3rd Quarter Finalists Announced in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

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American, Australian, Canadian and the United Kingdom contestants are in the third finalist round of the 31st year.

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In what is known as the largest contest of its kind in the world, finalists for the 3rd Quarter of the 31st year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, specializing in fantasy and science fiction, were announced today by Joni Labaqui, contest director.

The finalists are from Queensland, Australia, Ontario, Canada, the United Kingdom, and from the United States: Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

THIRD QUARTER FINALISTS

Michael T. Banker of New York
Daniel Davis of North Carolina
Frank Dutkiewicz of Michigan
Amy Hughes of Utah
Brendan Joseph of Queensland, Australia
K.D. Julicher of Virgina
B.T. Lowry currently of the United Kingdom
Mike Rimar of Ontario, Canada

The eight finalists stories are sent to four of the contest judges. Of those eight stories, three winners will be chosen from that quarter as winners. There is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner every quarter. They are awarded cash prizes, a week long intensive workshop, an awards ceremony and are also published in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.

A Grand Prize winner is also announced at the annual awards ceremony, is awarded an additional $5,000.00 and is selected from a separate panel of judges.

“The Writers of the Future Contest is the most effective means for aspiring writers to make their break in the publishing industry,” Labaqui said. “That’s because our winners are judged by professional writers from a pool of 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, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert J. Sawyer, Dave Wolverton, and Sean Williams, to name a few.

For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com. Or call the contest at 323-466-3310.

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