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The Christy Award™ is the industry's premiere award program for recognizing excellence in Christian fiction. Established in 1999, this award promotes the power of story written from a Christian worldview.

The submission categories are: 

  1. General (includes Women's Fiction and non-genre)
  2. Contemporary Romance 
  3. Historical Romance
  4. Historical
  5. Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
  6. Visionary (includes fantasy and apocalyptic)
  7. Young Adult
  8. Short-Form (novellas and series)
  9. First Novel

Three finalists are chosen in each category and announced in the Fall.  One winner is then chosen for each category and announced at The Christy Award Gala in November, celebrating the year's best in Christian fiction.  

For more information about the Award's history, the Gala, and preceding Art of Writing conference, visit the award site at






View past winners and finalists at




The Christy Award™ Distribution Partner




The Christy Award™ is a registered trademark of ECPA.


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