Submissions

Fiction Submissions

Abingdon Fiction publishes stories of faith, hope, and love that encourage readers to explore life through the challenges and victories of true-to-life characters, realistic emotional journeys, and ripped-from-the-headlines action. Boasting titles from some of Christian publishing’s best known authors as well as debut talent, our fiction line includes contemporary and historical romances, suspense and mystery, Amish titles and the Quilts of Love line. Whatever genre, every book we publish expresses God’s enduring love and grace for all.

Please Note: Abingdon only accepts fiction submissions from established agents and writers who meet with the editor at writers conferences.

Non-fiction Submissions

Abingdon Press provides resources that meet the needs of all those who seek and would serve God. We produce and deliver hundreds of thousands of resources that people want and use for their ministries and for their lives of faith. Among these products are books (Christian Living Trade Line | Academic | Leadership and more), supply items, music resources, curriculum resources, and a host of other print and digital media.

Most of our book publishing is done on a royalty basis: The author is paid a percentage of the retail price of copies sold. We assume the expense of editing, printing, binding, advertising, and promotion and in most cases, we arrange for illustration. Through our own sales personnel, we distribute to retail bookstores those books published under our imprint. We also handle subsidiary rights as well as foreign sales and translation rights.

All curriculum writing is done by assignment. Curriculum writers are active members of The United Methodist Church and are often involved in the age level for which they write.

We suggest that an author first submit for consideration a proposal (including short summary/chapter outline/bio/platform and marketing plan as well as 1-2 sample chapters (no more than 30 pages total).

The author should retain a copy of any unsolicited material submitted, since Abingdon Press cannot assume responsibility for the receipt, security, or return of such material. Correct postage should accompany the manuscript in the event it must be returned. The author should provide only one address--the one to which correspondence regarding the submission is to be sent.

Careful attention is given to every project submitted. All editorial considerations take place at 201 Eighth Avenue South, P.O. Box 801, Nashville, TN 37202-0801.