Who We Are

We're American Christian Fiction Writers, a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction.

Whether you're a multi-published author or just taking the first steps in your writing career, ACFW is the place for you to learn more about the craft and expand your knowledge of the publishing industry.

And when you attend our Chicago chapter meetings, you'll get up-to-date info on the publishing industry and current writing standards.

You'll also meet an encouraging group of authors who are in the same boat as you - writing, marketing, publishing, and trying to figure out this complex industry.

Our Mission

ACFW's mission is to empower Christian novelists by inspiring them to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry.

Our Board

HOW to Join

• First join our national ACFW organization. Click here to sign up.

• Come to an ACFW-Chicago chapter meeting or contact our president to let us know you'd like to join. Easy peasy. Feel free to visit twice before making the decision.


All the tools and connections for attaining your writing goals are right here in our local ACFW chapter. Monthly meetings include:

  • Christian speakers who are agents, editors, and award-winning authors
  • Critique nights
  • Opportunities to find a critique partner or join a critique group
  • Connections with fellow Christian authors

As an ACFW national member, you'll receive:

  • Discounts to ACFW conferences and contests
  • Marketing tools for your books
  • Opportunities to pitch your manuscript to agents and editors
  • Access to great online classes designed to hone your skills

WHO joins?

From newbies to seasoned, award-winning authors and editors, and every level in between, we've got people who will get you. Check us out and see for yourself!

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