4th Quarter 2011 Winners Announced In International Writers of the Future Contest

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Park Ridge, Illinois Writer Takes Home the Last Quarterly 1st Place Prize in Famous Writing Contest

"It is one of the several reasons the contest is so popular with writers trying to make their mark. They know they have a fair chance, its and open playing field.”

The 4th Quarter winners of the 28th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.

THE FOURTH QUARTER WINNERS ARE:                

1st Place - David Carani of Park Ridge, Illinois        
2nd Place Scott Barnes of Lake Forest, California
3rd Place - Tom Doyle of Washington, D.C.         

They were chosen from a group of 8 finalists and are awarded cash prizes, a week long intensive workshop, an awards ceremony and are also published in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future. David, Scott and Tom will receive a cash prize for their win.

A Grand Prize winner is announced at the annual awards ceremony and is selected by another panel of judges. The ceremonies will take place in April this year in Los Angeles, California.

Well-known contest judges include multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winners and finalists such as Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, K.D. Wentworth, Sean Williams and Dave Wolverton.

“We have a very diverse group of winners this year, most of them from the United States but also including a couple of winners in previous quarters from other countries, one from England and another from Australia,” Labaqui said. "The judges have no idea who wrote the stories they are reading. The name of the author is not included on the manuscript which gives all entrants the opportunity to win. It is one of the several reasons the contest is so popular with writers trying to make their mark. They know they have a fair chance, its and open playing field.”

For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.

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