HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4th Quarter Honorable Mentions of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.
Stories that received Honorable Mention status will not go on for final judging but were good enough to merit acknowledgement for being well written. "We felt it was important to acknowledge contestants who have the talent, but didn't quite make the semi-finalist or finalist category," contest coordinating judge K.D. Wentworth stated.
"Out of the thousands of stories that get submitted to the contest, a small percentage make it this far," Wentworth continued. "Past Honorable Mention stories have gone on to see publication elsewhere. That is how competitive this contest is. The contest quality of submissions is the best of the best."
FOURTH QUARTER HONORABLE MENTIONS Z.S. Adani - Florida Rigel Ailur - Pennsylvania Dave Anderson - Oregon Brenna Asplund - Utah Wayne Austin - Australia Aaron Bilodeau - Indiana Hilary B. Bisenieks - Pennsylvania L.C. Booth - England Avey Cahill - Florida Tracy Canfield - Indiana Ami Chopine - Utah John Chu - Massachusetts Jared Collins - New York Renee Collins - Colorado Marie Croke - Maryland Daemon Crowe - Massachusetts Scott Davis - Massachusetts David D'Amico - Massachusetts M.C. DeMarco - Massachusetts Christine M. Doering - New York Dave Dunn - Florida James Fitzsimmons - California Anthony George - Colorado Rob Haines - Wales, United Kingdom Andrew Heard - Washington Louise Herring-Jones - Alabama Erik Alexander Hill - California Ken Hoover - New Mexico Adam Israel - Canada Patty Jansen - Australia Kristin Janz - Massachusetts K.G. Jewell - Texas Vincent Jorgensen - California Christopher Kastensmidt - Brazil Corry Lee - Washington Christine Lucas - Greece Cheryl McCreary - South Carolina Scott Mikula - Washington David Miles - South Africa Jeremiah Monk - Illinois Marjorie Montague - Oklahoma Valerie Muller - Virginia Damien Navillus - Arkansas J.H. Norris - Louisiana Lawrence Martin Nysschens - California Rick Novy - Arizona Kat Otis - Virginia J.M. Peltier - Utah David Sklar - New Jersey Daniel Smyth - Utah Chris Tissell - Oregon Pam Wallace - California William Wood - Virginia
Well-known contest judges include multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winners and finalists such as Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dave Wolverton, Sean Williams and K.D. Wentworth.
"The chance of being published in the publishing industry, is much, much smaller," Labaqui said. "Only three out of every 10,000 manuscripts submitted in the United States each year get published - 1,800 are science fiction and fantasy novels - and most of them are written by established authors. The odds increase dramatically if you live in a foreign country, where publishers are rare or non-existent. This is one very effective way to get in the door for the newcomer."
For more information about the contest, go to www.writersofthefuture.com.
SOURCE Writers and Illustrators of the Future