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, February 5, 2009

Writers and Illustrators of the Future well represented in the Winners Circle at the Aurelus Awards in Australia

The Aurealis Awards were held in late January down-under and
here are our former winners who won:

Best Fantasy Short Story
Cat Sparks, ‘Sammarynda Deep’, Paper Cities, Senses 5 Press

Best Collection
Sean Williams & Russell B Farr (editor), Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, Ticonderoga Publications

Best Illustrated Book/Graphic novel
Shaun Tan, Tales From Outer Suburbia, Allen & Unwin


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And the Winner is.................................

The winners of the 4th Quarter of the 25th year of the contest are:

Writers of the Future Contest:

1st place is Emery Huang of Florida for his story The Garden of Tian Zi

2nd place is Heather McDougal of California for her story The Candy Store

3rd place is Krista Hoeppner Leahy of New York for her story The Dizzy Bridge

Illustrators of the Future Contest:

Jamie Luhn of Maryland

Brianne Hills of Massachusetts

Luke Eidenschink of Minnesota

Congratulations to you all! You will be published in the 25th Volume of
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tony Pi - Volume 23 Winner on a roll.......

Dear All,

Here is great news from Tony Pi!

Tony is in his second year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Best
New Writer Award. Locus reported that he missed the ballot last year by 3 votes!

Tony recently wrote to me the following

"It's confirmed...my novelette in Writers of the Future XXIII, "The
Stone Cipher", will be on the curriculum of the summer Science Fiction
course at the Department of English at the University of Toronto. The
class will be studying selected short stories from the anthology. The
complete list of stories slated for study are:

"The Stone Cipher" by Tony Pi
"Saturn in G Minor" by Stephen Kotowych
"The Frozen Sky" by Jeff Carlson
"Primetime" by Douglas Texter
"The Sun God at Dawn, Rising From A Lotus Blossom" by Andrea Kail
"Ripping Carovella" by Kim Zimring "

Tony been invited to go to the class and speak to the students about
the story, the anthology, and writing speculative fiction.

He also has several stories coming out (check out his website at
http://www.eyrie.org/~pi). Of particular interest is "Tekkai
Exhales His Avatar", which is coming out in Orson Scott Card's
Intergalactic Medicine Show in the February 2009 issue.
That is the story that Tony had to write in 24 hours during the
Writers of the Future workshop.

Tony states that even after several revisions it's still
pretty much the story he wrote at the workshop, but better - for the
advice he received from the WOTF class.

In his own words "That's quite satisfying!".

4th quarter Volume 25 winners announced tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!