International Contests Receive Entry From 150th Country

Jan 13, 2010, 10:15 ET from Writers and Illustrators of the Future

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests received an entry this week from Azerbaijan, marking the 150th country from which submissions have been received. Azerbaijan is on the western shore of the Caspian Sea.

The winners of the contest are published yearly in the largest selling anthology in the world, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, which is published in English.

"The Internet changed everything," Labaqui said, "we've seen the contests expand to dozens of non-English speaking countries in the past 15 years as the Internet grew. This particularly makes our illustrator contest open to any artist on the planet, as you don't have to know English to illustrate."

The yearly winners of the contest not only receive cash prizes, but are also published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.

The Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests were created by L. Ron Hubbard 26 years ago as a means of providing the newcomer a chance to have their works seen.  The program has provided that starting point for many careers. 300 writers have seen their name in print over the 26 years of the contests' history.  At last count, there have been over 500 novels, including 7 New York Times bestsellers, and over 3,000 short stories that have been published by contest winners.  In addition to continuing on in the field of speculative fiction, several have gone on to publish in genres such as mystery and romance, to write for TV and motion pictures and to become editors and critics.

If you want to become a writer or illustrator, no matter what genre you wish to become a professional in, this is the contest to enter, no matter where you live.

For more information on the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, go to www.writersofthefuture.com.

SOURCE Writers and Illustrators of the Future



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