Writers Award Contest

Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. There is no entry fee to enter in the contest. Prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 amount will given every three months. There is also an additional Annual Grand Prize of $5,000.The “Writers Award Contest” was established and sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983.


  • The Contest is open only for those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium
  • Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits
  • No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome

How to Apply:

To be entering in the contest, the candidates must login themselves. The link is:


About the Entries:

  • All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification
  • Entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. Cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children
  • Entries may not have been previously published in professional media
  • Entries submitted in hard copy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front of the paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages. Each entry must have a cover page with the title of the work, the author’s legal name, a pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title and a page number, but the author’s name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.

Submitting Details:

  • The candidates can send their entry by mail to:
    Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest
    7051 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name. Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and approximate word count.

Award Amount:

Three cash prizes in each quarter will be given as: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, in US dollars. A Grand Prize winner will receive an additional $5,000.

Application Deadline:

This contest runs from July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015.

Link for More Information:



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