Tag Archive | Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

Lorehaven

Lorehaven

On this blog, we often talk about the power of story and the high calling we as creatives have to express Truth in a new way, to show the glory of God in dark places, and to reflect God’s creative image by creating fantastic things. We also lament the fact that we’re in a strange […]

Screwtape Sounds Off on “Christian Fiction”

By guest blogger John Wheeler (With apologies—up to a point—to C.S. Lewis) My dear Wormwood, It is always heartwarming to read your occasional reports on how that Human author, Lewis, posthumously transmits the disinformation about us which we so subtly put into his hands. Even more heartwarming—down to the very Pit of the Lowerarchy—is that […]

The International Society for Tales with Elves

The International Society for Tales with Elves

The Rules of the Society: To qualify for membership, your stories must have at least one Elf. Your stories must not contain Laser Blasters or anything else of that sort. There are no other rules. Dear Diary, I have been a member in good standing of the ISTE for several years. All my novels and […]

Christian SpecFic? Or SpecFic by Christians?

Christian SpecFic? Or SpecFic by Christians?

Avily brought The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate to NAF yesterday, and as I started to compose my response, I realized it was a whole other post. The Christian submarket only came about because general market romance novels got so explicit Christian women wouldn’t read them anymore. So publishers created this segment with clean romance novels […]

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

There has been a lot of debate lately among Christian Spec-Fic authors about the Christian Spec-Fic market, how it relates to the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), the secular market, and the market in general, and how the genre as a whole is failing. There are those who, as Ben Wolf detailed in this post, […]