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**PLEASE NOTE**

The Christy Award™ Program submissions process requires two separate steps: submission form/s and payment. Please complete one submission form for each category you are entering. ECPA will then contact you to confirm your submission/s and direct you for payment.

To access the submission form, click on the appropriate category:

 
GENERAL FICTION SUBMISSION FORM

Stand-alone, full-length novels whose characters, setting and issues are primarily contemporary (within the context of the present time period (1960- ) or "near historical". Includes Women's Fiction and non-genre.
 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE SUBMISSION FORM
Fiction whose characters and controlling theme focus on a romantic drama in a contemporary time period (1960 -), including novels where one of the obstacles the romantic drama faces is suspenseful in nature.

 
HISTORICAL SUBMISSION FORM
Fiction that weaves stories about characters in historical epochs or settings. Includes Biblical (fiction focusing on Biblical characters, settings, or time period) and biographical (fiction containing imaginative developments of incidents and qualities of an actual person).

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE SUBMISSION FORM
Fiction whose characters and controlling theme focus on a romantic drama in a historical setting (up to 1960). NOTE: the romance is the controlling element of the story. If that can be removed, or if there are themes or other elements that move the novel beyond the boundaries of romance, then the novel should be entered in the Historical category.

 

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER SUBMISSION FORM
Fiction that often focuses on a strange, frightening, or thrilling set of events. Includes mystery (fiction where the element of mystery or terror plays a controlling part, often a tale of crime), adventure, suspense and thrillers. 

 

VISIONARY SUBMISSION FORM
Imaginative fiction including allegory (fiction in the form of extended metaphor in which objects, person and actions are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself), fantasy (fiction that deliberately breaks free from reality, setting the story in a nonexistent and unreal world or concerning incredible or unreal characters), futuristic/speculative (fiction whose action, plot, and characters occur in a future period of time), magical realism, apocalyptic, and science fiction (fiction in which scientific facts or hypotheses form the basis of adventures, often in the future, on other planets, or in other dimensions of time).

 

SHORT-FORM SUBMISSION FORM

All works under 60k words belong here, including sequels, novels in a series, and novellas. Any full-length novel should be submitted to the category it best fits, whether stand-alone or part of a series.

 

YOUNG ADULT SUBMISSION FORM
Novels written for young adults within the 12-17 age range. These may be stand-alone novels or novels written as part of a series and may encompass a range of sub-genres including but not limited to contemporary, historical, biographical, and suspense.


FIRST NOVEL SUBMISSION FORM
Please ensure that you have first reviewed the Category Description & Judging Criteria page for the New Author category.  To open this page in a separate window now (you will not leave this page), please CLICK HERE.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Carter.

 

 

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