Christian Fiction Writers Meet Amid Shrinkage, Growth

In a year in which four publishers closed, paused, or slimmed down their fiction lists, members of the American Christian Fiction Writers held their annual conference Sept. 25-27 in St. Louis to honor their best, talk shop, and see who was still standing, though all agreed there are still opportunities for growth. The buzz this year was about “hybrid” authors, publishing via some mix of digital, indie, and traditional means. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Historical Fiction, Meet True Crime

Dig into these historical fiction titles that take inspiration from true crime. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Romantic fiction writers creating a more diverse happily ever after

How book-loving communities on social media are helping authors break barriers to become bestsellersTalia Hibbert was rewatching a Spider-Man film and eating a meal in her living room when she received life-changing news. Her romance novel Act Your Age, Eve Brown, which she wrote at the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Discussion of Bias in Christian Fiction

Several Christian fiction publishers are employing sensitivity readers and taking other steps to responsibly represent marginalized people in books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amid Strong Sales, Christian Booksellers Look Forward to 2022

Inventory shortages, staffing concerns, and ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19 have not slowed the sales of Bibles, books, and gifts, and Christian booksellers are thriving. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Foundation: an introduction to five major themes in the work of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov

One of the greatest science fiction writers, Asimov’s work has had a lasting effect thanks to his prescient takes on technology, climate collapse and humanity’s future. Continue reading at The Conversation

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404 Ink 'strikes jackpot' with music writer's fiction debut

Indie 404 Ink has landed The Arena of the Unwell, the fiction debut of music writer Liam Konemann, due to publish next April.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Women's Prize for Fiction launches initiative for writers under 35

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is partnering with Good Housekeeping magazine to launch a new initiative celebrating writers of fiction aged 35 and under. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Indie publishing 'crucial' for literary fiction writers, Roffey says

Independent publishers are "crucial and critical" for literary fiction writers, Costa-winning author Monique Roffey has said, enabling them to take risks no mainstream publisher would allow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Five of 2020's best crime writers on where mystery fiction is today

Times Book Prize finalists Rachel Howzell Hall, Ivy Pochoda, S.A. Crosby, Jennifer Hillier and Christopher Bollen talk about race, place and genre. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Christian Publishers Tap into Grittier Side of Fiction

Novelists no longer shy away from tough issues readers are facing such as mental illness, racial inequity, sexual harassment and abuse, trafficking, and domestic violence. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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YA author James launches The Climate Fiction Writers League

Author Lauren James has established The Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of over 50 international published authors writing about climate change.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Spanish-speaking writers are producing ambitious science fiction and fantasy. Let these books be your introduction.

As diverse as Spanish genre fiction is, most of it is hidden from the English-language world. Thankfully, enthusiasts and small publishers are filling the void. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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DHA focuses on fiction for New Writers Open Week

David Higham Associates (DHA) is running a series of events for adult and children’s fiction writers in its next New Writers Open Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookouture issues call-out for submissions from BAME fiction writers

Bookouture, in association with online magazine the Asian Writer and Dahlia Books, is putting out a call-out for commercial fiction submissions from unagented and unpublished writers from BAME backgrounds.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Think Young: Christian Fiction Imprints Reach for Under-40 Readers

Publishers, trade groups, and booksellers of inspirational fiction discover millennials 'are not unicorns.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Colson Whitehead is the youngest writer to win the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

It’s been quite a year for Colson Whitehead! First, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (again) and then he received the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And now the Library of Congress is honoring him with their lifetime achievement prize. (Previous recipients include Toni Morrison, Denis... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Writers of the past turned suffering into literary masterpieces. They might help us understand how to meet the challenges of our day.

Authors have always tried to turn their sorrow and confusion into enduring monuments of beauty among the ruins. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Amid ‘the ‘Low-Level Hum of Panic,’ the UK’s Young Writer Award Names Its Jury

One juror for the 2020 Young Writer of the Year award says she hopes 'we won’t see a rash of virus or pandemic stories.' The post Amid ‘the ‘Low-Level Hum of Panic,’ the UK’s Young Writer Award Names Its Jury appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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