The 15th Annual ‟Podcast Awards: The People’s Choice” event was recently held and recognized the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast as a Finalist in the Storyteller – Drama category. The podcast was one of 800 nominated from a field of over 500,000 voting listeners.
The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast was created following the April 2019 release of ‟L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 35” to provide writing tips on how to write a story, writing fantasy, and creating a career as an artist, and has gone on to post over 90 interviews with Writers & Illustrators of the Future judges, winners, as well as industry professionals.
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The podcast adheres to the mission statement of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest created in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard. It is one of several tools providing help to aspiring writers and artists, including the blog, forum, and recently released L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Online Workshop. Gary Roen of the Midwest Book Review noted in his review of Writers of the Future Volume 36 that, ‟‛Writers of the Future’ is the gold standard of emerging talent into the field of science fiction fantasy that has contributed more to the genre than any other source.”
The People’s Choice Podcast Awards, better known as the Podcast Awards, are global awards given annually to the best podcasts as voted by the general public. The full award presentation can be seen here: www.podcastawards.com.
Seven hundred eighty-six writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners throughout the Contests’ nearly four-decade history. The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide ‟a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 428 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and nearly 4,500 short stories. They have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.
For more information about the Contests, go to www.writersofthefuture.com.