Science Fiction Author, Todd McCaffrey, Named as a Judge for the Writers of the Future Contest

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Worldwide Writers Contest That Launches Careers of New Speculative Fiction Authors Brings Science Fiction A Stronger Voice in Voting Process

New York Times bestselling author Todd McCaffrey has been named as a judge in the highly acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, it was announced by Author Services, Inc., the literary agency and administrator of the contest.

Now in its 29th year, the Writers of the Future Contest awards annual cash prizes totaling $30,000 for writers and illustrators of never-before-published works of science fiction and fantasy. It includes annual publication of the year’s winning stories and illustrations in the anthology titled L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future. (Galaxy Press). The contest to date has launched the careers of eight New York Times bestselling authors.

When approached to be a judge for the contest, Todd said, "This is thrilling news! I'd be delighted to be a judge." Todd will judge one set of the quarterly finalists every year and will also judge for the grand prize story each year.

And so he is warmly welcomed into the ranks of current contest judges for Writers of the Future that include other notable authors such as Tim Powers, Bob Silverberg, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Mike Resnick, Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Sean Williams, Gregory Benford, and Robert J. Sawyer to name a few. Past judges who are no longer with us include Todd's mother Anne McCaffrey, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson, C.L. Moore, Roger Zelazny, Frank Herbert and Hal Clement.

The Writers of the Future Contest was established by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to discover and provide talented new and aspiring writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy a chance to have their work seen and acknowledged.

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