The Crown 2018 Contest Now Open

We are now accepting entries for The 2018 Crown Award.

This writing contest gives unpublished writers a chance to have their first ten pages judged by authors, editors, and agents.

Finalists will be announced September 28, 2018 via blog and our Facebook page.

Winners will be announced at the ACFW Virginia Annual conference on November 3, 2018.

Go here for more information and to enter the contest.


Workshop Proposals for 2018 Conference

ACFW Virginia is now accepting workshop proposals for our annual writing conference in Fredericksburg, VA.

Pending approval from ACFW national, the conference will be on November 3, 2018.

You can apply for a teaching spot by filling out the proposal form. The final date for submissions is August 10, 2018 by 5pm EDT.

We look forward to hearing from you.

ACFW Virginia Conference – Appointments

Our editor and head-shot photography appointments are now open. Head here to sign-up for a time slot.

If you haven’t registered for the conference, now’s the time. Early bird registration ends October 15th.

Join speaker, Dani Pettrey, for two craft sessions in the morning. Afterward, we’ll break for The Crown Award Luncheon and announce the winners of The Crown writing contest. Then choose from nine classes for the afternoon sessions.

Find more information on our conference page.

The Crown Finalists

Announcing The Crown award finalists!

Young Adult/Speculative/Thriller

In the Middle of the Whirlwind

Water’s Break

Drafted to Deceive

Historical/Historical Romance

Counterfeit Love

The Red Canary

The Duke’s Refuge

Contemporary/Contemporary Romance

Take Two on Love

Remember Not

Red Carpet Summer


Congrats to the finalists!