• Main Loop:
Easy to use and communicate about all writing-related topics, you can
glean and share amazing tidbits via email. This loop is an education
• Prayer Loop: Many members enjoy supporting one
another through prayer.
• Discount Conference Fees: Important to you this
month because it’s time to register for the ACFW Conference.
• Afictionado: ACFW’s very own ezine, published
• Author Lists: Alphabetical author listing in
our new READERS section.
• Genre Page: A new area featuring ACFW authors
by genre, also in our new READERS section.
• Social Issues Page: Are you looking for books
by topic? You’ll find them in the READERS section.
• Author Interviews and Featured Author: Each
month we post author interviews on the public side of the site.
• Free Online Writing Courses: Our members can
sign up for monthly courses offered ten months each year.
• Camaraderie: The feeling that you have just
come home and are warmly accepted by people who “get” you.
• New Releases: Have an upcoming release? Submit
the information to the ACFW and we will help promote it for you.
• Book Club: Apply to have your book considered
by the ACFW Book Club
• Book Reviews: If you are a reviewer or author,
submit a review of the ACFW member’s book to be posted on the Web site.
• Author Contests: Do you host a contest on your
site? Fill out the form and we will tell the public about your contest.
• Genesis Contest:
Although this year’s contest is already in the judging phase,
unpublished member authors have time to prepare an unpublished novel
for the 2010 contest! Watch for the finalists to be announced later
• Book of the Year (BOTY)Contest: Although
this year’s contest for published authors is now in the judging phase,
published member authors may prepare for the 2010 contest. Watch for
the finalists to be announced later this summer.
• The Forums: Get detailed questions answered and
visit past posts as well as enjoy genre-specific threads (conversations
on one topic).
The Genesis Contest is a growing
success in the Christian Fiction
arena with entries up 43 percent from 2008! Over the years, several
finalists have gone on to get contracts for adult or young adult
Christian fiction (although we do not claim the Genesis is directly
responsible for their success):
Erin Keeley Marshall
Jill Eileen Smith
Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Have I mentioned there’s more?
It may be one item that intrigues
you, but membership offers invaluable opportunity. Read through the
authors, visit the conference pages, and see if ACFW is a good fit for
your writing journey. I’d like to invite you to visit www.acfw.com and
see for yourself the possibilities. And welcome.
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