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 how you can publish your book with us.

College Press Publishing Company is an evangelical Christian publishing house primarily associated with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. We know that finding a publisher can sometimes be a confusing process, so we have developed these guidelines so that you will have a clearer focus for preparing your manuscript.


 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

College Press is not accepting book proposals at this time. Please check back with us after the first quarter of 2024 to see if we are ready to accept proposals at that time.

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
1307 W 20th Street

Joplin, MO 64804

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.

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