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Find an Agent
Helping you be successful as an author

Many Christian publishing houses are not able to process the large number of unsolicited manuscripts received each day. They primarily secure new authors by relying on agent recommendations and online proposal services such as ChristianManuscriptSubmissions.com.

In his article, Advice to First-Time Authors, Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt advises first time authors:

See Hyatt's list of Agents Who Represent Christian Authors.

Requesting the services of an agent is an option you can consider while preparing your manuscript proposal. Below are a few agents that are recommended by our member publishers or are agent members of ECPA. Please see Sally Stuart's Christian Writers' Market Guide for an extensive list of Agent choices.

For more information on securing an agent, we recommend you read “So You are Wondering About Getting An Agent” an article written by Stan Gundry and "Before You Hire a Literary Agent" by Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt. Hyatt talks further about finding an agent and committing to the challenge in "So You Can't Seem to Land an Agent."

NOTE: You should not be required to provide any up front monies for your agent’s services. Commission will be paid to the agent when book is published. See the regulatory information for the agent association, AAR, for more information.


Don Jacobson
D.C. Jacobson & Associates

Preference for contact

All queries and submissions should be sent electronically via our Submissions form at www.dcjacobson.com.
Email contact: query@dcjacobson.com

Areas of specialty
Non-fiction including Christian living, relationships, family, health, parenting, leadership, and fresh ideas appealing to 18-35 year-olds. Fiction and YA fiction.
Kimberly Shumate / Agent
Living Word Literary Agency

Preference for contact

Submissions via email only. No phone calls.
For Contact information & more Submission Guidelines:
www.livingwordliterary.wordpress.com

Areas of specialty
Adult fiction (no science fiction or fantasy), YA fiction, Christian living, marriage, parenting, self-help, apologetics, prophecy, humor, health, inspirational, environmental, social issues, pop-culture, women’s issues, and men’s issues. No cookbooks, children's books, memoirs, or poetry please.
Chip MacGregor

MacGregor Literary, Inc.

Areas of specialty
Adult Fiction (Historic, Suspense, Thriller), Christian Living, Inspirational, Apologetics, Social Issues, Health, Humor, Self-Help.
No poetry, children's books, or YA fiction, please.

Preference for contact
Email: submissions@macgregorliterary.com
Bruce Barbour

Literary Management Group
Email contact: BruceBarbour@literarymanagementgroup.com

Areas of specialty
Non-fiction including Christian Living, memoir, prayer, business, Women’s issues, teen, leadership and church growth.
We do not represent Children’s books, fiction, gift, poetry or reference books.

Preference for contact
All queries should be submitted electronically as Word documents.
For Contact information & more Submission Guidelines:
www.literarymanagementgroup.com
Rachelle Gardner

WordServe Literary Agency
Email contact: rachelle@wordserveliterary.com

Areas of specialty
Adult fiction and non-fiction, youth fiction and non-fiction, general market projects by authors with established platforms.

Preference for contact
Email query preferred
For Contact information & more Submission Guidelines:
www.wordserveliterary.com
Greg Johnson

WordServe Literary Agency
Email contact: greg@wordserveliterary.com

Areas of specialty
Adult fiction and non-fiction, youth fiction and non-fiction, general market projects by authors with established platforms.

Preference for contact
Email query preferred
For Contact information & more Submission Guidelines:
www.wordserveliterary.com
Rick Christian

Alive Communications
7680 Goddard St., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
www.alivecom.com

Areas of specialty
Highly visible adult fiction and non-fiction with best-selling, cross-over potential in both Christian and general markets. We represent marquis authors with established platforms and new voices with extraordinary talent and potential.

Preference for contact
See website, alivecom.com, for submissions guidelines, sample proposals, and preferred contact email address. Query page link: http://www.alivecom.com/queryguidelines.asp Submissions to submissions@Alivecom.com. No phone calls or simultaneous submissions, please.



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