L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.
The Contest is open for those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months.
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Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. They cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children.
- The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To send your entry electronically, go to- https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/writersq12019
To send your entry in hard copy, mail it to- L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest, 7051 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90028
- No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights.
- Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers.
- All entries must be original works by the entrant, in English.
- Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification.
- Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
- Entries submitted in hard copy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front of the paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages.
- All other formats will be disqualified.
- Each entry must have a cover page with the title of the work, the author’s legal name, a pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and an approximate word count.
- Every subsequent page must carry the title and a page number, but the author’s name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.
- Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name.
- Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and approximate word count.
- This Contest is void where prohibited by law.
- Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months.
- From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner.
- The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.
The Contest will run from 12:00 a.m. October 1, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2018 (PST).