San Antonio, Texas (NAPSI) - There’s hopeful news for struggling writers. An annual contest is designed to encourage them and honor the best of their work. This year’s award ceremony was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Past winners have sold over 50 million copies of their work.

Each year, 12 writers and 12 illustrators have their work published in the science fiction and fantasy anthology series “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.” Orson Scott Card says, “It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.”

This year’s collection (Volume XXIX) is now available online at and and will soon be available in print wherever books are sold. Learn more at