author platform (including social media, newsletters, writing affiliations, etc.).

We accept submissions year round. There is no fee to apply.

Interested in submitting your manuscript?

Please fill out the Submission Form