Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
The cover art for L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Volume 30 was unveiled today on Amazon.com. Advanced orders can now be taken for the book that will officially release at the gala awards ceremony taking place at the Wilshire Ebell Theater on Sunday the 13th of April, 2014.
World renowned artist and contest judge Stephan Martiniere created the artwork that adorns this year's cover. This is his fifth cover of the anthology, in its 30 years of publication. Other legendary cover artists of the anthology have included Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, Stephen Youll, Stephen Hickman, Cliff Nielsen and Bob Eggleton and Gary Meyer.
Each year the contest awards all winners with cash prizes, free travel and accommodations, a week-long professional workshop, and guaranteed publication in their best-selling annual speculative fiction anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future. Grand prize winners for writing and illustration will also be announced at the annual awards ceremony.
Throughout the Contest’s 30 year history, winners have gone on to publish over 700 novels and 3,500 short stories as well as hundreds of thousands of published illustrations and sfx art for dozens of major motion pictures. Former Writers of the Future Contest winners listed on the New York Times bestsellers list include: Jo Beverley, Nancy Farmer, Karen Joy Fowler, Sean Williams, Dave Wolverton aka David Farland, Patrick Rothfuss, Lisa Smedman, Tim Myers, Tobias S. Buckell, Eric Flint, Elizabeth E. Wein and Dean Wesley Smith.
“The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests are the most effective means for aspiring writers and artists to make their break in the publishing industry, an industry renown for being closed to the newcomer,” Labaqui said. “That’s because our winners are judged by professional writers and illustrators from thousands of entries worldwide.” Well-known contest judges include multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winners and finalists such as Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven, Nnedi Okorafor, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert J. Sawyer, Mike Resnick, and Dave Wolverton to name a few.
Inspired by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the merit-based Writers of the Future Contest was initiated 30 years ago to discover and encourage talented beginning writers of science fiction and fantasy.
For more information about the contest, please visit the website at http://www.writersofthefuture.com.