Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest

Christian Writers of the West (CWOW) – Arizona’s ACFW chapter - Announces

The Phoenix Rattler 2011-2012 writing contest - “Does your story have bite?”

Contest open to all unpublished novelists

Send the first scene, up to 10 pages, double spaced

Deadline Oct 29th 2011, winner announced Feb 11th 2012, fee $25

Category winners receive $25 prize - All Finalists receive an award certificate

Grand Prize (worth $515) paid registration to 2012 ACFW Conference (minimum 150 entries)

Contemporary Fiction Don Pape, Publisher, David C Cook
Bill Jensen, Owner, William K Jensen Literary Agency
Historical Fiction Karen Schurrer, Acquisitions Editor, Adult Fiction, Bethany House
Joyce Hart, Agent, Hartline Literary Agency
Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Sue Brower, Executive Editor for Fiction, Zondervan
Elizabeth Mazer, Assistant Editor, Love Inspired Suspense
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Allegory Jeff Gerke, Owner, Marcher Lord Press, Author, Jefferson Scott
Amanda Luedeke, Agent, MacGregor Literary
Young Adult Becky Monds, Associate Editor, Fiction, Thomas Nelson
Rachel Kent, Agent, Books & Such LiteraryAgency
Joanna MacKenzie, Browne & Miller Literary Associates
Women’s Fiction Ami McConnell, Sr Acquisitions Editor, Fiction, Thomas Nelson
Sandra Bishop, Agent, MacGregor Literary
Judy Mikalonis, Senior Agent, Andrea Hurst & Associates
Romance included in all categories

Watch website for details and entry form:

Contest Coordinator: DL Shipley –

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