We focus our publishing efforts in two areas: we provide resources for readers interested in Ignatian spirituality, and we support parish ministry leaders especially in their roles of fostering and passing on a living faith.
We publish approximately 20 new books per year and are highly selective. We are looking for fresh, inspiring voices that celebrate and value the traditions, practices, and treasures of our 2,000-year-old faith journey. We seek writers who can speak to the needs and aspirations of our catechists and faith formation ministers. We are always looking for new voices in Ignatian spirituality. Our work is informed by the founding vision of St. Ignatius, who taught us that “finding God in all things is possible,” and we look for partners who see “the world charged with the grandeur of God.”
Dear Pope Francis by Pope Francis
My Life with the Saints (10th Anniversary Edition) by James Martin, SJ
Where Angels Walk (25th Anniversary Edition) by Joan Wester Anderson
The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis
Pope Francis: Life and Revolution by Elisabetta Piqué
Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads by Chris Lowney
Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber
The Catechist’s Backpack by Joe Paprocki and Julianne Stanz
A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer by Jim Manney
Reimagining the Ignatian Examen by Mark Thibodeaux, SJ
2) Write a clear, compelling, and concise one-page query letter. This can be sent through e-mail or regular mail. Make sure you have a one-sentence description of your book for the subject line if you e-mail your query.3) In your first paragraph, show us why this particular subject is worthy of a book.
a) Explain what makes your book different from other similar books in the category. How is your particular take on this subject unique?
b) What problem does your book address?
c) What benefit (in the eyes of the reader) will your book deliver?
d) Why are you the right person to write this particular book? What are your qualifications and expertise in the subject? Do you have a platform—that is, a speaking schedule or other means already in place to market the book once it’s published?
Or send your query to:
Executive Editor/Trade Acquisitions
3441 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657