Friday, March 27, 2015

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Erin Taylor Young, Redbud Press

Briefly describe your publishing house.

Redbud Press is a boutique publisher focusing primarily on romance e-books in the inspirational market. Our Hometown Romance imprint publishes 45-65,000 word books with a strong sense of setting and community. While the stories can be contemporary or historical, the romance must be the primary focus. Our Timeless imprint offers well-established authors a chance to bring previously published books back to the market for a new generation of readers. Timeless stories are 45-110,000 words and need to have a very strong romantic thread, but they don’t have to fit squarely into the romance genre.

Do you publish first-time authors?

Our slots for debut authors are very limited, but yes, we do consider and publish them. The manuscript needs to be complete and of the highest quality. A book that’s part of a series—with a great hook—probably has the best chance of claiming a slot.

How can a writer best prepare for an appointment with you?

If you have a book you’d like to pitch, please bring sample chapters and a synopsis. If you simply have questions or want guidance or critique, bring whatever you’d like, and I’m happy to help any way I can.

Anything else you would like to add or any specific current needs?

Redbud Press loves stories that stay with the reader long past the book’s end. We love romance and the beauty of happily-ever-afters. We look for writers who share that vision, who are writing the books of their heart because they have a kinship with the beauty of words, the power of story, and the wonder of God’s love. 

Write-to-Publish will be held June 3 - 6
in the Chicago area.

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