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Thread: [Publisher] Zondervan

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    [Publisher] Zondervan

    Has anyone any information (good or bad) about this publisher?

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    It's a very well established CBA (Christian) publisher of fiction and non-fiction. Does that help?
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    Zondervan is a Christian publisher, with a decided conservative social viewpoint. Preditors and Editors lists them as "Not recommended", without further comment. Usually that means a publisher who charges fees to authors.

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    Well, Preditors and Editors has them as not recommended, but does not say why. For me, that's enough to turn away because I trust P&E.

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    They publish mainly Bibles, with a smaller focus on novels.

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    Adding link: http://zondervan.com/

    They're a division of HarperCollins.
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    IIRC, the Not Recommended is because they use those pay-to-display services (Writer's Edge, CMS) for slush. I don't know if they still do; I'm less up on the CBA market than I used to be.

    Despite that, they are quite legit and one of the Big Players in the CBA market.

    They've also started a e-only fiction arm called Zondervan First. It accepts agented and unagented subs. Links:

    www.zondervanfirst.com

    http://zondervan.com/first/faq

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    I've published with them and they're completely legit with a top-notch staff that was a pleasure to work with. Within the Christian publishing arena, they've got a solid reputation.

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    I want to work with them. I even sent my manuscript but haven't heard back.

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    I think they're agent-only, Angel, but like Lilly says, I haven't really checked their requirements in years. Did you Google them before you subbed, to make sure they take direct subs from writers? Also, if they do, you DID send them a query letter first, right?
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    They have an online submission form that doesn't require an agent. I know because I just submitted my novel, The Vase, to them. Fingers crossed.

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    I did the online submission also. I did send a brief cover letter and query.

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    Zondervan has a brand new YA imprint, Blink: http://blinkyabooks.com/

    It's not Christian bent like the parent company. You can submit to Zondervan, so I was hoping you can submit to Blink too, but I don't see any submission guidelines. It's still so new, maybe they'll put up a page for it. I sure hope it isn't agented subs only.

    If anyone else has any info on it, I'd love to hear it.

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    I just asked about their Blink guidelines in their form contact page. I'll let you know. There's little to go on. Looks like fantasy is okay, judging from their backlist and soon-to-be released titles.

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