Top TEN CHRISTIAN PUBLISHERS ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS





If your New Year resolution includes finally publishing a book, then, here is a list of top 10 Christian publishers currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts.


First, let me address a question an editor friend asked when he learned I was about to put this list online for authors: “Why are you doing this? As a publisher, shouldn’t you be directing authors to your site instead of leading them to potential competitors?” My simple answer is as true today as it was then: Here at Kharis Publishing, we really do want to empower authors to tell their story and succeed. Besides, discerning authors with an important message should seek out the right publishers who are as committed to the author as they are to their bottom-line.







Zondervan

Zondervan Zondervan is a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and a leader in Christian publishing. Zondervan is currently accepting unsolicited book proposals for academic books (seminary and college texts - biblical studies, church history and theology) and ministry resources (mainly books and materials for pastors and ministry staff). Visit their submission page for instructions on how to submit a proposal


Kharis Publishing

As an independent traditional publisher, Kharis Publishing has quickly distinguished itself as a leader in Christian faith publisher. The publisher also invests in literacy resources for orphanages in developing countries. This publisher is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts in nonfiction – Christian, memoirs, inspirational, health and wellness. Visit Kharis submission page for instructions on how to submit a proposal.


Abingdon Press

Abingdon is Christian publisher in Nashville, Tennessee, and an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House. Abingdon’s nonfiction acquisition priorities include: Christian Living, Leadership, Academic, and Curriculum manuscripts. They are currently accepting manuscripts. Check out their submission page for details.


Crossway Books

Crossway Books, an imprint of Good News Publishers based in Wheaton, Illinois, is an evangelical publisher. Crossway Books publishes a range of nonfiction books which “engage believers’ minds, stir their affections, and motivate their wills.” This publisher is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts. Check out submission page here for details. Like most publishers, Crossway Books prefers that you first send in a query.


Paulist Press

Paulist Press is a part of the society of missionary priests known as Paulist Fathers, based in New Jersey. Paulist Press is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts, including academic books, popular books, books for clergy, and children’s books. Visit submission page to learn more.


The Crossroad Publishing Company

Crossroad Publishing is an independent publishing house in New York City, and publishes nonfiction books based upon Judeo-Christian values, with special emphasis on Catholic doctrines and values. Currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts focused on family life, spiritual tradition, community building, discipline, personal development, professional development and academic. Check out submission page for details on how to submit a proposal.


Dove Christian Publishers

Dove is an evangelical Christian publisher of both fiction and nonfiction books. Dove’s nonfiction acquisitions focus on Christian ministry books and manuscripts that help readers live out their faith more expansively. Here is their submission page for details.


CrossLink Publishing

CrossLink Publishing is a part of CrossLink Ministries which connects over 6200 churches. Though this is a relatively small press, it appears to have strong distribution network and has active partnerships with the Bowker Database, Baker & Noble, Noble Marketing and Ingram Distribution. Here is CrossLink’s submission page.


Paraclete Press

Paraclete Press, the official publisher of a nondenominational monastic community called the Community of Jesus, is based in Brewster, Massachusetts. Paraclete Press is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts and focuses on book acquisitions in prayer and faith formation, monastic spirituality, spirituality, grief resources, Christian classics, and children’s books. Check the submission page here.


CKN Christian Publishing

CKN is an imprint of Wolfpack Publishing in Nevada, and published both fiction and nonfiction. Publisher is currently accepting submissions. Fiction genres include: Amish, romance, western, historical, science fiction and mystery. Nonfiction acquisition emphasizes books on relationships, marriage, parenting, theology and Christian living. Here is CKN’s submission page for details.


I hope this list is of help to you as you begin your publishing journey. Of course, you should do your own due diligence before signing with any publisher. This list of publishers is provided only as a public service for authors, and is not meant to be an endorsement.