Originality is the key element to a story being selected as a finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest
Hollywood, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Space flight and time travel have taken over from vampires and werewolves, for today’s upcoming fiction writers.
A one-year survey of thousands of entries for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest – the world’s largest and oldest for speculative (science fiction and fantasy) fiction – shows that time and space travel have taken over in the past year. The current trend seems to lean towards what the popular movies are in a given year.
In making the announcement, K.D. Wentworth, Writers of the Future Contest coordinating judge and first reader, said, “It seems to suggest that some movies do spark the imagination of writers entering our contest."
“Originality is the key element to a story being selected as a finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest,” warns Wentworth. “So picking a popular theme doesn’t mean a story will be chosen as a winner.”
“You need a good imagination to be a successful writer, so I’ll lean towards the most creative entry every time.”
Now in its 28th year, the Writers of the Future Contest began in 1984 and attracts entries worldwide in science fiction and fantasy. Twelve quarterly winners receive prize monies and, along with selected finalists, are published in an annual anthology,L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future (Galaxy Press).
Inspired by multiple New York Times’ best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the merit-based Writers of the Future Contest was initiated by him to discover and encourage talented beginning writers of science fiction and fantasy.
Wentworth recommends that prospective writers visit http://www.writersofthefuture.com for more information or on how to enter the quarterly contest.