Fiction Categories

Writing Fiction

General Fiction

This covers any fiction, from contemporary to fantasy to science fiction.

Historical Fiction

This covers any fiction set 75 years ago or earlier, including Biblical fiction.

Mystery and Suspense

This covers fiction works in which mystery or suspense is the central plot element.


Includes novels with a word count between 15,000–45,000.


This covers fiction works in which romance is the central plot element.


This covers fiction where the setting is not the real world (i.e. fantasy, utopian, science fiction)

Non-Fiction Categories


Includes a book of short stories or works of short non-fiction. 

Bible Study

This category is for books that dig into the Word for individuals or groups.

Biography and Memoir

Books that tell stories about real people or families.

Business and Finance

Books that provide Biblical business or financial principles.

Christian Education

This is for educational books—for school, home, or church—that are built on a Christian worldview.

Christian Living

This is for books that help Christians lead lives that better reflect Christ’s love.


Daily or weekly, if it gives the reader insight into God’s Word on a regular basis, it goes here.

Personal Growth

Books that provide Biblical-based advice to help the reader overcome a problem.

Relationships and Family

Books about parenting, reconciliation, family issues, etc. If it focuses on your spouse, your parents, your kids, or your in-laws, this is the place for it.


This category is for pithy books that present frank theological discussions.

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Children’s/Young Adult Categories

Children’s (4-8 years)

Picture books for young children.

Children’s (8-12 years)

From chapter books to picture books, if it’s for tweeners, it goes here.

Young Adult (12+ years)

Books for our youth, fiction and nonfiction alike, are covered in this category.


Specialty Categories

Gift Books

Photography and other coffee-table books are gathered here.


Poetry designed to draw readers into a deeper knowledge of God.

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