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A Competition for Writers in Science Fiction and a Chance to Win Cash Prize Valued $ 1,000

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2019/09/30
A Competition for Writers in Science Fiction and a Chance to Win Cash Prize Valued $ 1,000

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L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest announces it's an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience and have the chance to win a prize of 1000 $. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner. The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.

Eligibility:

  1. This competition is opened to new amateur SCI-FI & Fantasy Writers.
  2. No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. 
  3. All types of science fiction, fantasy, and dark fantasy are welcomed.
  4. All entries must be original works by the entrant and must be submitted in English. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
  7. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. 
  8. Each entrant may submit only one manuscript per quarter. Winners are ineligible to make further entries in the Contest.
  9. All entries for each quarter are final. No revisions are accepted.
  10. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Prizes:

There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, in US dollars. In addition, at the end of the year, the first place winners will have their entries judged 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.

About the Competition:

The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest have left an indelible impact on the fields of science fiction and fantasy. With more than three decades of developing new professional writers, the impact that the Contest has had on the field is impossible to measure. The Contest was formed for a purpose beyond simply giving awards, it was intended to help foster the next generation of master writers. Budrys (Renowned author, critic, and one of the judges of the contest) developed a world-class workshop to accompany the awards ceremony. The prototype workshop was held in Taos, New Mexico, USA with fellow authors (and Contest judges) Frederik Pohl and Gene Wolfe. L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Science, Literature, Writing

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Funding
other
Opportunity Coverage
Other
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
No Language Required
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