The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest is an ongoing competition designed to discover new and amateur writers of science fiction and fantasy, present certificates of merit when earned and award monetary prizes to the winners. All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome.
Important: Submit only once per quarter.
Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to people who have not yet had 3 short stories or a novel professionally published.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 1984
Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Awarded 1 x per year.
- Dates: Rolling Deadlines: Check cutoff dates.
- Open to a broad Audience.
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 7,500 words.|
|Novelette Novelette||7,500 - 15,000 words.|
|Novella Novella||15,000 - 17,000 words.|
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| OK|| No|| Unknown|| No||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our . glossary
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