Contest Winner Announced

New York, NY — October 9, 2013 — announced today the winner of a drawing for $100 American Express gift card.  The winner, Kathryn M. of Shelby Township, Michigan, was randomly chosen from hundreds of entrants.

Thanks to all who participated. is part of Guideposts, which was founded by the Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. This non-profit organization provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions through its publishing and outreach activities.

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I entered your Guideposts writing contest for 2014, and have not found any announcement of the winners who won the Writing Workshop, to be held in October. Please let me know,
and many thanks.
Sincerely, Sue Gossett

Hello Sue. The names will be published in an upcoming issue of Guideposts (probably the January 2015 edition), but all the winners have already been contacted and notified. We received so many wonderful submissions, and it was a very difficult task for our judges to decide among them.

Have you picked the Guideposts Writers Contest winners for 2014? I have been so excited to know.

Hi Judee. The winners haven't been picked yet, but when they are, they'll be notified directly.

Do you know how the winners are contacted? (Mail, email, phone call?) I'm traveling. Would like to know how the winners are notified. Thanks! Have a blessed day.

Hi Myra. The winners are notified by telephone and email. For anyone who entered but didn't win, we thank you so much for participating. We received so many wonderful submissions, and it was a very difficult task for our judges to decide among them. We hope you'll all enter again next time around.

Will there be a general announcement on your website when the winners have been chosen and notified?

Hi Jenny. The winners were chosen and notified last week. Their names will be announced in a future issue of Guideposts.

Thank you. Is Guideposts considering publishing any of the stories from writers who did not win the workshop?


Hi Jenny. Yes, some other stories are being considered for publication, but the authors of those stories have all been contacted.

Can the articles that were not selected be submitted to other publishers.

Hello Gwendolyn. Those who submitted stories that we've not selected for publication or as winners of the contest retain ownership of their submitted stories and may certainly submit them elsewhere if they wish.

Thank you. When do you notify the writer if you select a story for publication?

Both the contest winners and the authors of stories we'd like to consider for publication have already been contacted, Gwendolyn.

Thank you. Continued success to all!

Thanks Gwendolyn. And just to remind all the writers among our readers, you can submit story ideas to our editors any time. Just use the Tell Us Your Story link at the very bottom of the page on our website. If our editors feel your story is a good fit for one of our publications, they'll get in touch with you.