Live Fiction Reading

Following the Public Relations Seminar was a special dinner for all in attendance! There was also some impromptu sketching by judge and illustrator Robert Castillo. There was also a live reading of one of L. Ron Hubbard’s science-fiction stories “A Can of Vacuum” with special pre-show entertainment by the Jive Aces, the UK’s Number 1 […]

The Final Workshop – Public Relations

The final day of workshops resumed at 1pm on the 4th floor of Author Services after the much anticipated awards ceremony held the night before. This years winners filed in to the seminar room along with past winners, guest speakers and judges such as Robert Castillo, Mark Lefebvre and Mike Resnick. The workshop opened with an […]

Writers of the Future Awards Ceremony 2014!

The day had finally arrived when all winners would walk the red carpet, receive their award and deliver their speeches in front of over 1,200 attendees. They would find out who the grand prize winners were and all winners would take part in their first book signing. In the early afternoon the cameramen and TV […]

Welcome to Day 5 Behind-the-Scenes of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

The fifth day of the Contest got off to an early start as the entire crop of writer and illustrator winners was herded down to the loading ramp of the Loews hotel for a luxury bus ride to the Bang Printing plant Valencia, California. Like the illustration reveal the night before, the trip to the […]

Welcome to Day 4 Behind-the-Scenes of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

The second day of the 24-hour short story challenge saw the writer winners mostly holed up at the Loews hotel. Some of them were working feverishly to finish what they’d started the night before, others worked at a leisurely pace to polish prose which had been begun much earlier in the morning. There was no […]

Welcome to Day 3 Behind-the-Scenes of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

The writer winners resumed their workshop at 9:30 AM on Wednesday morning, gathering in the 4th floor library at Author Services, Inc., to review the previous night’s reading homework and to discuss the day’s coming events. Having absorbed many hours of wisdom from instructors Dave Wolverton and Tim Powers, the main topic for Day 3 […]

Welcome to Day 2 Behind-the-Scenes of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

NOTE: Welcome to the L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future workshop week. This year, we have two roving reporters covering the event: Brad R. Torgersen, former writer winner from Vol. 26 (covering the Writers workshop) and “Double-Threat” Meghan Muriel, former illustrator and writer winner from Vols. 27 and 28 (covering the Illustrators […]

Welcome to Day 1 Behind-the-Scenes of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

This years winning writers arrived in Los Angeles yesterday and had their first meeting with contest judge and instructor Tim Powers, and contest director Joni Labaqui. Stay tuned for an update on the winning illustrators who will be arriving to Los Angeles next! Meet the Writers of the Future Volume 30:  

Michael Talbot, 20-year-old from Jamaica, wins Illustrators of the Future award!

Michael Talbot was one of 12 winners in this year’s Illustrators of the Future Contest and will be awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony on April 13th at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles. His illustrations for the story “Shifter” will be featured in this year’s “Writers of the Future Volume 30” releasing […]

Orson Scott Card, author of “Ender’s Game” and multi-award winner Mike Resnick

These Writers of the Future judges will be on hand April 13th for the Writers of the Future Awards Ceremony. For the first time, we are also publishing short fiction from our judges to make Writers of the Future even better! There is also a short-story by L. Ron Hubbard. Below is a short description […]