​The 2018 Guideposts Writers Workshop is now completed; all winners have been selected and notified. We encourage you to enter in 2020 when we again hold the contest. In the meantime, if you wish to submit a story or story idea for consideration for Guideposts or one of our other publications, follow this link. You might also check out our online creative writing course, How To Tell A Great Story: The Essential Writing Course From the Editors of Guideposts

A close-up of a woman's hands writing a story for the Writers Workshop Contest

The Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest

By entering the Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest , you could win a week with us, all expenses paid, in Rye, New York, at the Guideposts Writers Workshop. We’ll share everything we know about inspirational storytelling, and your story could be read by millions in one of our magazines—Guideposts, Angels on Earth, All Creatures or Mysterious Ways. We’re looking for true first-person stories, not sermons or essays. It can be your own story or something you’ve written for someone else. We’ll pick 12 candidates for the workshop, taught by the editors of Guideposts.

Guideposts editors choose the participants based on their entries in our inspirational writing contest. We hate calling it a contest because it implies losers and winners and almost everyone who enters has something important and brave and honest to say in their story.

But we can’t award everyone an all-expenses paid trip to our week-long writing boot camp in Rye, New York, in an old mansion on the Long Island Sound. So we whittle the thousands of entrants down to a dozen or so (by the way, every new editor hired at Guideposts is required to go through the workshop), then we spend the week working hard on teaching and learning the art of powerful, first-person, inspirational storytelling. Most attendees say the experience changed their lives.

For more info about the Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest, watch this video...