Contest News

Sandra Orchard’s Identity Withheld won a Holt Medallion in the short inspirational category, and the National Readers' Choice Awards in contemporary series suspense/adventure.

Sandra Orchard’s Blind Trust and Identity Withheld won the mystery and romance categories respectively, in the 2015 The Word Awards, a national contest for Canadian Christian writers.

June 11, 2014: The Word Awards sponsored by The Word Guild of Canada (these 4 awards won by ICFW members). 

Novel - Historical 
Christine Lindsay for Captured by Moonlight (WhiteFire Publishing) 

Novel - Romance
Valerie Comer for Raspberries and Vinegar (Choose NOW Publishing) 

Novel - Suspense
Sandra Orchard for Deadly Devotion (Revell) 

Article - Short Story
Marcia Lee Laycock. "An Unexpected Glory" (Helping Hands Press)


Ian Acheson's novel, Angelguard, (Lion Hudson, 2013) is the winner of the 2014 Selah Award in the speculative fiction category.

Christine Lindsay's historical romance novel, Captured by Moonlight, was short-listed for two awards this year----The Grace Award and The Word Guild Award.

Lisa Harris' romantic suspense novel, Dangerous Passage, (Revell, 2013), is the 2014 Christy Award winner in the Contemporary/Romance/Suspense category.


Sandra Orchard's book, Critical Condition, is the winner of RT Reviewers Choice Best Book Award in the Love Inspired Suspense category.

Lucy Morgan-Jones placed second in the historical category of the Faith, Hope and Love Inspirational Chapter of Romance Writers of America's Touched By Love Award.

Sandra Orchard's novel, Critical Condition, won The Word Award in 2013 for romance (formerly the Canadian Christian Writing Award).

Sandra Orchard's debut novel, Deep Cover, won the 2012 Canadian Christian Writing Award for romance.

Kathi Macias' book, Unexpected Christmas Hero was named 2012 Book of the Year by BooksandAuthors.net

Kathi Macias' book, Unexpected Christmas Hero, placed second in 2012 top ten favorites at The Book Connection. Special Delivery and The Deliverer got honorable mentions.

Christine Lindsay's book, Shadowed in Silk (WhiteFire) is a finalist in the Christian Historical category of the 2012 Readers Favorite Awards.

Jeanette Windle's book, Freedom's Stand (Tyndale) is a finalist in the Suspense/Thriller category of the 2012 ACFW Carol Awards.

Christine Lindsay's book, Shadowed in Silk (WhiteFire Publishing) has won the 2011 Grace Award in the Action/Adventure/Western/Epic Fiction category. 


Jennifer Rogers Spinola's book, Southern Fried Sushi (Barbour) is a 2012 Christy Award nominee in the first novel category.

Lisa Harris' book, Blood Covenant (Zondervan) has been awarded Best Inspirational Novel 2011 in the mystery/suspense/thriller category by Romantic Times.

Aquasynthesis (from Splashdown Books), an international collection of short stories edited by Grace Bridges, has finaled in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards from the New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. 


Jeanette Windle's book, Freedom's Stand (Tyndale) is a finalist in the fiction category of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association 2012 Christian Book Awards.

Kara Isaac is a double semi-finalist in the Contemporary Romance category of the ACFW Genesis 2012 Contest



Catherine West's book, Yesterday's Tomorrow (Oak Tara Publishers) is a finalist in the Adventure/Epic category of 2011 Grace Awards. 


Kathi Macias has been named 2011 Author of the Year by BooksandAuthors.net 


Paula Vince's book, Best Forgotten (Even Before Publishing) won The CALEB Prize 2011 in the fiction category and also won the overall Grand Prize. 


Catherine West's debut novel, Yesterday's Tomorrow (OakTara Publishing) won the 2011 INSPY Award in the Romance category. 


Lisa Harris' book, Blood Ransom (Zondervan) is a 2011 Christy Award nominee in the Contemporary Romance category.


Harry Kraus' book, The Six-Liter Club (Howard) is a finalist in the Faith, Hope and Love Inspirational Chapter of RWA's 2011 Inspirational Readers Choice Award in the Long Contemporary category.


Kathi Macias' book, Red Ink (New Hope Publishers) won first prize in the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association's 2011 Golden Scroll Book of the Year Award in the fiction category.


Jeanette Windle's book, Freedom's Stand (Tyndale) is a finalist in the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association's 2011 Golden Scroll Book of the Year Award in the fiction category.


Paula Vince's book, Picking up the Pieces (Even Before Publishing), a contemporary romance/drama published in 2010, won first prize in the ‘religious fiction’ category of the 2011 International Book Awards.


Jeanette Windle's book, Veiled Freedom (Tyndale) is a 2010 Christy Award nominee and a 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist.

Tom Davis' book, Scared (David C. Cook) is a 2010 Christy Award Nominee.

Tom Davis' book, Priceless (David C. Cook) is shortlisted for the 2010 INSPY Awards in the Thriller/Suspense/Crime category.

Harry Kraus' book, Salty Like Blood (Howard), is a finalist in the suspense/thriller category of the ACFW 2010 Carol Awards and the romantic suspense category of the Faith, Hope and Love Inspirational Chapter of Romance Writers of America's 2010 Inspirational Reader's Choice Contest.

Lisa Harris' book, Blood Ransom (Zondervan) is shortlisted for the 2010 INSPY Awards in the Romance/Romantic Suspense category.

Mary Hawkins' book, Return to Baragula (Ark House Press) is a finalist in the Omega Writers 2010 Caleb Prize in the fiction category. 

Christine Lindsay placed second in the historical category of the Faith, Hope and Love Inspirational Chapter of Romance Writers of America's 2010 Touched By Love Contest.