2009 Inspirational Writing Winners

Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Inspirational Winners


Winner:
Courtney Gainer
Grand Island FL


  1. Elisha Wagman
    Reston VA
  2. Susan Winzelberg
    Toms River NJ
  3. Beth Woodard
    Bloomington IL
  4. Lyn G. Brakeman
    Gloucester MA
  5. Alison Hodgson
    Ada MI
  6. Debra Easterling
    Sanford FL
  7. Susan M. Watkins
    Woodstock GA
  8. JOCELYN KRIEGER
    BOCA RATON FL
  9. Jon McCauley
  10. Linda Capelli Pierce
    Long Beach CA
  11. Thomas Heyd
    Becker MN
  12. Dawn Baldwin
    Lewisburg WV
  13. Tami Herzer-Absi
    Dayton OH
  14. Karen Frascona
    Holliston MA
  15. John Hinch
    Centurion Other South Africa
  16. Carol Green
    Walnut Creek CA
  17. Lucille C. Carlson
    Forest Lake MN
  18. Donna Torney
    Concord NH
  19. Lisa Shults
    Lincolnton NC
  20. Karen A. Ellis
    Encinitas CA
  21. Diana DeSpain
    Sun Prairie WI
  22. Gloria Shirr
    West Hills CA
  23. Joshua Demke
    Syracuse NY
  24. Cindi Degeyter
    Bridge City TX
  25. Chris Fraser
    Toronto ON Canada
  26. Cheri Moser-Coomer
    Seymour IN
  27. Diane Schultz
    Belleville IL
  28. Sherri Gragg
    Franklin TN
  29. Karen Pickett-Woodland
    Roswell GA
  30. Pamela Maiato
    Natick MA
  31. Melanie Moore
    elizabethton TN
  32. Wendy Kirkby
    Concord MI
  33. Gerald Osterberg
    Garden City NY
  34. Jan O’Banion Pender
    Florence SC
  35. Donna Carter
    Huntsville AL
  36. Christina Walters
    Akron OH
  37. Elizabeth MacDonald Burrows
    Seattle WA
  38. Vince Hodgins
    Kissimmee FL
  39. Robert Robeson
    Lincoln NE
  40. Terry Wolfe
    Colorado Springs CO
  41. Gail Jenner
    Etna CA
  42. Kathryn Nielson
    Peoria IL
  43. Louy Castonguay
    West Farmington ME
  44. Pamela Kaye Klopfenstein
    Huber Heights OH
  45. Rick Martin
    Charlottesville VA
  46. Brian Sweeney
    Bethany OK
  47. Dorothy Searing
    Tarpon Springs FL
  48. Katherine Bradley
    Keller TX
  49. Janice Coy
    San Diego CA
  50. Judi Roberts
    Springville IN
  51. Ruth Clark
    Mukilteo WA
  52. Ruth Clark
    Mukilteo WA
  53. Beverly Rivera Davis
    Hurley NY
  54. Denise Kay
    Coram NY
  55. M. J. Smith
    Scottsdale AZ
  56. Joanne K. Hill
    South Bend IN
  57. Brenda Silverhand
    Corning NY
  58. Lisa Dye
    Westfield IN
  59. Marriana Martinez
    Houston TX
  60. Rhonda Larson
    Soldotna AK
  61. Sara McLaughlin
    Lubbock TX
  62. Nancy Hoag
    Bozeman MT
  63. James B. Wood
    Fountainville PA
  64. Reg Ivory
    Johnson City TN
  65. david j nelson
    kenner LA
  66. Carol Shaw
    Garland TX
  67. Bradley C. Skilton
    Orlando FL
  68. Phil Gale
    Duncan BC Canada
  69. Swarnali Ahmed
    London Other United Kingdom
  70. Robynn Reilly
    Clovis CA
  71. Robynn Reilly
    Clovis CA
  72. Sandra Ramirez
    Cleveland OH
  73. Judy Crowder
    Morehead City NC
  74. Veronica Breen Hogle
    Buffalo NY
  75. Tess Almendarez Lojacono
    East Aurora NY
  76. Kevin Fobbs
    Willis MI
  77. Cheryl A. Knight
    Milton WA
  78. Cheryl B. Lemine
    Jacksonville FL
  79. M. P. Liebchen
    Altavista VA
  80. Dale Worcester
    Central City PA
  81. Sally Paradysz
    Coopersburg PA
  82. LaRae Black
    Blanding UT
  83. H. Michael Brooks
    Greensboro NC
  84. Connie Lounsbury
    Monticello MN
  85. Amy L. Turek
    Wheaton IL
  86. John P. Dick
    Midland MI
  87. Kaye Khalsa
    Franklin MA
  88. JANIS HUTCHINSON
    EVERETT WA
  89. Maggie Weidner
    Columbus OH
  90. Dorothy “Candace” Rice
    Rathdrum ID
  91. Matthew Elvin Bridges
    Clovis CA
  92. Carol A. Cichella
    ROCKFORD IL
  93. Brad McCloud
    Newport News VA
  94. Jackie Strange
    Bogalusa LA
  95. Anne Meyer
    Indianapolis IN
  96. Elaine P. Gordon
    Brentwood TN
  97. Dixie Pettit
    Ramona CA
  98. Christine A. Malkemes
    Kissimmee FL
  99. Aleada T. Nicholson
    Mobile AL


Click below to see the top 100 winners in each category:

Grand-Prize Winner
Children’s/YA Fiction
Feature Article
Genre Short Story
Inspirational
Mainstream Fiction
Nonrhyming Poetry
Memoir/Personal Essay
Rhyming Poetry
Stageplay
Screenplay

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