Several Christian publishing companies may accept your inspirational or religious-themed children's book. These companies are looking for creative, original, and family-friendly children's titles. Whether your book is fiction, non-fiction or devotional, there are several large Christian publishing companies that accept manuscripts from new authors.
Bethany House Publishers is a 50-year-old company that was one of the first publishers of Christian fiction. It has more than 1,000 titles in circulation and sells to venues all over the world. This company does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. It will communicate with a professional literary agent, and often meets prospective authors at writing conferences. Prospective authors can use a professional submission service such as Authonomy, The Writer's Edge Service, and Christian Manuscript Submissions (see Resources).
Thomas Nelson began 200 years ago in Scotland and is now one of the largest publishers of Christian books in the world. This company will accept manuscripts through a literary agent. Information on finding a good literary agent can be found on the Thomas Nelson website. You may also submit your book proposal to Christian Manuscript Submissions to be reviewed and then sent to Thomas Nelson. Thomas Nelson provides self-publishing services through WestBow Press.
Zondervan Kids publishes all types of children's literature, from picture books to devotionals to juvenille fiction. Zondervan does not accept unsolicited submissions from children's authors. Unpublished authors can submit work through Authonomy.
Tyndale House was founded in 1962 and has grown from its dining room office in Mr. and Mrs. Taylor's home to become a thriving publishing company. Tyndale House only accepts manuscripts from professional literary agents or already published authors. Any unsolicited manuscripts, whether through electronic files or any other method, will not be reviewed or returned by Tyndale.