Catholic Arts and Letters Award Finalists Announced!

It is with great excitement that the Catholic Writers Guild announces our finalists for the 2014 Catholic Arts and Letters Award for Fiction! We want to thank all of you who entered the contest. Our judges had many terrific things to say about all the entries this year. The quality was remarkable, and we truly appreciate your dedication to Catholic fiction.

Our finalists in the category of Adult Fiction are:

Treason by Dena Hunt
A Hero for the People by Arthur Powers
Rapunzel Let Down by Regina Doman

And our finalists in the category of YA/Children are:

The King’s Gambit John McNichol
aka Genius by Marilee Haynes
The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger

The winners of the CALA will be announced July 31st at the Thursday morning breakfast sponsored by CMN at the CMN Trade Show in Schaumburg, Illinois. For information on attending this show, please email me at and I’ll send you information on how to register.

Again, thank you to all of you for entering the CALA and God bless you!

About Ellen Gable Hrkach

Ellen Gable Hrkach is the president of the Catholic Writers Guild. Last year, she published her fifth book, A Subtle Grace (O'Donovan Family), which reached #1 on Amazon Kindle in Religious Historical Fiction, Christian Romance and Victorian Historical Romance in January and February of this year. Her third novel, Stealing Jenny, was an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Religious Drama (June/July 2012) and has also been #1 in Christian Mystery and Suspense. She is an award-winning author of In Name Only, (O'Donovan Family #1) the 2010 IPPY Gold medal winner in Religious Fiction. Her books have been downloaded over 625,000 times on Kindle. In addition to serving as president of the Guild, Ellen is a busy self-publishing book coach, a publisher, an editor and a speaker. She works part-time for Live the Fast as their marketing director. Her website is She and her husband are the parents of five sons and they live in Pakenham, ON Canada.
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One Response to Catholic Arts and Letters Award Finalists Announced!

  1. How exciting! Congrats to all who are in the running. Maybe next year I’ll bust a move and actually be brave enough to offer an entry :)
    Good Luck and God Bless to all!