Manuscript & Music Submission


The United Methodist Publishing House provides resources that meet the needs of people who seek and would serve God. We produce and deliver resources for use in ministry and for individual faith development. Among these products are leadership books, church supply items, church program resources, Bible study and curriculum resources, and a host of other print and digital media.

We suggest that a prospective author first submit for consideration a proposal (including short summary, intended audience, chapter outline, author biography, platform, and marketing plan) as well as 1-2 sample chapters, one of which is the first chapter. Submit your proposal online at

The author should retain a copy of any unsolicited material submitted, since Abingdon Press cannot assume responsibility for the receipt, security, or return of such material.

Careful attention is given to every project submitted. Thank you for your interest in The United Methodist Publishing House.

Manuscript Submissions

Among these products are books in the areas of leadership and small-group studies. Browse the catalog section of the Abingdon Press site ( for an overview. In your bio, highlight your credentials for addressing the topic and how your interact with this topic and audience in your personal or professional life. 

Curriculum Submissions 

All curriculum writing for Sunday school quarterly resources is done by assignment. Curriculum writers are active members of The United Methodist Church and are often involved in ministry with the age level for which they write. 

Music Submissions

The Abingdon Press music program is the home of sacred choral and instrumental music as well as books and supplies. We are the publishers of the official United Methodist Hymnal, The Faith We Sing, Zion Still Songs, and Worship & Song. At the moment, Abingdon Press is not accepting music submissions for publication. Please check back for updates about the status of music submissions.


We do not accept submissions of poetry, memoir, fiction, biography, autobiography, occult, or children's books.