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Join ACFW today for... Education. Inspiration. Connections.

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 through developing the skills of its authors, educating them in the market, and serving as an advocate in the Christian Fiction publishing industry.

ACFW's worldwide membership includes:

  • Published Writers
  • Unpublished Writers
  • Editors
  • Agents
  • Publicists

ACFW offers:

  • Writing courses
  • Critique groups
  • The premier Christian Fiction Conference
  • The fellowship and encouragement of other authors
  • Prayer partners

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.

Move your career forward and become an ACFW member. It’s an investment in your writing future. Click here to join today!

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Fiction Finder is an easy-access resource where you can find the latest in Christian fiction including:

  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Romance
  • Women's Fiction
  • Speculative, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
  • Historicals
  • and more!

Check out our author pages, read reviews, and discover a wide variety of books to add to your home library. Visit Fiction Finder today!

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ACFW Book Club

Meant to be Mine
Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college-- still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality.

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Featured Author

Interview with Jayme Mansfield

Jayme H. Mansfield—author, artist, and teacher—provides vivid imagery and a passionate voice as she melds her inspiring writing and artistic talents. Her debut novel, Chasing the Butterfly, releases October 14, 2014, by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Wings and Succession follow to complete the compelling, literary journey. Jayme has owned, operated, and shared the joy of creating visual art in the Piggy Toes Art Studio in Lakewood, Colorado for the past eighteen years. She provides art instruction to children and adults—growing a wide-reaching group of aspiring artists by word of mouth and the studio website. After a career in both the business and creative sides of advertising, Jayme received her teaching and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Creative Arts. She has taught elementary school for seventeen years and shares a deep passion for literacy and the writing process. Her advanced writing experience has developed under the expertise and mentorship program in the Christian Writer’s Guild Blessed with a beautiful family—a husband, three boys, and a menagerie of pets, Jayme has continued to chase her dreams, find adventure, and grow a passionate heart for writing with an ever-present artistic flair.

“To me, writing is another form of painting. It just happens in the mind and on the computer screen and paper—not a canvas. When we write, words and stories paint pictures of the tangible aspects of our characters and settings, but also the emotions of conflict and resolution. I find it amazing how the scenes of a story are “painted” in the mind as if they really exist somewhere outside of the pages.”

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Genesis Contest

ACFW's recognition for unpublished Christian fiction.

Contest is now closed. Click on the Genesis page for details.

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Carol Awards

ACFW's honors for the best Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year.

Contest is now closed. Find out more by clicking the "More Info" link below.

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First Impressions Contest

This contest gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.

Contest is now closed. Winners were announced on December 31, 2013.

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Annual Conference

Plans are underway for the 2014 conference in St. Louis. Keep checking our conference pages for updates and more details.


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