2015-contest-button-sm 2016 Free Publishing Winners

After careful review and significant deliberation, Word Alive Press is thrilled to announce the winning manuscripts for our 2016 Free Publishing Contest!

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Fiction Winner: Ruth Waring
Harvest of Lies

Deception, lies, revenge, and forgiveness entwine the lives of Spencer and Dianne Ralston. When Dianne is diagnosed with early-onset dementia at fifty-eight, Spencer’s demand for accountability for his wife’s betrayal seems moot. Only when he is faced with the knowledge of a daughter he never knew he had, does he understand true forgiveness and what happens when it is refused.


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Non-Fiction Winner: Steven Stoffelsen
Time: Don't let it Kill You

We live in a very fast paced day and age, and we want everything to come quickly. We also expect God’s promises to be fulfilled overnight in our lives; however the vision He gives is rarely ever fulfilled in a short time. It usually comes with years of preparation, during which important work is done to ready us. If God promised you something, He will make sure that it comes to pass. Trust in His timing and you will see that it was well worth the wait.


Congratulations to Ruth and Steven!
We would also like to celebrate the authors of the following exceptional shortlisted manuscripts:
Fiction Shortlist
Emma’s Call, by Donna Mann
One More Tomorrow, by Melanie Rossdeutscher
The Crossmaker’s Guardian, by Jack Taylor
Crossed Off the List, by Lynn Glover
No One Told, by Beverley Hopwood
The Fisherman’s Daughter, by Katie Pezzutto

Non-Fiction Shortlist
Ruth: Redeeming the Darkness, by Andrea Thom
Out from Under the Table, by Linda Seabrook
Over the Walls of Anger, Into Each Other’s Arms, by Susan Armitage
His Love, by Russ Schroeder
Not Alone, by Andrea Calvert
Mystery in a Box: James the Brother of Jesus, by David Kitz

Thank you to everyone who participated! Learn more about these shortlisted title on our blog.