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Are We at the End of Science Fiction?

In 2006, Writers of the Future judge Orson Scott Card addressed a very simple if not vital question which was published in Writers of the Future Volume 22.
These aren’t the best of times for science fiction.

The Fine Distinction Between Cooks and Chefs

A lot of people want to give you writing advice. I’ve felt it—trust me, I’ve been there. During my long years trying to break in as a writer, I felt that I never lacked for someone jumping in to tell me how this writing thing had to be done.

Focus on Ken Liu: Writers of the Future Volume 19 Finalist

“Treasure your time at the workshop,” Ken Liu says when I ask how he would advise a new prizewinner going to the Writers of the Future workshop, “but don’t make too much of it.” This is Ken Liu in a nutshell. He’s a well-spoken man who puts conflicting ideas side by side and then makes you think about what they mean.

Focus on Ken Scholes: Writers of the Future Vol 22 Winner

In addition to his Writers of the Future Award for “Into the Blank Where Life Is Hurled” (published in volume XXI of the annual anthology), Ken Scholes’s fiction has won …

Writers of the Future Workshop 2017 – Day 1

After as long as a year’s wait, fourteen writers (and one illustrator!) from around the world descended on Los Angeles today as the 33rd Annual Writers of the Future workshop commenced. They came from Finland, and from Utah. From Poland, and Kentucky. From the United Kingdom, Michigan, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Missouri, and, yes, even California. […]

Why Is It Not an Adventure Worth Telling If There Aren’t Any Dragons?

Why is it not an adventure worth telling if there are no dragons? This is, of course, referring to the famous J.R.R. Tolkien quote: “It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”

4th Quarter Writers of the Future Winners

  Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions   Congratulations to you all! Winners: First Place – Andrew Peery from North Carolina Second Place – Ziporah Hildebrandt from Massachusetts Third Place – Andrew L. Roberts from California   Finalists: Karen Bovenmyer from Iowa Jeanette Gonzalez from California Paul Hamilton from […]

31st Anniversary Writers & Illustrators of the Future Winners!

Here is the full list of the 31st Anniversary Writers and Illustrators of the Future Winners: First Quarter Writers: 1st place – Tim Napper from Australia 2nd place – Auston Habershaw from Massachusetts 3rd place – Martin Shoemaker from Michigan Illustrators: Tung Chi Lee from California Michelle Lockamy from New Jersey Emily Siu from Pennsylvania […]

Tanget Magazine Best Sci Fi Stories of 2014

Tangent — the only magazine that reviews short science fiction — has listed their choices for the best stories of 2014. Of the 15 winners, 10 are Writers of the Future Winners! The 2014 winners are (with Writers of the Future Winners in bold): Here are Tangent’s Best of 2014 picks “In a Green Dress, […]