Writers of the Future 2010 Winner Lael Salaets to Release "Salvaged" in Abyss & Apex

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Short story explores father and son conflict and reconciliation, in a science fiction setting

Writers Of The Future

Writers Of The Future

Two years after winning the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, Lael Salaets of Oakridge, Oregon announced that his story 'Salvaged" will be published in the January 2013 issue of Abyss & Apex, his second publication in the magazine. His first story in Abyss & Apex, "The Halo Wave" appeared in the January 2011 edition.

"I'm excited for Lael," contest Director Joni Labaqui said when she heard the news. "It is always satisfying to get such good news from contest winners."

Lael had his writing breakthrough back in 2010, when L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest judges selected his submission, "The Black Side of Memory," as a winner in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXVI.

Lael continues to write short stories, works in graphic design, and illustration but has vowed to not let anything stop the writing. When asked about "Salvaged" Lael responded, "The story was developed from many sources: reflecting up on the conflict between my father and I, and how we reconciled shortly afterward, exploring 'the rite of passage,' stories of how many in WWII Europe risked their lives to save Jewish citizens, and reading about microchip implant research in humans."

The contest, now in it's 29th year, created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, is a merit-based anonymously judged competition initiated to discover and encourage talented beginning writers of science fiction and fantasy and help launch their careers. Winners are treated to not only publication of their work but are also given a week-long workshop and a gala awards ceremony.

The contest has launched the careers of eleven New York Times bestselling authors in it's 29 year history and is constantly promoting their winners, of which there are over 350 now.

To learn more, including details on how to enter the contest, visit the website at http://www.writersofthefuture.com

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