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, June 5, 2007

Semi-Finalists Announced

The semi-finalists for the 2nd quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest are:

John Derderian of Torrance, California
Matthew Herreshoff of Detroit, Michigan
Jordan Lapp of British Columbia, Canada
Francine P. Lewis of Ontario, Canada
J.P. Raab of Machias, New York
J. Dean Randall of Battle Creek, Michigan
Mike Rimar of Ontario Canada (former published finalist)
Jim Stewart of Brooklyn, New York
Kevin Veale of Auckland, New Zealand
Joel Walsh of Lowell, Massachusetts

Congratulations to all of you!

We look forward to your next entry.


  • At June 12, 2007 at 6:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations to them all!

    You know, I've entered this contest several times, and often I've admitted the winners writing was better than mine: but not always!!

    What would be really useful would be a WOTF book which shows the juding process and helps improve the writers own internal critiquing process. I think such a book would sell like hot cakes.
    It would show various manuscript portions at each stage of the writing contest, highlighting strong and weakpoints.
    Now... I tend to send use UK english spelling in my manuscript (being uk). If I learnt that such entries get excluded on the first triage then I could change my ways!

    How do the judges judge? Do they filter out 90% of entries upon the reading of the first page only, and if so on what sort of errors? There is such demand (and commercial opportunity) for a book on the juding process.

  • At June 19, 2007 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous Jordan Lapp said...

    I wrote an article on the Without Really Trying blog about the contest and how it's judged. Hopefully, it can answer a few of your questions.


  • At October 9, 2007 at 11:32 PM , Blogger rebecca said...


    How soon will you know the winners?


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