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SLC FanX 2019

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Celebrating its 35th Birthday in Salt Lake City at FanX

Writers & Illustrators of the Future are international contests, with thousands of entries from over 175 countries around the world. Salt Lake City has the distinct honor of having more winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest than any other city in the world.

Dragon Con Galaxy Press Booth

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Celebrating its 35th Birthday at Dragon Con

To help celebrate 35 years of helping aspiring writers and artists, Galaxy Press has contributed 700 copies of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 35 to the Heinlein Blood Drive as an incentive for Dragon Con.

International Space Station

Science Fiction is the herald of possibility: How fantastic fiction has become science fact

Science fiction—earlier termed fantastic fiction and later speculative fiction for its probing multi-sided search of the world of “What If?”—has anticipated major developments in science and technology for decades.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

Galaxy Press Rocked the Salt (Salt Lake City that is…)

We attended the Salt Lake City Comic Con which took place at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City with over 100,000 attendees over the 3-day event. One of the best parts of attending these conventions is seeing amazing friends—judges from Writers and Illustrators of the Future, contest winners and the amazing fans!

Writer Winners - 1st Quarter

Writers of the Future Contest – 3rd Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! Here are the 3rd Quarter 2017 Writers of the Future Contest winners. Congratulations to you all!

Battlefield Earth in the Dragon Con Parade 2017

Dragon Con 2017 – Day 2

Another great day at the Atlanta Dragon Con! It all started with the Dragon Con Parade and our entry featuring Battlefield Earth.

Galaxy Press booth at Dragon Con 2017

Dragon Con 2017 – Day 1

Today was the first day of Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA and it was jam-packed all day long.

Jake Marley being interviewed at LA Festival of Books

Persevere

It’s been nearly a year since I found out I was a finalist for L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest, and very nearly five months since I was announced as the 2017 Golden Pen Award winner. To say my life has changed feels like an understatement.

Ken Liu, photo by Lisa Tang Liu

Ken Liu on Writing a Star Wars Book

So, the news is out: I’m writing a Star Wars book as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi project. Working with the team at Lucasfilm Publishing has been such a pleasure — they’re the best.

Anker Grossvater painting

The Problem of the “Told” Story

I have talked about some of the most frequent problems that I see when judging for the Writers of the Future Contest, and today I’m going to tackle one of the biggest: the problem with “told” stories.