Marjorie “Jor” Jennings, one of the first Writers of the Future Contest winners, died of a heart attack on August 27.
She joined the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society in May 1978. That was about the same time she was enjoying her first success selling sf. “The Devil and All Her Works” and “Unemployment Problem” appeared in Galaxy in 1978.
Her story “Other” was published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine in 1982, and collected in The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories 9 (ed. Art Saha).
Jennings’ “Tiger Hunt” was a quarterly winner during the first year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest (1984). She was a featured participant at the first Writers of the Future Award banquet (1985), and her winning story was published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, edited by Algis Budrys.