The photograph below is what I prefer to call a “Window”. In a way paintings, photos, and other visual arts are “Windows” into another space. Whether it is in the artist’s mind or a recreation of an actual place, these “Windows” allow us to pause for a moment and see someone else’s view.
Why the “Multiverse” then? Many authors use paintings, photos, and other visual arts in order to inspire them to create whole new universes and times for us to enjoy. What message will you find in this bottle? I cannot wait to read about what you find.
This popular contest is a of staple our magazine and will continue to accept submissions quarterly. You will find 3 winners in this edition: one in Fantasy & Fairy Tales, one in Science & Superheroes, and one in Mystery & History. All 3 of these stories were so good that we couldn’t help but give them all a prize.
How to Participate
You are asked to write a micro-story beginning with “Through the window, I saw...” using the photo below as inspiration. The only restriction on your creativity is that you keep your micro-story clean. All genres are accepted.
Submissions will open on April 1st and end on April 29th. Please keep your submission to between 800 and 1,200 words. Send your micro-story, your name as you would like it to appear, the genre of the story, your social media handle/website, and an email for contact purposes to email@example.com
We will not use your micro-stories without your permission and the winner/s will be sent pages for approval. The winner/s will appear in our June 20th, 2023 Summer Edition along with the image on this page.
Depending on the number of submissions we receive, there will be either winners in several genre categories OR an overall winner. Each winner or the overall winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an author feature ($40 value). The winner/s will be decided by the Clean Fiction staff and excerpts of each submission may be used for promotional purposes.
We cannot wait to see what you do with this new image and are excited to read your submissions! Happy Writing!
~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
The information gathered for the contest will only be used for the purposes of the contest and will not be sold to anyone else. For the small print follow the link below:
How do I become a Contest Sponsor?
We need sponsors! Sponsor this contest for only $25! There is a limit of 2 sponsors per contest at this time. With a sponsorship you receive: a website banner, mentions on social media, and your banner will be printed along with the contest in the upcoming edition.
Send your banner information, graphics, business name, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to see what sponsorships are open for the Summer Edition 2023.
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