Ask Bethany House: What Do Editors Look For in a New Author?

If you’re interested in editing like I am, then this BH post is right up your alley! Come hear from Raela and Amy about the different types of editors and what they do. Lots to learn here!

Bethany House Fiction

Because many of the questions submitted to our survey involved what the process looks like for our editors to give a contract to a new author, this is the second post that aspiring authors might find useful. Last month, I covered the ways to get yourself and your manuscript in front of our acquisition editors. This week, I’m chatting with Raela Schoenherr to get an editor’s perspective on this process. Enjoy!


Amy: Since I’m guessing you would say that “strong writing” is what makes a manuscript stand out to you, what do you mean by that? What does that look like to you?

Raela: Here’s a laundry list of things of things that make for a good novel. This is far from comprehensive, but hopefully it’s a good start.

•    Interesting, varied word choice and use of the English language in a way that is appropriate to era, setting, characters…

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