Kalos Press
a literary imprint of Doulos Resources

Meet Kalos' General Editor at the Orange County Christian Writers' Conference!

We're happy to announce that Jessica Snell, Kalos Press' General Editor, will be taking appointments at the Orange County Christian Writers' Conference, on April 15-16, 2016, in Fullerton, California.Jessica is looking forward to talking to attendees about:-small press publishing-the querying process-working with an editor-publishing with Kalos Press specifically.She's also willing to give feedback
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Marketing with integrity

I am ill-fitted for promoting and selling books. Especially one I have written. In general, if I want to become depressed I only need to try to market something. Anything. When people ask to buy my book I fight the urge to say, no, please, let me pay you or at the least let me give this to you. Mostly, I just want the thing to sell itself, but that is not going to happen in this life. So when a blog
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Stories that incite

"We want stories that incite us to greatness." Author Sarah-Jane Murray gave this TED talk about the importance of story and some of the physical reasons why good story resonates so deeply within our brains. We remember stories far more easily and better than plain fact. Perhaps that is one reason why at this time of year we remember the great Advent story so well. It engages all of our senses and
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Writing in the cracks

Perhaps there are other writers who occasionally stop by this blog, so if you are, you might be interested in thinking about how the process of writing works for you. What motivates you?  How does your calling intersect with the rest of your life.  I was invited by Nancy Nordenson to join a "blog tour" (Nancy, btw, has a manuscript on work and leisure with Kalos right now.) so I was forced
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Literary Devices, illustrated

Here's a great (and fun) illustration of many classic literary devices, using characters and scenarios from Disney films to demonstrate each:http://www.buzzfeed.com/moerder/fancy-literary-techniques-explained-by-disneyWriters, take note!
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Writing a "Secular" Bio

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Evolution of a title (Margie Haack)

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Writing that soars (Margie Haack)

Gabby Douglas competes at the 2012 OlympicsThis summer, we were entranced by the U.S. women’s gymnastics team as they competed at the Olympics. Yes. When aren’t we entranced?  Watching Gabby Douglas soar through the air was rapturous. She made impossible moves look so easy, for a fraction of a second I imagined I might be able to do that, too. Of course, that’s ridiculous
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Plagiarism? (Margie Haack)

@page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> As I reviewed the galleys for The Exact Place last week, I felt a familiar urge rising: the need to be right – to be the responsible First Child (which I am) who keeps the rules so scrupulously that fathers
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The Calling of Christian Writers

The Calling of Christian Writersby Richard DosterAsk your neighbors for an off-the-cuff reaction to the words “Christian literature” and you’re likely to hear them stumble through a list of belittling adjectives. Despite the swelling ranks of able Christian writers, the reaction demonstrates that we — heirs to the tradition of Chaucer, Milton, and Donne; successors to Tolstoy,
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Where are the Galleys? (Margie Haack)

The Exact Place. August 2, 2012. I’ve been waiting this week for the galleys to arrive. I heard they’d been sent last Saturday. Knowing they were coming, and that when they got here I would need to focus exclusively on going over them, I had Monday to prepare for a task of unknown length. How long will it take? Hours? Days? I did laundry, paid bills, answered urgent mail and watered flowers.
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Changing the Standards

Author and blogger Rachel Held Evans recently posted a provocative, and informative, post about her experiences (and others') in the world of Christian Publishing. Her post, entitled, "Christian Bookstores and Their Chokehold on the Industry" offers a distinct challenge to the status quo in writing, editing, and publishing today for Christians. Evans writes:Christian bookstores have developed a reputation
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