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Writing about spirituality and faith is a noble cause. If you’ve written a book centered on Christianity or spiritual development, you might need a publisher to help you get your book published.

List of Christian Publishers

Our team researched this list of Christian publishers that currently accept submissions for manuscripts.

Please note that some of these publishers accept unsolicited and unagented submissions, while others only accept submissions from literary agents.

If you need a literary agent, you can also check out our list of Christian literary agents.

1. Dancing With Bear Publishing

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Dancing With Bear Publishing is a full service, innovative Christian publishing house, and strive to publish only the best works that glorify God, and help people in their walk with the Lord.

Website: www.dwbpublishing.com
For submission Guidelines of Dancing With Bear Publishing click here.

2. Zondervan

Zondervan accepts unsolicited manuscripts. A branch of Harper Collins. Said to be “the gold standard of Christian publishing”.
You can learn more about them by visiting their website: www.zondervan.com/about-us/manuscript-submissions
Submission Guidelines for Zondervan click here.

3. Baker Books

Accepts slush pile submissions through www.christianmanuscriptsubmissions.com. However, Baker Books usually only accepts submissions directly from agents.

Website: www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/bakerbooks
Submission Guidelines for Baker Books click here.

4. B&H Publishing (Lifeway)

B&H Publishing Group is always working with a broad range of new and veteran writers alike. Among its best-selling authors are Beth Moore (Audacious, Praying God’s Word), Stephen and Alex Kendrick (The Battle Plan for Prayer, The Love Dare), Thom S. Rainer (Scrappy Church, Becoming a Welcoming Church, Who Moved My Pulpit?, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, I Am A Church Member), Matt Chandler (Recovering Redemption), Vicki Courtney (5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter), Priscilla Shirer (Fervent, The Prince Warriors), Angie Smith (Chasing God), Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck (Designed to Lead), Dan Miller (48 Days to the Work You Love), and Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God).

Website: www.bhpublishinggroup.com
For submission Guidelines of B&H Publishing (Lifeway) click here.

5. Westminster John Knox Press

Likes creative retellings of Bible stories. Westminster John Knox Press searches for social issues through a Christian worldview, spirituality, and devotions.

Website: www.wjkbooks.com
Submission Guidelines for Westminster John Knox Press click here.

6. Kregel Publications

Searches for traditional CBA fiction as well as literary fiction. Their Gilead imprint focuses on Contemporary Christian fiction.

Website: www.kregel.com
Submission Guidelines for Kregel Publications click here.

7. Beaming Books

Beaming Books may lean toward nonfiction titles with strong lessons and information for children.

Website: www.beamingbooks.com
Submission Guidelines for Beaming Books click here.

8. Herald Press

Herald Press is a Christian publisher known for transformative books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith.

Website: www.heraldpress.com
Submission Guidelines for Herald Press click here.

9. Eerdman’s Publishing

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is an independent publisher of religious books, from academic books and reference works in theology, biblical studies, and religious history to popular titles in spirituality, social an

Website: www.eerdmans.com
Submission Guidelines for Eerdman’s Publishing click here.

10. The Upper Room

The Upper Room® is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual life of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully.

Website: www.upperroom.org
Submission Guidelines for The Upper Room click here.

11. Wipf and Stock

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Their staff handles every step of publication in-house, from customer service to editing and typesetting, from printing and binding to shipping.

Website: www.wipfandstock.com
For submission Guidelines of Wipf and Stock click here.

12. Moody Publishers

Moody Publishers is a nonprofit Christian publishing house. They have distributed more than 300 million books, spanning from Bible commentary and reference to spiritual and relational growth, as well as award-winning fiction.

Website: www.moodypublishers.com
Submission Guidelines for Moody Publishers click here.

13. Dove Christian Publishers

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Formerly Conquest Publishers, Dove Christian Publishers offer Christian fiction, non-fiction, and videos. Conquest Books, Dove Books, and Conquest Publishers are imprints of Kingdom Christian Enterprises.

Website: www.dovechristianpublishers.com
For submission Guidelines of Dove Christian Publishers click here.

14. Bethany House

Bethany House has been publishing high-quality books for more than 50 years, and has over 1,100 titles spanning nearly every reading category.

Website: www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse
Submission Guidelines for Bethany House click here.

15. Crosslink Publishing

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. A small Christian publishing company located in Rapid City, SD and a subsidiary of the CrossLink family of ministries.

Website: www.crosslinkpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines for Crosslink Publishing click here.

16. Lighthouse Christian Publishing

The goal of Lighthouse Publishing is to provide high-quality original works at the least possible prices.

Website: www.lighthousechristianpublishing.com
For submission Guidelines of Lighthouse Christian Publishing click here.

17. Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson is committed to one central mission: inspiring the world by meeting the needs of people with content that promotes biblical principles and honors Jesus Christ. It is a world-leading publisher and provider of Christian content.

Website: www.thomasnelson.com
Submission Guidelines for Thomas Nelson click here.

18. Faithwords

A top publisher of books and resources for the Christian inspirational market. Faithwords is a division of Hachette Book Group.
You can visit the Faithwords website at www.faithwords.com

Check out the submission Guidelines for Faithwords here.

19. Paraclete Press

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Paraclete Press is a publisher of essential Christian wisdom. Paraclete publishes about 40 books a year and distributes the recordings of Gloriæ Dei Cantores and the Monks of Solesmes, France.

Learn more by visiting their website: www.paracletepress.com
Submission Guidelines for Paraclete Press click here.

20. Intervarsity Press

Intervarsity Press is focused on thoughtful Christian books, books about church, culture, and mission.

Website: www.ivpress.com
Submission Guidelines for Intervarsity Press click here.

21. Abingdon Press

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Abingdon Press is an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789. Abingdon Press has a commitment to providing the best, most effective religious publications available begiining its ninth decade.

Website: www.abingdonpress.com
Submission Guidelines for Abingdon Press click here.

22. Crossway

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry and exists solely for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel through publishing and other means in order, by God’s grace: To bring men, women, and children to Christ as their Lord and Savior, To help individual Christians and the church grow in knowledge and understanding of the Christian life;, To bear witness to God’s truth, beauty, and holiness, and to the Lordship of Christ in every area of life; and To glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every way.

Website: www.crossway.org
Submission Guidelines for Crossway click here.

23. Ignatius Press

Ignatius Press is an apostolate, a ministry of Guadalupe Associates, a church-based group of people who use their talents “for the greater glory of God”. Guadalupe Associates/Ignatius Press’s mission is to collaborate in the evangelizing, catechetical, liturgical, and educational work of the Catholic Church, through the publication and distribution of Catholic print, video, and audio materials, especially books and films, as well as through the internet and social media. Guadalupe Associates/Ignatius Press helps deepen people’s spiritual lives in a number of ways, including by means of its retreat house and through the publication of liturgical and spiritual resources such as the Adoremus Hymnal, the Mass of Vatican II booklet, and the Ignatius Pew Missal for churches.

Website: www.ignatius.com. For submission Guidelines of Ignatius Press click here.

24. WaterBrook Multnomah

As imprints of Penguin Random House—the largest English-language publisher in the world—WaterBrook and Multnomah compete with the best publishers the world while seeking to serve readers and the Church at a personal level.

Website: www.waterbrookmultnomah.com
Submission Guidelines for WaterBrook Multnomah click here.

25. Baylor University Press

Baylor University Press is the academic book publishing arm of Baylor University. An active member of the Association of University Presses and the Association of American Publishers, Baylor University Press joins with academic presses worldwide in the belief that ideas matter, that publishing is more than disseminating information, and that books are sustained acts of wisdom.

Website: www.baylorpress.com
Submission Guidelines for Baylor University Press click here.

26. Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. It exists for the purposes of strengthening and aiding member congregations in their proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and working in partnership with the agencies and congregations of the Synod to provide publishing services.

Find more about Concordia Publishing House by visiting their website at www.cph.org.
Submission Guidelines for Concordia Publishing House click here.

27. Harvest House Publishers

Harvest House books gained a reputation of being affordable, trustworthy and practical by meeting people’s most current needs in three major categories: self-help (relationships, family, Christian living), Bible resources (Bibles, Bible studies, topical studies), and full-color gift and children’s books featuring top licensed artists. The company publishes more than 150 new books each year and offers a strong backlist of more than 1,200 titles.

You can find out more at www.harvesthousepublishers.com
Submission Guidelines for Harvest House Publishers click here.

28. Tyndale House

Tyndale products include many New York Times best sellers, including the popular Left Behind fiction series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, novels by Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury and Joel C. Rosenberg, plus numerous nonfiction works.

Website: www.tyndale.com
For submission Guidelines of Tyndale House click here.

29. CKN Christian Publishing

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. CKN Christian Publishing CKN Christian Publishing is a new publishing imprint of Wolfpack Publishing. CKN started as an eBook promotional site and has grown into a publishing company. CKN is dedicated to bringing readers wholesome Christian novels that sometimes cross denomination boundaries to ensure there is something for everyone. Find more about them from their website: www.christiankindlenews.com

If you would like to submit your manuscript, learn about their Submission Guidelines here.

30. Paulist Press

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. The Paulist Press is a major component of the work of the Paulist Fathers, a society of missionary priests founded for and by Americans in 1858. Striving to stand at the intersection of faith and culture, Paulist Press is committed to publishing quality materials that: bring the good news of the Gospel to Catholics and people of other religious traditions;support dialogue and welcome good scholarship and religious wisdom from all sources across denominational boundaries;foster religious values and wholeness in society, especially through materials promoting healing, reconciliation, and personal growth.

Website: www.paulistpress.com
Submission Guidelines for Paulist Press click here.

31. The Crossroad Publishing Company

Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. The Crossroad Publishing Company was first developed in 1980 as an influential imprint at the Episcopal Seabury Press, and is heir to the prestigious booklists of B. Herder Book Company, founded 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri, and later Herder & Herder in New York.

Website: www.crossroadpublishing.com
Submission Guidelines for The Crossroad Publishing Company click here.

TCK Publishing is a mass-market book publishing company publishing both fiction and nonfiction books in all major genres.

Website: www.tckpublishing.com

Find out more by checking out the TCK Publishing FAQ. If you’re interested with submitting a manuscript check out our Submission Guidelines here!

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