Thursday, September 25, 2008

ACFW's 2008 Genesis Winners

The Genesis competition is an annual contest held by the American Christian Fiction Writers for unpublished writers. The winners this year are:

Chick lit, mom lit, lady lit:
1st: Erica Vetsch, Pam On Rye
2nd: Lynda Schab, Mind Over Madi
3rd: Tiffany Kinerson, Stand On My Own Two Hands

Contemporary Fiction Category:
1st: Dan Case, The Voice
2nd: Christina Berry, Undiscovered
3rd: Jim Rubart, Book of Days

Contemporary Romance:
1st: Annalisa Daughety, Love is a Battlefield
2nd: Kathleen Haynes, The Quarterback Club
3rd: Cara Slaughter, Joanna's Treasure

Historical Fiction:
1st: Mona Hodgson, A Thimble's Worth
2nd: Rachel Moore, A Trail of Waves
3rd: Lori Benton, Trouble The Water

Historical Romance:
1st: Patty Smith Hall, Flights of Freedom
2nd: Karen Witemeyer, Cloud by Day
3rd: Erica Vetsch, Marriage Masquerade

1st: Jane Thornton, Menace
2nd Donna Alice Patton, Wrestling Demons
3rd: Janice Olson, Don't Look Back

Romantic Suspense:
1st: Jenness Walker, Deja Vu
2nd: Dani Pettrey, Quest
3rd (tie): Kelly Ann Riley, A Cowboy's Prayer
3rd (tie): Jane Thornton, Be Anxious

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Allegory:
1st: Chawna Schroeder, Metamorphosis
2nd: Lynda K. Arndt, The Song of Blood and Stone
3rd: Valerie Comer, The Girl Who Cried Squid

Women's Fiction:
1st: Heather Goodman, 50 Things To Do Before I Turn 30
2nd: Cynthia Ruchti, They Almost Always Come Home
3rd: Kristian Tolle, When Autumn Comes

Young Adult:
1st: Carla Stewart, An Unexpected Journey
2nd: Stefanie Morris, The Dragon of Delarest
3rd: Kasey L. Heinly, Broken Glass

Yes. You read the list correctly. I won. I'm not sure it has fully sunk in. But my brain is fogged over tonight, so to avoid as many stupid errors as possible, I'll post more thoughts tomorrow...


Valerie Comer said...

Ah, here's the *official* place to congrat you! :)

carla stewart said...

Thanks, Chawna, for posting this. Congrats on your Sci-Fi win. I hope many good things come from this and that you had a great conference. God bless.

heather said...

Congrats on the win! I've only recently been reading fantasy (I say recently, but I should note returned to fantasy since I grew up on Madeleine L'Engle and C.S. Lewis and the like), and I look forward to reading your work!