Finalists for Volume 23 announced
Congratulations to Andrea Kail, the script coordinator for "Late Night with Conan O’Brien". Kail was honored with a Writers of the Future award for her science fiction novelette, "The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom". Kail’s story will compete for the Grand Prize award in August.
“If it weren’t for the Writers of the Future Contest, it would have taken much, much longer for my work to come to the attention of influential editors and agents,” Kail said. “I am a perfect example of why this contest was created.” Kail began writing fiction in 2004.
The Contest has helped more than 500 aspiring writers and illustrators to achieve their goals as a published writer or illustrator. Congratulations Andrea!
Here are the Finalists for Writers of the Future 23. As I noted yesterday, just by being able to claim that you are a finalist in the Writers of the Future will quite often result in your submissions coming out of the slush pile.
Stephen Gaskell - Worthing, UK
Ian Creasey - Leeds, UK
Kim Ritchie - Bothell, WA
Katie Howenstine - Seattle, WA
Kris Dikeman - New York, NY
Joanne Steinwachs - Denver, CO
Benjamin Hardin - Provo, UT
Patrick Lundrigan - Boonton, NJ
Stephanie Basalyga - Beaverton, OR
Andrew Est - Ashburn, VA
Cat Rambo - Redmond, WA
Lael Salaets - Oakridge, OR
Adrian Simmons - Norman, OK
Andrew Zimmerman Jones - Anderson, IN
Janna Silverstein - Seattle, WA
Laurel Amberdine - Glenview, IL
Ian McHugh - Hackett, ACT, Australia
Tristan Davenport - Santa Cruz, CA