Written by Emily Harstone

Orbis Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Orbis Books was founded in 1970, and they are the publishing arm Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a Catholic organization of leaders in religious publishing since 1970. Within that scope they publish a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs.

The work they publish tries to encompass “the global dimensions of faith, inviting dialogue with diverse cultures and traditions, and serving the cause of reconciliation and peace.” You can get a better feel for what they’ve published here. They are not interested in publishing fiction or anything outside of the scope listed above.

Learn more about the history of the press here.

Submissions can be made via email or post.

They go into details of what needs to be submitted on their website here. Please only submit to them if you feel like your work is an excellent fit.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.

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