Drs. Dennis F. Kinlaw and Harold W. Burgess launched the Francis Asbury Press imprint in 1983. Francis Asbury Press has published books by leading holiness authors such as Drs. Kinlaw and Burgess, Robert E. Coleman, John Oswalt, Donald Thorsen, and others. Several of these books have been translated into multiple languages and are used as textbooks by Christian colleges and seminaries around the world. Several different larger publishing houses, such as Zondervan and Evangel Press, have owned the actual FAP imprint through its history. Currently, the Church of God publishing arm Warner Press oversees the FAP imprint and titles.
FAS has also recently released some in-house titles—most recently Matt Freideman’s Discipleship in the Home—using cost-effective digital on-demand publishing technology.
View all of our currently offered titles in the BOOKSTORE.
The Publishing department of the Francis Asbury Society is currently accepting manuscript submissions. However, before sending any materials, it is best to submit a letter of inquiry that introduces the topic; briefly outlines the author’s project; and discusses the availability of the complete manuscript (or its likely completion date), and the manuscript’s (tentative) length. A copy of the author’s vita/resume with publishing history should accompany your inquiry. For your convenience, FAS has created a Publishing Application Form that incorporates these elements. Please fill out this form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain a better idea of our publishing program, authors and agents are urged to review our complete catalog and browse our website to gain an idea of what kind of Christian organization we are.
Upon review of the inquiry, the Publishing department may request all or part of the manuscript for review. Please provide the partial/full manuscript on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper. The text should be, at minimum, double-spaced and nonproportionally spaced (i.e., unjustified right margins) for ease of editing. Please be sure that your pages are consecutively numbered throughout. Do not number chapters separately.
If illustrations, art, photographs, graphs, charts, or the like are integral to the work, please provide photocopies of these. If we need to see the originals, we will contact you.
Please allow 4 weeks for review of an inquiry, and 6 to 8 weeks for review of partial or complete manuscripts. Every effort will be made to expedite this process and to give each project our fullest attention.
If a partial or complete manuscript is requested from the author or agent, FAS prefers to be the only house receiving the work. However, we will accept simultaneous submissions provided that the author or agent makes this clear in a cover letter and immediately informs us if and when another publisher has tendered an offer or has accepted the work for publication.
Letters of inquiry should be submitted via email:
If requested, please send manuscripts to:
Francis Asbury Society
Attn: Publishing Department
PO Box 7
Wilmore, KY 40390
Your interest in the Francis Asbury Society is greatly appreciated.