Writers and Illustrators of the Future

Writers and Illustrators of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future providing a means for new and budding writers and artists to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.

"A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists. The artist is looked upon to start things. The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form. "In these modern times, there are many communication lines for works of art. Because a few works of art can be shown so easilly

"A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists. The artist is looked upon to start things. The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form. "In these modern times, there are many communication lines for works of art. Because a few works of art can be shown so easilly

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Alexi Vandenberg is a marketing specialist and tours with his traveling bookstore, Bard’s Tower, from convention to conv...
10/03/2021

Alexi Vandenberg is a marketing specialist and tours with his traveling bookstore, Bard’s Tower, from convention to convention. Listen to Alexi on the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast https://soundcloud.com/writersofthefuture/144-alexi-vandenberg-on-marketing-and-conventions
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Alexi Vandenberg is a marketing specialist and tours with his traveling bookstore, Bard’s Tower, from convention to convention. Listen to Alexi on the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast https://soundcloud.com/writersofthefuture/144-alexi-vandenberg-on-marketing-and-conventions
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Today is the last day to get your entries in. No more hesitating. No more procrastinating. Just submit! Writers submit y...
09/30/2021

Today is the last day to get your entries in. No more hesitating. No more procrastinating. Just submit! Writers submit your entries here: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/. Illustrators submit your entries here: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-the-illustrator-contest/.
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Today is the last day to get your entries in. No more hesitating. No more procrastinating. Just submit! Writers submit your entries here: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/. Illustrators submit your entries here: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-the-illustrator-contest/.
#WOTF #writingcontest #artcontest

Three days to go to get your entries in for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests before the end of the 4t...
09/28/2021

Three days to go to get your entries in for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests before the end of the 4th Quarter and the end of year 38! All entries to be uploaded or postmarked before September 30, midnight (PT).
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Three days to go to get your entries in for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests before the end of the 4th Quarter and the end of year 38! All entries to be uploaded or postmarked before September 30, midnight (PT).
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If you are at SLC FanX, check out Bard’s Tower where Kevin J. Anderson has the newest Dune book, available now a week be...
09/17/2021

If you are at SLC FanX, check out Bard’s Tower where Kevin J. Anderson has the newest Dune book, available now a week before release, only available here!
#fanx #fanx2021 #wotf #dune

If you are at SLC FanX, check out Bard’s Tower where Kevin J. Anderson has the newest Dune book, available now a week before release, only available here!
#fanx #fanx2021 #wotf #dune

09/13/2021
Dragon Con 2021 WOTF/IOTF video

Illustrators of the Future Volume 34 winner, Reyna Nicole Rochin met up with us at Dragon Con this year. Check out what she is doing!
#illustration #gaming Writers and Illustrators of the Future

09/12/2021
Our 2-minute recap of Dragon Con 2021

Here is our 2-minute recap of Dragon Con 2021 where 40,000 fans converged for 4-days to celebrate pop culture. It was great getting out after 1 1/2 years! Enjoy!

Listen to multiple New York Times and indie bestselling author Todd McCaffrey on the Writers & Illustrators of the Futur...
09/10/2021
Stream episode 140. Todd McCaffrey NYT bestselling author on indie vs traditional publishing by Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast podcast | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Listen to multiple New York Times and indie bestselling author Todd McCaffrey on the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast. His mother, Anne McCaffrey, turned over the Dragon Riders of Pern series to Todd and we have fun discussing the passing of that torch.
As a successful indie author, we cover the pros and cons of traditional versus independent publishing and some tips on how to be a success as an indie author.
Listen at https://qoo.ly/3dzkje
Writers and Illustrators of the Future Todd McCaffrey
#podcasts #WOTF

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09/06/2021

Why should you take L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Online Workshop? Just listen to those who have! Over 5,000 aspiring and accomplished writers from 110 countries have already signed up. It's free. Go at your own pace. And learn from several of the best writers in the world. Click here to learn more https://qoo.ly/3dxqvm All videos are transcribed so you can use your favorite translation tool to read/watch in your own language. You want to become a writer, so what are you waiting for?
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Listen to the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast featuring Kevin J. Anderson paying it forward to the next gen...
08/29/2021
114. Kevin J. Anderson paying it forward to the next generation of authors by Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Listen to the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast featuring Kevin J. Anderson paying it forward to the next generation of authors
https://qoo.ly/3dtp6i
#podcast #learning #writingtips #LRonHubbard

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08/29/2021
WOTF Podcast Teaser: Robin Whitten

This week’s guest is the Editor and Founder of AudioFile Magazine, the premiere publication for the audiobook industry, Robin Whitten. You can listen to her at writersofthefuture.com/podcast

Audiobooks is the fastest growing segment in the book publishing industry which fact makes having Robin as a guest so special.
I don’t know that anyone knows audiobooks better than her and in this interview we will discuss the history of the audiobook industry.

08/28/2021

Why should you take L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Online Workshop? Just listen to those who have! Over 5,0000 aspiring and accomplished writers from 110 countries have already signed up. It's free. Go at your own pace. And learn from several of the best writers in the world. All videos are transcribed so you can use your favorite translation tool to read/watch in your own language. You want to become a writer, so what are you waiting for? Click here to learn more https://qoo.ly/3dt626
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@CarrieCallahanAuthor was just awarded The Speculative Literature Foundation's 2019 Working Class Writers Grant. The $1,...
08/22/2021
50. Carrie Callahan: A rags to riches writer's dream come true by Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud

@CarrieCallahanAuthor was just awarded The Speculative Literature Foundation's 2019 Working Class Writers Grant. The $1,000 Working Class Grant is intended to assist working-class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers who have been historically underrepresented in speculative fiction due to the financial barriers that have made it much harder for them to access the writing world. SLF created the annual grant in 2013.
And with that in mind, have a listen to Carrie's interview on the Writers of the Future Podcast, "Carrie Callahan: A rags to riches writer's dream come true"
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08/12/2021
Meet your next favorite authors and artists

Meet your next favorite authors and artists in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37. Tell the world!

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08/09/2021
WOTF Podcast 136. Katherine Kurtz Created The Historical Fantasy

This week’s guest is internationally bestselling author Katherine Kurtz. Combining her study of medieval English at university with the popularity of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, she evolved a new sub-genre of world fantasy called historical fantasy set in close parallels to our own medieval period and featuring “magic” that much resembles what some of us might call extrasensory perception.

She has gone on to author 16 historical fantasy novels in the Deryni series, as well as occult and urban fantasy.

Listen to her podcast at writersofthefuture.com/podcast

#podcast #WOTF #DeryniSeries #fantasy

"I was born with a pencil in my hand. Most artists reach a certain age, and then their eyes open and they start doing ar...
08/06/2021
Frank Frazetta: An Introduction | Writers & Illustrators of the Future

"I was born with a pencil in my hand. Most artists reach a certain age, and then their eyes open and they start doing art. I was drawing as far back as I can remember. I had unusual talent right then and there, in that I saw things differently. I saw them more accurately. Some people to this day criticize me by saying I exaggerate; that people don’t look like that. But they look like that to me. The truth is from the very beginning, instinctively, I drew what I thought I saw...." This article with advice to artists by Frank Frazetta was originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume VII. #FrankFrazetta #FrazettaGirls #LRonHubbard #art

This article with advice to artists by Frank Frazetta was originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume VII.

08/02/2021
WOTF Podcast Teaser: Roger Christian

Roger Christian is an Academy Award-winning art director for the very first Star Wars movie: A New Hope. He was later nominated for an Oscar for his work on Alien. He directed second unit on Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, The Sender, and Nostradamus. He was also the director of the movie Battlefield Earth. There has been so much false information about the movie over the years that I wanted an opportunity to discuss the facts of the movie, and as Roger puts it to put the truth out there.
Listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/uprn/writers-illustrators-of-the-future-1podcast135-academy-roger-christian-battlefield-earth
#podcast #WOTF #rogerchristian

08/02/2021
WOTF Podcast Teaser: Roger Christian

Roger Christian is an Academy Award-winning art director for the very first Star Wars movie: A New Hope. He was later nominated for an Oscar for his work on Alien. He directed second unit on Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, The Sender, and Nostradamus. He was also the director of the movie Battlefield Earth. There has been so much false information about the movie over the years that I wanted an opportunity to discuss the facts of the movie, and as Roger puts it to put the truth out there.
Listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/uprn/writers-illustrators-of-the-future-1podcast135-academy-roger-christian-battlefield-earth
#podcast #WOTF #rogerchristian

Congratulations, Artofscs - Stephen Spinas , Illustrators of the Future winner to be published in Volume 37. Front page!...
07/26/2021

Congratulations, Artofscs - Stephen Spinas , Illustrators of the Future winner to be published in Volume 37. Front page!
#WOTF

Congratulations, Artofscs - Stephen Spinas , Illustrators of the Future winner to be published in Volume 37. Front page!
#WOTF

07/26/2021
WOTF Podcast Teaser: Michelle Desrochers & Amelia Pisno

I think you will really enjoy this week’s show with special guests Michelle Desrochers and Amelia Pisano, hosts of “The Outer Realm.”
We not only talk about their specialties, Michelle with her vast experience in the paranormal, helping with TV shows and movies to get it right, and Amelia with her remote viewing to help save children,
We also discuss right and wrong ways to treat the subject of the paranormal in writing fantasy and dark fantasy with examples in books, television, and movies.
Be sure to listen to this week’s episode with Michele and Amelia on the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast.
It can be found at writersofthefuture.com/podcast
#theouterrealm #WOTF #podcast #paranormal #paranormalscifi

Another great article with Stephen Spinas, who will be published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume...
07/22/2021
Stephen Spinas Headed To Hollywood As Illustrators Of The Future Winning Artist – iAfrica

Another great article with Stephen Spinas, who will be published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37 later this year.
#iAfrica #WOTF #illustrator #artcontest

45 mins ago 3 min read Share with your network! Oranjezicht, Capetown resident, Stephen Spinas, will travel to Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest and will be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37. A...

Many questions over the years on the need to promote oneself have been addressed. But I’ve never addressed the role of a...
07/22/2021
Stream 132. Mickey Mikkelson on the value of a publicist by Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Many questions over the years on the need to promote oneself have been addressed. But I’ve never addressed the role of an actual publicist. In this show of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast, meet Mickey Mikkelson from Creative Edge Publicity and we will discuss how having a “brand” works, when does it become important for an author or artist, and what is the role of a publicist to boost your career? Have a listen at https://qoo.ly/3d8kth
#podcast #WOTF #publicity

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07/19/2021

Andrew Gulli is the editor-in-chief of The Strand Magazine, one of the most established and popular journals of mystery fiction active today. Mystery Sci-Fi has been a popular genre being a mix of both Science Fiction and Mystery. In this episode, we will discuss examples of what has worked and what hasn’t work in mystery sci-fi as well as discuss all different types of mystery sub-genres. Watch the short video, then listen to the podcast at https://qoo.ly/3d79mt
#podcast #Strand #WOTF #LRonHubbard #AndrewGulli #mystery #scifi

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“A culture is as rich and capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists.” — L. Ron Hubbard. Thus began a talent search for the best creative imaginations in the world—the storytellers, the artists, the entertainers, the visionaries. Two contests that changed the future of science fiction and fantasy: L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future. Each year, twelve writers and twelve illustrators are selected by a panel of the biggest-name authors and the biggest-name artists in the field. They will be the stars of tomorrow.

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"A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists. The artist is looked upon to start things. The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form. "In these modern times, there are many communication lines for works of art. Because a few works of art can be shown so easilly to so many, there may even be fewer artists. The competition is very keen and even dagger sharp. "It is with this in mind that I initiated a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged." --L. Ron Hubbard Introduction L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 1

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Join us on ArtistaStream this Thursday 6/18 as we interview our next Featured Artist from the ArtistaList ,Bruce Brenneise. Bruce is a 2018 illustrator winner ,Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest Bruce is a phenomenal artist and world builder known for his epic sci fi and fantasy landscape illustrations. He lived in China for 6 years and has visited over 30 countries 1pm PST / 4pm EST Facebook Live  1:45pm PST/ 4:45 EST Twitch and YouTube Live
Writers of the Future, Volume 36: This volume had a few stories I really enjoyed, especially Foundations by Michael Gardner, and Yellow and Pink by Leah Ning. The collection leans more in the Science Fiction direction, where I'm more of a Fantasy fan, (which is just an observation). Other stories I quite liked are The Trade by C. Winspear, Catching My Death by J.L. George, and Stolen Sky by Storm Humbert. For fans of Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series, there is a background story from the point of view of a couple of minor characters during a major event. I also liked the essay on Collaboration from Sean Williams; I was not expecting the added bonus of some learning in there! All in all, this is a solid collection of stories, bound to contain something for everyone.
I got my hands on an early review copy of the upcoming Writers of the Future. I have read the first two stories and am about to start the third. Can. Not. Put. The. Book. Down! A perfect antidote to all of the craziness flying around at the moment! Here is the pre-order so you can reserve your copy:
I got my hands on an early review copy of the upcoming Writers of the Future. I have read the first two stories and am about to start the third. Can. Not. Put. The. Book. Down! A perfect antidote to all of the craziness flying around at the moment! Here is the pre-order so you can reserve your copy:
Hello :) I came across this website/blog and it directed me to this page. I want to know if this contest is open to writers outside of the United States? I am an aspiring writer from India :)
This is extremely exciting. I can't wait to read the article!!!! DreamForge Magazine of Science and Fantasy Fiction Echo Chernik Scot M Noel
Can someone draw me a catfish in a business suit (anime style) pretty please 💕💕💕
I Pay It Forward because Mike did. And Kevin and Rebecca. Dean and Kris. Dave and Tim and Scott and Larry and Jerry and Nnedi and Nina and Nancy and Jack and Doug and Greg and Laz and Echo and Val and Larry and Bob and Ron and Jody and Bill and Todd and all the judges. And John and Joni and everyone behind the scenes. And L. Ron Hubbard for the vision. Thank you all. And thank you Mike Resnick. We’re gonna miss you.
Hello, WOTF! "Lift-Off," my new science fiction novella, will be released on December 27 and is now available for pre-order at https://www.devinedestinies.com/fiona-lehn/ 🎉🚀🌝 You can find the book trailer on my Author page at https://www.facebook.com/FiFiHermitage. Hope you enjoy!--Fiona Lehn (WOTF 2008 winner)