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The Genesis competition is an annual contest held by the American Christian Fiction Writers for unpublished writers.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

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller:
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...

3 comments:

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!