Author Archives: Chris Bigelow

Publishers Corner: Why Editors Have Claws

Guest post by William Morris Editors are evil. They’re monsters: vampires who suck the life out of your manuscripts; werewolves who tear your stories to shreds; zombies with vacant stares who repeat the same vacant phrases (Show don’t tell!) while … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Part of a Painfully Dying Breed?

Guest post by Kathryn Jenkins, Managing Editor, Covenant Communications In the six years I’ve been managing editor at Covenant, there have been seismic changes in the publishing industry. According to a survey from Pew, in just the six months ending … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Elizabeth Beeton of B10 Mediaworx

My name is Elizabeth Beeton, writing as Moriah Jovan, and I operate B10 Mediaworx (B10, Beeton, get it?), a publisher, ebook formatter, and provider of other author services. Please forgive my foray into my authorial history, but that’s where the … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Advances in Mormon Publishing?

By Chris Bigelow In this post’s title, the word “advances” could mean two different things: a synonym for progress or a reference to the practice of publishers paying authors an advance on royalties. The second meaning is the one I’d … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Do Mormon Novelists Have a More Difficult Time Getting Published?

Guest post by Jana Riess Because I work in publishing, would-be authors sometimes ask me to explain how they can get an agent or editor to look at their fiction.1 It’s occurred to me over several years of having these … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Peculiar Pages for Peculiar People

Guest post by Theric Jepson The seed for Peculiar Pages was planted—no offense—during my dissatisfaction with Irreantum‘s fiction back in the early days. I was just becoming aware that actual Mormon literature (and not just Mormon books) existed (or at … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Confessions of an Acquisitions Editor

Guest post by Lisa Mangum, Deseret Book I love books. I always have. I grew up with them. I devoured them by the shelf. I put myself through college selling them. I studied them; I have even written them. And … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Some Basics on WiDo Publishing

Guest post by Karen Gowen WiDo is located in Salt Lake City. It has quite a few Mormon authors but avoids LDS fiction unless it has something remarkable about it, such as Heroes of the Fallen by David J. West. … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: The Story of Parables

By Beth Bentley Parables has been around for about four years now, and we’ve published a book or two each year. The latest is Rob Goble’s Across a Harvested Field, which won the Marilyn Brown Novel Award. Before that, Arianne … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Desk: No Way Around It: Bad Guys Say F-Words

So, I’m working on a Mormon-themed novel with some bad guys in it, one bad guy in particular. I know this isn’t a totally new discussion, but right now I’m in the thick of the issue of realistic language. I’m … Continue reading

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