Sparrow Award Book Contest










Because His eye is always on the sparrow...on us.


Sparrow Award Book Contest

Deadline:  January 2, 2025

Who May Enter:  Any Registered ACWC Participant

$45 entry fee


Click Here to Pay and enter the book contest

Enter the first 15 pages of your manuscript plus a 1-2 page synopsis for fiction or a 1-2 page chapter outline for non-fiction. Open to all manuscripts – fiction and non-fiction. Entries will be judged according to appeal, content, flow, and writing.

Rules are SIMPLE: Don’t make this hard!

Winners will be announced at ACWC.

*Send the first chapter NOT TO EXCEED 15 double-spaced pages via email to [email protected]

*Entry fee is non-refundable
*Note this is a contest entry. In the body of the e-mail, include your name, e-mail, physical address, and phone number. Entries without this information will not be included in the contest. List the name of your book, genre, expected completion date, and a short blurb (think back cover copy).

*Entries must be appropriate for the CBA market.

ATTACH IN A WORD DOC or DOCX. file the following:

*In a single document send :

*A complete 1-2 page, single-spaced synopsis.
*The first chapter or first 15 pages. Anything beyond 15 pages will be discarded.
*Entries should be in Times New Roman 12, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
*Title, genre, and page numbers must be in a header at the top of the manuscript. DO NOT include your name in the header.

*Manuscript must be unpublished and not in contract with another publisher. Self-published books do not qualify for the contest. WE CANNOT ACCEPT POETRY MANUSCRIPTS DUE TO A LACK OF ENTRIES TO ALLOW IT TO BE A FAIR CONTEST.

Enter your best work. Proof and edit so your work is as clean as possible. Manuscripts entered in the contest ARE NOT CRITIQUED. They are judged solely on content and writing.


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Advance His Kingdom Devotional Contest

Deadline is January 20, 2025

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Devotions are a great way for new writers to get their first byline. Great devotions require tight writing, creativity, and powerful messages. As part of our Advance His Kingdom Contest, submit up to two devotions. A professional editor will judge your work. Writers may submit two devotions for the contest. 

Each devotion should be:

CONTEST OPENS NOVEMBER 1 (You must be a registered conferee to enter this contest.)

DEADLINE: January 20


 Send your devotions in separate Word docs as an attachment mailto:[email protected]. Submit your entry as a Word doc email attachment. Writers are limited to two devotions per person for this contest.