As some of you know, Christian speculative fiction is a genre that’s not really a part of the general Christian publishing industry. Authors writing fantasy, sci-fi, alternate reality, spiritual warfare, and other spec-fic books with a Christian world view have a hard time convincing big Christian publishers that their books will sell. Their books are not usually the ones picked up on bookshelves.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not an audience. There is, in fact, quite a large group of people who love Christian spec-fic. They just spend their time in other places. Some authors and readers have banded together to reach this audience. One such group is the “Lost Genre Guild.”
http://www.lostgenreguild.com is where the group can be found online. They have something for anyone with an interest in Christian spec-fic..
- A list of quality books to read
- Reviews to help you find the right book for your current mood
- People who are working to encourage authors to write what you like
- Reviews to help market your material to the right people
- Links to other groups that support what you write
- Publisher links specific to Christian spec-fic
- Contacts for author helps
Beyond these benefits, this is a chance for both readers and writers to partake in a work that brings glory to God Almighty, the Great Story Maker. All good things come from Him; and when a book’s author understands that, they are able to tap into something that touches the very soul of man.
So please visit the site, and be a part of what they are doing. You’ll find good resources, no matter your part in the telling of good fiction.
For more information on the LGG, and for more on Christian Spec-Fic, please check out the following blogs…
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Lost Genre Guild
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte