Illustrator Winner Stephen Stanley Makes Contest History
Stephen Stanley, one of the three newly announced winners for the first quarter of the 2007 contest is the very first person in the history of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests to win both awards!
Stephen was published in Writers of the Future Volume XXI for his story Mars Hath No Fury Like a Pixel Double-Crossed. His story was illustrated by Alex Paramonov and you see Stephen here holding that illustration which was presented to Stephen at the workshop.
Now Stephen will be illustrating another writers story for Volume XXIV.
He was thrilled to hear the news and told me that he had been striving to win both awards since 1994 when he first entered the illustrators contest. Stephen is a member of the Wordos Writing Group of Eugene Oregon and the first member to win the illustrators contest.
There are many multi-talented artists in the world and if you happen to be someone like Stephen who has always wanted to win both contests, keep submitting. I am certain that Stephen is not the last person who will, against all odds, win both awards.