Announcing the winner of the Jay Lake Memorial Scholarship Contest

The essays have been submitted, read, judged, and Paradise Lost, in celebration of his life and dedication to helping other writers, is honored to announce the first ever winner of they Jay Lake Memorial Scholarship contest is:

Spencer Ellsworth

Spencer Ellsworth

Spencer Ellsworth has been writing since he learned how. For inspiration, he’s worked in special education, wilderness survival, and now as an administrator and teacher at a small tribal college in the Lummi Nation outside Bellingham, Washington. His work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show and many others. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and three children.

Please help us congratulate Spencer as he will be joining us this year in San Antonio at Paradise Lost V as a participant in the critique track as his prize. Chuck Wendig has promised not to bite him.



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Your Paradise Lost V Professional Staff


We’re honored to introduce you to the Paradise Lost 2015 Professional staff:

Chuck Wendig

Delilah S. Dawson

Robert J. Bennett

What an amazing line up!

How can you join this triumvirate of writing craft magnificence?

Registration opens September 1, 2014

Be there, or don’t, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Paradise Lost V is not a writing workshop you want to miss.




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Jay Lake Memorial Scholarship Contest

The rules for the contest have been posted, and we will be begin accepting applications September 1st, 2014.

Contestants, start your engines!


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Stay tuned

We’ve signed our final professional staff member and we will be announcing our 2015 pro staff and registration dates very soon.


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Adios compadre

Jay might not be with us in the flesh, but we are keeping him with us in spirit:

Jay Lake Memorial Scholarship

PL Crew

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