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a note about our publishing policies

As more and more authors are finding their way to Matrika Press, we find ourselves answering a variety of questions about who we are, what kinds of books we will publish, and who qualifies to be one of our authors.

As a publishing house, Matrika Press founds its roots in the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition.

Our goal is publish stories and works that would otherwise remain untold.

We strive to compliment the two existing UU publishing houses Skinner House Books and Beacon Press, by providing independent publishing services to authors who may not fit into the categories available through Skinner House Books and Beacon Press.  Also, Matrika Press wishes to support skilled authors and important works that because of theme, funding, and any number of other reasons are turned away from these wonderful publishing houses.

Our authors come from many backgrounds, and their works may be non-fiction or fiction.  Essentially our criteria is this:

  • Are you a Unitarian Universalist? If so, whether your work is fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, meditations or rituals, self-help or memoirs, Matrika Press would be honored to publish your work.

We have authors coming to us who have been published in the past, yet that work is now out-of-print and are looking to us to resurrect their manuscripts to be enjoyed by future generations.

We have congregations and UU Groups partnering with Matrika Press to create anthologies and also history books.  Both used as fundraisers in addition to preserving their rich heritage.  A wonderful example of this is The Sophia Anthology Series, a collaboration between UU Women and Religion and Matrika Press. 

Independent UU Publishers

While we do not want to loose the opportunity to publish Your Book, we do want to make certain you select the publisher that will best suit your work.

Here are some links to Skinner House Books and Beacon Press:

Skinner House Books has an on-going Submission Page that details what books they are currently in the process of curating.  We encourage you to take a look:


They also have a wonderful inSpirit Series worth knowing about:


Beacon Press releases a new catalogue each season featuring current titles.  It is wise to become familiar with the types of works they publish to see if your manuscript may be a fit:


It is good to note that Beacon Press  does not accept new poetry, fiction, or self-help books at this time, but they do have information about they types of manuscripts they will consider:


Matrika Press publishes stories and works that would otherwise remain untold.  Also, we resurrect out-of-print manuscripts to ensure our historical works remain accessible.

Matrika Press is an independent publishing house dedicated to publishing works in alignment with Unitarian Universalist Values and principles. Its fiscal sponsor is UU Women and Religion, a 501c3 organization.

Matrika Press titles are automatically made available to more than tens of thousands of retailers, libraries, schools, and other distribution and fulfillment partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other well-known book retailers and wholesalers across North America.   ALSO: in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and other Global partners.




Holiday Shopping – Matrika Press Selections Available at Barnes and Noble

Matrika Press 2016 Selections:


Women of Spirit

Exploring Sacred Paths of Wisdom Keepers

This book is a compilation of women sojourners, sages, mystics, witches, shaman, medicine women, philosophers, therapists, life coaches, yogis, and more. Their journeys. Their stories. Their teachings and practices.  Essays, Poetry, Art, Rituals and Prayers. This anthology is full of useful tools and powerful messages for everyone who is on a spiritual journey to embrace and enjoy. Selections from 28 Contributors, including:

Anna Huckabee Tull
Bernadette Rombough
Deb Elbaum
Deborah Diamond
Debra Wilson Guttas
Grace Ventura
Janeen Barnett
JoAnne Bassett
Julie Matheson
Kate Early
Kate Kavanagh
Katherine Glass
Kris Oster
Lea M. Hill
Meghan Gilroy
Morwen Two Feathers
Rustie MacDonald
Sharon Hinckley
Shawna Allard
Shiloh Sophia
Susan Feathers
Tiffany Cano
Tory Londergan
“Twinkle” Marie Manning
Tziporah Kingsbury
Valerie Sorrentino

with special featured: Judy Ann Foster

Conceived, compiled and edited by
“Twinkle” Marie Manning

Cover Art by
Shiloh Sophia



Therese’s Dream – Maine to Darfur: A Doctor’s Story, chronicles Dr. David Austin’s time with Doctors Without Borders and illustrates the common humanity of peoples around the world.  Dr. Austin is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who has dedicated his life to healing and service.                                                                      http://MatrikaPress.com/dr-david-austin/

Where the Sky has No Stars  is a poetry anthology by Wesley Burton His contemplative and imaginative poetry entices readers to face moments of transition. His words explore the inner depths of the psyche, the healing power of nature, and the soul’s resilience to move forward out of darkness.                 http://MatrikaPress.com/wesley-burton/


She Stood There  is a poem that has been read during blessingways and memorials, as well as for quiet contemplation and meditation.  For three decades it has touched hearts and minds as individuals reflect on decisions made when life presents a crossroads, transition, choices and change.           

This is a single poem arranged in a pocket-size book (4×6).                                                                                                          

It is the first in our series: A Pocketful book by Matrika Press.            


Intimate Insights to Revolutionizing Intimacy

A Pocketful of Intimate Insights

This book is an invitation to open your heart to a profound state of relating, free your mind of the emotional burdens and awaken your senses to life with this pocket-sized (4×6) book of quotes from“Revolutionizing Intimacy” – A Guide to Creating Profound Relationships in The Bedroom and The Boardroom to be released in 2017.

“This boundless form of intimacy is like an infinite garden without walls or borders.  It is priceless material and wisdom to cultivate, cherish, and nourish.”  – Tziporah Kingsbury, Soulful Relating Institute



The Wandering Host

Fourth Source Explorations

Two of our focuses at Matrika Press are to preserve texts and thoughts of our ancestors, and to create publications that share the values and principles of Unitarian Universalism. This allegorical story by David Starr Jordan is a tale about the search for spiritual meaning.  Symbolic of Jesus Christ’s ministry, it succinctly embodies our Christian heritage and the fourth of the six sources we draw our faith from, namely that which calls us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.


The Way of Power:

Seventh Principle Studies & First Source Explorations

The work contained within this manuscript was penned by Lily Adams Beck circa 1928 and edited in 2016 by “Twinkle” Marie Manning.  This non-fiction work chronicles Beck’s experiences exploring the Occult.  Matrika Press is proud to preserve this work as it is demonstrative of the transcending mystery and wonder affirmed in all cultures as well as the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. The Way of Power is beneficial to all who seek confirmation of the forces which create and uphold life.




Women of Spirit – Australia