Are you looking for publishers of Christian poetry?
Continue to reading to find about 17 and whether they are currently accepting submissions, or not.
WIPF and Stock Publishers is an independent publishing company that hosts the Poiema Poetry Series, which serves to provide Christian poets with a platform to share their work and creativity with the world. Some of their poetry collections include “A Word in My Mouth" by Robert Cording, “Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse" by D.S. Martin, and “Ash and Embers" by James A. Zoller. They are currently accepting book proposals via email. You can find their proposal form on their submission guidelines page. Be sure to include your manuscript for consideration and allow between four to eight weeks to hear a response. If interested in your work, a member of their editorial team will reach out to you promptly.
Established in 2002, Yorkshire Publishing is an independent Christian press based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They’ve published works of Christian poetry like “A Believer’s Heart" by Barbara Klein, “A Rhyme A Day: Helps Keep the Devil AT Bay" by Dr. Gene Crumbley, “And the Little Hills Rejoice" by Barry Bennett Blander. They are currently accepting manuscript submissions through their online submissions form. Be sure to include your contact information and attach your manuscript in the form of either a .PDF or Word document. For general inquiries or more information, you can contact the team at Yorkshire Publishing via email or call (918) 394-2665.
Thomas Nelson is an independent Christian publishing company that has been in operation since 1798. Publishing over 250 new titles every year, Thomas Nelson has worked with authors like Billy Graham, Dr. David Jeremiah, and Colleen Coble. They’ve published titles like “Thru the Bible Vol. 20: Poetry (Proverbs)" by J. Vernon McGee, and “God’s Living Word" by Margaret Feinberg. As an imprint of HarperCollins, Thomas Nelson does not accept unsolicited material. If you are a poet with literary representation, you’re highly encouraged to have a literary agent submit a query letter or book proposal on your behalf. If you would like to get in contact with the team at Thomas Nelson, you can submit a general inquiry through their website’s online contact form.
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing (P&R) is an independent Christina publishing company that was founded in 1930 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Some of their latest releases include titles like “Indispensable: The Basics of Christian Belief" by David Cassidy, “Our Ancient Foe: Satan’s History, Activity, and Ultimate Demise" edited by Ronald L. Kohl, and “40 Favorite Hymns on the Christian Life" by Leland Ryken. P&R Publishing has published poetry collections and studies like “Psalms, Volume 2: Finding the Way to Prayer and Praise" by Kathleen Buswell Nielson and “The Piety of John Calvin: A Collection of His Spiritual Prose, Poems, and Hymns" by John Calvin edited by Ford Lewis Battles. P&R is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts through their online submissions form.
5. Loyola Press
Loyola Press is not only a publishing company, but a Jesuit Ministry based in Chicago, Illinois. Their aim is to produce titles that will both educate and enlighten their readers in both English and Spanish language. Some of their latest releases include “Pope Francis Says…" by Pope Fracis, “Mercy in the City" by Kerry Weber, and “Station to Station" by Gary Jansen. Loyola Press has even produced poetry collections like “Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul" by Charles Reynard and Judith Valente, and “Prayers of Christian Consolation" by William G. Storey. They are currently not accepting poetry submissions at this time. For more information, you can contact their editorial team via email.
Liguori Publications is a collaborative ministry of Redemptorist priests and brothers that was founded in 1913 based out of Liguori, Minnesota. While they primarily publish content intended for parish and religious education, they also produce a number of nonfiction titles meant for the everyday Christian reader. They’ve published works like “Hidden Graces: Poems for Crisis, Struggle, and Renewal" and “Simple Graces: Poems for Meditation and Prayer" by Gretchen L. Schwenker, PhD and Matthew J. Kessler, C.Ss.R. They are currently not accepting poetry submissions at this time. For more information or general inquiries, you can reach their editorial team via email.
Based out of Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University Press and Leafwood Publishers work in tandem to produce Christian titles, originally founded in 2005. Having produced works like “Here’s My Heart: Prayers" by Ray Hardin and “Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature" edited by Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner, this publishing press knows great literary talent when they see it. While they are not actively seeking submissions at this time, you’re strongly encouraged to reach out and send a query letter via their website’s online contact form. Alternatively, you can call their toll free number at 1 (877) 816-4455.
InterVarsity Press is an independent Christian publisher based out of Westmont, Illinois. Their primary goal is to publish works educational Christian fiction and nonfiction intended for both academic and general reading. Some of their latest releases include “Ephesians" by Darrell L. Bock, “You Found Me" by Rick Richardson, and “In Search of the Common Good" by Meador. InterVarsity Press has been known to publish works of Christian poetry, just like “Our Last Awakening: Poems for Living in the Face of Death" by Janet Morley and “Out of the Silence: Memories, Poems, Reflections" by Terry Waite. They are currently accepting submissions via mail only. For more information, you can review their submission guidelines. For general inquiries, you can contact the team at InterVarsity Press through their website’s online contact form.
Paraclete Press is a Christian publishing company that strives to represent the full expression of Christian belief, ranging from Catholic to Protestant to Orthodox. They aim to enlighten and educate their readers through their wide selection of fiction and nonfiction intended for both adults and children. They even host the Paraclete Poetry Series, which boasts Christian poetry collections like “Amounting to Nothing" by Paul Quenon, OCSO, “Dreaming of Stones" by Christine Valters Paintner, and “Send My Roots Rain" by Kim Langley. They unfortunately do not accept unsolicited materials for poetry, as these projects are often by invite only. If you’re a poet with literary representation, it’s highly recommended that you have your literary agent submit a query letter on your behalf. For more information, you can review Paraclete Press’ submission guidelines.
10. Time of Singing
Time of Singing is a quarterly Christian poetry magazine that has published works by poets like Luci Shaw, Barbara Crooker, Evelyn Minshull, and Jack Brooks, as well as poets from countries like England, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, Russia, and more. They’ve produced poetry books like “Quiet Christmas Poetry" by Ellen Grace Olinger, and “Wailing Walls" by Philip C. Kolin. If you have a poem or a collection of poems, Time of Singing is currently accepting submissions via regular mail or via email. If you decide to send through the post, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a hasty reply. For more information, be sure to review their submission guidelines.
Boulevard Magazine is a fiction, poetry, and essay magazine that has been producing works since 1985. They offer their readers print and ebook formats so that they can enjoy some of the highest quality writing by the finest writers and poets out there on any platform. Boulevard Magazine hosts an annual poetry competition between January 1st, 2019 to June 1st, 2019. Winners will be awarded with a prize of $1000 and will be published in their latest issue release. For more information, you’re strongly encouraged to review their poetry contest rules. Your poems can be submitted via regular post or through their online submissions form. Due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, the team at Boulevard Magazine cannot respond to every writer individually
Christian Courier is an independent biweekly journal that aims to connect Christian writers with their devoted readers. This Canadian magazine is based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, and offers their writers compensation for their work. They offer $50 (CAD) for both editorials and columns, $70 (CAD) for features and news stories, and $45 (CAD) for original art and poetry. If you would like to submit your poetry for consideration, the best way to do so is reach out via email. For more information, be sure to review their submissions guidelines.
Based out of Greeley, Colorado, Cladach Publishing is a small independent Christian publishing company that specializes in producing memoirs, Christian fiction and nonfiction titles, and poetry collections. Some of their poetry books includes “Pausing In the Passing Places" by Alice Scott-Ferguson, “Remembering Softly" by Catherine Lawton, “Praise! Poems" by Mary Harwell Sayler, and “Poems" by James Troy Turner. While they are not actively seeking submissions at this time, you can still submit a query letter via email or regular post. If interested in your project, a member of Cladach’s editorial team will reach out to you to arrange for the delivery of your full manuscript.
14. Crux Magazine
Crux Magazine is an independent biannual magazine that publishes essays, poetry, short stories, reviews, recipes, photography, and artwork by a wide range of talented authors and artists. They accept Christian poetry and are actively seeking submissions for their upcoming issue release based on the theme of relationships. If you’ve written a poem that you believe would be a good fit for their issue, you’re strongly encouraged to submit via email. Be sure to indicate the type of project it is, provide your contact information, and only submit up to three poems for consideration (should be attached as a Word file). For more information, be sure to review their submission guidelines before proceeding.
15. Plough Quarterly
Plough Quarterly is a Christian magazine that produces works about faith, life, and justice. They feature stories and poetry to their ever-growing community of 2700 readers. Founded in 1920, Plough Quarterly operates in Walden, New York, and has branches in the UK and Australia. They are currently accepting submissions for nonfiction articles, reviews, art, short fiction, letters to the editor, and poetry via email. You’re strongly encouraged to review their submission guidelines before proceeding to make sure your work meets all of their minimum requirements. Due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, along with the fact that they only accept five poems per issue, the team at Plough Quarterly estimates that it will take up to six weeks to hear back from them. For general inquiries, you can use their website’s online contact form.
16. Rock & Sling
Rock & Sling is a Christian literary magazine that produces works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic art and comics, art and photography, and reviews. Founded in 2004 in Spokane, Washington, Rock & Sling aims to explore expressions of faith and the act of responsibility. They are currently accepting poetry until the end of April 30th, 2019, and ask that you submit no more than five poems in separate documents. You can submit your poetry through their website’s online submissions form. If interested in your work, a member of their editorial team will reach out to you promptly and discuss how to proceed.
17. Tiferet Journal
Tiferet Journal is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication that aims to publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art to provide opportunities for open discussion about spirituality, emotions, and literacy. They’ve not only published poetry in their issues, but have also produced books like “Voice: Poems" by Allison Joseph, “A Lightness, A Thirst, or Nothing at All: Poems" by Adele Kenny, and “Blow-Drying a Chicken, Observations from a Working Poet" by Molly Fisk. They are unfortunately closed to submissions at this time, but you’re strongly encouraged to check back at a later date to see when this status will change. In the meantime, you can review their submission guidelines to prepare your poetry for consideration by Tiferet’s editorial team. For more information or general inquiries, you can contact the team at Tiferet through their websites’ online contact form.
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K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.