L. Rob Hubbard - Writers of the Future Contest

Win Cash Prizes for Your Science Fiction Stories

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Since 1983, L. Rob Hubbard has been searching out and awarding the brightest new science fiction storytellers in their Writers of the Future Contest.

If you think you belong among them, create an original sci-fi story of 17,000 words or less and submit it to be judged by some of the best writers in the field.

If your story is picked, you could win cash prizes worth up to $5,000 plus an award that will get you noticed by agents and publishers.

The winners will also be invited to intensive workshops to help improve their writing, and be celebrated at awards galas held on a quarterly basis.

So if you've ever dreamed of being a published science fiction author, get your pen or your typing fingers ready. This could be your shot to break into the business.

Sweepstakes Links:

Click Here to Enter this Sweepstakes
Click Here for the Official Sweepstakes Rules
Click Here for the Sweepstakes' Home Page

Note: If the sweepstakes entry link doesn't work for you, try entering through the home page and looking for a link to the sweepstakes.


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Open to all who have not professionally published a novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, 18+

End Date:


Entry Frequency:

Limit of one entry per quarter

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: $5,000 in cash. (ARV: $5,000)

1st Prizes (4 - 1 per quarter): $1,000 cash. (ARV: $1,000)

2nd Prizes (4 - 1 per quarter): $750 cash. (ARV: $750)

3rd Prizes (4 - 1 per quarter): $500 cash. (ARV: $500)

Additional Comments:

To enter, submit a science fiction story of up to 17,000 words in length. See the rules for more details and restrictions.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of professional writers. The rules do not list the judging criteria.