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Writers of the Future Judge Robert J. Sawyer on “The Length of a Story to Submit to the Contest”

Robert J. Sawyer, is one of eight writers in history—and the only Canadian—to win all three of the science fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year (the Hugo, the Nebula and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.) He also just received the 2017 Robert A. Heinlein Award for “outstanding published works in […]

Writing Advice from a Legend-Honoring Frank Herbert-Our Dear Friend and Judge  (1920-1986)

The single most important piece of advice I ever got was to concentrate on story. What is “story”? It’s…

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 […]

3rd Quarter Writers of the Future Winners

  Writers of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions   Congratulations to you all! Winners: First Place – Jake Marley from California Second Place – Ville Merilainen from Finland Third Place – C.L. Kagmi from Michigan   Finalists: Scott Coon from California David Kavanaugh from New Mexico Deborah MacArthur from Florida […]

2nd Quarter Writers of the Future Winners

  Writers of the Future 2nd Quarter Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions   Congratulations to you all! Winners: First Place – Doug Souza from California Second Place – Emeka (Walter) Dinjos from Nigeria Third Place – Stephen Lawson from Kentucky Finalists: Mary Garber from Florida JT Gill from Virginia Lynn Kilmore from North Carolina […]

Day 7 – Writers of the Future Volume 32 – Awards Event

Then the final day came that we have all been building up for — the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards…

Writer Winners – 4th Quarter

The 4th and final Quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest have just been announced and you can find the winners here.

The Strong Antagonist

Storytelling has grown from the first years of Writers of the Future. One of the biggest things that science fiction and fantasy storytellers have learned is to create a compelling protagonist. No longer is it enough to fight evil because it is evil and the character is good. Now, a good story must build up the protagonist….

Exposition – “It’s a Trap!”

When preparing to submit to Writers of the Future, or to a publishing house, how can you make your piece stand out?

Writers of the Future Workshop

The famous Writers of the Future Workshop, previously only provided to Contest winners, has been made available to anyone wanting to attend. The first workshop was taught by David Farland (Wolverton), Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and the Winner Twins (Brittany & Brianna). We had a great turnout with attendees from 13 […]