Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dear Tina, Don't give up!

This post is dedicated to Tina. Don't give up. There are tons of agents and publishers looking for good Christian Romance and Inspirational books.

Here is a list of small to mid-size publishers that accept submissions directly from authors and don’t require an agent.

I haven’t researched them all and would STRONGLY suggest doing so BEFORE you submit to them.

Absey and Co.

Academy Chicago Publishers

Adventure Books of Seattle

Albert Whitman & Co.

Algonquin Books

Alyson Books

Amira Press

Artisan Books

Aunt Lute Press

Avon Books

Baen Books

Barbour Publishing

Barefoot Books

Barron's Educational Series

Beacon Press

Behler Publications

Bella Books


Black Lawrence Press

Bloomsbury Publishing

Bold Strokes Books

Boyds Mills Press

Breakaway Books

Bywater Books

Carina Press

Cerridwen Press

Charlesbridge Publishing

Chronicle Books

City Lights Publishers

Cobblestone Press, LLC

Coffee House Press

Counterpath Press


Diversion Press

Dorchester Publishing

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Eerdmans Publishing Company

Ellora's Cave Romantica Publishing

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Front Street

Graywolf Press

Greenwood Press

Handprint Books


Harlequin Historical Undone

Holiday House, Inc.

Kensington Publishing

Leapfrog Press

Lee & Low Books

Liquid Silver Books

Llewellyn Worldwide

Lyrical Press

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Marshall Cavendish Children's Books

Mid-List Press

Milkweed Editions

No Starch Press

Nocturne Bites

Paul Dry Books

Peachtree Publishers

Pelican Publishing Company

Permanent Press

Persea Books

Pleasant Company

Poisoned Pen Press

Potomac Books

Quarry Books

Quirk Books

Ravenous Romance


Running Press Kids

Samhain Publishing

Soho Press


Sterling Publishing

Storey Publishing

Sugar and Spice Press


Triple Crown Publications

Get The Edge.

Twilight Times Books

Unbridled Books

Walker & Company

Wild Child Publishing

Wild Rose Press

Workman Publishing

Here is a list of LDS publishers: there is more than just Covenant, DB and Leatherwood. I would strongly suggest researching them before you submit.

Agreka Books

American Literary Press


Apricot Press

Archive Publishers

Arthur H. Clark Co.

Aspen West Publishing & Distribution

Aztec Press & Distribution, LLC

BYU Studies

Best Books Publishing & Distribution

Bonfire Press

Bonneville Books

Brigham Young University Press

Cedar Fort

Council Press

Covenant Communications

Deseret Book

Digital Legend Press

Eagle Gate Publishers

Eborn Books

Ephraim Publishing House

FCP Publishing

Fales Productions

Genealogical Publishing Company

Gibbs Smith

Granite Publishing & Distribution

Greg Kofford Books

Handcart Books

Hatrack River Publications

Higher Ground Press

Horizon Publishers & Distributors

John Whitmer Books

King Dragon Press

Knitted Hearts Publishing

LDS Books

LeRue Press

Leatherwood Press

Mapletree Publishing Company

Mill Creek Press

Millennial Press and Distribution

Mormon Arts and Letters

Mt. Zion Books


Peregrine Smith Books

Pueblo Lamanita

SJS Publishing

Salt Press

Scripture Mastery Resources

Shadow Mountain

Signature Books

Silverton House Publishing

Sweetwater Books

Trumpet Media

Valor Publishing Group

Walking the Line Publications

Wellspring Publishing

WiDo Publishing

WindRiver Publishing

Windhaven Publishing

Here is a list of LDS literary agents

Northern Lights Literary Services, LLC

The Swetky Agency

Here is a list of literary agents ACTIVELY looking for inspirational, LDS and general Christian books.

Lisa Adams of The Garamond Agency

Giles Anderson of The Anderson Literary Agency, Inc.

Kathleen Anderson of Anderson Literary Management, LLC

Scott Andrew Mendel of Mendel Media Group, LLC

Jason Allen Ashlock of Movable Type Literary Group

Loretta Barrett of Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.

Ethan Bassoff of InkWell Management

Serendipity Literary Agency

Benrey Literary Agency

Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency

Meredith Bernstein of Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency

Brettne Bloom of Kneerim & Williams Literary

Olivia Blumer of The Blumer Literary Agency

William Blumer of The Blumer Literary Agency

Bond Literary Agency

Katherine Boyle of Veritas Literary Agency

Regina Brooks of Serendipity Literary Agency

Tracy Brown of Tracy Brown Literary Agency

Terry Burns of Hartline Literary Agency

Sheree Bykofsky of Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.

Kimberley Cameron of Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Matthew Carnicelli of Trident Media Group, LLC

Michael Carr of Veritas Literary Agency

Mary Beth Chappell of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

Linda Chester of Linda Chester Literary Agency

Susan Cohen of Writers House

Marlene Connor of Connor Literary Agency

Bill Contardi of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

Eileen Cope of Trident Media Group, LLC

Claudia Cross of Sterling Lord Literistic

Greg Daniel of Daniel Literary Group

Liza Dawson of Liza Dawson Associates

Jennifer de la Fuente of Fountain Literary

Jacques de Spoelberch of J de S Associates

Joelle Delbourgo of Joelle Delbourgo Associates

Verna Dreisbach of Dreisbach Literary Management

Dick Duane of Pinder Lane & Garon-Brooke Associates, Ltd

Tina Dubois Wexler of International Creative Management

Jennie Dunham of Dunham Literary, Inc.

Jennifer DuVall of Schiavone Literary Agency

Michael Ebeling of Ebeling and Associates

Arielle Eckstut of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency

Anne Edelstein of Anne Edelstein Literary Agency

Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Kate Epstein of The Epstein Literary Agency

Elizabeth Evans of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

FinePrint Literary Management

Paul Fedorko of N.S. Bienstock

Diana Flegal of Hartline Literary Agency

Sam Fleishman of Literary Artists Representatives

Catherine Fowler of Redwood Agency

Diana Fox of Fox Literary

Laurie Fox of Linda Chester Literary Agency

Diane Freed of FinePrint Literary Management

Sarah Jane Freymann of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.

Jaimee Garbacik of The Literary Group International

Geiger Frances of Goldin Literary Agency

Claire Gerus of Claire Gerus Literary Agency

Ghosh Scovil of Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.

Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary + Media

Suzanne Gluck of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Krista Goering of The Krista Goering Literary Agency LLC

Debra Goldstein of DeFiore and Company

Susan Golomb of The Susan Golomb Literary Agency

Scott Gould of RLR Associates, Ltd.

Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Loren Grossman of Paul S. Levine Literary Agent

Matthew Guma of The Guma Agency

Lisa Hagan of Paraview Literary Agency

Tamela Hancock Murray of Hartline Literary Agency

Joy Harris of The Joy Harris Literary Agency

Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency

Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency, Inc.

Judy Heiblum of Sterling Lord Literistic

Gary Heidt of Signature Literary Agency

Jeff Herman of The Jeff Herman Agency, LLC

Kristina Holmes of Ebeling and Associates

Sabine Hrechdakian of The Susan Golomb Literary Agency

Alexis Hurley of InkWell Management

Nathaniel Jacks of InkWell Management

Jennifer Jackson of Donald Maass Literary Agency

Weronika Janczuk of D4EO Literary Agency

William Jensen of William K Jensen Literary Agency

Chris Kepner of Victoria Sanders & Associates

Natasha Kern of Natasha Kern Literary Agency

Jill Kneerim of Kneerim & Williams Literary

Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency, Inc.

Janet Koboel Grant of Books & Such Literary Agency

Linda Konner of Linda Konner Literary Agency

Keith Korman of Raines & Raines

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar of Hartline Literary Agency

Michael Larsen of Larsen Pomada Literary Agency

Steve Laube of The Steve Laube Agency (This guy is in AZ)

Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency

The Lazear Agency

Susan Lee Cohen of Riverside Literary Agency

Betsy Lerner of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group, LLC

James Levine of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency

Wendy Lipkind of Wendy Lipkind Agency

Laurie Liss of Sterling Lord Literistic

Denise Little of Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

Nancy Love of Nancy Love Literary Agency

Jennifer Lyons of Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC

Alexandra Machinist Linda Chester Literary Agency

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Kirsten Manges of Kirsten Manges Literary

Jillian Manus of Manus & Associates Literary Agency

Stedman Mays of Scribblers House LLC

McGinniss Associates

Jeffery McGraw of The August Agency

Mark McVeigh of The McVeigh Agency

Ruth Mirsky of Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC

Anne Marie O’Farrell of Denise Marcil Literary Agency

Anna Olswanger of Liza Dawson Associates

Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary Services

Jessica Papin of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Chris Park ofFoundry Literary + Media

Irene Webb of Irene Webb Literary

Frank Weimann of The Literary Group International

Ted Weinstein of Ted Weinstein Literary Management

Etta Wilson of Books & Such Literary Agency

Robert Wilson of Wilson Media

Elizabeth Winick of McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

Kent Wolf of Global Literary Management

Kirsten Wolf of Wolf Literary Services LLC

Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency

Laura Wood of FinePrint Literary Management

Howard Yoon of Ross Yoon Literary Agency

Laura Yorke of Carol Mann Agency

Helen Zimmermann of The Helen Zimmermann Literary Agency

Albert Zuckerman of Writers House


  1. Wow, Deirdra! I had no idea there was so much out there! Thanks for your research!

  2. Oh wow! Thank you so much for all of this information!

  3. You are super sweet to do all this research, D.
    And I saw you're signed up for the Gearing Up To Get An Agent challenge. I'll pop over to see how it's going.

  4. Wow! Where did you find all of these. I don't know the first thing about looking for an agent. I guess I need a leg up on my research.

  5. Wow!!! Thank you so much! I knew nothing of the agents, but had found a nice website for LDS publishers. I think you've listed them all here and then some.


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