Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests announced that the Hubbard Achievement Awards event celebrating the winners to be published in Writers of the Future Volume 32 will be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM. RSVP at www.writersofthefuture.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/213435755664932/
The announcement was made to provide an opportunity for science fiction and fantasy fans to plan for and attend the Hubbard Achievement Awards—one of the three major events celebrating the genre, the other two being the Hugo and the Nebula Awards—as there are only 1,200 seats and the hall has been full each of the years the event has been held there.
Following the 1982 release of his internationally acclaimed bestselling science fiction novel, Battlefield Earth, written in celebration of 50 years as a professional writer, L. Ron Hubbard created The Writers of the Future writing contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers of speculative fiction to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 368 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies.
The 298 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies.
The Writers of the Future Award is the genre’s most prestigious award of its kind and has now become the largest, most successful and demonstrably most influential vehicle for budding creative talent in the world of contemporary fiction. Since inception, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests have produced 31 anthology volumes and awarded a cumulative $930,000 in cash prizes and royalties.
For more information about Writers of the Future go to www.writersofthefuture.com