Aspiring Young Writer Takes 3rd in L. Ron Hubbard Writing Contest
USA- Kirkland, WA | Jan 4 2013 | (22:55:59 - EST)
Shannon Peavey of Kirkland, Washington will be honored at the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
The event will celebrate the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Shannon was the 4th quarter, 3rd place winner for this year, making it further than some several thousand others, and where her winning story, "Scavengers," will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIX.
Eleven other winners from all walks of life will be flown in from all corners of the globe. They will be treated to a week-long workshop taught by the contest blue ribbon panel of judges including Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides), and Dave Wolverton (On My Way to Paradise), and others, followed by the gala awards ceremony.
Established and sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983, the "Writers Award Contest" was a budding competition aimed at discovering, and eventually publishing, deserving amateur and aspiring writers.
The field of speculative fiction and fantasy, was chosen not only for Mr. Hubbard's love of and success within the genre—but for the freedom of imagination and expression it provided as what he described as the "herald of possibility."
At the time of its inception, the very idea of a contest of this scope and of a book filled with first-time fiction by beginning writers was seen in many literary venues as "untried" and "challenging," but at the same time as something both desirable and "long needed." Expert opinions contended it couldn't be done. To date, the contest has launched the careers of 11 New York Times bestselling authors.
For more informaiton about the contest, please visit the Writers of the Future Website.
Images Courtesy: Writers of the Future, L. Ron Hubbard
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