L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest for Speculative Fiction's Entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina Brings Total Countries of Entrants to 164

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Contest notes that the Eastern Europe region of has had entrants for years.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

We've seen entries from the bordering countries of Croatia and Kosovo for years now. I'm happy to now include Bosnia and Herzegovina on our list.

Officials of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future announced their first ever entrant from Bosnia and Herzegovina, making the total countries where entrants have sent in submissions to 164. "In the past year seventeen new countries have been added to the list of entrants and in fact the numbers are increasing from foreign countries," contest director Joni Labaqui stated. "We've seen entries from the bordering countries of Croatia and Kosovo for years now. I'm happy to now include Bosnia and Herzegovina on our list."

L. Ron Hubbard launched the contest in 1984 to help those who have talent but needed the exposure that a big name author would bring to the new writer and illustrator. The contest launches 12 writer careers and 12 illustrator careers every year with the annual anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.

"We started to see a marked increase of international entries as the internet grew," contest director Joni Labaqui said. "We've had a web site for the contest from the early days of the internet but we also have hundreds of other sites online that promote the contest."

"We still continue to accept hard copy entries for those who don't have access to the internet," Labaqui continued, "but the majority of entrants now favor online. With no postage costs, it is virtually free to enter and most people can appreciate that."

In addition to being published, the support and encouragement for the winners consists of prize money, a week long workshop which covers the basics of the business, mentoring by famous judges, an awards ceremony and press coverage. For more information on Writers and Illustrators of the Future, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.

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