Though there isn’t any official update yet on the Writers of the Future site or blog, I have it on good authority that Ian McHugh of Hackett, Australia is the new Writers of the Future Grand Prize Winner.
Congratulations Ian! Welcome to the club! I hope (and know) that you’ve had an amazing week at the WOTF workshop and I hope you enjoy the hell out of the next year until you, too, have to pass on your crown.
Ian won for his story “Bitter Dreams”, which I can’t wait to read when the new WOTF book comes out in a few weeks.
A quick Google search reveals that Hackett is part of the Australian Capitol Territory, where it just so happens I’ll be during part of my trip to Oz; I’ll be visiting friends in Melba, another part of the ACT.
Perhaps these two Grand Prize Winners should get together for a celebratory drink?