July 18


During my 20 years in Christian publishing,

I have learned to wear a lot of hats. . . .

Let me tell you about a few of them:

Editorial Coach

 I can come alongside you to find ways to bring focus to your manuscript, making it more oriented to a specific audience, more effective and more publishable. I can also help you hone your proposal into a dynamic presentation that will spark the interest of a publisher.


Publishing Consultant

 I can assist publishing houses, whether large or small, with editorial services and advice in acquisition, publishing agreements, copyright issues, subsidiary and international rights, production (including printed, e-book and audio formats) and promotion.


Academic Literary Agent

 I am available to represent a limited number of authors on a per-project basis at a standard 15% agency rate. I capitalize on two decades in editorial positions with CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) publishers and my seminary training to specialize in the nonfiction Christian book market, with a bent toward authors and manuscripts that are more theological, academic or semi-academic.


How may I help you?

I would be happy to talk with you about your editorial and publishing needs, at no obligation.

David E. Fessenden

dave [@] fessendens [dot] net



  1. By Carolyn D Poindexter on

    Hi Dave!

    Do you accept query letters or emails? I am seeking an agent for my 35,000 word manuscript “When It’s Time To Say Goodbye” which is finished and ready for publication. I’d appreciate your taking the time to read my query.

    Thanks so much and I hope you had a fantastic holiday!

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