The Genesis Contest is the ACFW contest for unpublished Christian writers. 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.
Prizes – Each category will have a first place Category Winner and a runner up. The first place entry in each category--the Category Winner--will receive a winner's plaque and first choice for editor/agent appointments at the 2011 ACFW National Conference. The runner up in each category will receive a certificate. The Category Winners and runner ups will be announced at the 2010 ACFW Conference.
Fees – $35 per entry for current ACFW members. Multiple entries will require multiple entry fees. If an entry has co-authors, both must be current ACFW members. Writers who want to join ACFW and enter the Genesis may do both online at the ACFW website. Make checks or money orders payable to American Christian Fiction Writers. Do not use pseudonyms on the entry form.
The contest is open to those published in book-length fiction. There is no limit to the number of entries per author or per category, but each book may only be entered in one category and must have a 2009 copyright or a 2008 copyright and 2009 first publish date (see rules for details). Membership in Romance Writers of America and/or MRSRWA (KOD) is not required.
Buy a copy of Wings of Desire from March 5 - April 5th to be eligible for a drawing for a $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card. Email proof of purchase to email@example.com.
If you've already purchased or can't afford to purchase the book, do not despair. Send me a funny story about unicorns (no more than 1,000 words) to the same email address. You will also be eligible to win a $25.00 gift card to Amazon (My book is available there *hint hint*)
Also, I'll select one of the stories that I liked the best and send you an autographed copy of the print book.