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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 […]

Writer Winners – 2nd Quarter

Writers of the Future 2nd Quarter Winners Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions   Congratulations to you all! Winners: First Place – Stewart Baker of Oregon Second Place – Ryan Row of California Third Place – R.M. Graves of London, England Finalists: James Beamon of Virginia Christian Carter-Stephenson of Isle of Wight, England Rachelle Harp of […]

The Practice of Writing

I first heard about the Writers of the Future contest in 2012, when I went to a writers workshop and two women I met in the class told me about it. I’d been writing about three years at that point (focused exclusively on novels), and had only written two short stories in my life.

A Bit of History

Over three decades ago the first Writers of the Future Awards ceremony took place at the famous Chasen’s restaurant in Beverly Hills, California on February 6, 1985. Present were Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson, Dr. Gregory Benford, Roger Zelazny and A.E. van Vogt…

Krystal Claxton & Amit Dutta Create Together on “Planar Ghosts”

Krystal Claxton is readily willing to admit there are a few things a little . . . off about her. First of all, while she’s a computer technician, her true passion lies in the realm of word-smithing and storytelling.

Zach Chapman & Trevor Smith – Creating Across Reality

Zach Chapman’s story, “Between Screens,” is a reality-bending jaunt into the life of a teenage boy who becomes increasingly unmoored by slap-dash jaunts across the galaxy.

Martin Shoemaker Teams Up with International Artist Tung Chi Lee

Martin L. Shoemaker likes to consider himself as a “writer with a lucrative programming habit.” Coming from over three decades of programming, writing, and teaching …

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is one of the most prolific writers in the world today, writing under numerous pseudonyms such as Kristine Grayson (for her romance) and Kris Nelscott (for her mysteries). She’s an international bestseller and has global acclaim with works spanning 14 countries and 13 languages.

Author, Tim Napper & Artist, Quinlan Septer

When Tim Napper first got the call that he was a Writers of the Future winner, he start arguing with me—refusing to believe it!

Auston Habershaw – Conjurer of Stories

Today’s feature is on Auston Habershaw, one of the 13 winners in the newly released Writers of the Future Volume 31 published by Galaxy Press. Auston has a sense of humor—which is obvious to anyone who has read his blog or his award-winning story “A Revolutionary’s Guide to Practical Conjuration.” His story is set in […]