Our dear friend and contest judge since 1985, Anne McCaffrey
passed away in Ireland yesterday. We will dearly miss her.
Her legacy is is not only the worlds she created for millions to enjoy
but the care she gave to new writers through this contest.
As part of that legacy I would appreciate any homage you wish to pay
to her by e-mailing me your thoughts and comments of her and how
she touched your life. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best, Joni Labaqui
For those of you who have the blog automatically set-up as a link, I invite
you to visit the contest home page new addition - "The Herald". Our new
newsletter can be read there with the click of your mouse!
This blog will continue to be used for quarterly contest status for all entrants.
Here is exciting news from one of your brethren. Just in case you did not know, Analog is a big deal. It is straight SF and the largest
magazine of the sort. The December cover (see below) is beautiful and it so happens that the art is by none other than our
Illustrators of the Future judge Bob Eggleton. On top of that, a writers of the Future judge - Kristine Kathryn Rusch's name also
graces the cover.
Kudos all around.... and here is Brad's announcement:
Tim Powers, author of On Stranger Tides, The Anubis Gates, Last Call and other works kicks off our second season of Farland's Authors Advisory Conference Calls Wednesday October 19, 2011 9:00pm Eastern. Tim is also credited as being one of the originators of the Steampunk sub genre of Science Fiction. He'll be talking to us about Secret Histories: Blending the real and the fictional in our works.
If you have a question you'd like Mike to ask during the interview, email it to him at email@example.com.
Aerospace Engineer from London Takes Home the First Place Prize this Quarter
Here are the standings of the Writers of the Future Contest
3rd Quarter: Congratulations to you all!!!! The full list of Finalists,
Semi-Finalists, Silver Honorable Mentions and Honorable Mentions
Dustin Adams of New York
Jacob A. Boyd of Oregon
David Fleissig of New York
M.S. James of Florida
Rahul Kanakia of California
William Mitchell of the United Kingdom
Meghan Muriel of Texas
Trina Marie Phillips of California
We are proud to announce our 2nd Quarter Writers of the Future Winners!
William Ledbetter 1st Place - from Texas
Nicholas Tchan 2nd Place - from Sydney, Australia
Corry L. Lee 3rd Place - from Washington
Here are the results of the Second Quarter up to the Finlist Stage. The 3 winners
will be announced within the next 5 days. Please click to the right to see this full list.
Congratulations to you all!!!!!
D.J. Carani of Illinois
Russ Colson of Minnesota
Roy Hardin of Florida
William Ledbetter of Texas
Corry L. Lee of Washington
Nicholas Tchan of New South Wales, Australia
T.C. McCarthy of South Carolina
Sky McKinnon of Alaska
Four "Writers of the Future" pubished together again -- a record
Newsflash --- Wal-Mart has just ordered Writers of the Future
Volume XXVII. We will have the distribution list from them in
about a week and I'll let you all know. This is great news!
Why? Because Wal-Mart sells more books than ALL of the
bookstore chains combined! This is great exposure for