Fantasy Author, Nnedi Okorafor, Writers of the Future Contest Judge, Signs on to "Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology"

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Major names in fantasy: George R.R. Martin, Carrie Vaughn, Piers Anthony, Alan Dean Foster, and Michael Moorcock are a few that have jumped on board.

Nnedi Okorafor

This is not surprising to me. Nnedi has a big heart and is the kind of person that helps those in need. She jumped right in to our contest which helps new writers launch their own careers.

World Fantasy Award winning author of "Who Fears Death", Nnedi Okorafor, a judge in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, has just signed on to have her short story, "Showlogo" published in "Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology." Nnedi's career highlights are; the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for her story "Zahrah the Windseeker", she has been nominated for dozens of awards internationally, she holds a Ph.D. in English for the University of Illinois, Chicago and she is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. Nnedi stated, "This story, "Showlogo" is my latest short story and it was inspired by an extraordinary man in Nigeria."

"This is not surprising to me. Nnedi has a big heart and is the kind of person that helps those in need," contest Director Joni Labaqui stated upon hearing the news. "She jumped right in to our contest which helps new writers launch their own careers."

Now in its 30th year, the Writers of the Future Contest awards annual cash prizes totaling $30,000 for writers and illustrators of never-before-published works of science fiction and fantasy. It includes annual publication of the year’s winning stories and illustrations in the anthology titled L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future. (Galaxy Press). The contest helped to launch her career by publishing her story "Windseekers" in "Writers of the Future Volume XVIII" back in 2002.

Other current contest judges for Writers of the Future that include other notable authors such as Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Mike Resnick, Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Sean Williams, Gregory Benford and Robert J. Sawyer to name a few. Past judges who are no longer with us include Anne McCaffrey, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson, C.L. Moore, Roger Zelazny, Frank Herbert and Hal Clement.

The Writers of the Future Contest was established by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to discover and provide talented new and aspiring writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy a chance to have their work seen and acknowledged.

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

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