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Congratulations to the 2018 Genesis Contest finalists.

Winners will be announced in September at the Awards Gala during ACFW's national conference in Nashville.

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 Carol Awards are now closed for entries. Finalists will be announced via Facebook live on June 30 at 6:00pm central. Click "More Information" for details.

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The Genesis Contest is the ACFW contest for unpublished Christian fiction writers.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 2018 Genesis Contest is now closed to entries. Semi-Finalists will be announced by May 5. Click "More Information" below for contest guidelines and details.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.

The 2018 First Impressions contest opens September 2, 2018. Check back this summer for details and guidelines.

2017 Awards gala replay (see the entire evening of awards!): Click here.