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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 empower Christian novelists by inspiring them 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  • Unpublished Writers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.

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ACFW Book Club

Medical Judgment
While her late husband’s best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective try to help her, Dr. Sarah Gordon wonders who is doing this, what will be next, and whom can she trust?

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Featured Author

Interview with Steve Rzasa

By day, Steve Rzasa works as your local technical services librarian in Buffalo, Wyoming. By night, Steve dons his spacesuit and authors speculative fiction.

Steve has written several books, including his debut novel, The Word Reclaimed, which finaled in American Christian Fiction Writers’ Best Speculative Fiction award in 2010.

When picking up Steve Rzasa’s The Face of the Deep series, you’ll want a space suit, a space ship that has adequate weaponry, and a keen eye for watching your back. Action, political intrigue, and mystery—combined in the cold recesses of space and on planets afar—that, my , describes Steve’s brainchild.

“I studied a lot of history in school, and still find time to study up on politics and news from around the world.” But there’s a twist. “Space opera, especially, fired my imagination.”

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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This contest gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.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 2016 First Impressions Contest is now closed. Finalists will be announced by November 15.

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Carol Awards

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

Congratulations to the 2016 Carol Award Winners! The 2017 Carol Awards open on January 2.

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Genesis Contest

ACFW's recognition for unpublished Christian fiction.

Congratulations to the 2016 Genesis Contest winners! The 2017 Genesis Contest opens January 2.

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Annual Conference

The 2017 conference will be held in Dallas, TX.


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