Diana Flegal, Hartline Literary, is currently looking for women's issue fiction, formula romance (including Amish), and suspense. For nonfiction, she is looking for writers with established platforms and titles addressing how Christians might thoughtfully engage in social issues, grow in their spiritual walk, and help others with issues they have successfully conquered.
Adria Goetz, Martin Literary Management, is currently accepting queries for picture books, middle grade, and young adult, as well as Lifestyle books, quirky gift books, Christian Living titles, and everything else under the Christian umbrella. Adria looks for books that delight readers, that help inspire wonder and imagination, that foster deep empathy and compassion for our fellow human beings, that provide rich character representation of marginalized people groups, that explore issues of faith and how to apply Christ’s teachings to our own life, that celebrate women and the female experience, that ask nitty gritty questions and don’t settle for easy answers, that make readers pee their pants laughing, that make people disappointed when they have to close the book and go to bed, and books that add a touch of magic to readers’ lives. Open to reviewing self-published titles.
Janet Grant, Books and Such Literary, is looking for adult Christian living, memoir, narrative nonfiction, women's nonfiction, and devotionals. She wants to see proposals with chapter summaries, author's marketing plan, comparables, bio, and the first chapter. Not interested in self-published books.
Nick Harrison, WordServe Literary Agency, will look at adult fiction in all genres except speculative fiction. For nonfiction, he will look at self-help, spiritual growth, social issues, women’s books, men’s books, and personal-experience books if the lessons from the experience are applicable to a large segment of the population. Will pass on looking at children’s books, prophecy, poetry, and gift books.
Steve Laube is happy to take any submissions. Self-published books are fine.
Wendy Lawton, Books and Such Literary, is looking for great adult nonfiction proposals written by experts in the subject, especially with appropriate credentials. Also looking for superb adult high-concept fiction proposals, especially in psychological suspense (like Louise Penny, Jacqueline Winspear). She will look at your query or one sheet and give you feedback. That said, she adds, “I am open to seeing what you have. I love to be surprised with something I didn’t even know I wanted.” Exceptions: no fantasy, sci-fi, horror, children’s fiction, or academic or theological nonfiction.
Cynthia Ruchti, Books & Such Literary Management, is primarily looking for nonfiction projects and a very limited number of fiction projects. Nonfiction could include narrative nonfiction, Christian Living, devotionals, Bible studies--only new, not previously published works. Not looking for speculative/fantasy/allegory or children's picture books. She prefers a short description of the project plus one sample chapter. She is especially looking for writers who are aware of what Christian publishers expect, have done their research about what's already on the market in their genre, and who have a good grasp of what makes their projects appealing.