This is a very unique quarter and a first in contest history - it is the first time all three winners were first time entrants to the contest.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
The 4th Quarter winners of the 29th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today.
THE FOURTH QUARTER WINNERS ARE
1st Place - Christopher Reynaga of California
2nd Place - Brian Trent of Connecticut
3rd Place - Shannon Peavey of Washington (state)
They were chosen from a group of 8 finalists and are now 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. Christopher, Brian and Shannon will receive a cash prize for their win this quarter.
Christopher, as first place for the quarter, will now compete with the 1st place winners of the previous three quarters for the Grand Prize of $5,000.00.
"This is a very unique quarter and a first in contest history - it is the first time all three winners were first time entrants to the contest", the director Joni Labaqui announced, along with the winners names.
Contest judges include, Tim Powers, author of On Stranger Tides, Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert, Dune, Robert J. Sawyer Flash Forward, Robert Silverberg, Sailing to Byzantium, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, A Mote in God's Eye, Orson Scott Card, The Abyss, and Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death, to name a few.
Literary legend L. Ron Hubbard started the contest in 1984 to help new writers get a leg up in a very competitive field. The contest has launched the careers of hundreds of authors and 11 New York Times bestsellers.
For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.
On the home page click on “contest rules.”
Press Contact: Joni Labaqui