Slant Books

Slant is a literary imprint that I launched five years ago (under the umbrella of Wipf & Stock Publishers).

Slant presents fiction that explores the mysteries of the human heart and understands that the truth of the human condition can only be approached indirectly, through metaphor and character. The novels published by Slant are marked by the kind of meticulous craft and love for language that are harder and harder to come by in our age of instant publishing and literary gimmickry. These are books that will lodge themselves in readers’ lives.

Books published by Slant have been widely honored and praised. Daniel Taylor’s Death Comes for the Deconstructionist won the Book of the Year Award from Christianity Today.

The next title from Slant, Ruben Degollado’s Throw, will be published on February 1, 2019.

NOTE: Normally, I hand-pick Slant titles, but for a limited time, I will entertain query letters if you would like to submit one (see email address below).



Established in 1995, Wipf and Stock is a growing publisher located in the Pacific Northwest. Committed to good ideas and developing relationships across boundaries, our list is unconventionally diverse and multi-disciplinary. We are inspired by writing that honors the imagination, intellect, and heart; and for that reason, we publish based on the merits of content, not marketability. Innovative and service-oriented, we are one of few publishers who handle every step of the publication process in-house, from acquisitions to printing to customer service. Our unique model means our books will always be in-print and available for ordering. We work hard to bring relationships back to the focus of publishing, because we believe in the value of voice. Visit us at