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34th Annual Writers & Illustrators of the Future Winners Announced

This year’s Grand Prize Winners were presented at the 34th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards for Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests in Science Fiction and Fantasy held at The MacArthur in Los Angeles, California.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 5

Another busy, informative day of workshops including today’s guest speakers Larry Niven, Robert J. Sawyer, Eric Flint, Nancy Kress and many more.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 4

Another busy, informative day of workshops including today’s guest speakers Brandon Sanderson, Mike Resnik, Jody Lynn Nye and Larry Elmore.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 3

Busy day for both Workshops. The writers finished their 24-hour stories and then there was the Big Reveal–where the authors see the illustration for their story for the first time. The pictures tell the story.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 2

Today is the first full day of both the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what went down here.

Why Is Writers of the Future the Top of the Top Writing Contests

If you are an aspiring author or know someone who is, then this article is for you. Find out for yourself why Writers of the Future is the top writing contest in the world and why you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by checking it out.

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 Melissa Yuan-Innes, Writers of the Future Volume 16 Winner

When you sit down to write a profile about Melissa Yuan-Innes, it’s hard to figure out where to start. Sure, she published her short story “Skin Song” in the 16th annual volume of Writers of the Future, so you could start there. But Yuan-Innes is a person who seems …

Focus on David Sakmyster, Writers of the Future Volume 22 Winner

Take a good conspiracy theory and some intriguing historical research, add in a shot of psychological horror (can we call it tension?) and anything psychic, supernatural, paranormal, or just plain freaky … mix it up … make a few hundred interesting things happen …

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 […]