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Martin L. Shoemaker
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Welcome to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Forum. The Forum has been created to provide a place for aspiring writers and artists to meet other like-minded writers and artists, individuals interested in pursuing a dream of becoming a writer or artist. In this forum, you will meet people from all over the world, aspiring to success as either a writer or artist, or perhaps both.

The Forum follows the original mission statement as provided by the Writers of the Future Contest founder, L. Ron Hubbard:

A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists. The artist is looked upon to start things. The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.

In these modern times, there are many communication lines for works of art. Because a few works of art can be shown so easily to so many, there may even be fewer artists. The competition is very keen and even dagger sharp.

It is with this in mind that I initiated a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.

— L. Ron Hubbard, from the Introduction to Writers of the Future Volume 1

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Topic starter Posted : June 17, 2019 11:26 pm
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crlisle
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Hello, I wrote my first science fiction story in 6th grade. My teacher sent me out of the room on an errand. I came back early to be embarrassed by her reading my story out loud to the class. English teachers and college professors all have told me that I am a good writer and should be published. But none of them told me how to be published. At FanX this year, Todd McCaffrey listened to a story idea I had and told me to enter this contest. So I wrote it up and entered. I am happy to be here.

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : November 4, 2019 10:54 pm
Wulf Moon
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Hello, I wrote my first science fiction story in 6th grade. My teacher sent me out of the room on an errand. I came back early to be embarrassed by her reading my story out loud to the class. English teachers and college professors all have told me that I am a good writer and should be published. But none of them told me how to be published. At FanX this year, Todd McCaffrey listened to a story idea I had and told me to enter this contest. So I wrote it up and entered. I am happy to be here.

Welcome, crlisle! This is the place to figure out how to get published for sure. And Todd knows good writing. Do introduce yourself under the first main topic folder, The Contest. You'll see "New Users, Introduce Yourselves." That's where we watch for new members, but welcome aboard!

Wulf Moon
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