- Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Represented by: Stephen T. Barclift, Managing Editor
Publishing House Description
Kregel Publications seeks works that address a popular audience by relating the Bible to everyday life. Prominent on this list are works for moms and women, Bible studies, or other books that relate truth to life, fiction, and books for young readers. We’re also looking for books that will help 20-something Christians and “seekers” relate to the culture around them.
Fiction: We are looking for novels that aren’t merely a rehash of familiar story lines. No genre romance (although romance can be an important component of the story). Fiction should be fresh, have a believable story line, and feature characters who engage life realistically and biblically. Some of our most successful novels have dealt with complex social issues. We also are looking for strong fiction for older teens and young adults.
At this time we are not interested in receiving picture-book proposals.
Kregel Ministry line: We are looking for works that facilitate the study and teaching of the Bible. These books should reflect the needs and interests of a broad evangelical audience.
Information at: www.kregelpublications.com
About the Editor
Steve Barclift has been involved in the Christian publishing industry for more 25 years. He was the founding managing editor of Christian Parenting Today magazine before accepting a book editing position with Questar Publishers (now part of WaterBrook Multnomah) in 1989. He was a senior editor with Questar/Multnomah for several years and has been managing editor at Kregel Publications since 1997. A children’s book author, Steve received a Gold Medallion Award for The Beginner’s Devotional. Steve and his family live near Grand Rapids, Michigan.