Writers & Illustrators of the Future Blog

The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum for winners, judges, entrants and anyone interested in sharing information regarding the contests and the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future volumes. For more information you can also go to www.writersofthefuture.com

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2nd Set of Honorable Mentions for the WOTF 2nd Quarter!

Dear All,

Here is the 2nd list (but not the last)
of Honorable Mentions for the 2nd Quarter.

Scott T. Barnes of California
Sheena Boekweg of Utah
Jacob A. Boyd of Oregon
Michelle Markey Butler of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Campbell-Hicks of Colorado
John Chu of Massachusetts
Gwendolyn Clare of North Carolina
J.C. David of Nevada
Ann Gainey of South Carolina
David A. Hewitt of Maryland
K.G. Jewell of Texas
Michael Johnstone of Ontario, Canada
Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon of Michigan
Rahul Kanakia of Washington, D.C.
Alistair Kimble of Virginia
Django Mathijsen of The Netherlands
Alastair JW Mayer of Colorado
Muri McCage of Tennessee
Nayad Monroe of Wisconsin
Lisa Nohealani Morton of Washington, D.C.
Rick Novy of Arizona
Patrick O'Sullivan of Virginia
Graham W. Rinehart of North Carolina
K.W. Roberts of Colorado
Daniel Robichaud of Texas
Tom Rogers of Texas
Bradley Stone of North Carolina
Stephen Turner of Australia
Tom Vandermolen of Hawaii
Desmond Warzel of Pennsylvania
Christopher Wood of California

Congratulations to you all!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The new quarter starts today - 1 July

The 4th quarter is now officially in session! It goes from
the 1st of July through the 30th of September.

You may wonder why we don't go from January to December.

Near the begining of the contest back in 1984 it was decided
to officially start each "year" on October 1st. This would allow for
the winners of that last quarter to be determined by the end of
the year. Remember, the 4th quarter deadline is 30 September and
then it takes time to process and judge all of the entries. Hence
the end of September "ending of the year". That applies to both
the writer and illustrator contests.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

First Set of Honorable Mentions for the 2nd Quarter Announced!

The first set of results are in and here
are the Honorable Mentions so far....
(more to come)

Daniel Ausema of Colorado
Alan Baxter of New South Wales Australia
Jacquelyn Bartel of California
Diana Elena Betancur of New Jersey
Chris Boardman of Colorado
Barry Burnett, MD of Colorado
A.D. Callaway of Colorado
Kater Cheek of Arizona
Alvin G. Chua of California
Jeffrey Creer of Utah
Laura Dragon of Ontario, Canada
Dave Dunn of Florida
Sarah Frost of Kansas
Stuart D. Gibbon of West Australia
G.K. Hayes of Georgia
J. Scott Hill of Missouri
John Kurt of Colorado
Kamila Z. Miller of Washington
Jared Millet of Alabama
Monte McCord of Arizona
Timothy Miller of Wisconsin
Meghan Muriel of New York
Yeoryios Pantazis of Ontario, Canada
Beth Plutchak of Wisconsin
Robert Pritchard of California
Francesco Radicati of London, England
Daniel Roy of Quebec, Canada
Jack Ryan of Arkansas
David Steffen of Minnesota
Steve Szalai of British Columbia, Canada
S. Boyd Taylor of Texas
Michael Vella of Malta
Scott E. Vilhauer of California
Tom L. Waters of New Mexico


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

1st Quarter Writers of the Future Winners Announced

Dear All,

The results are in and our winners in the First Quarter
of the Writers contest are:

1st Place - Brennan Harvey of Huntington Beach, CA

2nd Place - David D'Amico of Salem, MA

3rd Place - Ryan Harvey of Los Angeles, CA



Stay tuned for a very exciting announcement regarding the contest
and how you may enter it!!

Coffee Table Book Getting Ready for the Printer

The editorial team has gotten together one last time before sending the Writers of the Future coffee table book to the printer. And here is what they have to say:

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Writers of the Future Coffee Table Book - Proofs, proofs and more proofs

We've been gone for a while. But we have gone through literally hundreds of proofs and here is what we have to say for ourselves:

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Homage to Frank Frazetta

Dear All,

Frank Frazetta passed away today from complications of a stroke. He was
82 years old and, for the last 20 years of his life, was a judge in the
Illustrators of the Future contest. Frank was always available to judge
no matter how busy he was or what was happening in his life. We will miss
him but his huge legacy will live on.

I invite you to pay homage to him here on our blog in the comments section.