Winner of the 2008 Writers of the Future Grand Prize Announced (or: Here She Comes, Miss America)

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.

Weird.

Perhaps these two Grand Prize Winners should get together for a celebratory drink?

– S.

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  1. Ian McHugh

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for the congrats. You can get my email from Joni at WotF. Drop me a line before you come over.

    Ian

  2. Hey, it’s been a whole year since our wild week!
    Randall

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