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

Monday, March 29, 2010

First Quarter Semi-Finalists and Finalists Announced!!!

The First Quarter Semi-finalists are:

Michael Banker of New York
Blake Casselman of Utah
Jacob Clifton of Texas
Mary j. Daley of Canada
KJ Kabza of Massachusetts
Greg Linklater of New South Wales, Australia
T.C. McCarthy of South Carolina
Nayad A. Monroe of Wisconsin
J.O. Phillips of Minnesota

Congratulations! Each of you will receive a critique from our
coordinating judge - K.D. Wentworth


Andrew Baines of Texas
D.A. D'Amico of Massachusetts
Brennan Harvey of California
Ryan Harvey of California
Patty Jansen of New South Wales, Australia
Ken Larish of California
Mike Rimar of Ontario, Canada
Helen Venn of Western Australia
Cliff Winnig of California

The stories will go to 4 of our judges and three of the finalists
will become winners. Congratulations and GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

2nd Set of Honorable Mentions for the 1st Quarter

Here is the final set of Honorable Mentions for the 1st Quarter:

Congratulations to you all!!!!

Silver Honorable Mention

Tom Waters of New Mexico

Honorable Mentions

Madison Bridgen of Canada
Michael Britton of Utah
Kathryn Brown of Arizona
Lee E. Burgess of Illinois
Gary Campbell of California
Mortique Cellar of Japan
Suzanne Church of Canada
Tones Cobb of Utah
Stephen D. Covey of Florida
Robert Cutchin of New Hampshire
M.C. DeMarco of Massachusetts
Ellen Denham of Indiana
Brian Dolton of New Mexico
FFrank Dutkiewicz of Michigan
Shaun Farrell of California
John Harper of New Zealand
Judith Herman of Washington
Matt Herreshoff of Michigan
Louise Herring-Jones of Alabama
Eliza Hirsch of Washington
Steve Husk of Virginia
Irina Ivanova of California
Stace Johnson of Colorado
Catherine Rose Kelso of California
Ken Kiser of Nevada
Adria Laycraft of Canada
Colm McGeever of Sweden
Greg Mellor of New South Wales, Australia
Holly Mui of Missouri
Val Muller of Virginia
Lisa Nohealani Morton of Washington, D.C.
Rick Novy of Arizona
Kat Otis of Virginia
Anne Pillsworth of Rhode Island
Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein of Oregon
Graham W. Rinehart of North Carolina
Emily Schadegg of Maryland
David Schibi of Missouri
Adrian Simmons of Oklahoma
K. Andrew Smith of California
Wesley Swingley of California
J.M. Tanenbaum of California
LaShawn Wanak of Wisconsin
R.W. Ware of Maine
Gerald Warfield of Texas
TM Welch of Colorado
Devon Wong of Canada

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1st Set of Honorable Mentions for the 1st Quarter of Writers of the Future

The FIRST set of Honorable Mentions for the 1st quarter are listed
here. Do not fret if you have not gotten a reject letter and are not
on this list. This is the first set of Honorable Mentions. Congratulations
to you all!!

Charles Anderson of Colorado
Ellen Dawn Benefield of California
D.M. Bonanno of Illinois
Robert J. Boumis of Arizona
Daniel Braum of New York
AnneMarie Buhl of Oregon
Jennifer Campbell-Hicks of Colorado
Von Carr of Delaware
Alvin Chua of California
DJ Cockburn of Arizona
E. H. Coleman of Washington
Liz Colter of Colorado
Eljay Daly of Pennsylvania
J. David of Nevada
Scott Davis of Massachusetts
Jakob Nexo Drud of Denmark
Richard J. Errington of Connecticut
Margaret McGaffey Fisk
Kathryn Flatt of Illinois
Grey Freeman of London, England
Lyn C.A. Gardner of Virginia
Allen Gies of Michigan
Tracy Godsey of Arkansas
Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon of Michigan
Mark Ladouceur of Ontario, Canada
David Mahan of New York
Scott Mikula of Washington
Rich Novotney of Wisconsin
Sandra M. Odell of Washington
Angela Rega of New South Wales Australia
Amanda Sabourova of California
Lesley L. Smith of Colorado
Anne Pillsworth of Rhode Island
Desmond Warzel of Pennsylvania
Michael Wawrzycki of Louisiana

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Win from a WOTF Winner!

Tom Crosshill, 1st Place, 1st Quarter Volume XXVI (to be published this
year) just sent this in:

" I'm very happy to announce that Jake Freivald at Flash Fiction Online has picked up my piece "The Zombie of His Early Days" for April publication. I love that mag, so I'm quite excited. Also, this marks my third SFWA-qualifying sale so I can finally join as an Active member -- something I've been dreaming of since. . .ah, about the time I was 12.I have to say, WOTF has been a huge boost in all this. I doubt I would have written nearly as much over the past year, or gone from unpublished to SFWA-qualified in nine months, if not for the adrenaline shot that Joni's first phone call provided. Cheers, Tom-- Tom Crosshill Writer of Speculative Fiction"