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Carol Awards Contest

Carol Awards Contest

The Carol Awards are ACFW's recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year.

The 2016 Carol Awards are now closed for entries. Finalists will be announced at ICRS in June.

Genesis Contest

Genesis Contest

The Genesis Contest is the ACFW contest for unpublished Christian fiction writers. Genesis has a number of categories/genres to enter, the opportunity for unbiased feedback on writers' work by published authors and experienced judges, and the chance for the category finalists to have their work read by Christian publishing house editors and literary agents. ACFW has been pleased to see many previous category winners and finalists move further in their writing careers to become published authors.

The 2016 Genesis Contest is now closed for entries. Semi-finalists will be announced by May 5.

First Impressions Contest

First Impressions Contest

FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.

Congratulations to the 2015 First Impressions contest winners! The 2016 contest opens September 2, 2016. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email impress@acfw.com.