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Submission Guidelines

Are You Interested in Writing Sunday School or Bible Study Curriculum?

For more information on how to become a curriculum writer for the Sunday School Publishing Board, please e-mail our Director of Publishing Administration, Dr. Debra Berry at: dberry@sspbnbc.com

Are You Interested in Getting Your Book Published?

Read below for more information.

How to Submit Your Manuscript or Proposal

We prefer that you send an e-mail query initially. If your concept fits within our parameters, please provide a succinct description of your proposal and how your concept is unique—compared to other resources in the market. Please include a brief explanation of your ministry experience and publishing history, if any. Send query to our Director of Publishing Administration, Dr. Debra Berry: dberry@sspbnbc.com.

First, send an e-mail query. If a SSPB publisher contacts you and requests a manuscript, you may then send a submission by postal service. Do not submit your work via fax or e-mail. We cannot review your proposal over the phone.

What to Include in Your Submission:

  1. A one-page cover letter with your name, address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address, and a brief summary of your manuscript—including the theme, purpose, age group, and genre.
  2. Some information regarding your ministry experience, your connections to the people, groups, and organizations to whom this concept appeals, your publishing history, and author platform.
  3. A typed, double-spaced copy of your manuscript (if your manuscript is less than 1,500 words)
  4. A typed, double-spaced copy of your manuscript (if your manuscript is more than 1500 words). This sample should include an introduction and one or two well-written chapters—not to exceed 3,500 words as well as a summary of remaining chapters or material.
  5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage for the publisher’s response and the return of your manuscript. Submissions that are not accompanied with a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with sufficient postage will not be returned.
  6. Unless you are a professional illustrator, it is not necessary—or even advisable—to include any illustration with your proposal. Please DO NOT send original artwork.

Send submissions to: Publishing Administration Director, Sunday School Publishing Board, 330 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37201-1188.

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