2020 EIE Winners

The Christian Editor Connection is excited to announce the winners of our fifth annual Excellence in Editing Award. This year’s award goes to books published in 2019 for the Christian market. Congratulations to our winners!

Keen: Banshee Song Series, Book One by Laura L. Zimmerman, published by Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC, edited by Michele Israel Harper (in-house)

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Talitha, the Traveling Skirt by Becky Van Vleet, published by Elk Lake Publishing, edited by Derinda Babcock (in-house) and Barbara Curtis (freelance), Illustrated by Courtney Smith


Winning authors and editors will each receive an award plaque, emblem stickers for marketing, and one selection from an array of Christian Editor Network benefits. They will also be featured in a Christian PEN blog article. Publishers will receive a digital emblem to use in their marketing and on winning book copies.

Congratulations to the authors, editors, and publishers who created these well-written and well-edited books for the Christian market!

CEC announced the Winners during the joint PENCON/SoCal Conference on July 10, 2020.

The 2021 contest is open! If you would like to submit a book published in 2020 for next year’s EIE Award, please visit ChristianEditor.com/EIE.