L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39 Released

Galaxy Press marks another milestone with nearly four decades of discovering the newest and most exciting voices of science fiction and fantasy with the May 16 release of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39. “Galaxy Press is not only releasing the book and eBook editions but its first in-house audiobook,” noted John Goodwin, President Galaxy Press. “While Volume 39 eBook released globally today via Amazon.com, the print and audiobook editions released in the US and Canada only and will release in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK on July 18.”

Writers and Illustrators of the Future, by the very nature of the Contests, has become one of the most diverse anthologies published, this year with winners from nine countries. Contests are open to all amateur writers and illustrators of speculative fiction, free to enter, and judging is blind—meaning judges only see the story or art and a number assigned to it—making it a true meritocracy.

Stories published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39 with winners, illustrators, and including their nationalities, are:

Written by Devon Bohm – United States
Illustrated by Alaya Knowlton – United States

Moonlight and Funk
Written by Marianne Xenos – United States
Illustrated by April Solomon – United States

Death and the Taxman
Written by David Hankins – United States
Illustrated by Sarah Morrison – Canada

Under My Cypresses
Written by Jason Palmatier – United States
Illustrated by Helen Yi – South Korea

White Elephant
Written by David K. Henrickson – United States
Illustrated by Kristen Hadaway – United States

Piracy for Beginners
Written by J. R. Johnson – Canada
Illustrated by Chris Binns – United Kingdom

A Trickle in History
Written by Elaine Midcoh – United States
Illustrated by José Sánchez – Costa Rica

The Withering Sky
Written by Arthur H. Manners – United Kingdom
Illustrated by Ximing Luo – China

The Fall of Crodendra M
Written by T. J. Knight – United States
Illustrated by Chris Arias – Costa Rica

The Children of Desolation
Written by Spencer Sekulin – Canada
Illustrated by Cyberaeon – Romania

Timelines and Bloodlines
Written by L. H. Davis – United States
Illustrated by Clarence Bateman – Jamaica

The Last History
Written by Samuel Parr – United Kingdom
Illustrated by Dao Vi – Vietnam

L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future writing contest 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 aspiring artists.

The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 547 past winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 2,000 novels and nearly 6,300 short stories. They have produced 36 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

The 394 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,800 illustrations, 390 comic books, graced 700 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

For more information about Writers and Illustrators of the Future, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

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