New Agent Alert: Pete Ford of Credo Communications

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Pete Ford has built websites, planned writers conferences, edited manuscripts, and converted books to ebooks. At the end of high school, he read a biography of the famous editor Max Perkins, which immediately clicked with his passions. As Perkins noted, editing is much more than fixing typos—it includes shepherding authors to write their best. 

Pete Ford of Credo Communications

Pete Ford

(20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.)

After graduating from Calvin University with a degree in literature, he joined Credo as a literary agent and publishing coordinator. In his agenting role, he enjoys serving and encouraging authors. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford focuses on Credo’s fiction program, new and diverse voices, and young authors.

Currently Seeking

Some of my favorite reads recently include The Common Rule and Scandalous Witness. I am interested in receiving submissions for both fiction and nonfiction in the Christian publishing arena. 

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In fiction, I am especially fascinated with parallel storylines that enhance each other. For nonfiction, "lay academic" titles interest me, from spiritual growth and practical living to topics that bring liturgy to an evangelical audience. 

I'm not currently interested in representing YA, children's, or memoir.

How to Submit

If you would like to query me, please send your proposal and sample chapters as an attachment to Pete@CredoCommunications.net. Read our full submission guidelines on our website: https://www.credocommunications.net/submissions/.

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