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You Gotta Work For It

How Writers of the Future helped an aspiring writer find his voice and become a professional.

Alumni Update – Stephen Lawson

Remember the stories in the news about exploding phone batteries? Well, Writers of the Future winner (Vol 33) Stephen Lawson turned the “Lithium-Ion Batteries exploding” phenomena into a terse rescue effort on the planet Titan. The story is “Homunculus” and it was this year’s grand prize award-winner in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story category. […]

Building Plausible Futures by Jerry Pournelle

This article by Dr. Jerry Pournelle was originally published in Writers of the Future Volume III. Timeless advice then and now.

Dragon Con 2017 – Day 1

Today was the first day of Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA and it was jam-packed all day long. Sales at the convention started at 10:00 AM and it was a full booth at the start all the way to the end of the day. Both Battlefield Earth and Writers of the Future are in great […]

Before there were White Trash Zombies

I first met Diana Rowland several years ago, back when she was an unpublished writer, fresh off a stint at Clarion. She was excited and working hard. Life intervened, however, and she took a step back from fiction to begin working in law enforcement. Along her path (to quote her bio), she has worked as […]

Writers of the Future Workshop 2017 – Day 6

Saturday is essentially a “Cavalcade of Stars.” For the winners, this means that today they don’t have to go anywhere except the classroom, but about every hour or so a new judge stops by to give them something new to think about (luckily, the brains of the winners are infinite storage cells for all the […]

Writers of the Future Vol 31 a National Bestseller

The latest edition in the Writers of the Future anthology hit Publishers Weekly‘s Sci Fi bestseller list at #7 on their w/e July 6, 2015. This official makes all 13 of our published writer winners and 12 illustration winners national bestsellers!