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Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature in the Arab World

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The history of science fiction and fantasy in the Arab world dates to The Epic of Gilgamesh, considered the oldest literary work in history.
Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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The judging results are in! And here are the 4th Quarter 2022 Writers of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Illustrators of the Future 4th Quarter Winners

Illustrators of the Future 4th Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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Here are the 4th Quarter 2022 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Writers of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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The judging results are in! And here are the 3rd Quarter 2022 Writers of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Illustrators of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners

Illustrators of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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Here are the 3rd Quarter 2022 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Writers of the Future 2nd Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 2nd Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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The judging results are in! And here are the 2nd Quarter 2022 Writers of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Illustrators of the Future 2nd Quarter Winners

Illustrators of the Future 2nd Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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Here are the 2nd Quarter 2022 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Mike Jack Stoumbos at Writers & Illustrators of the Future

By the Numbers

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Mike Jack Stoumbos won Writers of the Future and had a novel trilogy published in the last year, while teaching workshops for emerging authors in addition to the high schoolers. This is his advice.
Lazarus Black Awards Event 2022

One of a Billion Inspirational Stories

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How one artist learned to tell a good story and won Writers of the Future.
Natalia & Jose at Awards Event 2022

Seeing Magic in Illustration

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A personal journey of a young woman realizing her dreams of becoming an illustrator.
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The Decision to Succeed

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If confidence and direction are lacking, here are three points of wisdom shared from Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner Volume 38.
M. Elizabeth Ticknor

Why I Subscribe to the Barbossa Philosophy

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How first knowing the rules and then knowingly not following them can lead to success, because if something feels right for a story, try it.
Writers of the Future Volume 38

Meet the Illustrators—12 Brilliant Artists

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The Illustrators of the Future Contest has been discovering artists for over 33 years. These winners are featured in Writers of the Future Volume 38.
N.V. Haskell at Writers of the Future 2022 Event

Taking the Scenic Route

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One author's journey filled with detours, potholes, meandering side trips, self-doubt, and ultimate success...
Rebecca E. Treasure at Writers of the Future 2022 Event

Journey Over Destination

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One writer's journey to realizing a life's dream and how Writers of the Future helped her achieve it.
Writers of the Future 1st Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 1st Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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The judging results are in! And here are the 1st Quarter 2022 Writers of the Future Contest winners. Congratulations to you all!
Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter Winners

Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 39

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Here are the 1st Quarter 2022 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners for Volume 39. Congratulations to you all!
Writers & Illustrators of the Future 2022 - Day 8

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 8

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After a birthday surprise for keynote speaker J.T. Thompson, writers and illustrators combined to learn about promoting their work, themselves, and each other.
Writers & Illustrators of the Future 2022 - Day 7

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 7

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A gala celebration of the winners of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests took place on April 8, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Writers & Illustrators of the Future 2022 - Day 6

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 6

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Workshop attendees heard from Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Bill Fawcett, and Bob Eggleton.
Writers & Illustrators of the Future 2022 - Day 5

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 5

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Dean Wesley Smith and Larry Niven talk to the writers while the illustrators hear from Bea Jackson, Tom Wood and Larry Elmore.