Guest blogger, Ron Collins, writes about what it was like on the day of the achievement awards ceremony for 2017. It was held at the Wilshire Ebell Club Theatre, an amazingly cool place, and the excitement built up through the day.
It was in the late summer of 2011 when I first found Illustrator of the Future Contest. I was in a great stress caused by not being able to find a decent place to live less than a month before my years-long master program started and trying to adapt to a whole new environment and American culture which was the first foreign country I had ever traveled to.
Few casual readers may know of Tor Books, but almost anyone who has ever read a science fiction or fantasy book will have held one of Tor’s innumerable novels, which have been published since its inception in 1980. And who was the founder of what has become one of the most—if not the most—impressive powerhouse of speculative fiction in the modern world? That would be Tom Doherty!
Kevin J. Anderson–known by millions for his work on major properties such as The X-Files, Batman and Superman, Star Wars, and Dune, to say nothing of his independent titles.
Zach Chapman’s story, “Between Screens,” is a reality-bending jaunt into the life of a teenage boy who becomes increasingly unmoored by slap-dash jaunts across the galaxy.
Today’s feature is on Auston Habershaw, one of the 13 winners in the newly released Writers of the Future Volume 31 published by Galaxy Press. Auston has a sense of humor—which is obvious to anyone who has read his blog or his award-winning story “A Revolutionary’s Guide to Practical Conjuration.” His story is set in […]
Today we are spotlighting author Kary English, whose fantasy short story “Poseidon’s Eyes” is one of over a dozen award-winning titles in 2015 edition of Writers of the Future.
In addition to hosting the Writers and Illustrators of the Future winners who come to Los Angeles for the week-long workshop and awards celebration, I get to meet all these new and upcoming writers and artists. Steve Pantazis is one of the writer winners for his story “Switch.”
Read a Lot. Write a Lot. Submit a Lot. Repeat
This is the best advice I can give you. And as it is it, it is not my advice—it is from Sharon Joss, this year’s grand prize winner of the Writers of the Future Contest.
Well, the annual awards event is over—by all consent, the best celebration we’ve had in our 31 years—and we have now had a whole week to get back to our normal functions.
So we thought . . .