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Subject: Christian fiction genres
Date Posted: 7/15/2009 1:28 AM ET
Member Since: 5/26/2005
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Hi everyone -

The company I work for puts out a monthly e-zine about the writing and publishing business, and we're dedicating our August issue to Christian fiction. I've been tasked with writing an article about the major genres in Christian fic, and since I'm fairly new to the genre, I'd love to hear from folks who know a lot more than me!

What are the most popular genres? Do they follow the same trends as mainstream fiction - ie: Mystery/thrillers are the most popular? Can you recommend any books that are shining examples of their particular sub-genre(s)?

I want to make this article as accurate and relevant as possible, so please share your expertise  :)

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 6:38 AM ET
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hi kristi

take a look at this online magazine Christian Fiction Online Magazine. It's a montly online mag that spotlights on Christian fiction with reviews, author interviews, industry news, author columns,etc.

also to see what is considered the "best of the genre", Christian fiction has their own awards, the Christy Awards.  On their site you can see who has been nominated in different genres since 2000.

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 5/26/2005
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That's wonderful - thank you!