1) How do I know if my text is eligible for review?
Please read the Letter on Criteria and Applicability. This document will offer clarification on what types of texts are typically accepted for the review process.
2) How do I submit a text for the Conformity Review Process?
If you believe that your text or series is eligible for conformity review, and you have not participated in the process before, or if you have questions about submitting a new text, then please contact our office and ask to speak to Dr. Zachary Keith, Assistant Director for the Subcommittee on the Catechism. Please be prepared to explain the purpose and audience of your catechetical text and your reason for submitting it for review. It is recommended that this happen at least one month prior to submitting a text; early notification will help ensure that materials are properly prepared for the review.
3) How long is the Conformity Review Process?
The review process can vary in length of time based on many factors, including the size of the text or series, the type of text or series, and the time of year during which it is submitted. The process generally lasts between three to six months. The Subcommittee on the Catechism cannot give any guarantee on the outcome of a review or about how long the review process will take from beginning to end. Staff is happy to maintain correspondence with publishers throughout the process, and is ready to assist with questions as necessary.
4) Our publishing house is submitting a text for the first time, what should we do?
Contact the office in advance and notify staff of the intent to submit materials: include specifics about the texts and supplementary materials which will be submitted for review.