12 aspiring writers and 12 artists have realized their dream when the book they were published in, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34, became a national bestseller
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) June 12, 2018
At a time when getting that much needed break as a writer seems next to impossible, 12 aspiring writers and 12 artists have realized their dream when the book they were published in, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34, became a national bestseller, hitting the #10 spot on the Publishers Weekly Science Fiction bestseller list. This makes the 4th Writers of the Future volume in a row to achieve national bestselling status.
Writers of the Future Volume 34, released in April, is a compilation of 12 top science fiction and fantasy short stories written by 12 winners of the Writers of the Future Contest and illustrated by the 12 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners. While contest entries span over 160 countries, winners this year hailed from 9 different countries and include: Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela, as well as the US.
The winning authors listed alphabetically are: Janey Bell, Eneasz Brodski, Erik Bundy, Erin Cairns, Vida Cruz, Jonathan Ficke, Amy Henrie Gillett, Diana Hart, Cole Hehr, N.R.M. Roshak, Darci Stone and Jeremy TeGrotenhuis.
Winning illustrators listed alphabetically are: Bruce Brenneise, Adar Darnov, Alana Fletcher, Quintin Gleim, Duncan Halleck, Sydney Lugo, Anthony Moravian, Maksym Polishchuk, Jazmen Richardson, Reyna Rochin, Brenda Rodriguez and Kyna Tek.
The volume also contains short stories written by NYT bestselling authors and Writers of the Future contest judges, Brandon Sanderson and Jody Lynn Nye along with a short story by contest founder, L. Ron Hubbard. And cover art was created by internationally acclaimed artist and Illustrators of the Future judge, Ciruelo.
About The Contests:
Following the 1982 release of his internationally acclaimed bestselling science fiction novel, “Battlefield Earth,” written in celebration of 50 years as a professional writer, L. Ron Hubbard created the Writers of the Future Contest (http://www.writersofthefuture.com) in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers of speculative fiction to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 404 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and 4,450 short stories. The contests have produced 32 New York Times bestsellers written by 12 authors: Dave Wolverton (aka David Farland), Sean Williams, Jo Beverly, Nancy Farmer, Lisa Smedman, Karen Joy Fowler, Patrick Rothfuss, Tim Myers, Eric Flint, Dean Wesley Smith, Tobias Buckle and Elizabeth Wein. And Contest Winners have garnered 155 major awards. Collectively, the winners of the contests have sold over 60 million books over the years.
The 324 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 68 television shows and 40 major movies and winning 154 awards.
The Writers of the Future Award is the genre’s most prestigious award of its kind and has now become the largest, most successful and demonstrably most influential vehicle for budding creative talent in the world of contemporary fiction. Since its inception, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests have produced 34 anthology volumes and awarded upwards of $1 million in cash prizes and royalties. For more information please visit http://www.writersofthefuture.com and http://www.galaxypress.com