2012 Writers of the Future Winner Tom Doyle Announces His 2nd Novel

Tom Doyle announced that he will see his second novel, in the “American Craftsmen” series published with Tor later this year, “The Left-Hand Way.” Doyle was a 2012 winner, published in the annual anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVIII with his short story, “While Ireland Holds These Graves.” Within a […]

Brandon Sanderson announced as newest Writers of the Future Judge

International best selling fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson, has now become a judge for the Writers of the Future contest. Following a Writers of the Future presentation at BYU, where Brandon teaches creative writing, he agreed to be a judge. Brandon had entered the Contest with one of the three short stories he had ever written, […]

Writers of the Future winner Patrick Rothfuss’s World

At least since Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, nostalgia for a plausible fantastic universe has been a major component of the fantasy genre’s appeal. Finishing a fantasy novel causes a subtle feeling of loss, as access to the novel’s world is curtailed, abruptly, with the turn of the final page. Fantasy writers strive to engender this feeling in […]

History of Writers of the Future Judges

I am not sure how well known the full list of our current and past judges are, so I thought I would list them all out for you here: Writers of the Future Judges Kevin J Anderson Dr. Doug Beason Dr. Gregory Benford Ben Bova Algis Budrys Ramsey Campbell Orson Scott Card Hal Clement Eric […]

2003 Published Finalist Ken Liu Continues his Successful Career with New Release

“The Grace of Kings” is the first book in the Dandelion Dynasty series. Ken Liu, published finalist in the 2003 Writers of the Future Contest and published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XIX, releases “The Grace of Kings”. His story, “Gossamer” appeared in the annual anthology in 2003 and he […]

Writers of the Future winner from 1999 Scott Nicholson continues his successful publishing career with new release

Scott Nicholson, grand prize winner in the 1999 Writers of the Future Contest and published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XV, releases “After: Whiteout”. After seeing his winning story, “The Vampire Shortstop” published in the annual anthology. Scott has been routinely releasing stories since his win so many years ago. […]

Mike Resnick Releases 10th Issue of GALAXY’S EDGE

Mike Resnick, editor of Galaxy’s Edge Magazine and L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest judge, is celebrating his 10th issue this month with celebrated authors Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, Robert J. Sawyer, and Eric Flint also contest judges. Writers of the Future former winners Brian Trent, Laurie Tom and Tobias S. Buckell are […]

C Stuart Hardwick – 2014 Winning Writer!

C Stuart Hardwick was one of 12 winners in this year’s Writers of the Future Contest and was awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles on April 13th. At the first meeting with judges Tim Powers, Dave Wolverton and Contest Director Joni Labaqui All winners were flown […]

Anaea Lay – Winning Writer of 2014!

Anaea Lay was one of 12 winners in this year’s Writers of the Future Contest 2014! She was awarded with a trip to Hollywood for a week of workshops with industry professionals and contest judges, and an award presented to her at a black-tie ceremony with over 1,200 in attendance! 2014 writers winners The week […]