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  • ACFW GENESIS CONTEST AWARDS HONORS FOR UNPUBLISHED CHRISTIAN FICTION

    ACFW GENESIS CONTEST AWARDS HONORS FOR UNPUBLISHED CHRISTIAN FICTION

    Sept 15, 2013, Indianapolis: In a long-held tradition, the American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference concluded September 15 with an awards gala during which ACFW’s Genesis Contest honored the best submissions from unpublished writers.

    From more than 440 entries in this year’s Genesis Contest, the following manuscripts and authors received top honors in their category.

    CONTEMPORARY
    Take Heart by Laurie Tomlinson

    CATEGORY
    Teaching Olivia by Jill Buteyn

    HISTORICAL
    Beneath a Turquoise Sky by Kiersti Plog

    HISTORICAL ROMANCE
    One Word from You by Susanne Dietze

    MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER
    The Apollo Gambit by Bob Lyzenga

    NOVELLA
    A Recipe for Hope by Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson, editor Natalie Hanemann

    ROMANCE
    Forgiving Ruthie by V.V. Denman

    ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
    The Copper Box by Suzanne Bratcher

    SPECULATIVE
    Uncharted by Becky Dean

    YOUNG ADULT
    Orion’s Sword by Loraine Kemp

    ACFW’s Genesis Contest has a history of seeing many of its finalists and winners go on to publication. ACFW extends its congratulations to these promising Genesis winners and to all who entered or judged the contest.

    ACFW is devoted to training in the craft of Christian fiction, educating in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional Christian fiction publishing industry. With 2900 members and 29 local chapters in 21 states, as well as a Beyond-the-Borders e-chapter, ACFW speaks as The Voice of Christian Fiction. www.acfw.com  For more information about the Genesis Contest, contact Allison Wilson at ca@acfw.com.