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New Writers and Illustrators Win Decades-Old Science Fiction And Fantasy Contest


(NAPSI)—Decades of helping writers and artists have resulted in the latest edition of L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future by the winners of the 40th annual Writers of the Future and the 35th annual Illustrators of the Future L. Ron Hubbard achievement awards.

The Winners

The grand prize winner for writing was Jack Nash for his story, “Son, Spirit, Snake,” which was illustrated by Pedro N. The grand prize-winning artist was Tyler Vail for illustrating writer John Eric Schleicher’s story, “Squiddy.”

Explained John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, “Our contests promote the arts welcoming diversity, ethnicity, creativity and equality, with no age limits, and blind judging. All are welcome to enter.”

The 26 winners hailed from all over the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. 

About The Contests

Following the 1982 release of his internationally acclaimed bestselling science fiction novel, “Battlefield Earth,” L. Ron Hubbard created the Writers of the Future Contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers of speculative fiction to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.


Entrance is free and winners retain full rights to their work and each is given a cash award. Grand Prize Winners receive an additional $5,000. The Contest flies out all winners to Los Angeles for an expense-paid, weeklong workshop given by contest judges and culminates in a Black Tie Gala Awards event.


Past winners have published thousands of books, short stories, comic books, television shows and movies.


The Writers of the Future Award is considered the genre’s most prestigious award of its kind and has now become the largest, most successful and demonstrably most influential vehicle for budding creative talent in the world of speculative fiction.


Learn More

For further information, including how to enter the contests and where to get the anthology, visit www.writersofthefuture.com and www.galaxypress.com.

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