Friday, April 24, 2015

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Miranda Gardner, Discovery House

Briefly describe your publishing house.

Discovery House publishes books that "feed the soul with the Word of God." We're best known for our devotionals, since we publish the library of Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest) and are affiliated with Our Daily Bread Ministries. We also publish Christian living, inspirational, spiritual and personal growth books, and books for women. Visit to see our books and products.

Do you publish first-time authors?

Typically we publish four to six first-time authors per year.

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

Plan to relax and be yourself during the appointment. Take the opportunity to ask questions but do some research before the conference too. Search online for articles on how to write a proposal and compile a one-sheet, and visit publishers' websites. Be prepared to answer questions about what makes your book unique: Of the many books published in a year in any given genre, why would a person choose yours? This question stumps some writers, but I've also heard great answers.

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

Apart from adult nonfiction, we're also looking for Bible-based, nonfiction resources for teens, including a teen devotional.

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

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