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The 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The Genesis Contest is the ACFW contest for unpublished Christian fiction writers.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 2021 Genesis Contest is now closed. Semi-Finalists will be announced in May, and Finalists announced in mid-June. Click the Full Details button for contest guidelines and entry form.
The Carol Awards
The Carol Awards are ACFW's recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses, or independently published, meeting ACFW QIP criteria, in the previous calendar year.
The 2021 Carol Awards is now closed. Finalists will be announced in late June. Click the Full Details button for more information.
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.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 2021 Contest opens September 2. Click the Full Details button for more information.