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Quick Facts

We're American Christian Fiction Writers - a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction.

ACFW's mission is to help you tell your stories by inspiring you to partner with God in the creative process, learn the craft, and find your audience.

  • Over 2000 members worldwide
  • 30 Local Chapters in 22 states plus a Beyond-the-Borders e-chapter
  • Annually presents the premier conference for Christian Fiction with most major Christian publishers and literary agencies represented and more than 500 in attendance
  • Conducts three highly respected annual writer recognition awards programs - First Impressions Contest for unpublished Christian Fiction's first few pages, The Genesis Contest for the beginning of an unpublished completed manuscript, and The Carol Awards for the best in Christian Fiction published in the previous calendar year.

Press Points

  • Interview opportunities with ACFW leadership (CEO Colleen Coble, ACFW Executive Director Robin Miller or ACFW Executive Board members) - contact ACFW Professional Relations Liaison Cynthia Ruchti at
  • Author interviews with one of our published novelists, including some of the most recognized names in Christian Fiction - contact ACFW Professional Relations Liaison Cynthia Ruchti at
  • Quotes or facts about Christian Fiction for news stories and magazine articles - contact
  • Information about the ACFW conference - contact ACFW Conference Director Robin Miller at
  • Information about the ACFW awards programs:
    • Genesis Contest (unpublished) - contact Genesis Coordinator Georgiana Daniels at
    • The Carol Awards (published) - contact Carol Award Coordinator Nick Kording at
    • Agent of the Year, Editor of the Year, Mentor of the Year - contact ACFW Contests Administrator Robert Turner at
  • Connections to information about ACFW as an organization and its role in the Christian Fiction industry - contact ACFW Professional Relations Liaison Cynthia Ruchti at

Trusted in the Industry

"You can always count on ACFW to provide writers with excellent training, informed support, and quality education on what’s happening in the publishing industry."

Karen Ball
Editor, writer, literary agent

"From the time I first encountered ACFW, I have been impressed with the high quality of professionalism and warm care and concern I have observed from anyone remotely associated with the organization. Outstanding services to members and retailers and a truly remarkable vision for Christian fiction make me hopeful for the future of inspirational novels and story."

Kim Moore
Senior Editor
Harvest House Publishers