Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014
J. Kathleen Cheney, a winner in the 2008 Writers of the Future Contest and published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 24, has taken another step in her career as a professional writer. After seeing her winning story, "Taking a Mile" published in the annual anthology—and so beating out several thousand other contestants— Cheney is now finding that editors and publishers have become interested in what she is writing and others are taking note as well.
Cheney recently sold her story, "The Golden City," to Roc Trade publisher and received the following review from Library Journal, and a starred review at that. "A masterpiece of historical fantasy...The fascinating mannerisms of the age and the extreme formality of two people growing fonder of each other add a charmingly fresh appeal that will cross over to romance fans as well as to period fantasy readers."
Throughout the Contests’ 30 year history, over 650 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners. “What’s amazing to me is that we've discovered the careers of 12 New York Times bestsellers,” says New York Times’ best-selling author and contest winner himself, and now judge - Dave Wolverton (The Runelords).
The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. Past winners of the Writing Contest have published over 750 novels, 3,500 short stories and winners of the Illustrating Contest have had their art published in more than 500 books and magazines, with 4,500 illustrations, 350 comics and over 1.3 million art prints.
For more information, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com or http://www.facebook.com/WritersAndIllustratorsOfTheFuture.