- Location: Eugene, Oregon
- Represented by: Rod Morris, Senior Editor
Publishing House Description
At Harvest House we look for both quality fiction and nonfiction. For the latter, we prefer authors with some sort of platform from which to promote their book. There are exceptions — specifically authors who write well on a popular topic addressing the “felt need” of a large segment of the book buying public.
Our books sell well in what’s called the “rack market.” These are usually books that can be found in places like the local grocery store, drug store, airports, and at mass merchandising outlets.
For fiction, we prefer character-driven novels as opposed to plot- or message-driven fiction. Currently, historical romance (primarily Amish or western) fiction sells best for us. We are less enthusiastic about contemporary fiction. Authors are encouraged to check regularly on the posted bestseller lists at our website to see what our readers are buying.
We currently do not publish to the youth market.
Gift books are primarily art-driven, not text-driven and are acquired by our full time gift book editor, not by our editors who attend writers conferences.
For more information on the books we publish, visit to our website: www.HarvestHousePublishers.com
About the Editor
Rod Morris is a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, OR, where he acquires and edits both fiction and nonfiction. Before coming to Harvest House, he was an editor at Multnomah Publishers for 28 years and was the senior fiction editor at NavPress.
He has worked with a number of leading Christian authors, including Randy Alcorn, Jane Kirkpatrick, Jerry B. Jenkins, Shaunti Feldhahn, Ravi Zacharias, and Deborah Pegues.
Rod is a member of the editorial board for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary. His hobbies include reading, choral singing, cycling, and rooting for the K-State Wildcats. He and his wife, Deanne, have three children and three grandchildren.