Lost Genre Guild Review

Lost Genre Guild

Looking for one of the premiere websites on Christian speculative fiction?

Look no further than the Lost Genre Guild, a group of eclectic authors and readers who have banded together to promote Christian Fantasy, Science-Fiction, and yes, Christian Horror.

Here’s a rundown of the features on their expansive website:

Overall, this is an excellent site, and provides a lot of good information for anyone interested in Christian speculative fiction.

In particular, I subscribed to their blog’s email newsletter, and will look forward to updates on the happenings all around the web that they post about.

Suggested Improvements For The Lost Genre Guild:

In the spirit of edification, I have a list of suggestions for the LGG website to improve its effectiveness in promoting Christian Speculative Fiction.

  • An overhaul of the page layouts to make them have a consistent look and feel
  • An update of the graphics … for instance the “shield” button logo is of a completely different style than their website graphics … the two should be consistent
  • The images on the book review page are CD shaped and made me think it had music reviews
  • Putting the menu on each and every page to improve navigation
  • Putting a link back to the home page as part of the menu
  • Making the blog a cornerstone of the site and more heavily promoting it
  • There are only 10 books reviewed so far … could use more
  • Better fonts in the pdf catalog … it’s hard to read right now
  • A page that provides a wider variety of graphic buttons that bloggers can use on their website to help promote the LGG

Lost Genre Guild

Also, here are the other members of the CSFF Blog Tour. Check out their websites, as they are all reviewing the Lost Genre Guild and will have other things to say.

Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Grace Bridges
Valerie Comer
Frank Creed
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Timothy Hicks
Joleen Howell
Jason Isbell
  Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Lost Genre Guild
Mike Lynch
Rachel Marks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey
Hanna Sandvig
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Phyllis Wheeler
Timothy Wise

4 thoughts on “Lost Genre Guild Review

  1. Robert, thank you for the compliments about the LGG website — however, the LGG is an orgainzation, not just much a bunch of little sites! It is about a group of people who actively promote well-written speculative fiction that is respectful of Christian values and beliefs AND is, for a large part, ignored by the traditional publishers and CBA affiliated bookstores. Most of our promotion takes place in venues other than the website where we can meet people face-to-face, so to speak, and let them know about what is available in the world of spec-fic. I am not sure any of this is made clear on the website — in fact it seems that it is something I have to change.

    I like some of your criticisms, others are beyond my capabilities time and talent-wise! :( For instance:

    A page that provides a wider variety of graphic buttons that bloggers can use on their website to help promote the LGG This is a grand idea!

    Making the blog a cornerstone of the site and more heavily promoting it. First, I would love it if someone explained to me how to embed the blog into the site! I’ve tried, believe me. Second, while our blog helps get news out, I am not sure how to increase its visibility in any new way. I’m always open to suggestions, though.

    Thanks for the kind words and suggestions. BTW, I use “I” a lot in the post because it is “I” who takes care of the web presence stuff in my spare time. *cough* An amateur for sure, but a well-intentioned one!


  2. Hey Robert,

    I like how you mentioned some good constructive criticism. Those are good points that could use updating :)

    Nothing like a smooth site to give it that authoritative feel. And the LGG deserves to feel that way.

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