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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, […]

Brandon Sanderson announced as newest Writers of the Future Judge

International best selling fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson, has now become a judge for the Writers of the Future contest. Following a Writers of the Future presentation at BYU, where Brandon teaches creative writing, he agreed to be a judge. Brandon had entered the Contest with one of the three short stories he had ever written, […]

Orson Scott Card Writes Article for Writers of the Future Volume 31

This year’s Volume 31 of the “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future” will contain an original article by Orson Scott Card, entitled “Fiction without Paper”. “It was a hard mental transition, when I first starting writing on a computer back in 1979. The first time I lost twenty pages of writing, […]

Writers of the Future winner Patrick Rothfuss’s World

At least since Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, nostalgia for a plausible fantastic universe has been a major component of the fantasy genre’s appeal. Finishing a fantasy novel causes a subtle feeling of loss, as access to the novel’s world is curtailed, abruptly, with the turn of the final page. Fantasy writers strive to engender this feeling in […]

Writers of the Future has Entrants from Around the World

A review if Writers of the Future Contest entrants for volume 31 found entrants from around the world, regardless the primary language spoken. When the Contest was originally envisioned by L. Ron Hubbard, its stated purpose was, in his own words, “I initiated a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for […]

Volume 32 Competition Has Now Begun!

It is hard to believe that competition for Writers of the Future Volume 31 is now completed and we have begun receiving entries for volume 32. This competition, started in 1983, has become the single greatest resources for aspiring writers to make their break in the publishing world. Even writers who have not won the […]

C Stuart Hardwick – 2014 Winning Writer!

C Stuart Hardwick was one of 12 winners in this year’s Writers of the Future Contest and was awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles on April 13th. At the first meeting with judges Tim Powers, Dave Wolverton and Contest Director Joni Labaqui All winners were flown […]

Kristie Kim – Winning Illustrator of 2014!

Kristie Kim was one of 12 winners in this year’s Illustrators of the Future Contest and was awarded at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Ceremony at the Ebell Theatre of Los Angeles on April 13th. Kristie, who has studied illustration at North Carolina University, now works as an intern at Disney. Kristie receiving her award […]

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 […]

The Final Workshop – Public Relations

The final day of workshops resumed at 1pm on the 4th floor of Author Services after the much anticipated awards ceremony held the night before. This years winners filed in to the seminar room along with past winners, guest speakers and judges such as Robert Castillo, Mark Lefebvre and Mike Resnick. The workshop opened with an […]