Top Writing Contest and Illustrating Contest Announces 30 September Deadline

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future: Top Writing Contest and Illustrating Contest Announces 30 September Deadline

Last Call to Enter Writing Contest and Illustrating Contest

Hollywood, CA – With less than two weeks remaining to close out the first 30 years in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future writing contest for science fiction and fantasy, and the first 25 years for its companion Illustrators of the Future illustrating contest, the Contest Administration is urging writers and artists to submit their entries by midnight September 30. Aspiring writers and artists alike are able to submit their stories and art online for no entry fee by going to

Writers of the Future Contest winner and now NYT bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss wrote when finally seeing his work published (The Name of the Wind), “It’s fair to say that without Writers of the Future, I wouldn’t be where I am today….”

Contest judge Orson Scott Card (Enders Game) wrote, “If you’ve got a good story and you have not yet been published, the first thing you do is submit it to the Writers of the Future Contest. I tell everybody that it’s the only literary contest I’ve seen that is worth entering.”

Master illustrator Frank Frazetta who was also one of the original Contest judges claimed, “The Illustrators of the Future Contest is one of the best opportunities a young artist will ever get. You have nothing to lose and a lot to win.”

While Contest winner, Contest judge and Academy Award winner Shaun Tan noted, “Illustrators of the Future offered a channel through which to direct my ambitions.  The competition made me realize that genre illustration is actually a valued profession, and here was a rare opportunity for a possibly entry point into that world.”

Whether an aspiring writer or artist, you should take the time to submit your best work by going to and clicking on Contest Entry on the upper right side of the page.

Acknowledged as the premiere writing contest of its kind, the Writers of the Future Contest was created in 1983 by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard as a means for aspiring writers to have their work seen and acknowledged. The success of the original writer’s competition gave rise to the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest. As it has always been, there are no entry fees for the contests.

In addition to substantial cash awards, the contest winners and selected finalists are showcased in an annual anthology published by Galaxy Press, and are flown out to participate in an expenses-paid week-long workshop led by professional published writers and illustrators.

For more information about the contests, the judges and past winners, go to

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