Over the years, the Writers of the Future volumes have been filled out with not just the contest winners, but finalists that our Coordinating Judge determined show tremendous potential.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
Steven Libis from Mission Hills, California will be honored at the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on Sunday, 14 April, 2013 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The event will celebrate the twelve annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Roy was the chosen "published finalist" this year. His story will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVIII.
"Steven was not one of the twelve winners for the year, but he was a finalist in the 4th quarter of the contest and his story was chosen to round out the anthology", said contest director, Joni Labaqui. "Over the years, the Writers of the Future volumes have been filled out with not just the contest winners, but finalists that our Coordinating Judge determined show tremendous potential."
This is Steven's first entry to the contest.
"That is a rare opportunity," Labaqui continued, "considering the thousands of entrants the contest has each year. "The beauty about being a published finalist is that you can still enter the contest. Steven will be published this year but he can also continue entering until he wins. Once you win, you can no longer enter." Over the contests 28 year history, there have been 5 published finalists who have gone on to win in a later year.
Steven will be treated to a week long workshop taught by the contest blue ribbon panel of judges lead by Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides), followed by the gala awards ceremony at the end of the week.
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.