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

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Youtube Channel Launched for Writers and Illustrators of the Future!

Dear All,

Very exciting news here. Check out the entire youtube channel for Writers
and Illustrators of the Future. Become our friend on facebook and tell others
to visit too.

There are many great interviews with our judges and winners and others
who love the contest, including the founder of Earthlink and many others.


I'd love your feedback too! Happy viewing.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

4th Quarter Illustrator Winners Announced!

The 4th Quarter Illustrator judging results are in.

The winners are:

Alice Jingxuan Hu of Chicago

Ven Locklear of Redmond Oregon

Olivia Pelaez of New Jersey

Ven, Alice and Oliva will each be assigned
one of the winning stories from the writer
contest. The grand prize judging will be
announced at the awards ceremony in August.

Congratulations to you all!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

4th Quarter Writers of the Future Contest Winners Announced!

Dear All,

The results are in and the winners are:

1st Place - Laurie Tom from Torrance, California

2nd Place - Scott W. Baker from Monterey, Tennessee

3rd Place - Lael Salaets from Oakridge, Oregon

They are the final writer winners to be published in Volume


Our illustrator winners for the 4th quarter will be announced
shortly. Stay tuned......

The stories for the 1st quarter of our 27th year are
currently being judged.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Star review in Publishers Weekly for Volume 25!!

Dear All,

It is one thing to get reviewed in Publishers Weekly. It is yet another
to get a star review. This is our first star review in PW.

Congratulations to our winners of Volume 25! Here it is in full --

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: Volume XXV
Edited by K.D. Wentworth. Galaxy, $7.99 (540p) ISBN 9781592124367
Previous recipient of the award, K.D. Wentworth (The Course of Empire, Stars Over Stars) returns to edit this top-notch anthology of this year’s winners in the contest’s 25th year. The collection offers a dozen strong stories that range from well-conceived fantasy to classic science fiction reworked. Standout stories include Donald Mead’s touching “The Shadow Man,” with its lingering postwar ghosts in Hiroshima; Matthew S. Rotundo’s exploration of the ethical boundaries of military intelligence in “Gone Black”; and Jordan Lapp’s portrayal of the short, fiery life of a phoenix in “After the Final Sunset, Again.” Other featured writers such as Emery Huang, Fiona Lehn, and Mike Wood depict the rise of mega-corporations with paramilitary patent enforcers, for example; or competition for government financing turned into a dangerous sporting event; and computerized risk management taken to dangerous extremes. Each of the 12 stories is paired with the work of one of the winning illustrators from L. Ron Hubbard’s companion contest. Several essays round out this volume, complimented by noted author and perennial judge Robert Silverberg’s piece on the history of the contest. Always a glimpse of tomorrow’s stars, this year’s anthology is definitely a must-have for the genre reader. (Nov.)

Cevin Bryerman
Associate Publisher
Publishers Weekly