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ACFW Contests

Congratulations to the 2019 Carol Award Finalists! Winners will be announced in September at our conference gala in San Antonio.

Carol Awards

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

The 2019 Carol Awards are now closed to entries. Finalists will be announced June 28th. 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The Genesis Contest is the ACFW contest for unpublished Christian fiction writers.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 2019 Genesis Contest is now closed for entries. Winners will be announced in September at our conference gala in San Antonio. "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FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.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 2019 contest opens September 2nd. Details and guidelines coming soon.