Writing Contest

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Once again, Inspiring Voices and Guideposts are looking for stories of inspiration, hope and faith.

If you have a story that could touch the hearts of others, please enter the 2013 Inspiring Voices Book Publishing Contest for a chance to turn your words into a professionally published book. Send us a manuscript that upholds our editorial standards; we're looking for all types of books – from personal memoirs and devotionals to biblical reference and faith-based fiction.

Be creative, take a leap of faith, and give your writing the chance to reach others.

2012 contest winner Susan Call shares why she was driven to tell her story and recounts her contest experience. Her book, A Search for Purple Cows, is available from Guideposts this fall.


One Grand-Prize Winner will receive:

  • FREE Uplift publishing package from Inspiring Voices;
  • a personalized press release to announce his or her book to the world; and
  • an exclusive prize from Guideposts.

We will also award prizes to one First-Place Winner, and Second-Place Winner and 20 Finalists.

How to Enter

  1. Fill out the form on this page.
  2. Submit your manuscript.

In addition to our top three prizes, we will award 20 Finalists with a 20 percent discount on any Inspiring Voices publishing package.

Dates to remember:

  • We will begin accepting electronic submission on Aug. 1, 2013.
  • The deadline to submit a manuscript is Nov. 1, 2013, at 12:00 a.m., EDT.
  • Winners will be announced on the Inspiring Voices website on Dec. 20, 2013.

View our official contest rules for more detailed information regarding our prizes and how to properly submit a manuscript.


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