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Guidelines for Manuscript Submission to the Liturgical and Sacred Music Editorial Department

GIA will consider for publication any material that is suitable for Christian worship. This includes music for the assembly, cantor, choirs of various descriptions, and instruments. GIA makes the following assumptions of submitted material:

We require complete scores for submission; lead sheets without keyboard accompaniment or vocal harmonies are insufficient. It saves us some time if you provide a keyboard reduction for choral music in open score format. Please do not send originals; a clear copy is all that is required. Submissions sent by mail will not be returned unless you provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Although not required, we do appreciate receiving a CD or MP3 (when submitting electronically) of a performance of the work, especially for more complex compositions.

Please include your complete contact information including phone(s) and email. You will receive confirmation that we have received your submission only if an email is provided. The first review may take up to 90 days. You are free to withdraw your work from consideration at any time. If we are interested in your work, you will receive a letter of intent with details regarding copyright information and contracts. In general terms, we pay writers a total combined royalty of 10% of the retail selling price on all copies sold, as well as 50% of our net receipts from all licensing of the work.

If we are not interested in your work, you will receive notification via email (or standard mail if an email address is not provided).

Every submission is given individual attention; however, due to the large number of submissions we receive, explanation of our decision is not feasible.

Although you may submit as many scores as you wish, we recommend that you send up to five or six of your best pieces. Send your scores to:

Submissions
Editorial Department
GIA Publications, Inc.
7404 S. Mason Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

If you wish to send your submission in electronically, please send an email to submissions@giamusic.com. Your work should be in PDF or Finale file format only.

Guidelines for Music Education Submissions to GIA

GIA will consider for publication any material that is suitable for any level of music education, whether theory or practice, preschool or professional, instrumental or vocal.

GIA makes the following assumptions of submitted material:

For music education submissions, we request that you send a hard (paper) copy of your submission. At a minimum, we would like to see a table of contents, introduction, and first chapter. Do not send originals. A clear copy is all that is required. 

The first review may take up to 90 days. You are free to notify us at any time if you wish to withdraw your work from consideration. Every submission is given individual attention; however, due to the large number of submissions we receive, we are unable to send a personal report.

If we are interested in your work, you will receive a letter of intent with details regarding copyright information and contracts. In general terms, we pay writers a total combined pro rata royalty of 10% of the retail selling price on all copies sold, as well as 50% of our net receipts from all licensing of a work.

Any music education materials not accepted for publication will be returned to you.

Submissions should be sent to:

ATTN: Submissions - Music Education
Editorial Department
GIA Publications, Inc.
7404 S. Mason Ave.
Chicago, IL  60638

We do not currently accept submissions via email

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