Writer's Guidlines

Writer's Guidelines


Books

We are currently not accepting unsolicited manuscripts.

Our titles include the following categories:

Discipleship Group Study - Books that deepen your faith and offer further discussion in a group setting. Resources can include a Group Leader's Guide and Sermon Notes found on our Shepherding Resources page. Recent titles include: Side Door, True Depth, and Building Deeper Faith Series.

Deeper Devotion - Books that help the spiritually maturing believer follow the way of transformation through substantial daily devotional readings (thematically coherent, 600-1,000 words each, and 40-60 days' worth). Recent titles include: Real Mercy, Our Walk, Holiness Revealed, and Finding Your Dream.
Christian Living - Books and resources that encourage readers to live authentic, Christlike lives (the practicalities of holiness; that is, loving God and loving neighbors well). Recent titles include: Fear Not andAwakening Grace.
Spiritual Growth - Books that provide inspiration and direction to readers for deepening their personal relationship with God through the transforming work of his indwelling Spirit. Recent titles include: Unholiness,Wesley Bible Studies, Unfollowers, and FaultLines.
Social Issues - Books that challenge God's people to participate in his work of healing and transforming communities and creation. Recent titles include: Light in the Darkness and Wired for Greatness.
Ministry Leadership—Books and resources that provide help and direction for pastors, staff, and lay leaders. Recent titles include: The Early Church - Letters to the Body of Christ and Purple Fish.

Devotion Writing

Light from the Word

Light from the Word is a daily devotional, published quarterly, with a circulation of approximately 27,000. We look for clean, tight, inspirational writing that makes minimal use of first person. Writing must lead readers to discovera biblical truth and apply that truth to their lives. Each devotion contains a title, theme verse, body text, and imperative action statement of affirmation.

Devotions are written by assignment; a typical assignment is for seven devotions of approximately 200-240 words each. Payment is $100 for seven devotions and includes a complimentary copy.

Writers who would like to be considered for an assignment may submit devotional writing samples to submissions@wesleyan.org. Write "Devotion Samples" in the subject line. If Wesleyan Publishing House decides to pursue a partnership and offer an assignment, writers will be contacted within six months.

See below to download "How to Write Life-Changing Devotionals" PDF.

Also, check out Jerry Jenkins' new extensive guide to devotional writing: How to Write a Devotional: The Definitive Guide.

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal
Author Guidelines
How to Write Life-Changing Devotionals
Light from the Word Sample