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 […]

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 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 […]

The Writers of the Future Contest

“I feel this is the most important thing I could be doing with all the things I’ve learned in my life.” —Algis Budrys THE CONTEST In 1983, in recognition of the difficult road to success that new writers had to face in an ever-tightening publishing environment, L. Ron Hubbard “initiated a means for new and […]

The new Writers and Illustrators of the Future Website is now Live!

Our new upgraded Writers and Illustrators of the Future website is now live. Accessible either from or, the new site has several new features. A special feature is the description of each of the 29 annual awards events with the specifics of when and where they took place, plus the list of stories […]