Fiction That Inspires the World

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Our Mission & Values

We inspire the world by meeting the needs of people with content that promotes biblical principles and honors Jesus Christ.

We believe that storytelling often offers the most direct path to truth.

We publish authors, not books.

We believe that the potential audience for our authors and their stories is unlimited.

We believe that the publishing relationship is a partnership of equals.

EDITORIAL PHILOSOPHY

We believe that it’s always your story first—but we want to come alongside you to make it the most engaging and compelling story possible.

An editor’s job is to be invisible—we never want our voice to interfere with yours.

We expect the quality of our final manuscripts to stand up to anything in the general market.

We’re not afraid to work hard and we expect our authors to approach the editorial process with that same attitude.

We’re brainstormers and problem-solvers—not because we think our ideas are the best ones, but because we want to help you see with fresh eyes.

We stand in the place of your readers—helping you make sure your vision is coming through as clearly as you want it to.

ATTENTION

The care and relationships of a boutique publishing house, but with Big 5 resources.

FOCUS

A team of eleven professionals who spend all day, every day on fiction—because they love it.

EXCELLENCE

Editors who are brainstormers and collaborators, and who are eager to help their authors tell the best stories they can. Dynamic marketers who are constantly adapting to a changing market and finding targeted, effective ways to connect readers with stories.

ALIGNMENT

As part of a faith-based house, we thrive with authors who are Christians because we understand their worldview—as well as how to help them reach the widest audience possible. And we don’t have any artificial requirements for faith content. Our goal is to let the story be the story.

ACQUISITIONS PHILOSOPHY

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Great writers who are passionate about their stories

A willingness to work hard and engage with readers--coupled with a true love of readers

A unique angle on or a unique connection to their story matter

A great attitude

WHAT WE PUBLISH

Zondervan's fiction publishing division publishes a range of Amish romance and fiction from authors such as Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kelly Irvin, and Kathleen Fuller.

To learn more about Zondervan's fiction publishing division, please visit www.tnzfiction.com.

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MARKETING PHILOSOPHY

We want to connect you and your stories to your audience — we want to partner with you to build an engaged and loyal following.

We have a two-pronged approach to developing your audience – First, we will look to connect you to industry tastemakers and influencers (reviewers, retailers, librarians, industry trade groups, etc.) Second, we will connect you with readers (via social media, public relations, digital marketing, email marketing, etc.)

We will craft impactful marketing plans and prepare creative that is on-point, on-message, and on-brand. We are constantly looking for avenues to reach your readers in new and exciting ways with an authentic message that is all your own.

WE ARE ZONDERVAN FICTION

Editors who are brainstormers and collaborators, and who are eager to help their authors tell the best stories they can. Dynamic marketers who are constantly adapting to a changing market and finding targeted, effective ways to connect readers with stories.

Meet the team below.

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ALLISON CARTER

PUBLICITY MANAGER

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AMANDA BOSTIC

PUBLISHER

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BECKY MONDS

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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JOCELYN BAILEY

ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

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JODI HUGHES

EDITOR

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KERRI POTTS

MARKETING MANAGER

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KIMBERLY CARLTON

ASSOCIATE ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

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LAURA WHEELER

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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MATT BRAY

DIGITAL MARKETING

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PAUL FISHER

SENIOR MARKETING DIRECTOR

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SAVANNAH SUMMERS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT