2011 Christian Short Story and Poetry Contest Overview

FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY

Below is the information that pertained to the 2011 contests and is listed below for reference only.  For the current, updated, information please click here.


2011 Short Story and Poetry Contest Deadline passed, March 15th, and is now in the judging phase.  The 2012 novel contest is now taking entries.

2011 Christian Novel Contest Winners


Suggested Readings for Succeeding in this Contest

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Past winners: 20092010

We will announce the winners of the 2011 novel contest on April 9th, 2011, at ACM’s online apologetics conference.  Semi-finalists are posted here. | 2012 Contest will begin accepting submissions April 15th, 2011.  Rules Archive.

Winners’ Anthologies now in Print, Kindle, Nook, and Epub!

 


Athanatos Christian Ministries (ACM) wants to inspire young Christians to take up the pen and promote the Christian world view through fiction. ACM believes that the the secular world is constantly promoting itself through the arts and that Christians should be prepared to fight back. Thus, the Gospel of Christ should be communicated through music, movies, plays, art … and literature. The purpose of this writing contest is to create a culture of quality writing reflecting a Christian world view.

2011 Short Story Details – Contest Over – Listed Below for Archival Purposes Only

 

SUBMIT ENTRY

SHORT STORY CATEGORIES

College (19 thru 90+) Category:

English as Second Language (International):

  • 1st Prize: $100
  • Publication in Contest Anthology
  • See Rules and Requirements for more info.

High School (13 thru 18) Category:

POETRY CATEGORY

Poetry (All Ages 14 and up):

  • 1st Prize: $225
  • 2nd Prize: $150
  • 3rd Prize: $100
  • Publication in Contest Anthology
  • Two Honorable Mentions*

EVERY entrant will receive a copy of the Contest Anthology at no additional cost- it is included in their entry fee! (shipping extra)

1st Prize winners in ALL categories will also be published in ACM’s Literary Magazine

We reserve the right to modify the award amounts depending on response.

SUBMIT ENTRY

Other Details:

Genre: Fiction- Short Story

  • Cost: $15 for each story.
  • Length: 1,500 to 7,500 words
  • Content: implicitly or explicitly reflecting the orthodox Christian world view.
  • Time: Accepting Now thru  Mar 15, 2011. Winners Announced beginning in May/June, 2011. Anthologies and Awards disbursed in early August, 2011.

Poetry

  • Cost: $15 for each poem.
  • Length: Max 2,500 words
  • Content: implicitly or explicitly reflecting the orthodox Christian world view.
  • Time: Accepting Entries Now thru  Mar 15, 2011. Winners Announced beginning in May/June, 2011. Anthologies and Awards disbursed in early August, 2011.

Group rates for multiple submissions, teachers, pastors, youth directors, etc, are available. For more information Email ACM’s executive assistant, Debbie Thompson, at debbie@athanatosministries.org or call ACM’s Executive Director Anthony Horvath at 202-280-7971, leaving a message if necessary.

Downloadable Resources 

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Printable entry form:
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Simultaneous submissions Allowed

Copyright info:

Authors retain copyright; submitting manuscript in contest indicates the author grants ACM certain rights to publish the story. See the rules and requirement page for more details.

Other Rewards

Online Apologetics Conference

All winners and honorable mentions will receive complimentary access to Athanatos Christian Ministry’s online apologetics conference on literature and Christian fiction! And… The grand prize winner of the 19 and up category of this contest will be invited to present at the conference!

Literary Magazine

All first prize winners will also have their stories published in ACM’s literary magazine, Literary Apologetics.Mag.

*Honorable Mentions may or may not be in the anthology, depending on space limitations.

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Anthologies also available in Ebook

2009 Anthology: 2010 anthology

2009 Winners Anthology - Coming Soon

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