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What Is Christian Fiction?

Editorial Faves

24th September 2018

It’s amazing how often I still hear that question, even after working in this industry for almost fifteen years. There are some who have no idea whatsoever of how to define it; others who aren’t sure how something can be both “Christian” and “fiction”; and still others who perceive that…

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An Ode to Libraries

Ode To Libraries Feature

18th September 2018

My childhood library was in the basement of an ugly building with no windows. But the characters I met there and the worlds I explored more than made up for the bleak architecture. I remember spending hours wandering the aisles before plopping down on the well-worn couches, surrounded by stacks…

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What Is Amish Fiction?

What Is Amish Fiction Feature

“Amish romance?” Followed by a short chuckle and perhaps the question “what is Amish fiction?” When I tell friends and loved ones what I edit, a confused giggle is the typical response. I get it! To anyone outside of the Christian fiction sphere (and even to some inside of it),…

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Tour of an Editor’s Desk

Editors Desk Feature

Hi, y’all! I’m Jodi, Editor on the fiction team at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. My work involves a few different tasks like managing schedules, guiding books through production (the last phase before they go to print), maintaining metadata integrity (the details at online retailer sites), and working on line edits for…

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Welcome to Paper and Prose!

Paper And Prose Blog Feature

Dear friends and fellow readers, Welcome to Paper and Prose: the online home of the HarperCollins Christian fiction editorial blog.   Who We Are Some of you know us as the editors at Thomas Nelson or Zondervan. Or maybe HCCP or TNZ are more recognizable acronyms. The fiction division is but one of…

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