Last month, I entered the first 15 pages of The Demons Among Us into the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest (Young Adult Category) for unpublished writers. In May, ACFW notified me that I was a semi-finalist. In June, the call came that I had advanced to one of three finalists. At the ACFW's virtual conference Gala September 19, a trio of judges (two agents and one publisher) named The Demons Among Us the winner.
What does this mean? I'd love to say that the big prize is a publishing contract, but it's not. It simply means that when I query publishers, I can represent my work as a contest winner, which might be an eye-catcher.
Please know how much I appreciate your continual support and prayers. You've been a constant source of hope for me. I'll keep you posted!