Resources for Writers of Orthodox Christian KidLit

Successfully published or just starting out, we all need the shared wisdom and support of our community. I’m drawing on research, interviews, and my own experience to collect practical help and professional development for those called to write children’s literature from an Orthodox perspective. This page is where you can find all the resources in one place and check back for new additions to the collection.

May God bless the work of our hearts, our minds, and our hands!

4 Publishers Accepting Submissions for Orthodox Children’s Books

This list includes information about what each publisher is looking for and links to submission guidelines and examples of books they publish. It also shares tips to help you avoid rooky mistakes when you send in a manuscript.

Rejection Letters: 5 Types and What They Mean

Every writer receives rejection letters at some point in her career. This post explains what you can learn from each time and how to move forward to the next step in your journey.

List of Orthodox Christian Children’s Books

This list includes all (or at least all that I could find!) of the children’s books published by Orthodox publishers, in English, that were in print as of July 2021. If you want to write for this market, it’s helpful to see what’s already out there.

Orthodox Publishers and Non-Orthodox Books

If you’re wondering whether an Orthodox publisher is right for you book, read this post first. In it, I share 4 questions to ask yourself as you make that decision.