Christian Publishers

20 Christian Publishers to Submit Unsolicited Manuscripts

Christian Publishers

You've written a manuscript, now what do you do?

It’s time to research Christian publishers. You’re in luck! I’ve done some of the work for you. Below you will find a list of publishers based off my own personal internet research. There are very few who I have direct contact with via work experience or personal reading. You’ll have to do intensive research on your own once you see a publisher that is a good fit for you and your manuscript. 

On a side note, I do not condone vanity publishers or publishers that require authors to pay for services. This list includes traditional, digital and small publishers who take unsolicited manuscripts. The bigger publishers only take solicited manuscripts through an agent. As with any publisher, please review manuscript submission policies carefully as they are different for every publisher. 

Abingdon Press – This impressive publisher produces books on ministry and individual faith development. They also accept curriculum and music submissions. Abingdon is the main publishing imprint for United Methodist Publishing House. 

Anaiah Press – Small press that offers editing, quality covers, and marketing for romance, young adult, children’s literature, speculative fiction and cozy mysteries. Anaiah Press has been in business since 2014. 

Baal Hamon Publisher – Baal Hamon is an imprint of Joy and Truth Christian Ministry. They publish fiction and nonfiction, and books are published worldwide.

Crossway Publishing Crossway is most interested in nonfiction, including key issues, Christian life, Christian worldview, academic and professional manuscripts. They do not accept prophecy, sermons, biographies, personal-experience, poetry, art or fiction. Crossway accepts book proposals only (not written yet). 

Cross Link Publishing – A small Christian publisher with an online form to submit manuscripts. Does not accept children’s books, poetry or autobiographies. rossLink does not publish children’s books, poetry, or autobiographies.

Dove Publishers  – A small Christian publisher who publishes fiction and nonfiction. They do not accept poetry, biographies, memoirs, or autobiographies, directories, Bibles, or horror. Dove Publishers also offers another imprint, Inscript Books, where authors pay to be published. 

Electio Publishing – Small press which accepts fiction and nonfiction, including literary fiction, adventure, horror, historical fiction, romance, mystery, fantasy and all types of nonfiction. They do not accept poetry at this time. 

Enclave Publishing – This publisher focuses on fantasy and science fiction for young adults and adults. They do accept unsolicited manuscripts. In 2016 publisher was sold to Gilead Publishing, a larger publisher of Christian ficiton (agented submissions).

Forget Me Not Romances – This small publisher focuses on clean romances. They are currently looking for small-town romances. They also have paid services. 

Harbourlight Books – Harbourlight is an imprint of Pelican Books. Harbourlight accepts only fiction, including action, mystery, suspense, family saga, western, and women’s fiction. Submissions are through an easy online form.

Kirkdale Press – “Kirkdale Press, the trade imprint of Lexham Press, focuses on publishing titles in Christian living, leadership and professional development, memoir, and faith-informed fiction.” 

Mantle Rock Publishing – A small publisher who has been around since 2012. They accept online submissions of Clean and Christian Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, and Clean Fantasy/Speculative.

New Hope Publishers “New Hope publishes 12 to 15 titles per year. We are primarily looking for Christian living titles on spiritual growth, personal growth, leadership, and Bible studies. All nonfiction titles must have a strong reader takeaway. We are not looking for memoirs, devotionals, poetry, or scripts.”

New Leaf Publishing – Currently seeking nonfiction (Apologetics, homeschool curriculum, Christian living, church life, educational books, gift books, church leader resources, etc.) No fiction.

Orbis Books – In business since 1970. Offers a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs. Publishes biographies, autobiographies, history, and religion.

P & R Books – Presbyterian & Reformed Christian Publishers. “P&R Publishing is dedicated to publishing excellent books that promote biblical understanding and godly living as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.” No art, fiction, memoirs, poetry, prophecy, bibles, or romance. 

Paraclete Press – Primarily a Catholic press. Does not accept poetry, picture books, current events, sermons, cookbooks, popular psychology, or bible commentaries. They also accept sheet music.

Tristan Publishing Group – All works published will point to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They have a variety of genres including fiction and nonfiction. This is a very small press.

Write Integrity Press – They specialize in clean and wholesome entertainment. Accepts fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. 

As a side, please note Christian Manuscript Submission Service. This is one service that several bigger Christian publishers use to acquire unsolicited manuscripts (non-agented.) Bigger publishers who use this are Baker Books, Revell and Bethany House. There is a $98 for submission.

Did I forget any publisher you’ve worked with that you think should be added? Please leave a comment below.