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For Authors

Are you an author? Or would you like to be an author? If you're considering writing a book and need a publisher, please continue reading to learn about the types of books we are looking to publish and other helpful information.

College Press Publishing Company is an evangelical Christian publishing house primarily associated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Knowing that finding a publisher for a manuscript can sometimes be a confusing process, we have developed these guidelines for writers so that we may streamline the process wherever possible.


 College Press Seeks Proposals For:

  • Bible studies
  • Topical studies (biblically based)
  • Apologetic studies
  • Historical biographies of Christians


College Press Does Not Publish:

  • Poetry
  • Game or Puzzle books
  • Books on prophecy from a premillennial or dispensational viewpoint
  • ANY books that do not contain a Christian message


Procedure for Submitting Your Proposal to College Press

Always send a proposal, or query letter, first. (College Press does not read manuscripts until the proposal letter has been approved - the only exception is when an editor has requested the material).

Please follow the Publishing Guidelines, Proposal Checklist, and Writing Tips below as you develop your book proposal.

Publishing Guidelines

Proposal Checklist

Writing Tips


Send all query letters (first) and requested manuscripts to:

Acquisitions Editor
College Press Publishing
PO Box 1132

2111 N. Main Street, Suite C
Joplin, MO 64801 

You may send your query letter and requested material electronically to:


What Happens Next

College Press will respond to proposals in two or three months. If your proposal meets our current needs and qualifications, we will request a full manuscript for further evaluation. College Press will respond to your idea within two months of receiving it.