Thursday, February 7, 2008

ACFW's Genesis and Book of the Year Contests

If you're an aspiring writer with a work in progress that's moved past the first 15 pages, you should consider entering ACFW's Genesis contest. And if you're a published author, the Book of the Year could be a great contest to enter. Each year the contests grow in reputation, and both give you the opportunity to get feedback: from experienced and published writers in the Genesis and from readers in the Book of the Year. Read below for more information.



ACFW announces entry dates

American Christian Fiction Writers [ACFW] is pleased to announce the opening of its two annual contests, Book of the Year and Genesis.

Book of the Year is open to published members of ACFW. Categories include Contemporary Novella, Debut Author, General Fiction, Historical Novella, Lits (chick-lit, mom-lit, lady-lit, lad-lit, etc.), Long Contemporary, Long Contemporary Romance, Long Historical, Mystery, Short Contemporary, Short Contemporary Suspense, Short Historical, Speculative, Suspense, Women's Fiction, and Young Adult. Entries must be received by March 31, 2008.

Genesis is open to members of ACFW who are unpublished in adult or young adult fiction in the last seven years. The contest has a multitude 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 previous winners and finalists move further in their writing careers to become published authors. Entries must be received by March 1, 2008.


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