Who may enter the writing contest?

More than a contest, this is an opportunity to prayerfully consider our conference theme, "Write His Answer." In 500-800 words or a 12-30 line poem, share how God is speaking to you. Poetry and prose by published and not-yet-published writers will be judged separately. Only registered conferees may enter. The $10 entry fee (for each submission) may be sent when you register or with your entry.

We tell the judges to consider the theme of the conference - Write His Answer - when they are reading the entries. So they tend to set aside those that say nothing about the writing life and/or how the author is writing His answer.

In submitting your entry you are offering the conference one-time rights to publish your entry in a future devotional book (no date yet determined). Contributors will receive one free copy of the book when it is published and a discount on purchasing additional copies. Profits will go to the scholarship fund. You may submit your manuscript elsewhere (before or after the conference) as long as you do not sell first or all rights.

Great news … We REALLY extended the deadline! Email your submission to  or bring it to the booktable at the conference by Thursday, May 18, at 3:00pm!

Do not put your name and address on your manuscript, but enclose it with your manuscript. Important: Note on your manuscript whether you are published or not-yet-published.

The first place winner in each of the four categories will receive 50% off his/her May 16-19, 2018, conference registration fee.

Candy Abbott GPCWC Contest Winner

Candy Abbott, former GPCWC Writer of the Year (left)
with Marlene Bagnull, Conference Director