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

Thursday, September 13, 2007

3rd Quarter Finalists Announced!

The third quarter finalists are hereby announced for both the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests. They are:


Ian McHugh of Hackett Australia
Stephanie Henderson of Irvine California
Brent Knowles of Edmonton Canada
Spencer Ellsworth of Bothell Washington
Kim Gillett of Rochester New York
KJ Kabza of Somerville Massachusetts
Al Bogdan of Huntington Woods Michigan
Dr. Philip Kaldon of Allendale Michigan


Sean Smith of Thousand Oaks California
Ilya Shkipin of Fremont, California
Vera Vladimirovna Gaskri of San Diego California
Damian Zari of Portland Oregon
Ryan Winch of Clovis California
James Wysochanski of Lockport New York
James Galindo of Palm Springs California
Sean Kibbe of South Bend Indiana

There will be three winners for each contest. Congratulations to you all and good luck! -- Joni


  • At September 18, 2007 at 6:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As a long-time art buyer who’s been buying young-up-coming artist primarily in New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Seattle for over 20 years I can honestly tell you that I seldom or never advise anyone to take up art as a profession, but in Vera Gaskari’s case I can do nothing else, in that upon seeing her work earlier this year in San Diego, I informed her that she should forgo her day time job to focus all of her attention to her art. Which will be a great gift to the world. In viewing her illustrations it’s clear that she knows beforehand where each line will touch the paper and why…more importantly she is one of those rare artist who’s key attribute is her god giving ability to relate her imagination to the viewer. Her drawings remind me most of the great Aubrey Veardsley in turns of ornamental rhythm, abstract decorations and venomous elegance.

    In Vera you have a contestant who is supremely gifted, has a natural aptitude for drawing, and will represent your award best.

    Which I hope she receives.

    Richard Edwards

  • At September 19, 2007 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Joni Labaqui said...

    Dear Richard,

    I hope she enteres the contest.

  • At September 20, 2007 at 4:44 AM , Blogger Steve said...

    Congratulations to all finalists!

    Will there be a semi-finalists announcent like last quarter as well?

  • At September 20, 2007 at 4:46 AM , Blogger Steve said...

    Congratulations to all Finalists!

    Will there be a Semi-Finalists announcement like last quarter as well?


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