“Speculative fiction fans will welcome this showcase of new talent.… Winners of the simultaneous Illustrators of the Future Contest are featured with work as varied and as exciting as the authors.” —Library Journal starred review
For more than 35 years, the L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests have discovered and nurtured the new stars of science fiction and fantasy, publishing their works in the annual anthology.
Formed to help foster the next generation of master writers and creative artists, these contests are based on merit alone—a blue-ribbon panel of judges discovering new talent with no knowledge of age, gender, race, or cultural background of the contestants.
Ultimately, this vision unfolds every year as the once “new” talent work their way up the ranks in the literary world with confidence, compassion, and a team behind them. Some even return as judges for the Contests.
“It’s fair to say that without Writers of the Future, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” —Patrick Rothfuss, Writers of the Future winner 2002, New York Times bestselling author
“I think L. Ron Hubbard’s vision for the Contests is extremely generous based on a realization that great art doesn’t just happen. It does have to be nurtured and encouraged.” —Shaun Tan, Illustrators of the Future winner 1992, Academy Award Winner, Illustrators of the Future Judge
“The Writers of the Future experience played a pivotal role during a most impressionable time in my writing career.” —Nnedi Okorafor, Writers of the Future winner 2002, 2016 Nebula and Hugo award winner, Writers of the Future Judge
Stories selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges:
Kevin J. Anderson
Dr. Doug Beason
Dr. Gregory Benford
Orson Scott Card
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Jody Lynn Nye
Dr. Nnedi Okorafor
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Dr. Robert J. Sawyer
Dean Wesley Smith
Dr. Sean Williams
Artists selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges:
Vincent Di Fate
Dan dos Santos
Laura Freas Beraha
For more information on the Contests go to: www.WritersoftheFuture.com