Monday, May 10, 2010

Spotlight on Heartsong Presents

Many of us are anxiously thinking about pitching our projects at the ACFW conference in Indianapolis in September. With that in mind, over the next few months, I'm going to spotlight a few of the CBA publishers and agents that will be available to take appointments.

The first spotlight shines on... the Heartsong Presents line at Barbour Publishing.

Do you enjoy writing Christian romance? Are you looking for that elusive publishing house that accepts unagented submissions from first time authors? Heartsong might be the line for you.

Heartsong is a book club that mails four sweet romance novels to their members each month. As a member of the club, I enjoy the books and recommend that you join to learn about the line before submitting a proposal.

Several of our published Indiana authors first saw their novels in print in the Heartsong Presents line.

Manuscripts must be between 45,000 and 50,000 words. The main story must be the romance with strong inspirational themes. These books are read by a conservative audience so the books should not have content that offends the readers. Heartsong published both contemporary and historical novels with a strong geographical sense of place.

More guidelines can be found at:

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Questions about Heartsong?
Lisa Faye Harman


  1. Great idea, Lisa! Reading about publishers is always interesting, even ones I have no personal writing interest in. Thanks for an informative and attractive post! :-)

  2. Michelle WeidenbennerMay 12, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Thanks for sharing, Lisa. It's encouraging to see how others became published and read about Heart Song. It makes me feel like this dream of mine is attainable.