Chicago, Illinois Writer Wins L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

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Oleg Kazantsev gets his big break through international contest

Oleg Kazantsev originally from Russia and currently living in Chicago, Illinois will be honored at the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held in April 2014 in Los Angeles. The event will celebrate the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Oleg was the 4th quarter, second place winner for this year, making it further than some several thousand others, and where his winning story, "Long Jump," will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXX.

Oleg is a Russian writer who has been learning English and specifically writing fiction for the past 3 years. He has been working on his English major at Columbia College. Oleg is otherwise an IT consultant.

Alongside Oleg will be 11 other winners from all walks of life, 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" and Dave Wolverton "On My Way to Paradise," 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. To date the contest has launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors.

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