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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 by inspiring writers to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the 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  • Unpublished Writers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
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  • Historicals
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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

A terrorist is playing chess with Raptor—and it might be the undoing of Hawk.

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Featured Author

Interview with Allison Pittman

Allison Pittman is the award-winning author of 12 novels, including the Christy finalist Sister Wife Series, and Carol Award winner Stealing Home. She serves as the president of her local ACFW chapter, and leads another multi-genre writing group. She and her husband Mike live in San Antonio, Texas, with a nest that is quickly emptying.

“I love writing characters who don’t see their sin as “sin,” because they don’t know better. They’re not ashamed, because they have no concept of another life. And then, there’s the moment when they see another way. I don’t like “seeking” characters, because where’s the challenge there? They’re seeking, they find, the end. I like for them to stumble a bit. I like them to sin. Really, really sin. Because I sin. Really, really sin. But God is faithful to forgive. In fact, I come to confession already forgiven. So, for my characters, I love writing those moments in the early chapters knowing a plan of forgiveness has already been put in place.”

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Genesis Contest

ACFW's recognition for unpublished Christian fiction.

Contest is now closed for entries. Finalists to be announced soon.

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Carol Awards

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

Contest is now closed. Finalists announced on June 29, 2015 at ICRS.

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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.

The 2015 First Impressions Contest will open for entries September 2, 2015.

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Annual Conference

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.


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