Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Markets for Christian Devotional Writing

How to Find a Market for Written Devotions
There are many markets for devotional writing – some paying and others not. There is no harm in starting out with non-paying markets as it gives experience and published clips to show to future editors. Apart from that, devotionals reach people’s hearts and have the potential to draw them closer to God.

Where are Devotionals Published
Daily devotions come in several forms including hard or soft cover books that span a year, monthly or quarterly booklets, and devotions that are delivered daily by email. There is sometimes a fair delay between submission and publication. In August 2008 I wrote some devotionals for a publisher that puts out yearly books. I received payment after submission and thirty books in January 2010. Each publisher will have their own timelines and methods.

Links to Sites that Accept Devotional Submissions
Here are a few sites to check out – I haven’t submitted anything to these myself but they are worth having a look at.

Augsburg Fortress

Forward Movement Publications

Judson Press

Penned from the Heart

Standard Publishing

The Brink

Upper Room

If you have any success with these or have a site you can recommend, please come back and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you.

Debbie Roome works as a freelance writer from her home in New Zealand. Visit her at Debbie Roome or read some of her work at Suite 101 , Take Root and Write and Faithwriters.

Read Part One here - How to Write a Christian Devotional

1 comment:

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Debbie -

Thanks for the list. Several of my devotionals have been published. Now, I have a few new names to check out.

Susan :)