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  • 2012 Genesis Contest Winners

    (Dallas, Texas) This evening, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) is pleased to publicize the winners of the 2012 Genesis Contest. 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its inception in 2002, the Genesis contest (originally named the Noble Theme) has been the leading fiction contest for unpublished Christian writers. “The Genesis is the premier contest in the Christian Booksellers Association for the unpublished.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:
    Anne Prado

    CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE:
    Amy Matayo

    HISTORICAL FICTION:
    Kathleen L. Maher

    HISTORICAL ROMANCE:
    Brandy Vallance

    MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER:
    Matthew Sheehy

    ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:
    Arlene Coulter

    SPECULATIVE FICTION:
    Caleb Jennings Breakey

    WOMEN’S FICTION:
    Rachel Moore

    YOUNG ADULT:
    Kathleen Freeman

    Other awards handed out during the gala include:

    Editor of the Year – Julee Schwarzburg
    Agent of the Year - Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency)
    Mentor of the Year – Allison Pittman
    Member Service Award – Jeanne Marie Leach
    Lifetime Achievement Award – Allen Arnold

    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 2,000 members worldwide, consisting of authors, editors, agents, publicists and aspiring writers. The Genesis contest is the only contest with ONLY inspirational categories.

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