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Submissions

  • Composers are the lifeblood of our operation, and we strive to be a "composers first" publisher! We welcome submissions from all composers, including sacred/church anthems and secular/school/community/collegiate choral works.. We are also actively seeking to partner with underrepresented voices in the choral field, particularly people of color and women, as we expand our catalog.
  • Please familiarize yourself with our catalog (particularly our current New Issues, and our best-sellers) to see what we are publishing and selling most successfully. Our focus is more on artistic excellence in a style than any particular style itself, although we do have particular market niches we fill.
  • Please submit only 1-2 pieces, representing your best work, not submitted to other publisher concurrently. We publish an extremely limited number of pieces each year, that we believe can "rise to the top" of the crowded sheet music market.
  • Please do not send digital mockup audio. Recordings are not required. Please only send a recording if it is an outstanding performance.
  • Due to our small-staff hands-on approach and our twice-yearly production schedule, we may reply quickly, or it may sometimes take 2-5 months for the review process. Thank you for your patience.
  • We believe all composers benefit from a trusted editor's feedback. Since our founding, we have been known in the choral field for working with composers on their accepted pieces much more than other publishers. Our goal in this process is never to "change your piece into our image", but rather, to partner with you in making your piece the very best version of itself that it can be - achieving its maximum potential while preserving the integrity of your artistic voice. Our BP composers, as well as our industry partners, regularly bear witness to the value and success of our approach. 

Note: Choral works or educational materials suitable for young choirs (K-12) may be submitted to Indianapolis Children's Choir Publishing House (sold exclusively by Beckenhorst Press) by emailing Leeann Starkey

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Send your choral, piano solo and vocal solo compositions/arrangements to:

Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Attention: SUBMISSIONS
960 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Send your organ compositions/arrangements to:

Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Attention: ORGAN SUBMISSIONS
960 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Send your handbell compositions/arrangements to:

William Griffin
2071 Imperial Circle
Naples, Florida 34110

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