Brian Trent of Prospect, Connecticut had his second short story published this year since his win and publication in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIX this past April. His short story, “The Nightmare Lights of Mars” was sold to and published at Escape Pod, skillfully narrated by voiceover artist Veronica Giguere.
With less than two weeks remaining to close out the first 30 years in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future writing contest for science fiction and fantasy, and the first 25 years for its companion Illustrators of the Future illustrating contest, the Contest Administration is urging writers and artists to submit their entries by midnight September 30.
Before 1983, the odds were stacked heavily against new writers. An aspiring author had to go up against seasoned professionals who had awards, bestsellers and fan followings. Even if a newcomer’s story was superior to that of an established writer, due to marketing considerations a publisher usually chose the familiar name over the unknown.
The 3rd Quarter winners of the 28th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.
The winners are from Canada, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.
Finalists for the 3rd Quarter of the 22nd year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.
The finalists for this quarter are from Canada, and all four corners of the United States.
“I believe e-readers will soon take over from print,” states Carl Frederick, theoretical physicist, sf writer and winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. (www.writersofthefuture.com) “I’ve done some work that can only be appreciated when using an e-reader.”
The year was 2002 and Patrick Rothfuss had just been awarded his first place trophy as a winner in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest with “The Road to Levinshire,” his first professional sale.
Writers of the Future has announced its newly upgraded website www.writersofthefuture.com which makes accessing the site much faster and easier. “But the best news,” stated Joni Labaqui, the Contests’ Director, “is that entries for the writing contest and illustrating contest can now be submitted online.”
LOS ANGELES, CA—Writers of the Future, now in its 26th year, has recognized 300 winners to date and provided the first professional publication for these aspiring writers in the yearly anthology containing their stories. As a result of the Contest’s unparalleled success rate, Galaxy Press, the publisher for the Writers of the Future series (www.writersofthefuture.com), is publishing a special edition coffee table book
Hollywood, CA—The annual awards gala honoring the winners of the 25th year of the international L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests for new and aspiring talent will take place in Hollywood on Saturday, August 29, it was announced by Joni Labaqui, the Contests’ director.