The first reformation utilized the printing press and the second one will too. 1517 Publishing is a boutique publishing house focused on producing high-quality, theological resources to fuel a return to the Reformation. We promote the defense of the Christian faith, the distinction between law and gospel, vocation and civil courage, and the proclamation of Christ crucified for you. We are based in Orange County, California. 


More about the Publishing House

1517 Publishing began out of the desire to preserve and share classic reformation resources from the Lutheran tradition. From the beginning, we took a special interest in sharing out-of-print and foreign works proclaiming Christ crucified. Now, we also produce original works to add to our theologically rich library. Just as Martin Luther capitalized on the published word to proclaim justification by grace through faith alone, we too believe hearts and minds are changed and encouraged through the written word.

Our Team

Steve Byrnes – Director of Publishing
Sam Leanza – Publishing Assistant
Doug Klembara – Creative Director
Brenton Clarke Little – Designer
Sarah Dean – Layout Design
Eve Pederson - Fulfillment



Book Proposals

Thanks for your interest in publishing with 1517. If you feel the mission, vision and tone of your manuscript match our desire to proclaim the good news of Christ crucified for you, we are happy to receive your submission. Please fill out our proposal form and attach two sample chapters. We look forward to viewing your work.  Download Form


1517 Publishing acquired Magdeburg Press in 2014. Our other imprints include New Reformation Press as well as Virtue in the Wasteland and Jagged Word Books. In 2017, New Reformation Press became 1517 Publishing and all original books are now published under this imprint.

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