Christian Writers' Market Guide 2010

Christian Writers' Market Guide 2010

by Sally E. Stuart
     
 

For 25 years the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers on the market. In addition to a wealth of ideas and tips for publishing in the Christian industry, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2010

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For 25 years the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers on the market. In addition to a wealth of ideas and tips for publishing in the Christian industry, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2010 includes updated information on

  • nearly 400 book publishers and subsidy publishers and a market analysis of publishers by books produced annually and the number of best sellers;
  • more than 600 periodicals by category, with rates of pay and analysis of circulation;
  • literary agencies, writers’ contests, conferences, workshops, and groups;
  • niche markets: poetry, picture books, greeting cards, photography, music, art, short stories, and more; and
  • electronic and self-publishing: E-book publishing, online publications, and print-on-demand publishers.
The Christian Writers’ Market Guide is your must-have tool for getting noticed and published.

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ISBN-13:
9781414334257
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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Christian Writers' Market Guide 2010

THE ESSENTIAL REFERENCE TOOL FOR THE CHRISTIAN WRITER
By Sally E. Stuart

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2010 Sally E. Stuart
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4143-3425-7


Chapter One

Topical Listings of Book Publishers

One of the most difficult aspects of marketing yourself is determining which publishers might be interested in your book. This topical listing is designed to help you do just that.

First, look up your topic of interest in the following lists. If you don't find the specific topic, check the list of topics in the table of contents, and pursue any related topics.

Once you have discovered which publishers are interested in a particular topic, the next step is to secure writer's guidelines and book catalogs from those publishers. Just because a particular publisher is listed under your topic, don't assume that it would automatically be interested in your book. It is your job to determine whether your approach to the subject will fit within the unique scope of that publisher's catalog. It is also helpful to visit a Christian bookstore to see some of the books produced by each publisher you are interested in pursuing.

Note, too, that the primary listings for each publisher indicate what the publisher prefers to see in the initial contact-a query, a book proposal, or a complete manuscript.

AnA in parentheses (A) before a listing indicates the publisher accepts submissions through agents only. This year these appear at the top of each topical list.

An S in parentheses (S) before a listing indicates that the publisher is listed in the "Subsidy Publishers" section and does at least 50 percent subsidy publishing or print-on-demand. Please note that some of these publishers do some royalty publishing as well (check their listings), so if you aren't interested in a subsidy deal, you can contact them and indicate that you are interested only in a royalty contract.

An R in parentheses (R) after a listing indicates which publishers reprint out-of-print books from other publishers.

An asterisk [*] following a topic/category name indicates it is a new topic this year.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MARKETS

(A) Doubleday Religion (R) (A) One World/Ballantine

(S) American Binding (R) (S) Booklocker.com (R) Branden Publishing (R) Cambridge Scholars Pub. Charisma Kids CLC Publications (R) Fortress Press Forward Movement (S) IMD Press (R) InterVarsity Press (R) Judson Press (R) Lift Every Voice (R) Moody Publishers National Black Theatre New Hope (R) Pilgrim Press (R) St. Anthony Mess. Press (R) (S) Tate Publishing (R) UMI Publishing (R) Walk Worthy (R)

APOLOGETICS

(A) FaithWords (A) Harvest House (A) Nelson, Thomas (A) Regal

Aadeon Publishing (R) Aaron Book Publishing (R) Abingdon Press (S) ACW Press (R) Ambassador-Emerald (R) (S) American Binding (R) AMG Publishers (R) Baylor Univ. Press Bethany House (R) (S) Black Forest (R) Blue Dolphin BMH Books (R) (S) Booklocker.com (R) (S) Bookstand Publishing (R) Bridge-Logos (R) (S) Brown Books Cambridge Scholars Pub. Canticle Books (R) Catholic Answers (R) Chalice Press ChapterTwo (R) Christian Family (R) Christian Heritage (R) College Press (R) Continuum Intl. (R) (S) Creation House (R) Crossway Books CSS Publishing Deo Volente Discovery House (R) Eerdmans Pub., Wm. B. (R) (S) Elderberry Press Emmaus Road (S) Essence (R) Evangelical Press Fair Havens (R) (S) Fairway Press (R) Father's Press Forever Books (R) Forward Movement GRQ (R) Guardian Angel Hendrickson (R) Hensley Publishing Hidden Brook Press (R) (S) Holy Fire Publishing (R) Hope Publishing (R) Howard Books (S) IMD Press (R) (S) Insight Publishing (R) InterVarsity Press (R) Kregel (R) Lighthouse Publishing (R) Lighthouse Trails (R) Lion and Lamb Lutheran Univ. Press Magnus Press (R) Master Books Messianic Jewish Publishers (R) Millennium III (R) Monarch Books NavPress Th1nk (R) New Leaf New Seeds (R) (S) One World (R) Our Sunday Visitor (R) P & R Publishing (R) Parson Place (R) (S) Pleasant Word (R) Power Publishing (R) (S) Providence Pub. (R) Randall House Reformation Trust Rose Publishing (S) Sage Press (R) Salt-Works (R) Samaritan Press (R) Scepter Publishers (R) St. Anthony Mess. Press (R) (S) Star Bible Publications Strang Book Group (R) (S) Tate Publishing (R) (S) Trafford Publishing (R) VBC Publishing Whitaker House (S) WinePress (R) (S) Word Alive

ARCHAEOLOGY

(A) Doubleday Religion (R) (A) HarperOne

Aaron Book Publishing (R) Abingdon Press (S) ACW Press (R) (S) American Binding (R) Baker Academic Baker Books (S) Black Forest (R) Blue Dolphin BMH Books (R) (S) Booklocker.com (R) Boyds Mills Press (R) (S) Brentwood (R) (S) Brown Books Cambridge Scholars Pub. ChapterTwo (R) Christian Writer's Ebook (R) Comfort Publishing (R) Conciliar Press (R) Dover Publications (R) Eerdmans Pub., Wm. B. (R) (S) Elderberry Press (S) Essence (R) Facts On File (S) Fairway Press (R) FaithWalk Fordham Univ. Press (R) Forever Books (R) Gollehon Press Hendrickson (R) Hidden Brook Press (R) (S) Holy Fire Publishing (R) (S) Insight Publishing (R) Kregel (R) Lighthouse Publishing (R) Lion and Lamb Lutterworth Press (R) Master Books Monarch Books New Leaf New Seeds (R) (S) One World (R) Pacific Press (S) Pleasant Word (R) Power Publishing (R) (S) Providence Pub. (R) Rose Publishing (S) Tate Publishing (R) (S) TEACH Services (R) Third World Press (R) (S) Trafford Publishing (R) Univ. Press of America (R) VBC Publishing (S) WinePress (R) (S) Word Alive Yale Univ. Press (R)

ART, FREELANCE

Aadeon Publishing (R) Aaron Book Publishing (R) Abingdon Press Ambassador Books Ambassador-Emerald (R) AMG Publishers (R) Anglicans United (R) (S) Black Forest (R) Blue Dolphin (S) Booklocker.com (R) Cambridge Scholars Pub. Carson-Dellosa Chelsea House (R) Christian Ed. Pub. Comfort Publishing (R) Dawn Publications Dove Inspirational (R) Editorial Portavoz Eerdmans/Young Readers E.F.S. Online Pub. Fair Havens (R) Faith Alive FamilyLife (books) (R) Focus on the Family (R) Forever Books (R) Group Publishing Guardian Angel (S) Holy Fire Publishing (R) (S) IMD Press (R) Jebaire Publishing Journey Forth/BJU (R) Judson Press (R) Knight George Pub. House Legacy Press (R) Lighthouse Publishing (R) Lighthouse Trails (R) Lion and Lamb Liturgy Training (R) Marcher Lord Press Messianic Jewish Publishers (R) Mission City Press Monarch Books Parson Place (R) Parsons Publishing (R) Pauline Kids (R) Pelican Publishing (R) Players Press (R) (S) Pleasant Word (R) Power Publishing (R) (S) Providence Pub. (R) Quintessential Books (R) Rainbow Publishers (R) Randall House Ravenhawk Books (R) Rose Publishing Salt-Works (R) Samaritan Press (R) Sheed & Ward Starik Publishing (S) TEACH Services (R) Treble Heart Books (R) VBC Publishing Warner Press White Stone Books (R) Wilshire Book (R) (S) WinePress (R)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

(A) Doubleday Religion (R) (A) FaithWords (A) HarperOne (A) Nelson, Thomas (A) WaterBrook Press (R)

Aaron Book Publishing (R) (S) ACW Press (R) Ambassador-Emerald (R) (S) American Binding (R) Baker Books Believe Books (S) Black Forest (R) Blue Dolphin (S) Book Publishers (R) (S) Booklocker.com (R) (S) Bookstand Publishing (R) Boyds Mills Press (R) Branden Publishing (R) (S) Brentwood (R) Bridge-Logos (R) (S) Brown Books Carey Library, Wm. (R) ChapterTwo (R) Christian Heritage (R) Christian Writer's Ebook (R) CLC Publications (R) Comfort Publishing (R) Continuum Intl. (R) (S) Creation House (R) CrossLink Publishing (S) Dean Press, Robbie (R) E.F.S. Online Pub. (S) Elderberry Press (S) Essence (R) Evergreen Press (S) Fairway Press (R) Father's Press Forever Books (R) Friends United Press Georgetown Univ. Press Hidden Brook Press (R) His Work Christian Pub. (R) (S) Holy Fire Publishing (R) (S) IMD Press (R) (S) Insight Publishing (R) Kirk House KNB Publications Life Changing Media (S) LifeVest Publishing Lighthouse Publishing (R) Lighthouse Trails (R) Lion and Lamb Lutterworth Press (R) (S) McDougal Publishing (R) Monarch Books New Seeds (R) (S) One World (R) Pacific Press Parson Place (R) Parsons Publishing (R) (S) Pleasant Word (R) Power Publishing (R) (S) Providence Pub. (R) Quiet Waters (R) (S) Sage Press (R) (S) Selah Publishing (R) (S) Southern Baptist Press (R) Still Waters Revival (R) Strang Book Group (R) (S) Tate Publishing (R) (S) TEACH Services (R) (S) Trafford Publishing (R) Univ. Press of America (R) (S) VMI Publishers (S) WinePress (R) (S) Word Alive (S) Zoë Life Publishing

BIBLE/BIBLICAL STUDIES

(A) Cook, David C. (A) Doubleday Religion (R) (A) Regal (A) WaterBrook Press (R)

Aadeon Publishing (R) Aaron Book Publishing (R) Abingdon Press ACTA Publications (S) ACW Press (R) Ambassador Books Ambassador-Emerald (R) (S) American Binding (R) AMG Publishers (R) Anglicans United (R) Baker Academic Baker Books Baylor Univ. Press Bethany House (R) Blue Dolphin BMH Books (R) (S) Booklocker.com (R) (S) Bookstand Publishing (R) (S) Brentwood (R) Bridge-Logos (R) (S) Brown Books Cambridge Scholars Pub. Canticle Books (R) Carey Library, Wm. (R) Catholic Answers (R) Chalice Press ChapterTwo (R) Christian Ed. Pub. Christian Family (R) Christian Focus (R) Christian Liberty Press Christian Writer's Ebook (R) Clarke & Co., James (R) College Press (R) Conciliar Press (R) Concordia Academic Congregational Life Contemporary Drama Continuum Intl. (R) CrossLink Publishing CSS Publishing (S) DCTS Publishing (S) Dean Press, Robbie (R) Deo Volente Discovery House (R) Editorial Portavoz Eerdmans Pub., Wm. B. (R) (S) Elderberry Press Emmaus Road (S) Essence (R) Evangelical Press Evergreen Press Fair Havens (R) (S) Fairway Press (R) Faith Alive FaithWalk Father's Press First Fruits of Zion Forever Books (R) Fortress Press Foursquare Media Good Book (R) Gospel Publishing Group Publishing Grupo Nelson Hannibal Books Harcourt Religion Harrison House Hendrickson (R) Hensley Publishing Hidden Brook Press (R) (S) Holy Fire Publishing (R) (S) IMD Press (R) Inkling Books (R) (S) Insight Publishing (R) InterVarsity Press (R) Jebaire Publishing Journey Forth/BJU (R) Jubilant Press (R) (S) Kindred Books (R) Kregel (R) Libros Liguori Lift Every Voice (R) Lighthouse Publishing (R) Lion and Lamb Lutheran Univ. Press Lutterworth Press (R) Magnus Press (R) (S) McDougal Publishing (R) Mercer Univ. Press (R) Messianic Jewish Publishers (R) Monarch Books Morehouse NavPress NavPress Th1nk (R) New Hope (R) New Leaf New York Univ. Press (S) One World (R) Our Sunday Visitor (R) P & R Publishing (R) Pacific Press Paradise Research (R) Parson Place (R) Parsons Publishing (R) Pauline Kids (R) Paulist Press Pflaum Publishing Pilgrim Press (R) (S) Pleasant Word (R) Power Publishing (R) (S) Providence Pub. (R) Quill Driver Books Randall House Digital Revival Nation Rose Publishing Salt-Works (R) Samaritan Press (R) Sheed & Ward Smyth & Helwys (S) Southern Baptist Press (R) SparrowCrowne Press (R) St. Anthony Mess. Press (R) St. Bede's Publications (R) St. Pauls/Alba House (R) (S) Star Bible Publications (S) Tate Publishing (R) (S) TEACH Services (R) (S) Trafford Publishing (R) Tyndale House Publishers UMI Publishing (R) Univ. Press of America (R) VBC Publishing (S) VMI Publishers Walk Worthy (R) Wesleyan Publishing Westminster John Knox Whitaker House (S) WinePress (R) (S) Word Alive Yale Univ. Press (R) Youth Specialties (S) Zoë Life Publishing Zondervan

BIBLE COMMENTARY

(A) Cook, David C. (A) Doubleday Religion (R) (A) Tyndale House (R)

Aaron Book Publishing (R) Abingdon Press (S) ACW Press (R) Ambassador Books Ambassador-Emerald (R) (S) American Binding (R) AMG Publishers (R) Anglicans United (R) B & H Publishing Baker Books (S) Black Forest (R) Blue Dolphin BMH Books (R) (S) Booklocker.com (R) (S) Bookstand Publishing (R) Bridge-Logos (R) (S) Brown Books Cambridge Scholars Pub. Carey Library, Wm. (R) Catholic Answers (R) Chalice Press ChapterTwo (R) Christian Family (R) Christian Focus (R) Christian Writer's Ebook (R) Clarke & Co., James (R) College Press (R) Conciliar Press (R) Continuum Intl. (R)

Chapter Two

Alphabetical Listings of Book Publishers

If you do not find the publisher you are looking for below, check the "General Index." See the introduction to that index for the codes used to identify the current status of each unlisted publisher. If you do not understand all the terms or abbreviations used in these listings, read the "How to Use This Book" section. Remember to check out any publisher thoroughly before signing a contract.

+ A plus sign before a listing indicates the listing is new this year and was not included last year.

@ This sign indicates that the publisher produces e-books.

AADEON PUBLISHING COMPANY. PO Box 223, Hartford CT 06141. Fax (206) 666-5132. E-mail: submissions@aadeon.com. Website: www.aadeon.com. Submit to The Editor. Addresses spiritual, social, and cultural issues related to the United States of America. Must be insightful, historically and biblically accurate, and focused toward a Christian readership. Publishes 1 title/yr., trade paperback. Accepts mss through agents or authors. Does print-on-demand. Reprints books. Requires 160,000 words or more. Royalty 8 percent on net; no advance. Average first printing 100-5,000. Publication within 1 yr. Considers simultaneous submissions. Requires accepted ms on disk in Microsoft Word. Responds in 1-4 mos. Requires NKJV. Guidelines on Website; no catalog.

Nonfiction: Proposal/3 chapters or complete ms; no phone/fax/e-query. Artwork: Open to queries from freelance artists. Tips: "We are particularly interested in manuscripts that challenge average people to confront and overcome the negative influences of an increasingly secular and godless society. Manuscripts must be well organized, professionally edited, easy to understand, biblically based, and scripturally supported (frequent quotations from the Bible-chapter and verse-to support writings). Manuscripts must clearly speak to both a Christian and non-Christian audience."

AARON BOOK PUBLISHING. 1093 Bristol Caverns Hwy., Bristol TN 37620. (423) 212-1208. E-mail: info@aaronbookpublishing.com. Website: www.aaronbookpublishing.com. Imprint of Black Forest Press. Tim Rouse, ed. Honesty, uniqueness, service. Publishes hardcover, mass-market, coffee-table books. Some subsidy; does print-on-demand. Reprints books. Any length. Royalty on retail. Considers simultaneous submissions. Prefers mss by e-mail. Prefers KJV. Guidelines by mail; catalog for 9 x 12 SAE/5 stamps.

Nonfiction/Fiction: Query first; proposal/2-3 chapters; phone/e-query OK.

Special Needs: Books of good content. Strong characters and a great story line.

Artwork: Open to queries from freelance artists.

Contest: Sponsors contests occasionally.

Tips: Open to almost any topic.

ABC BOOK PUBLISHING LLC. 20609 N.E. Lakeside Dr., Fairview OR 97024. E-mail: info@abc bookpublishing.com. Website: www.abcbookpublishing.com. Rich Brott, pub. Publishes 20 titles/yr.; trade paperbacks. Does print-on-demand. Royalty 10 percent on net; no advance. Publication within 6 mos. Wants accepted mss by e-mail. Guidelines by e-mail; catalog online.

Nonfiction: E-query.

Tips: "We are a new publisher intent on providing a vehicle for worldwide distribution of nonfiction works."

ABINGDON PRESS. 201-8th Ave. S., PO Box 801, Nashville TN 37202. (615) 749-6000. Fax (615) 749-6512. E-mail: [first initial and last name]@umpublishing.org. Website: www.abingdon press.com. United Methodist Publishing House. Editors: Mary C. Dean, ed-in-chief; Ron Kidd, gen. interest bks.; Robert Ratcliff, professional and academic bks.; John Kutsko, dir. of acq.; Joseph A. Crowe, gen. interest bks.; Judith Pierson, children's bks. Books and church supplies directed primarily to a mainline religious market. Cokesbury. Publishes 120 titles/yr.; hardcover, trade paperbacks. Receives 3,000 submissions annually. Less than 5 percent of books from first-time authors. Accepts mss through agents or authors. No reprints. Prefers 144 pgs. Royalty 5-10 percent on retail; pays an advance. Average first printing 3,500-4,000. Publication within 18 mos. No simultaneous submissions. Requires requested ms on disk. Responds in 8-12 wks. Prefers NRSV or a variety of which NRSV is one. Guidelines on Website; free catalog.

Nonfiction: Proposal/2 chapters; no phone/fax/e-query.

Fiction: Solicited or agented material only.

Ethnic Books: African American, Hispanic, Native American, Korean.

Music: Submit to Gary Alan Smith, Music Resources Sr. Development Editor. Produces sacred choral and instrumental music, books, and supplies. See guidelines on Website.

Photos: Accepts freelance photos for book covers.

Tips: "We develop and produce materials to help more people in more places come to know and love God through Jesus Christ and to choose to serve God and neighbor."

** Note: This publisher serviced by ChristianManuscriptSubmissions.com.

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