The Best Christian Writing Contests of 2022

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Henshaw Short Story Competition

Henshaw Press

We are a small group of writers, editors, lecturers and of course readers who wish to actively support creative writing. We run quarterly competitions throughout the year with closing dates at the end of March, June, September and December. Our aim is to encourage as wide a range of writing as possible and competitions are open for any subject and any style.

Top prize

$260

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $8

Deadline: March 31, 2022


Genres

Christian, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Mystery, Suspense, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller, Travel

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FHL Readers' Choice Awards

Faith, Hope, Love Christian Romance Writers

The FHLRCA is open to all writers, members of FHL as well as non-members, who are published in Christian fiction. Books entered in the FHLRCA must be written from a Christian worldview.

Top prize

Certificate and engraved box

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $35

Deadline: March 01, 2022


Genres

Christian, Romance, Novel, Novella, Short Story, Suspense

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Christian Writers' Awards

Xulon Press

The Christian Author Awards recognizes preeminent new Christian authors who are independently published. Xulon Press, host and sponsor of the Christian Author Awards, is excited to once again extend the opportunity to Christian authors to have their work recognized and given due credit. The Christian Author Awards exists to honor exceptional books written by Christian authors like you that are published independently by nontraditional publishers.

Top prize

Xulon Press Elite Publishing Package valued at $8,780

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: FREE

Deadline: September 21, 2021 (Expired)


Genres

Christian

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Genesis Contest

American Christian Fiction Writers

The ACFW Genesis Contest is for unpublished Christian fiction writers. With ten categories to enter, Genesis provides the opportunity for unbiased feedback on writers’ work by published authors and experienced judges, and the chance for finalists to have their work read by Christian publishing house editors and literary agents. ACFW is pleased to see many previous category winners and finalists move further in their writing careers and become published authors.

Top prize

Award

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $95

Deadline: March 15, 2022


Genres

Christian

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Christian Book Awards

Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

The Christian Book Award® program recognizes the highest quality in Christian books and Bibles and is among the oldest and most prestigious awards program in the religious publishing industry. Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Award® program honors the "best of the year" in 12 categories.

Top prize

Award

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $299

Deadline: September 30, 2021 (Expired)


Genres

Christian

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BRMCWC Foundation Awards

Blue Ridge Mountains Conference

The mission of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is to inspire writers to connect with God, other writers, and industry professionals as they embrace their calling with excellence. The entrant must be registered for the entire conference in order to compete.

Top prize

Award

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $45

Deadline: April 01, 2022


Genres

Christian

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Director's Choice Awards

Blue Ridge Mountains Conference

The Directors’ Choice Awards are given to published writers who are a past or current conferee (past faculty members who are not also past conferees are not eligible).

Top prize

Award

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $45

Deadline: March 01, 2022


Genres

Christian

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The Selah Awards

Blue Ridge Mountains Conference

The Selah Awards are open to all published authors whose books were published between December 16, 2020 and December 15, 2021 with either traditional or nontraditional publishers.

Top prize

Award

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $45

Deadline: January 15, 2022 (Expired)


Genres

Christian

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Go for Gold

Christian Writers' Association

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of ACW we are launching the Go for Gold Writing Competition with superlative prizes, including a free residential place at Worth Our Weight in Gold weekend and a year’s free membership of ACW.

Top prize

Free residential place at Worth Our Weight in Gold weekend

Additional prizes

A year’s free membership of ACW

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $13

Deadline: January 31, 2022


Genres

Christian

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The Christy Award

The Christy Award

The Christy Award® was established in 1999 to acknowledge the value and impact of the novel of faith in contemporary culture. Since that time, the Christys have been a focal point for the writers and publishers in our community, symbolizing the best aspirations and accomplishments of writers who write from a perspective of faith and who create stories with matters of belief at their core.

Top prize

Award

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $175

Deadline: March 31, 2022


Genres

Christian, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Young Adult

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Oxford Flash Fiction Prize

Oxford Flash Fiction

Write yourself into history and become one of the greats with the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize. For centuries, the greats have come to Oxford to ink masterpieces. Now, in one of the oldest towns, where the history of the English language can be traced back to its ancient streets, we want to celebrate one of the newest forms in literature – flash fiction.

Top prize

$1,300

Entry requirements

💰 Fee: $8

Deadline: January 31, 2022


Genres

Christian, Crime, Fantasy, Flash Fiction, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Travel

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