Authors from International Writers and Illustrators Contest Moving on to Fame

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Recent winners in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest find success in a multitude of venues

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It is like drinking from a water hose, so much incredible wisdom in such a short time.

As the winners leave after the week-long workshop and gala awards event held annually, they leave with years worth of wisdom freely given to them by the famous judges and the contest founder's writing essays. As winner Jacob Boyd so aptly phrased it "it is like drinking from a water hose, so much incredible wisdom in such a short time." Winners take the advice to heart, producing volumes of stories and promote themselves at an unusual rate. As a result, good news continuously arrives at contest headquarters.

"Here is news from just a hand-full of recent winners," contest director Joni Labaqui announced. "K.C. Ball just won the Speculative Literature Foundation's Older Writers Grant for her story Snapshots I Brought Back from the Black Hole. Van Aaron Hughes just sold his story The Long View to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Patty Jansen has her story Survival in Shades of Orange appearing in the November issue of Analog as does Brad R. Torgersen with his story Strobe Effect. Jordan Ellinger's novel Ritual of Fire was just announced and William Mitchell from England landed a US agent at the Talcott Notch Literary Services to represent his novels in progress. Seth Rothwood just had his book covers to Silver Linings immortalized at the annual conference of Challenger Centers for Space Science Education. This is a small sampling. The past winners keep me busy tabulating their successes, which is a delight."

As it is free-to-enter, L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, now in its 29th 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 11 New York Times bestselling authors.

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