The 2021 SCWC Notable Book Awards
The 2021 SCWC Notable Book Awards will be honored in February, 2021 and will recognize outstanding books from the previous year in fiction and nonfiction that have been traditionally and self published.
The contest will open on Oct 15. Stay tuned for submission details.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 SCWC Notable Book Awards! The winners were announced at the Southern Christian Book Expo on Sat., Feb. 1 in Birmingham, Alabama.
The finalists are below, with the winners in bolded:
Mind of Mine, by C.F.E. Black (Illuminate YA)
* Murder in the Family, by Ramona Richards (Firefly Southern Fiction)
Off-Script Over-Caffeinated, by Kaley and Rhonda Rhea (Bold Vision Books)
* The Girl I Left Behind, by Stephanie Bain
The Rescue, by Tanya Eavenson
Dark Days on the Fairest Isle, by Judith Nembhard
* The Ground Kisser, by Thang Du'o'ng Boyer with Lisa Worthey Smith (Winged Publications)
The Wayward Way, by Taylor Field (New Hope Publishers)
Life-Giving Choices, by Lucinda Secrest McDowell (New Hope Publishers)
Because of Whose I am: A Nazi's Daughter, by Helga Allison with Kathleen Jones
* [Un]Intentional, by Doug Smith
God's Extravagant Grace for Extraordinary Grief, by Lettie K. Whisman
And CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2019 SCWC Writing Contest, announced at the annual SCWC workshop in June:
Short Story (fiction)
1. Bettie Boswell (Bowling Green, Ohio): “Fred’s Gift,” From the Lake to the River (book anthology)
1. Rita Moritz (Pell City, Ala.): “And Then the Morning,” Cullman (Ala.) Tribune
2. Harry Moritz (Pell City, Ala.): “Dark Dreadful December,” Cullman (Ala.) Tribune
1. Shirley Crowder (Birmingham, Ala.): “Have you danced with the flowers lately?” Gadsden (Ala.) Times
2. Jan White (Andalusia): “Acts of forgiveness in aftermath of genocide,” The Star-News (Andalusia, Ala.)
3. Alan Johnston (Chattanooga, Tenn.): “Adjusting to life with dementia,” The Alabama Baptist
HM. Rita Moritz (Pell City, Ala.): “Toni Bowling — fighting the battle,” St. Clair News-Aegis (Pell City)
1. Joy Lucius (Belden, Miss.): “Remember the prisoners, as Though in Prison with Them,” AFA Journal
2. Anne Reed (Tupelo, Miss.): “Jews help Christians help Muslims,” AFA Journal
3. Mary Claire Branton (Roswell, Ga.): “Calling Young Writers,” Parents and Kids magazine
HM. Robert Youngblood (Tupelo, Miss.): “The war within,” AFA Journal
First-place winners won cash prizes; other winners received a certificate of recognition.
We had the largest-ever amount of submissions, and the winners were wonderful.