2014 Writers and Illustrators 30th Annual Awards Ceremony

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Kobo Writing Life’s Director, Mark Lefebvre presenting a talk on the future of publishing

Each year the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests welcome a dozen talented new writers and illustrators into the field as published professionals. And countless others have been inspired to keep writing, keep creating, keep entering and keep dreaming their creative visions.

Kobo Writing Life’s Director, Mark Lefebvre was there presenting a talk on the future of publishing (which appears at approximately 43 minutes into the video), and he also surprised the winners with their very own Kobo Aura HD device! To see the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEhjD20RaM

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Writers and Illustrators of the Future are the most enduring and influential contests in the history of science fiction and fantasy.

Winners from the contest year October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 attended  the 30th Annual Awards Ceremony and a series of workshops with internationally renowned science fiction, fantasy and horror writers in Hollywood at Author Services, Inc. The winning stories, along with accompanying illustrations, are published in an annual anthology with wide distribution to bookstores nationwide and abroad. For many, this is just the first step in a long and successful career.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future – Volume 30

Celebrate new writers, new winners, new worlds.

This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination… and reaching deep into your wildest dreams.

View the recently released L. Ron Hubbard – Volume 30.

Past winners of the Writers of the Future Contest have gone on to publish well over 700 novels and 3000 short stories; they have become international bestsellers and have won the most prestigious accolades in the field—the Hugo, the Nebula, the John W. Campbell, the Bram Stoker, and the Locus Award—and even mainstream literary awards such as the National Book Award, the Newbery and the Pushcart Prize. The Illustrators of the Future winners have gone on to publish millions of illustrations in the field.

Click here to see all the previous Writer’s of the Future anthologies:

 

 

One comment

  • For an aspiring writer, seeing their name in print is the best award anyone could win. But to be recognized by an actual organization for your talent must be truly humbling. Who wouldn’t want to walk into a bookstore and see their book on display?

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