Writers of the Future-Science Fiction Writing Contest

Writers of the Future-Science Fiction Writing Contest

Writers of the Future-Science Fiction Writing Contest is open to high school students, college students and other new and amateur writers. Four awards are given each year for short stories or novelettes that are either science fiction or fantasy.

Stories can be up to 17,000 words in length. All stories must be original work and represent stories that have not been previously published. Also, candidates must not have professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories.

The Contest will award four prizes, which includes third, second and first place, plus a grand prize. Candidates may submit one story during each of the four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1, with the final submission date on September 30.

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, better known as L. Ron Hubbard, was an American author who was referred to in 2014 by the Smithsonian magazine as one of the 100 most significant Americans of all time. He was best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. The writing contest was established in 1988 to encourage upcoming science fiction writers.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in SEPTEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $500 - $5,000.

For more details, visit www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/



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