Excellence in Editing Award

2016 Finalists

The Christian Editor Connection is pleased to announce the following books as finalists in the Excellence in Editing Award:

These entries have entered the third and final review round.

Winners will be announced at the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference at Biola University in La Mirada, California. The conference runs from June 22–24. The awards presentation will be on the last day, Saturday, starting at 4:15, followed by dinner, keynote address from Allen Arnold, and an autograph party. Trophies will be presented to authors of the winning books. If a winning author is not present, a representative chosen by the author may accept the trophy on his/her behalf. (If no one is present to accept the trophy, it will be shipped to the author after the event.)

Authors, editors, agents, and publishers of EIE finalist books can get a 10 percent discount off registration for the conference (one, two, or all three days) if they register on the website ( before the online registration deadline. Those who don’t come to the conference may attend the Saturday awards presentation, dinner, keynote, and autograph party for 50 percent off the one-day registration price. (E-mail director Kathy Ide,, for discount code before registering.)

If the author, editor, agent, or publisher of an EIE finalist book wishes to consign that book to the SoCal conference bookstore, copies may be shipped in advance (must be received at least one week prior to the event) or brought to the conference in person (no later than 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning).

Details about the conference are at If you have any questions about the conference or the awards presentation, contact


SoCal Christian Writers' Conference awards

At our Saturday evening awards ceremony, we will be presenting the 2017 Excellence in Editing award, sponsored by the Christian Editor Connection.

SoCal Christian Writers' Conference Awards

If you’ve published a book in 2016, you are eligible to enter–whether or not you attend the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference. (But if you do attend, you’ll be able to receive your award there if you win!)

The CEC Excellence in Editing Award celebrates books that are superbly written, well edited, and published by a CBA publisher or self-published by a Christian author. It is open to all books published in hardcover or paperback in 2016. Books must be written in English, have been released in North America, and contain a Christian worldview.

SoCal Christian Writers' Conference Awards

Entries are considered in six fiction categories, two nonfiction categories, and children’s writing. (Winners for the science fiction/fantasy category will be announced at the Realm Makers Conference in July 2017.)

For more details, and submission guidelines, visit