Two Dozen Beginning Writers and Illustrators of Speculative Fiction to be Honored as Worldwide Writing Contest and Illustrating Contest Winners

Celebrities, Best-Selling Authors, Famous Illustrators To Fete Newcomers At

Caltech's Prestigious Athenaeum Club



Aug 20, 2007, 01:00 ET from Writers of the Future

    PASADENA, Calif., Aug 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve winning writers and
 twelve illustrators from around the globe -- all commercially-unpublished
 prior to their entry in the annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future
 Contests -- will be honored during the 23rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard
 Achievement Awards at the Caltech Athenaeum Club on Friday, August 24th,
 2007 beginning at 7:30 pm.
     The highlight of the ceremony will be the announcement of the year's
 two Grand Prize writing contest and illustrating contest winners who will
 each receive $5,000. Quarterly winners also receive cash prizes from $1,000
 to $500. Their winning stories and illustrations will appear in the annual
 anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future,
 volume 23 (Galaxy Press, 2007).
     Participating in the ceremony will be best-selling authors Kevin J.
 Anderson, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers and Sean Williams who
 will serve as presenters along with celebrities Jason Dohring (CW TVs
 "Veronica Mars"), two-time Emmy award nominated actress Lee Purcell, and
 Latin vocalist Carina Rico.
     Throughout the writing and illustrating contests' 24-year history, over
 500 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners. "What's
 amazing to me is that a good 60 to 70% of winners go on to successful
 careers," says New York Times' best-selling author Anderson (Dune prequels,
 Seven Suns series). "You could call it 'The American Idol' for writers-long
 before there ever was such a show."
     The Writers of the Future Contest is a short story competition
 initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers
 to get a much-needed break -- its winners have gone on to publish over 550
 novels and 1,400 short stories, selling an impressive 31 million copies of
 their works combined -- enough books to fill the payloads of 6 space
 shuttles.
     Because of the success of the Writers Contest, the format was expanded
 to include a companion Illustrators of the Future Contest in 1988. Many of
 the illustration winners have gone on to highly successful illustration and
 design careers.
     For free eBook from Anne McCaffrey and information on how the writers
 and illustrators contest work, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com or
 search PR Newswire for other releases on Writers of the Future.
 
 

SOURCE Writers of the Future
    PASADENA, Calif., Aug 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve winning writers and
 twelve illustrators from around the globe -- all commercially-unpublished
 prior to their entry in the annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future
 Contests -- will be honored during the 23rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard
 Achievement Awards at the Caltech Athenaeum Club on Friday, August 24th,
 2007 beginning at 7:30 pm.
     The highlight of the ceremony will be the announcement of the year's
 two Grand Prize writing contest and illustrating contest winners who will
 each receive $5,000. Quarterly winners also receive cash prizes from $1,000
 to $500. Their winning stories and illustrations will appear in the annual
 anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future,
 volume 23 (Galaxy Press, 2007).
     Participating in the ceremony will be best-selling authors Kevin J.
 Anderson, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers and Sean Williams who
 will serve as presenters along with celebrities Jason Dohring (CW TVs
 "Veronica Mars"), two-time Emmy award nominated actress Lee Purcell, and
 Latin vocalist Carina Rico.
     Throughout the writing and illustrating contests' 24-year history, over
 500 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners. "What's
 amazing to me is that a good 60 to 70% of winners go on to successful
 careers," says New York Times' best-selling author Anderson (Dune prequels,
 Seven Suns series). "You could call it 'The American Idol' for writers-long
 before there ever was such a show."
     The Writers of the Future Contest is a short story competition
 initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers
 to get a much-needed break -- its winners have gone on to publish over 550
 novels and 1,400 short stories, selling an impressive 31 million copies of
 their works combined -- enough books to fill the payloads of 6 space
 shuttles.
     Because of the success of the Writers Contest, the format was expanded
 to include a companion Illustrators of the Future Contest in 1988. Many of
 the illustration winners have gone on to highly successful illustration and
 design careers.
     For free eBook from Anne McCaffrey and information on how the writers
 and illustrators contest work, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com or
 search PR Newswire for other releases on Writers of the Future.
 
 SOURCE Writers of the Future