Keys for Kids ignites a passion for Christ in kids and their families by giving all kids and their families the opportunity to respond to the Gospel of Christ. We use multi--platform media to engage diverse audiences and meet children and families where they are. We are actively translating into multiple languages in order to expose more children and families to the Gospel. We present daily, habit--forming devotionals showing God’s Word is more important than ever.
As for our publishing needs, we’re always looking for stories for our Keys for Kids devotional, a print and online devotional for kids ages 6-12 that uses short fictional stories to help kids understand the Bible (see our guidelines for more info). Our other main focus right now is a new teen devotional we hope to start next year. Since it’s still in the early stages of development, I don’t know what kinds of things we’ll be looking for from writers at this point, but I hope to have a better idea in the next few months. At this point we’re looking for writers interested in submitting content once it’s further along in development, and I’m hoping to have a better idea of what it will look like by the time I’m there in February.
What we’re not looking to publish at this time is books, though we do hope to expand into that area in the next few years. However, I’d be more than happy to meet with conferees about any kids/teen books they’re working on and offer any advice I can, even though we wouldn’t be able to consider it for publication at this time.
Courtney Lasater is the editor at Keys for Kids Ministries, where she acquires and edits content for the quarterly Keys for Kids devotional and other products for kids and teens. She graduated from Calvin College and has over a decade of experience in Christian publishing and retail. In her free time, she enjoys finding fun things to do in the great city of Grand Rapids or heading toward Michigan’s beautiful west coast for hiking, biking, and the beach.
Writing Devotions for Children
Did you know that about 70% of Christian adults accepted Jesus as their Savior when they were 14 years old or younger? Reaching kids for Christ is crucial! Learn the do’s and don’ts of children’s devotional writing and how to get noticed as a devotion writer for kids ages 6-12.