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

Friday, March 9, 2007

More Great News...

Here is some great news from three previous Writers of the Future winners:

ERIC JAMES STONE (WOTF 21)


I got an email this morning from Eric Flint, editor of Jim Baen's Universe (http://www.baensuniverse.com/). He's decided to buy "Premature Emergence," the story I wrote during the Writers of the Future Workshop in Seattle back in 2005. Since the story would never have been written without the workshop, I think this is definitely a WOTF success story.
Because I was a published finalist before being a winner, I was lucky enough to go to the workshop twice. This sale means both of my workshop stories have sold at pro rates -- my 2004 workshop story "Salt of Judas" appeared in the March 2006 issue of InterGalactic Medicine Show (http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/).
--Eric


DAVID SAKMYSTER (WOTF 22)

I finally have a couple updates (and potentially some more in the hopper but I don't want to jinx those...)

1) The Red Envelope has been accepted for inclusion in the anthology, 'Best New Romantic Fantasy', edited by Paula Guran (Wildside Press's Juno Imprint), due out at the end of 2007.

2) My story 'Stowaway' has made it onto the shortlist for the annual 'Aeon Award', with winners to be announced in September in Copenhagen.

3) My screenplay adaptation of The Red Envelope is currently being reviewed by two independent production companies.

Thanks - will keep you updated (and I'll probably be looking to do some more combo-signings when the new anthology comes out).

Dave


STEVEN SAVILLE (WOTF 19)


Just had to share a couple of things:

ONE:
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is pleased to announce the nominees for the first annual Scribe Awards, honoring excellence in licensed tie-in writing for books published in 2006.

Our first annual GRANDMASTER AWARD, honoring career achievement in the field, will go to DONALD BAIN, author of the MURDER SHE WROTE novels and the ghostwriter behind COFFEE, TEA OR ME and other bestsellers.

The 2007 Scribe awards will be given out at a ceremony in late July at Comic-Con in San Diego. The details on the event, and how to attend, will be announced in the near future. Congratulations to all our nominees and special thanks to our judges for all their hard work and dedication!

SPECULATIVE FICTION

BEST NOVEL – ADAPTED
SLAINE: THE EXILE by Steven Savile
SUPERMAN RETURNS by Marv Wolfman
TOXIC AVENGER: THE NOVEL by Lloyd Kaufman & Adam Jahnke
ULTRAVIOLET by Yvonne Navarro
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION by Greg Cox

BEST NOVEL – ORIGINAL
STAR TREK CRUCIBLE: McCOY – PROVENANCE OF SHADOWS by David R. George III STARGATE ATLANTIS: EXOGENESIS by Elizabeth Christensen & Sonny Whitelaw
THIRTY DAYS OF NIGHT: RUMORS OF THE UNDEAD by Jeff Mariotte & Steve Niles WARHAMMER: FAITH AND FIRE by James Swallow
WARHAMMER: ORC SLAYER by Nathan Long

GENERAL FICTION

BEST NOVEL - ADAPTED
SNAKES ON A PLANE by Christa Faust
THE PINK PANTHER by Max Allan Collins

BEST NOVEL – ORIGINAL
CSI NEW YORK: BLOOD ON THE SUN by Stuart Kaminsky
LAS VEGAS: HIGH STAKES by Jeff Mariotte
MR. MONK GOES TO HAWAII by Lee Goldberg
OAKDALE CONFIDENTIAL: SECRETS REVEALED by Alina Adams

YOUNG ADULT – ALL GENRES

BEST NOVEL
ALIAS APO: STRATEGIC RESERVE by Christina York
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: PORTAL THROUGH TIME by Alice Henderson DRAGONLANCE: WARRIOR'S HEART by Stephen Sullivan
KNIGHTS OF THE SILVER DRAGON: PROPHECY OF THE DRAGONS by Matt Forbeck

TWO
I just returned from London where I agreed a very nice deal (my highest to date) with a pop culture publisher, Plexus, to write TELEVISIONARIES a critical study of 50 years of Cult SF tv from The Twilight Zone through to Torchwood, where I get to be all opinionated and ramble on about Buffy, Angel, Dr Who and every show under the sun...

THREE
I have sold a new novel to Black Library, as yet untitled, due for release March 08 . It will be my fourth for them, the first following on from the Von Carstein Vampire trilogy.

Life is pretty good right now -

Hope you and yours are having a grand old time!

S.

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