"Space Travel" Stories Were Prevalent in Most Recent Quarter for the Largest Speculative Fiction Contest for New Writers in the World

Entrants are responding to contest organizers and are submitting original ideas, rather than popular themes in L. Ron Hubbard's international Writers of the Future contest coordinating judge Dave Wolverton

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Dave Wolverton, coordinating judge for L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

Originality is paramount to a story being selected to win in this contest. You need an imagination and you need originality.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013

Every quarter the thousands of entries in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest – the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy contest for new writers – are reviewed to see what the current popular subjects are. The current trend leans towards new ideas, original concepts. Those are categorized as science fiction.

In making the announcement, Dave Wolverton, Writers of the Future Contest coordinating judge and first reader, said, "Originality is paramount to a story being selected to win in this contest. You need an imagination and you need originality. Of course your basic story telling skills must also be present, but originality of idea is always going to be tops. Vampires themes are now no longer trending, but were for years due to various popular movies. I would not be surprised if the movie Gravity helped with this upsurge of space travel stories."

"We make announcements for originality of story on the contest Facebook page and I also mention it in my workshops as well as my writing advice e-mails and it appears that contestants are taking note and making an attempt to get creative," Wolverton continued.

Now in its 30th year, the Writers of the Future Contest attracts entries worldwide. 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).

Initiated by multiple New York Times’ best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the merit-based Writers of the Future Contest. 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.