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Journal of Literature, Art and Faith calls for submissions by September 1, 2004

Rock & Sling

A Christian publishing company aims to restore a great literary heritage, July 2004

Truth and Fiction, by Gene Edward Veith, July 3, 2004, World Magazine.

Publishers at the Festival of Faith & Writing, April 2004

Earlier Columns:

Spiritual Fiction Sells, by Judy Alexander, July 5, 2002



Reviewers writing for Publishers Weekly and other magazines have cited Wright's novels as a sign that fiction sold in most Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) stores is changing. Christian fiction, once an unliterary mélange of sexless romance novels, conversion stories, and other genre novels, has taken a more literary turn. Quite simply, the fiction is getting better. Characters are more complex, prose is tighter, novels are less plot-driven and, on the whole, more nuanced.
From Christianity Today article about Vinita Hampton Wright, by Lauren F. Winner, April 23, 2001. Read more.

But in 1999, some consciously Christian fiction (from evangelical houses) and some genre fiction (mostly from Catholic houses) shunned Bible lessons, talked about sex, occasionally swore, and quite often failed to convert anyone.
From Christianity Today article about Christian Fiction, by Susan Wise Bauer, April 24, 2000
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posted July 25, 2004
Judy Alexander, webmaster