Christian Writers Award sponsored by Xulon Press

Contest Rules

Books that have previously won are not eligible to be entered again.

Full-length books of fiction and non-fiction are eligible. Eligible books must be in English and published in the United States as a self-published work or as a work published by a nontraditional or print-on-demand publisher. The content of eligible books must be consistent with a Christian worldview and the historic Christian faith.

Books must be submitted in paperback or hardcover format and must have an ISBN number. No electronic manuscripts, eBooks, spiral-bound books or notebooks will be accepted.

Previous contest winners are not eligible unless they are submitting a new title (no revisions or new editions).

Author may enter their title into more than one category, but must submit and complete a new entry form and fee. Only one copy of the book needs to be mailed in for review by the judges.

Books will not be returned to authors.

For winners who were not published by Xulon Press, we will use the Amazon or Barnes & Noble bookstore link to allow visitors to purchase your book.


Congratulations to all the winners of the Fall 2018 Christian Author Awards! A complete listing of Grand Prize Winners and Category Winners are available on this website. Thanks to all who participated!