David C. Cook: Publisher of Sunday school curriculum, children's discipleship, books and Christian materials for the church and home. Brands include David C. Cook, Godprints, Scripture Press, Echoes and Accent.


The Quiet Hour (over 100,000 annual readership/circulation)

This quarterly publication of devotions for adults provides daily inspiration from anecdotal content related to selected Scripture passages with encouragement and insight that lends to life application.

Devotional Features

  • Anecdotal content that is personal or reported, serious or humorous 
  • Opening statement or lead narrative followed with a tie-in to the assigned -Scripture passage plus application to the life of the reader
  • 145-175 words
  • Title
  • Reference for assigned passage
  • Text of key verse the writer selects from passage (Assigned to NIV or KJV)
  • Closing prayer or quotation (50/50 mix)
  • Writer's name
  • One-line bio, included on last page with other writers for the quarter


  • Personal size, saddle-stich bound
  • Assigned passages coordinate with David C Cook curriculum


  • Adult Sunday school and Bible study group take-home 
  • Church give-away for spiritual enrichment 
  • Private purchase online or bookstore
  • Office wait areas

Writer Contracts & Inquiry

Writing contracts are for seven devotionals per quarter. First-time contracts range $115 and up based on the writer's previous experience. Subsequent contracts are based on proven quality from previous assignments. 

Submit interest letter summarizing experience. Provide a related portfolio sample (published or unpublished) or spec devotional. Include email contact for potential reply.

Please send submissions to: TheQuietHour@davidccook.com

Or if you prefer to send by mail (which may take longer)
Send by mail to:

The Quiet Hour
Mail Drop #201
David C Cook
4050 Lee Vance
Colorado Springs, CO 80918






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