Note: the pay rate of "Unknown" is not a mistake. Writers of the Future publishes some finalists which do not get the listed prize money, though they don't mention this in their guidelines. They pay something for these, but that pay rate is not specified in their guidelines, so "Unknown" pay is the result.
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.
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There are 230 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
15 min | 107.55 mean avg | 107 median | 440 max days
3.47% - avg 125 days
94.34% - avg 106 days(22.58% of rejections are personal)
55 pending responses (20 min | 44 mean avg | 31 median | 123 max days waiting) Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data. We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.