2010 Inspirational Writing Winners

Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.
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Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Inspirational Winners

Winner:
Sandra Winicur
South Bend IN

  1. Joann White
    Saranac LakeNY
  2. D.L. Diener
    GoshenIN
  3. Kathleen Greene
    CypressTX
  4. Tina Marie McGrevy
    SpringfieldOH
  5. Kay Carrigan
    HewittTX
  6. Rhonda Whiteley
    DoraAL
  7. Susan M. Sargis
    OakdaleCA
  8. Li Miao Lovett
    San FranciscoCA
  9. Shari Lane
    PortlandOR
  10. Joann White
    Saranac LakeNY
  11. Wm. Douglas Van Devender
    BeebeAR
  12. Leslie Choate
    LawtonOK
  13. Anne Constance
    ColchesterCT
  14. Nancy Hoag
    Three ForksMT
  15. Rowena R. Johnson
    EdgewaterCO
  16. Edward A. Hara
    Enola PA
  17. Paitence Lee
    North MonmouthME
  18. Jon McCauley Smith
    Palo AltoCA
  19. Joann White
    Saranac LakeNY
  20. Linda Samaritoni
    AvonIN
  21. Malyndi Shaffer
    PerrisCA
  22. Mrs Sandie Rogers
    Ledbury, HerefordshireForeign Entry
  23. Lawson Plummer
    CummingGA
  24. Tamara Sandoval
    Battle CreekMI
  25. Millicent Porter Henry
    HannibalMO
  26. Lisanne Cooper writing as Lisanne Harrington
    Yorba LindaCA
  27. Emily Ann Benedict
    Fresno CA
  28. Teresa Weaver
    Flower MoundTX
  29. Lana Jacobson
    Johannesburg GautengSOUTH AFRUCA
  30. Carla Adair Hendricks
    AshburnVA
  31. Deanna Storfie
    CoalhurstCanada
  32. Dean FH Macy
    PeterboroughNH
  33. Kathleen Moulton
    WinthropNY
  34. Suzanne Schryver
    MerrimackNH
  35. William F. Hiltz
    SilverdaleWA
  36. Gerald M. Sapers
    WarringtonPA
  37. Brooke Hurd
    OremUT
  38. Darcie Carsner Torres
    LongwoodFL
  39. Lynne Gobioff
    OssiningNY
  40. Jenny Johnstone-Smith
    AlbuquerqueNM
  41. Marsha Blake
    ZillahWA
  42. Julie M. Farrar
    Saint LouisMO
  43. Shawn Patrick Cooke
    BohemiaNY
  44. Linda Garcia
    North BendWA
  45. sue pearson atkinson
    shingle springsCA
  46. Sherri Gragg
    FranklinTN
  47. Katharine M. Emlen
    EugeneOR
  48. dora cogswell
    staten islandNY
  49. Frank Robinson
    OkinawaJapan
  50. Nancy Hoag
    Three ForksMT
  51. Norma Hutchinson
    New MarketTN
  52. Maureen Loftis
    DanvilleCA
  53. Katharine M. Emlen
    EugeneOR
  54. Courtney Gainer
    Grand IslandFL
  55. Megan Stephens
    OceansideCA
  56. Eileen Birin
    GlendaleAZ
  57. Kerry Iyua
    TollesonAZ
  58. Wanda S. Maxey
    HollandMI
  59. Rebekah Dinnerstein
    New YorkNY
  60. Dawn Baldwin
    LewisburgWV
  61. Edith Jacobs
    SarasotaFL
  62. Dan Harmer
    FallbrookCA
  63. C. E. Pettit
    ChattanoogaTN
  64. Susan L Daly
    ColumbiaMD
  65. Avril VanderMerwe
    EdmondsWA
  66. Willa Holmes
    PortlandOR
  67. Donna Y. Triplett
    Fancy GapVA
  68. Lee Ann Walker
    JacksonvilleFL
  69. Elaine P. Gordon
    BrentwoodTN
  70. Elena Poulin
    HoustonTX
  71. Laura L. Bradford
    Walla WallaWA
  72. Susan Stanley
    Aliso ViejoCA
  73. Darlene Kapur
    RosevilleCA
  74. Lauren B. Grossman
    TucsonAZ
  75. Janice Lynch Schuster
    RivaMD
  76. Chuck Gress
    NorthbrookIL
  77. Nancy Alvarado
    San YsidroCA
  78. Bethany Macklin
    Grass ValleyCA
  79. Carol Ann Curren
    GreenfieldOH
  80. Ann-Marie Morgan
    MattesonIL
  81. Gail C. Witt
    Farmington HillsMI
  82. Daniel A. Holly
    OwassoOK
  83. Lillian Moore Lind
    Coeur d'AleneID
  84. Karen Brown
    MelbourneFL
  85. Susan Norberg
    Mount SinaiNY
  86. Melanie Eversley
    BrentwoodMD
  87. Susan Moynihan
    Salt Lake CityUT
  88. Carolyn McGovern
    manalapanNJ
  89. Tiffany McGraw
    Grosse PointeMI
  90. Tina Louise
    BirminghamAL
  91. Kimberly Racine
    HonoluluHI
  92. Jennifer Zach
    PhoenixAZ
  93. Jane Hinrichs
    BluntSD
  94. Jane A. Stephens
    New YorkNY
  95. Marielena Zuniga
    LanghornePA
  96. E.D. Farkas
    New YorkNY
  97. Beth Wilson
    IrvingTX
  98. Brian St. Clair
    El CajonCA
  99. Reta Stewart Allen
    SpringfieldMO


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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