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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 Volume 31 to be released at Ebell Theatre on April 12, 2015

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests announced that the Hubbard Achievement Awards event celebrating the winners to be published in Writers of the Future Volume 31 will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The announcement is being made to provide an […]

Final quarter deadline approaching – 27 hours remaining

For anyone planning to enter the 4th quarter for Writers or Illustrators of the Future, the deadline is tomorrow night (30 Sept) at midnight. You have about 27 hours to submit. You can either have your entry postmarked by 30 September, or you can upload onto www.writersofthefuture.com by midnight tomorrow night.

History of Writers of the Future Judges

I am not sure how well known the full list of our current and past judges are, so I thought I would list them all out for you here: Writers of the Future Judges Kevin J Anderson Dr. Doug Beason Dr. Gregory Benford Ben Bova Algis Budrys Ramsey Campbell Orson Scott Card Hal Clement Eric […]

Writers of the Future winner from 1999 Scott Nicholson continues his successful publishing career with new release

Scott Nicholson, grand prize winner in the 1999 Writers of the Future Contest and published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XV, releases “After: Whiteout”. After seeing his winning story, “The Vampire Shortstop” published in the annual anthology. Scott has been routinely releasing stories since his win so many years ago. […]

3rd Quarter Finalists Announced in L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

The finalists for the 3rd quarter of the 31st year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today by the Contest Administrator, Joni Labaqui. THIRD QUARTER FINALISTS: Michael T. Banker of New York Daniel Davis of North Carolina Frank Dutkiewicz of Michigan Amy Hughes of Utah Brendan Joseph of Queensland, […]

Mike Resnick Releases 10th Issue of GALAXY’S EDGE

Mike Resnick, editor of Galaxy’s Edge Magazine and L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest judge, is celebrating his 10th issue this month with celebrated authors Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, Robert J. Sawyer, and Eric Flint also contest judges. Writers of the Future former winners Brian Trent, Laurie Tom and Tobias S. Buckell are […]