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Amy Sleper

Amy brings experience from her work with the Minnesota Book Awards, Milkweed Editions, the University of Minnesota Press, Ivory Tower Magazine, and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Writing. Before joining Xulon Press in 2016, she marketed academic religion textbooks and reference resources with Fortress Press in Minneapolis. Amy’s love for books began at an early age, and she went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities with a BA in English literature with studies in technical writing. She enjoys creative nonfiction, poetry, contemporary fiction, and literary classics.

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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on August 13, 2019 2 Comments
Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all been there, whether we’re thumb-typing a text (curse you, autocorrect!), drafting a resume, or sending an email to our boss: after hitting “send” we realize we’ve misusing a word that has a doppelganger with a completely different meaning. Just as this happens regularly in everyday communication, commonly misused words regularly litter the pages […]

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Writing Tips for Poets

Filed in Writing Tips by on July 17, 2019 0 Comments
Writing Tips for Poets

Here at Xulon Press, we regularly see wonderful collections of devotional and creative poetry. Poetry is an art form that pours from the heart, encompassing a wide range of passions, from joy and thanksgiving to sorrow and grief. While poetry is both beloved and reviled, many readers feel uncertain about how to interact with such […]

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Why Your Target Audience Matters

Filed in Ask the Editor, Marketing Your Book by on May 14, 2019 0 Comments
Why Your Target Audience Matters

You’ve done it! You’ve written your book and have committed to publishing it. You’re probably excited to share the final product with the whole world. Well, maybe not the entire world, but your target audience is definitely all Christian readers, right? Think again. Believe it or not, many authors enter the publishing process with their target audience focused on Christian readers of […]

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The Power and Danger of Observation

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on June 8, 2017 6 Comments
The Power and Danger of Observation

Writers continually take in the world around them, cataloguing sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations. They observe their environment with deep curiosity and awe, recording the minutiae of the unique scenes that unfold around them every day. Watching a conversation between lovers, a mother scolding her child, or a man walking alone at night can […]

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Writing Tips for Poets

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Writing Tips for Poets

Here at Xulon Press, we regularly see wonderful collections of devotional and creative poetry. Poetry is an art form that pours from the heart, encompassing a wide range of passions, from joy and thanksgiving to sorrow and grief. But poetry is both beloved and reviled, with many readers feeling uncertain of how to interact with […]

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