Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
Brian Trent of Prospect, Connecticut is featured in the February issue of Penumbra Magazine, of Musa Publishing company with his story, "The Scholar and the Books of Thoth." Each month of the year Penumbra selects a theme for their published stories. The February theme is Egyptian mythology. Trent's story deals with vengeance of the gods and is featured along side authors Cathy Douglas and Carol March.
In June of last year, Brian saw his story, "War Hero" published in "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIX" annual anthology after winning the contest over thousands of other entrants. He then went on to publish stories in Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy's Edge magazine and Apex Magazine where he won "Story of the Year."
Writers of the Future coordinating judge, Dave Wolverton said in an interview at last year's contest workshop, "Brian will have a great career. He has all of the right elements of a healthy writers career going for him. He is a very talented writer, he is not short on ideas and he puts it on the page. I look forward to seeing his work for many years into the future."
The Writers of the Future Contest began in 1983 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). The book is sold in bookstores and at Amazon.com and gives the winners the exposure that they need.
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, and thus launch careers.
The idea has proved very successful. Hundreds of winners have had successful writing careers following their win and publication in the anthology, and to date has launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestsellers including: Jo Beverley, Tobias S. Buckell, Nancy Farmer, Eric Flint, Karen Joy Fowler, Tim Myers, Patrick Rothfuss, Lisa Smedmen, Dean Wesley Smith, Elizabeth Wein, Sean Williams and Dave Wolverton aka David Farland.
Wolverton recommends that prospective writers visit http://www.writersofthefuture.com for more information on how to enter the contest.