The Writers of the Future – Writing Contest


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9732

Opportunity Description

With more than 3 decades of developing new professional writers, The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests have impact the genre of science fiction and fantasy. The contests are created for the purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation in writing as well as to develop new talents and make them the next generation of master writers. Now the program is providing a chance for the new and amateur writers to take a chance, compete and win cash and other prizes.

Important details:

  • Deadlines: September 30, 2019 (PST)
  • Funding Organizations: Winning Writers
  • You will retain the rights to your work even after the submission.
  • The submissions must be original work, no shape or form of plagiarism will be tolerated.
  • Only one submission per applicant is allowed


  • No fee to enter
  • Prizes in the each quarter:
    • $ 1,000
    • $ 750
    • $ 500
  • Quarterly 1ST Place Winners:
    • $5000
    • The L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award


  • New and Amateur Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writers
  • Exception: those who have professionally published a short novel or a novel, more than 3 short stories, or more than one novelette in any medium Professional publication is thought not to be eligible to enter. (With the payment of at least eight cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits)

Submission Guide:

  • Works of prose, max 17,000 words (no poetry or works for children)
  • Double-spaced
  • Title and page number on each page
  • Please separately include:
    • Author’s legal name
    • Pen name (if applicable)
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Email
    • Approximate word count

How to apply:

Apply Now, by creating a new account in the website.

If you have any queries, please email at

For more information, please go to the official website of the Writers of the Future.


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