Maryland Writer Wins the International L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest and is Now Published in Australia

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Eric Cline got a big writing break through international contest and has now sold to Australian Cosmos Magazine

Eric Cline of Bowie, Maryland found out in August of 2012 that he had won second place in the 2nd quarter of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest, and since then, has been promoting the fact that he won. Thanks to Eric's extraordinary networking skills and his win in the contest, he is now an internationally sold and read author, and he hasn't even been published in the contests anthology yet. Such is the way for the winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest; the word gets out, and publishers know they have a talented writer on their hands.

Eric's short story, "Our Stern Alarums Chang'd to Merry Meetings" was sold to and published in Australia's Cosmos Magazine this month.

Eric will be honored at the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on Sunday, 14 April, 2013 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will celebrate the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests. Eric's winning story, "Gonna Reach Out and Grab Ya", will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIX, which will be released at the event.

Eric has been writing and being published in small online and hard copy publications and is a former college level English teacher and has been entering the contest for a few years.

Eleven other winners from all walks of life will be flown in from all corners of the globe. They will be treated to a week long workshop taught by the contest blue ribbon panel of judges including Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides), followed by the gala awards ceremony.

The Contests were initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 shortly after returning to the field of science fiction with his bestseller Battlefield Earth. And to date the contest has launched the careers of 8 New York Times bestselling authors.

For more information on the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.

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