A review if Writers of the Future Contest entrants for volume 31 found entrants from around the world, regardless the primary language spoken.
When the Contest was originally envisioned by L. Ron Hubbard, its stated purpose was, in his own words, “I initiated a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledge.” And that purpose has not wavered, with aspiring writers from around the planet now entering the Contest.
While it is to be expected that a majority of the entries would come from the United States, followed by Canada, Australia/New Zealand and the UK, what was surprising was the number of additional countries, including those where English is not the primary language, which had a surprising number of entries.
Country % of Total Entries
United States 80%
Australia/New Zealand 2%
Country Total Entries
India 49 entries
South Africa 24
And this was followed by dozens of additional countries with less than 5 entries each. Between both Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, we have now received entries from over 170 countries around the world.