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.
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.
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).
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.
6. Kregel Publications
Searches for traditional CBA fiction as well as literary fiction. Their Gilead imprint focuses on Contemporary Christian fiction.
7. Beaming Books
Beaming Books may lean toward nonfiction titles with strong lessons and information for children.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16. Lighthouse Christian Publishing
The goal of Lighthouse Publishing is to provide high-quality original works at the least possible prices.
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.
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.
20. Intervarsity Press
Intervarsity Press is focused on thoughtful Christian books, books about church, culture, and mission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TCK Publishing is a mass-market book publishing company publishing both fiction and nonfiction books in all major genres.
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