Written by Emily Harstone

Upper Room: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Upper Room is a Christian press that focuses on “Christian spiritual formation.” The work they publish is designed to appeal to both clergy and lay people. It is designed with individuals and small groups in mind.

They “seek writers who offer insights and guidance on these topics: prayer and other spiritual practices, spiritual formation, Advent and Lent studies, living a faithful Christian life, relationships, healing and wholeness, aging, and creativity and spirituality.” To learn more about what they are actively publishing, visit their bookstore here.

Upper Room was founded in 1935 as a daily devotional guide, it has grown significantly over the years; the press is just one part of a larger non profit, inter-denominational organization. To learn more about the press and the organization as a whole, go here.

As a press, Upper Room encourages “the use of inclusive language in reference to God and humanity”. They are only interested in nonfiction proposals and are not interested in fiction or poetry.

They only accept proposals via the post, and they outline what they expect proposals to include here.


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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