Manuscript Submissions:


David C Cook is not accepting unsolicited proposals or manuscripts at this time. We will, however, consider proposals submitted through literary agents, as well as proposals submitted in response to select invitations extended at writers’ conferences. There are, however, several helpful resources available to you in your endeavor to become a published author. One of the best places to start is ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) at

Any unsolicited manuscripts and proposals sent directly to David C Cook will be returned to the sender without review.


David C Cook is not accepting unsolicited proposals or manuscripts at this time for curriculum products.

Writer Guidelines:

Power for Living

Power for Living is a weekly publication and part of the David C. Cook adult curriculum line. Every eight-page issue includes one feature article and several shorter pieces such as a column, devotional, or poem that portray the power of God in our daily lives.

Our readership consists primarily of adults, aged 50 and older. Our readers are interested in stories that offer encouragement, insights, or a new perspective on how a personal relationship with God impacts every aspect of life, including relationships, careers, health, parenting (or grandparenting), ministry, finances, overcoming fears or challenges, pursuing personal growth, and more. Pieces that we publish must reflect (or at least cannot contradict) a biblical perspective and worldview.

If you are looking to have an article, poetry, a column, or devotional published in Power For Living please download and review a copy of our writers guidelines.


After careful consideration, the Standard Lesson team has decided to discontinue the publication of the Seek® quarterly take-home as of the Fall 2019 quarter that will begin September 1, 2019. We will not be posting any additional theme lists.

David C Cook Blog:

David C Cook accepts submissions on a rolling basis for its blog on Children’s Ministry, Small Groups, Women’s Ministry, Worship, and Pastors. The goal of the blog is to educate, encourage, and equip. The content and products featured on the David C Cook blog equips churches and individuals with the resources they need to better carry out the Great Commission by strengthening their faith and engaging in biblical studies. To submit a blog post please download a copy of our writer’s guidelines for the blog.

The Quiet Hour:

Devotions® and The Quiet Hour jointly publish new devotionals written per assignment on contract. Assignments are for sets of seven devotionals on selected passages of Scripture. Work-for-hire/full rights contracts that pay $140 are offered to successful candidates with postal addresses in North America. The editor invites new authors to submit a spec devotional (new or previously published) that aligns with our platform.