Biblical Core Standards
The Crossover Alliance takes a passionate and uncompromising stance in regards to the type of fiction we publish. The very nature of our company – speculative fiction with edgy content and Christian themes – requires that we uphold strict standards of doctrine.
All submissions to The Crossover Alliance must hold to central Christian doctrines. Central Christian doctrines are defined as such: the Trinity, the deity of Jesus Christ, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, the atoning work of Christ on the cross, and salvation by grace through faith.
These doctrines may not always be plainly evident or present in your work, but your work must not seek to deny or deteriorate these doctrines. Additionally, all authors who publish work underneath our label must hold to central Christian doctrines in their own life.
We understand that there are certain doctrinal issues that many Christians will not always see eye-to-eye on such as the timing of the tribulation or how churches should be structured. And many Biblical verses contain gaps in story, leaving room for speculation – which is why some speculative fiction exists. Check out Tosca Lee’s Havah - The Story of Eve for an example of this. However, these stories should not veer from grounded and clear Biblical passages in both the Old and New Testament that would oppose or invalidate these views.
While your work will contain various edgy types of content such as violence, sexual content, or vulgar language, understand that we will weigh this content against a number of things. It is good to keep in mind 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NASB) - All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
Is the edgy content included in your work to make it more relatable to your readers, add to your various characters’ development, or create a backdrop of the world we live in today? Is this edgy content introduced in your work in a responsible manner? In other words, you might have a graphic sex scene in your story. However, a story featuring multiple scenes where the main character is continually having sex with a multitude of partners with each scene being written in graphic detail, most likely will not be accepted. We will not entertain submissions that are filled with this content just to make the work edgy.
If you have any questions in regards to content you are unsure about, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask.