The Next Winning Author Discovered By Famed International Writing Contest Could Be From Your Neighborhood, Even If You Live In The Netherlands

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Survey shows more than just "English speaking" countries with writers looking for that "big break".

The Writers of the Future contest is that break new writers can use to launch the career they've dreamed of.

One of the most known and respected vehicles for supporting new and fledgling authors is the world-acclaimed, free-to-enter global contest called L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, now in its 28th year. Created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the merit-based Writers of the Future Contest was initiated to discover and encourage talented beginning writers of science fiction and fantasy. Quarterly winners of the Contest appear in the best-selling annual anthology, receive cash prizes, and attend an all-expenses paid gala awards ceremony and writing workshop.

The Writers of the Future Contest is that break new writers can use to launch the career they’ve dreamed of. In fact, the contest boasts that they have launched the careers of eight New York Times bestselling authors.

Contest judge and author of On Stranger Tides, the book that Pirates of the Caribbean movie was based on, Tim Powers, continues to tell winners every year, "Don't quit your day job. Keep at it whenever you can, and your passion for writing will guide you through, evenings, weekends, whenever you can."

A survey of this recent quarter's Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions in the standings are just as diverse as any given quarter are from 35 states in the US, along with eight Canadian placers, five from the United Kingdom, three from Australia, two from New Zealand and one each from Spain, Japan, the Netherlands and even the Ukraine. The manuscript must be written in English.

"I attribute our broad popularity to the internet", says Joni Labaqui, the contest director. "Since going online several years ago, we have seen great expansion, with entrants sending in stories from 147 different countries in the course of our 28 year history."

If you’ve ever thought of becoming an author, no matter what you do in life, you have a golden opportunity to make it happen, no matter where you live.

To learn more, including details on how to enter the contests, visit the website at


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