2018 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest

The top awards in the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest were presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles in April 8 reports Locus Online.

2018 Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award

  • Darci Stone for her story “Mara’s Shadow”

2018 Illustrators of the Future Golden Brush Award

  • Kyna Tek for his illustration of Erin Cairns’s story “A Smokeless and Scorching Fire”

John Goodwin of Galaxy Press provided this list of Writers / Illustrators finalists.

Writers of the Future

Quarter 1

  • First: Jeremy TeGrotenhuise – “The Minarets of An-Zabat”
  • Second: Diana Hart – “Miss Smokey”
  • Third: Janey Bell – “The Face in the Box”

Quarter 2

  • First: Vida Cruz – “Odd and Ugly”
  • Second: Amy Gillett – “All Light and Darkness”
  • Third: Eneasz Brodski – “Flee My Pretty One”

Quarter 3

  • First: Darci Stone – “Mara’s Shadow”
  • Second: Erik Bundy – “Turnabout”
  • Third: Natalka Roshak – “A Bitter Thing”

Quarter 4

  • First: Erin Cairns – “A Smokeless and Scorching Fire”
  • Second: Timothy Hehr – “What Lies Beneath”
  • Third: Jonathan Ficke – “The Howler on the Sales Floor”

Illustrators of the Future

Quarter 1

  • First: Anthony Moravian – “Miss Smokey”
  • Second: Duncan Halleck – “All Light and Darkness”
  • Third: Bruce Brenneise – “The Face in the Box”

Quarter 2

  • First: Adar Darnov – “Turnabout”
  • Second: Reyna Rochin – “Odd and Ugly”
  • Third: Brenda Rodriguez — “The Minarets of An-Zabat”

Quarter 3

  • First: Alana Fletcher – “Flee My Pretty One”
  • Second: Maksym Polishchuk – “What Lies Beneath”
  • Third: Jazmin Richardson – “A Bitter Thing”

Quarter 4

  • First: Kyna Tek – “A Smokeless and Scorching Fire”
  • Second: Sidney Yarelis Lugo Cabrera – “The Howler on the Sales Floor”
  • Third: Quintin Dee Gleim – “Mara’s Shadow”

The quarterly winners received trophies, and the Golden Awards winners won $5,000.

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