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Writers of the Future Contest



Description
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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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Unknown

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
Unknown

Novelette
7500 to 17000 words
Unknown


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 209 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
25 min | 107.28 mean avg | 112 median | 380 max days
Responded:
99.04%
Accepted:
3.82% - avg 126 days
Rejected:
92.82% - avg 106 days (26.28% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.47%
Dead Letters:
0.95%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.95%
Withdrawn
1.91%
Pending:
51 pending responses (2 min | 63 mean avg | 60 median | 146 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.


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Listing added: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 12 February 2020


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