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ILLUSTRATORS OF THE FUTURE

International bestselling fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson, has joined the Writers of the Future Contest panel of judges. Brandon is a former Contest entrant and Finalist. He quickly disqualified himself from further Contest submissions with professional sales. Brandon is the author of many fantasy novels including The Way of Kings, Steelheart, Words of Radience, Mistborn and his January 2015 release Firefight.

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Illustrators of the Future News & Events

 

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Illustrator Contest

 

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L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All awards are adjudicated by professional writers only. Prizes every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional!
If you have not read the contest rules, please click here before submitting….

 

 

 

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WRITER JUDGES

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WRITER WINNERS

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Volume 31, 2015:

Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light by Sharon Joss (Golden Pen Award Winner)
Twelve Minutes to Vinh Quang by Tim Napper (1st Quarter, 1st place)
A Revolutionary’s Guide to Practical Conjuration by Auston Habershaw (1st Quarter, 2nd place)
Unrefined by Martin L. Shoemaker (1st Quarter, 3rd place)
Poseidon’s Eyes by Kary English (2nd Quarter, 1st place)
Half Past by Samantha Murray (2nd Quarter, 2nd place)
Purposes Made for Alien Minds by Scott R. Parkin (2nd Quarter, 3rd place)
The God Whisperer by Daniel J. Davis (3rd Quarter, 1st place)
The Graver by Amy M. Hughes (3rd Quarter, 2nd place)
Wisteria Melancholy by Michael T. Banker (3rd Quarter, 3rd place)
Switch by Steve Pantazis (4th Quarter, 2nd place)
Planar Ghosts by Krystal Claxton (4th Quarter, 3rd place)
Between Screens by Zach Chapman (Published Finalist)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTEST HISTORY

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Established and sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983, the “Writers Award Contest” was a budding competition aimed at discovering, and eventually publishing, deserving amateur and aspiring writers. The field of speculative fiction and fantasy, was chosen not only for Mr. Hubbard’s love of and success within the genre—but for the freedom of imagination and expression it provided as what he described as the “herald of possibility.”

At the time of its inception, the very idea of a contest of this scope and of a book filled with first-time fiction by beginning writers was seen in many literary venues as “untried” and “challenging,” but at the same time as something both desirable and “long needed.” Expert opinions contended it couldn’t be done…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTEST RULES

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• ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS

• NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED

• ALL AWARDS ARE ADJUDICATED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ONLY

• PRIZES EVERY THREE MONTHS: $1,000, $750, $500

• ANNUAL GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 ADDITIONAL!

• OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW AND AMATEUR WRITERS OF NEW SHORT STORIES OR NOVELETTES OF SF OR FANTASY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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