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.
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!
Fiction Finder is an easy-access resource where you can find the latest in Christian fiction including:
Check out our author pages, read reviews, and discover a wide variety of books to add to your home library. Visit Fiction Finder today!
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in Hope through her novels and novellas, speaking for women’s events and retreats, writers’ events and retreats, nonfiction books and devotionals, drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry. Her books have been recognized by RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, Selah Awards, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. As of 2015, she will have a total of fifteen books on the shelves, with more contracted. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.
“I’ve been part of ACFW since 2002 and attribute much of what I’ve learned, much of the encouragement I’ve received, and many of the contacts I’ve gained to membership in ACFW. One of the most significant lessons learned was that waiting with grace and excellence was as important as writing with grace and excellence.”
ACFW's recognition for unpublished Christian fiction.
Contest is now closed for entries. Finalists to be announced soon.
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.
This contest gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.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.
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.