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Cover art, “One of Our Robots is Missing,” for Writers of the Future 35

Writers of the Future Volume 35 Named 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 35 has been recognized as a finalist in the 22nd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Writers of the Future 36 cover art by Echo Chernik

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36 Releasing April 7

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Twelve winning and writers and twelve winning illustrators from around the globe will be featured in "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36" releasing April 7, 2020.
Award-winning singer-songwriter hailing from Dominica, Michele Henderson

Writers of the Future Announces Michele Henderson to Open Annual Gala Awards Ceremony

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Award-winning Dominica singer-songwriter, Michele Henderson, will be opening the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Achievement Awards Ceremony at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood on Friday, April 3.
Tom Doherty, president and publisher Tor Books at the 2015 Writers of the Future Awards celebration

Tom Doherty Announced as Keynote Speaker for Writers of the Future 36 Gala

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Tom Doherty was announced as the keynote speaker for the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards celebrating the winners published in Writers of the Future 36.
Mason Matak, from Iran, and Max Cavun, from Turkey, are Illustrators of the Future winners

Illustrators of the Future Contests Boast Winners from Turkey and Iran

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36 releasing in…
Writers of the Future 36 cover art by Echo Chernik

International Writers of the Future 36 Anniversary Set for Live Worldwide Broadcast

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The L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards ceremony, celebrating its 36th anniversary of the internationally-acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest and its companion Illustrators of the Future Contest, will be broadcast on Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Writers of the Future 36 cover art by Echo Chernik

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 Cover Art Announced

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"The 'Uncertain Egg' is a piece about undiscovered potential. It's about hope, dreams, and the unknown." —Echo Chernik
Writers of the Future 36 Cover Art

Announcing Winners to be Published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36

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Announcing the 24 winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators Contests who will be flown to Hollywood, CA for workshop and awards ceremony
Illustrators of the Future Judge Dan dos Santos

Award-Winning Artist Dan dos Santos Announced as Illustrators of the Future Judge

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers & Illustrators of the Future welcomes Dan dos Santos as Contest judge.
Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Fourth Quarter Winners Announced

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Fourth-quarter Winners to be published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36 releasing in April
Craig Elliott at Illustrators of the Future Workshop

Illustrators of the Future Welcomes Award-Winning Artist Craig Elliott as its Newest Judge

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Sometimes a little bit of just the right kind of advice from an experienced mentor can make the world of difference to someone starting on their art career.
Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award and books published by the winners

The Future of Hollywood Success Rests in the Hands of the Writers of the Future

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It's no wonder that Hollywood's future is seen to reside with the winners of L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future.
SLC FanX 2019

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Celebrating its 35th Birthday in Salt Lake City at FanX

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Writers & Illustrators of the Future are international contests, with thousands of entries from over 175 countries around the world. Salt Lake City has the distinct honor of having more winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest than any other city in the world.
Dragon Con Galaxy Press Booth

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Celebrating its 35th Birthday at Dragon Con

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To help celebrate 35 years of helping aspiring writers and artists, Galaxy Press has contributed 700 copies of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 35 to the Heinlein Blood Drive as an incentive for Dragon Con.
Thirty-fifth annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Gala announced to be held Friday, April 4, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood

Andrew Dykstal and Aliya Chen Announced as Grand Prize Winners of the 35th Annual Writers of the Future

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Thirty-fifth annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Gala announced to be held Friday, April 4, at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood
Gunhild Jacobs, Executive Director for Author Services, Inc.

Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press Present Annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future Gala

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Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press will present The 35th Annual Writers of the Future and the 30th Annual Illustrators of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gala Achievement Awards
Cover art, “One of Our Robots is Missing,” for Writers of the Future 35

International Writers of the Future 35th Awards Ceremony Set for Live Worldwide Broadcast

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Mark your calendar to watch the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Achievement Awards Ceremony Sunday, April 5, 7:30 PM (Pacific)
Bob Eggleton

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 35 Cover Art Announced

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World-renowned artist Bob Eggleton has provided the cover art for L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 35 releasing April 2019.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Winners of Worldwide L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests Have Been Finalized for Year 35

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US, British, Chinese, and Canadian Writers and Illustrators are chosen to be published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 35.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

International Writers of the Future 35th Awards Ceremony Set for Live Worldwide Broadcast

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol 34 honored as winner in the anthology category in a national book award contest.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Internationally Acclaimed Author, Katherine Kurtz, Named as Judge for Writers of the Future

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Award winning fantasy author Katherine Kurtz named judge in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Contest.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers of the Future Volume 34 Cover Art Announced

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World renowned artist Ciruelo has provided the cover art for L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34 releasing April 2018. Known for his fantasy paintings, Ciruelo is perhaps best known as the illustrator of The Official Eragon Coloring Book.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests Continue to Help Emerging Talents Break Into Publishing

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Now in its 33rd year, L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests have just successfully released volume 33 which immediately hit national bestseller lists, including USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers of the Future Arrives at Ad Astra in Toronto

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Brandon Sanderson, Robert J. Sawyer, James Alan Gardner, Tony Pi and Stephen Kotowych introduce L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33 and talk about their experiences with Writers of the Future at the start of their careers.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Kevin J Anderson Signing

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Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers.  He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

WOTF Panel and Signing

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Past Ad Astra Guest of Honor, international bestselling author and Writers of the Future Contest judge, Robert J. Sawyer (Quantum Night), Ad Astra Guest of Honor Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Series), along with past Canadian Contest winners James Alan Gardner, Tony Pi and Stephen Kotowych will be on hand this weekend at the Ad Astra Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Toronto.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers of the Future Volume 33 to be Featured at Ad Astra Convention

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Writers of the Future Volume 33 to be Featured at Ad Astra Convention With Canada Dean of Science Fiction Robert J. Sawyer Robert J. Sawyer (left) presenting award to Writers of the Future winner Stephen Lawson
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33 a National Bestseller

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With volumes 31 and 32 already national bestsellers, Writers of the Future Volume 33 is now the 3rd in the highly successful science fiction & fantasy series to become a national bestseller.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Jake Marley named Grand Prize winner of Dreamers and Dragons

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JAKE MARLEY, a writer from Garden Grove, CA and MICHAEL MICHERA, an illustrator from Pabianice, Poland were announced as the Grand Prize Winners of “Dreamers and Dragons,” at the The 33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards for Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests in Science Fiction and Fantasy held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, presented by Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press on Sunday evening, April 2, 2017.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Famed author joins list of legends that help launch writers’ careers

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SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR, JODY LYNN NYE, NAMED AS A JUDGE FOR THE WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST Famed author joins list of legends that help launch writers’ careers
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

The 4th Quarter winners of the 33rd year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 15, 2016 The 4th Quarter winners of the 33rd year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today by contest coordinating judge David Farland.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Echo Chernik is Named Coordinating judge in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest 

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Echo Chernik has been named as the coordinating judge for the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest. It is one of the world’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious illustration competitions that culminates annually with the publication of the bestselling anthology for new writers and illustrators, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

4th Quarter Winners Announced in International Writers of the Future Contest

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Writers of the Future 4th quarter winners and finalists are announced.  Semi-finalists and silver honorable-mentions can be found at www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-winners-4th-quarter/
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Galaxy Press First Time Attendee for Salt Lake City Comic Con

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Salt Lake City also has the distinct honor of having more winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest than any other city in the world including Scott Parkin, Amy Hughes, Eric James Stone, Brad Torgersen and Robert J.Defendi. 
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers of the Future Writers Workshop Delivered by David Farland, Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and the Winner Twins

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For over 30 years, the Writers of the Future Contest has been one of the premier writing contests in the science fiction and fantasy field, known not just for the awards ceremony and the prize money, but especially for the intensive week-long writing workshop taught by some of the biggest names in the field. This workshop has been available only to the winners.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers of the Future Signing at World Con in Seattle

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Many Writers and Illustrators of the Future winners were on hand this past weekend in Seattle, WA to celebrate their favorite genre, science fiction.  Illustrators of the Future winner Tung Chi Lee, along with Writers of the Future winners Sharon Joss, Kary English, Steve Pantazis and Martin Shoemaker attended as new professionals, having just been published in the national bestselling science fiction anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 31, published by Galaxy Press.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

International Award-Winning Artist, Rob Prior, Named as Judge for Worldwide Illustration Contest

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Best known for his art provided for Spawn, Heavy Metal comics and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as his rare ability of painting with both hands at the same time, Rob Prior has been named as a judge in the internationally-acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest, it was announced by Joni Labaqui, Contest Director at Author Services, Inc., the literary agency and administrator of the Contest.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

2015 Marks 75th Anniversary for L. Ron Hubbard’s Golden Pen Award

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Author Services, Inc. is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Pen Award, conceived by author and explorer L. Ron Hubbard in 1940 while on his Alaskan Radio Experimental Expedition flying Explorers Club flag #105 to Ketchikan, AK.  The Golden Pen Award was the prize for top story submissions sent to him at the KGBU radio station (now renamed as KTKN).
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Author Brandon Sanderson Joins the Ranks as Writers of the Future Contest Judge

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International best selling fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson, best known for his “Mistborn” series and his work in finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series “The Wheel of Time,” has now become a judge for the Writers of the Future contest it was announced by John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

American Idol for Writers and Illustrators

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The end of the 31st year of Writers and Illustrators of the Future in just a few weeks has been compared to the finale of the American Idol
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers and Illustrators of the Future announce new website

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Author Services announced today that a new website has just gone live and celebrates the first 29 years of the Contests.  Accessible either from www.writersofthefuture.com or www.illustratorsofthefuture.com, the new site has several new features.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Dave Wolverton trained 4 New York Times bestselling authors

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The Writers of the Future Contest was initiated nearly thirty years ago by L. Ron Hubbard to help discover new talent in the field of science fiction and fantasy.  Over the decades, hundreds of winners have gone on to critical acclaim, twelve winners having become New York Times bestselling authors.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

WOTF Rookie Release Update

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More than 600 rookie writers and illustrators have been given their chance to have successful professional careers as winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests over the past 29 years.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

WOTF Celebrating Three Decades of New Talent in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Author Services, Inc. has announced that Writers of the Future volume 30 will be released in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Sunday, April 13, 2014. “We wanted to get this announcement made early enough for fans to make their plans for this very special anniversary event,” stated Joni Labaqui, the Contests’ Director. 
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writer Ron Ginzler provides 25 insightful science fiction and fantasy stories

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Ron Ginzler of Battle Creek, Michigan, 1994 winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest, announced the release of his new science fiction and fantasy collection, "The Iron Apples of the Stars."
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Brian Trent publishes "The Nightmare Lights of Mars" to the delight of Escape Pod's editor

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Top Writing Contest and Illustrating Contest Announces 30 September Deadline

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Writers of the Future: A Literary Olympics

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

3rd Quarter Winners announced in international IOTF contest

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

3rd Quarter Finalists Announced in International Contest for Illustrators

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Carl Frederick Creates a Cross between Harry Potter, Lord of the Flies and a Quantum Mechanics Textbook

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“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.”
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Dave Dorman, Named as Judge for Worldwide Illustration Contest

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Best known for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones artwork and as an award-winning illustrator, Dave Dorman has been named as a judge in the internationally-acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest, it was announced by Author Services, Inc., the literary agency and administrator of the Contest.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Patrick Rothfuss, Publishes His Second Book in Fantasy Trilogy

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

WOTF Website Upgrade

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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.”
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Coffee Table Book #3

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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
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

25th Anniversary of International L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

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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.
Brandon Sanderson with John Goodwin

Clear the book shelf and make room for the rookie

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Writers and Illustrators of the Future Winners are Tomorrow’s (big names here that are more current than Steven King) HOLLYWOOD, CA- More than 500 rookie writers and illustrators have been given their chance to have successful professional careers as winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests over the past 25 years.