Writers of the Future Winner Marina J. Lostetter of Arkansas Continues Selling Her Short Stories

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Publication of "Comet Man" in Penumbra, Family Traditions Issue in December is Her Second Story in Print Since the Contest Win

Marina J. Lostetter

There is no sign of her career slowing down. This is good news for all of us. She is very talented.

Marina J. Lostetter of Fayetteville, a winner in this year’s Writers of the Future Contest and published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 29, continues to sell, advancing her career as a professional writer. Marina will see her story, "Comet Man," in Penumbra, Family Traditions Issue this December. Three additional stories by Marina are already scheduled for release in 2014.

Her winning story, "Master Belladino's Mask," published in the contest’s annual anthology in April, was her second published story of 2013 followed by her story, "Ol' Soapy's Revenge," also in Penumbra followed by "The Prayer Ladder" in Galaxy's Edge Magazine in September.

"There is no sign of her career slowing down," said contest coordinating judge Dave Wolverton. "This is good news for all of us. She is very talented."

Throughout the contests’ 29-year history, over 650 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners.

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, now in its 31st year, enjoys amazing success with thousands of entrants yearly. Created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the contest has to date launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors: Jo Beverley, Tobias Buckell, David Farland, Nancy Farmer, Eric Flint, Karen Joy Fowler, Tim Myers, Patrick Rothfuss, Lisa Smedman, Dean Wesley Smith, Elizabeth Wein and Sean Williams.

To learn more, including details on how to enter the contests, visit the website at http://www.writersofthefuture.com.

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