Author & Artist’s Creative Efforts

In addition to hosting the Writers and Illustrators of the Future winners who come to Los Angeles for the week-long workshop and awards celebration, I get to meet all these new and upcoming writers and artists. Steve Pantazis is one of the writer winners for his story “Switch.”

New Story Inspires Award-Winning Art

Michael T. Banker is one of our award-winning authors featured in the latest edition of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 31. He currently lives in New York City where he works as an actuary in a life insurance company. Subway rides into and out of Manhattan are generally spent either with his nose in a book or furiously scribbling down notes for a story. Not a terribly interesting existence. But that’s the trick of stories, isn’t it?

Scott R. Parkin – There Is No Looking Back

Scott should get a Guinness World Record for most finalist wins in the history of the contest. With 40 entries in 25 years, he earned 5 finalist wins when this year, he finally made it into the top three in the 2nd quarter with his story “Purposes Made for Alien Minds.”

Dave Dorman – A Legend in the Star Wars Universe

You may not know this but back when there was no Illustrators of the Future Contest, we commissioned artists to illustrate the winning stories. That was when we first came into contact with Dave Dorman—he illustrated “Rachel’s Wedding” in Writers of the Future Volume V, published in 1989.

Read a Lot. Write a Lot. Submit a Lot. Repeat

Read a Lot. Write a Lot. Submit a Lot. Repeat

This is the best advice I can give you. And as it is it, it is not my advice—it is from Sharon Joss, this year’s grand prize winner of the Writers of the Future Contest.

3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Winner – Quinlan Septer from Ada, MI

Quinlan Septer from Ada, MI is one of the three winners of the 3rd quarter for the 26th annual Illustrators of the Future contest.

3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Winner – Choong Yoon from Korea

Originally from Korea, Choong Nyung Yoon now lives in New York, NY as he pursues a career in art. Here are the three pieces that have guaranteed an all-expense trip to Hollywood this coming April.

3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Winner – Alex Brock from Tucson, AZ

Alex Brock from Tucson, AZ is one of 3 winners for the 3rd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest. The contest is now in its 26th year and has provided the means for many illustrators to find a platform with which to get themselves made known. It has proven very successful. The winners for the […]

Sarah Webb wins Hugo Award

Sarah Webb, 2013 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future contest and published in Volume 30 of the anthology, won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist, awarded in London, England on the 17th of August. Sarah was received her Illustrators of the Future award this past April in Los Angeles. The […]

Kristie Kim – Winning Illustrator of 2014!

Kristie Kim was one of 12 winners in this year’s Illustrators of the Future Contest and was awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles on April 13th. Kristie, who has studied illustration at North Carolina University, now works as an intern at Disney. Kristie receiving her award […]