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  • 2011 GENESIS FINALISTS

    ACFW is pleased to publicize the names of the 2011 Genesis finalists. Since its inception in 2002, the Genesis contest (originally named the Noble Theme) has been the leading fiction contest for unpublished Christian writers. “The Genesis is the premier contest in the Christian Booksellers Association for the unpublished. It’s THE place to get noticed by a publisher.” - Colleen Coble, CEO of ACFW.

    CONTEMPORARY FICTION:
    Katy Pistole
    Lori Stafford
    Delores Topliff

    CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE:
    Pepper Basham
    Mary Curry
    Jessica Nelson

    HISTORICAL FICTION:
    Johnnie Alexander Donley
    S.C. Iles
    Renee Yancy

    HISTORICAL ROMANCE:
    Sarah Ladd
    Naomi Rawlings
    Sherri Shakelford

    MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER:
    Dianna T. Benson
    Shelley Ledfors
    Bethany Macmanus

    ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:
    Kelli Hughett
    Renee Ann Smith
    Jan Warren

    SPECULATIVE FICTION:
    Patrick Carr
    Matt Jones
    Christian Miles

    WOMEN’S FICTION:
    Sally Bradley
    Camille Eide
    Karen Schravemade

    YOUNG ADULT:
    Pepper Basham
    Stephanie Landsem
    Nicole Quigley

    From airport newsstands to Newsweek, Christian fiction continues to grow in popularity, resonating with readers looking for both faith and fiction. The growth of the genre has birthed many new writers, as evidenced by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). ACFW has over 2000 members worldwide, consisting of authors, editors, agents, publicists and aspiring writers. The Genesis contest is the only contest with ONLY inspirational categories.

    Winners of the Genesis contest will be announced on September 24, 2011 during the awards gala at the ACFW Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

    For More Information Contact:
    Allison Wilson
    ACFW Representative
    ca@acfw.com
    www.acfw.com