Westminster John Knox Press publishes books in theology, biblical studies, preaching, worship, ethics, religion and culture, and other related fields for four main markets: scholars and students in colleges, universities, seminaries, and divinity schools; preachers, educators, and counselors working in churches; members of mainline Protestant congregations; and general readers. Geneva Press publishes books specifically related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Please keep in mind:
We do not publish fiction, memoir, poetry, or children's books
We do not publish dissertations or festschriften
Submissions without a self-addressed envelope with proper postage will not be read, returned, or acknowledged
The review process can take eight to twelve weeks or more
The volume of unsolicited proposals we receive makes it impossible for us to offer personal feedback in most cases
Electronic submission is preferred. Send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not send a complete manuscript instead of a proposal
Please review our books and publishing program before submitting a proposal to insure that WJK is a good fit for your work. Proposals that do not fall into one of the general categories above will not be acknowledged.
Guidelines for submitting a proposal
Guidelines for submitting a proposal for consideration can be downloaded through the links below. Guidelines are provided for books with an academic, professional, and lay audience.
Academic Book Proposal Guidelines
Professional Book Proposal Guidelines
Lay Book Proposal Guidelines