2019 Fantastic Fiction Face-Off
A Writing Competition for Jefferson Country High School Students
The Louisville Chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers is proud to sponsor a writing competition for all ninth through twelfth grade students attending any Jefferson County (Kentucky) school.
Fiction categories include:
• The Flash (Up to 1,000 words)
• The Short (Up to 2,500 words)
Contest opens September 15 and closes October 15. Winners will be notified by October 31.
Each category will have a Grand Prize winner, a runner-up, and an honorable mention.
Grand Prize winners will each receive an Amazon Gift Card. All Grand Prize winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will receive a certificate honoring their achievement. Each category will have a Grand Prize winner, a runner-up, and an honorable mention.
ACFW Louisville accepts all genres except erotica. ACFW Louisville asks that writers keep the prose clean and free from gratuitous violence, sex, and language that does not advance the plot.
Manuscripts must be double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman, with numbered pages. Absolutely no author names on manuscript pages to ensure the integrity of the contest.
Each submission MUST include a cover letter with the following information:
• Author’s name
• Word Count
• Author’s address, phone, email
• Author’s high school and English teacher’s name and email
Entries and payment must be submitted via email, no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 15, 2019. Each entry must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee, payable via Paypal.
ACFW Louisville reserves the right to combine categories should each category receive fewer than five entries.
Email all entries to: ACFWLouisville@gmail.com
Each entry must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee, payable via PayPal (use email above and the option sending money to a friend.)
Entries will be judged in a blind judging system by qualified, published authors based on the following criteria:
• Did the author demonstrate an understanding of story?
• Did the author use an effective ‘hook’ to make readers want to keep reading more?
• Did the author demonstrate correct grammar, spelling and punctuation?
• Did the author give readers a reason to care about the protagonist?
• Was the conclusion satisfying?