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Congratulations to the 2017 First Impressions Finalists. Winners will be announced by December 15, 2017.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.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 2017 First Impressions contest is now closed. Finalists will be announced by November 16. Click the link below for guidelines and information.

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 Carol Awards are now closed for entries. Winners will be announced at the gala awards on September 23 during ACFW's national conference in Dallas. The 2018 contest opens January 2. 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The Genesis Contest is the ACFW contest for unpublished Christian fiction writers.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 opens January 2. Click "More Information" below for contest guidelines and details.