History of Helping New Writers by Algis Budrys

Novice writers who hoped to learn his storytelling and story-selling skills often consulted L. Ron Hubbard for advice. He was happy to offer suggestions and so he began sharing his hard-earned experience with creative writing students.

How to Impress an Editor by Frederik Pohl

What goes through an editor’s mind when he reads a story by an aspiring writer? In this article written by Frederik Pohl in 1987 for Writers of the Future volume 3, he is about to tell you.…

Jerry Pournelle Leaves a Legacy of Helping New Writers (1933-2017)

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest Pays Tribute to Jerry Pournelle (1933 – 2017). Jerry leaves a legacy of helping new writers.

Focus on Melissa Yuan-Innes, Writers of the Future Volume 16 Winner

When you sit down to write a profile about Melissa Yuan-Innes, it’s hard to figure out where to start. Sure, she published her short story “Skin Song” in the 16th annual volume of Writers of the Future, so you could start there. But Yuan-Innes is a person who seems …

The Writers of the Future Contest

“I feel this is the most important thing I could be doing with all the things I’ve learned in my life.” —Algis Budrys THE CONTEST In 1983, in recognition of the difficult road to success that new writers had to face in an ever-tightening publishing environment, L. Ron Hubbard “initiated a means for new and […]