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L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

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Applications are now open for the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest. The Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged. Further,  by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests have left an indelible mark on the fields of science fiction and fantasy. With more than three decades of developing new professional writers and more than a quarter-century. Further,  of cultivating new professional illustrators, the impact that the two Contests have had on the field is impossible to measure. The  L. Ron Contest was formed for a purpose beyond simply giving awards. It was intended to help foster the next generation of master writers. Budrys developed a world-class workshop to accompany the awards ceremony.


There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter:

  • First Prize: $1,000
  • Second Prize: $750
  • Third Prize: $500
  • In addition, at the end of the year, the first place winners will have their entries judge by a panel of judges, and a Grand Prize winner shall be determined and receive an additional $5,000. All winners will also receive trophies.


  • 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.
  • 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 must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. They regret they cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children.
  •  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.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 September,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerL. Ron Hubbard’s Writers



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