If I want to publish a book about my mission, written much more fiction-esque than biography, who would I published with? I can’t seem to find Bookcraft anymore. Deseret seems to only want doctrine. Any ideas as to where I can turn to find a publisher for “historical fiction”? I only say fiction because it is not written at all like a biography. I’m all ears! Hope you can help!
All the major publishers will consider historical fiction, however, your mission story would not be classified as such. If you’re still alive (which you obviously are), it’s not quite historical enough to hit that category.
Whether fictionalized or memoir, mission stories are a very hard sell unless there is something extremely unique about them—for example, you were in an area that has historical or political significance to a wide group of people, or you were the first at something, or some huge and captivating miracle occurred.
As to which publishers you should try, go to the bookstore and find recently published (past year or two) books similar to yours. Then query those publishers.