We're American Christian Fiction Writers - The Voice of Christian Fiction - a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction.
ACFW's mission is to advance Christian Fiction by inspiring writers to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry.
With all the benefits, training, and networking ACFW has to offer, our membership fee is the best bargain in the business.
Whether you’re a multi-published author or just taking the first steps in your writing career, ACFW is the place for you to learn more about the craft and expand your knowledge of the publishing industry.
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Carol Heilman, a coal miner’s daughter, married her high school sweetheart, a farmer’s son. She began writing family stories, especially about her dad’s Appalachian humor, for newspapers and magazines. One day her mother said, “We don’t have any secrets anymore!”
Carol’s book, Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar, was inspired by her mother’s spunky spirit and her dad’s humor. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband of fifty-plus years. They love to play cards, go antiquing, hike, and visit grandsons on the east and west coasts.
“Our stories are the very fiber of our being. I think in the writing, or in the telling, of them we can gain a fresh perspective and an understanding of who we are.”
ACFW's recognition for unpublished Christian fiction.
Contest is now open for entries. Click on the Genesis page for details.
ACFW's honors for the best Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year.
Contest accepting entries now. Find out more by clicking the "More Info" link below.
This contest gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
The 2015 First Impressions Contest will open for entries September 2, 2015.
The 2014 conference in St. Louis was a blessed, energized and motivating weekend. Plans are underway for our 2015 conference in Dallas. Mark your calendars for September 17-20, 2015. Click the link below for all of the details.