I asked for help last week and OH BOY did you guys deliver! Not only did I receive a tear-jerking amount of love and support over email, but we went from no book covers for the Cover Art Contest to 24! Whenever I feel discouraged or wonder if I am doing the right thing, this community comes through with the encouragement that I need. I am over here alone on my computer trying to shine the light of Christ as best I can and when my mirror becomes cloudy, you hand me the Windex. Thanks, guys. *dabs eyes with tissue*
*cough, cough* NOW I am asking you to show some of that love to our most recent winner, Margaret Reinhardt! Margaret won our contest by a mere 6 votes and there was some pretty epic back and forth with Joan Fennell Carringer's submission, but she managed to triumph in the end. Margaret shares her manga (Japanese Comics) finds on her Instagram as well as on YouTube under the handle margreadsmanga. I encourage you to follow her on both platforms! Congrats again, Margaret!
As for the Cover Art Contest, it is a good thing that I managed to have three sponsors for this popular contest because otherwise, the "Vote" page would look pretty crazy. Here is a little update on how things are going: So far we have received a total of 313 votes. Our top three covers are only separated by 10 votes total so it is still anyone's contest to win. Our current first place is Cover 19 The Road Home by Malissa Chapin, second is Cover 24 Show Me Betrayal by Ellen E. Withers, and third is Cover 6 The Death and Resurrection of Baseball by William R. Douglas. As I said before, the votes are VERY close up through the top 10 so keep the votes coming for your favorite authors!
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May your day be bright and your reading be epic!
~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
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This Week's Community Activity:
Vote for Your Favorite Cover Art
Voting will go through May 27. Simply visit cleanfictionmagazine.com once per da, visit the "Vote" page, and cast your vote! That's it! This way you can have several favorites and support several authors. Have fun!
This Contest is Sponsored by K.M. Carroll, Esther Wallace, and by Lisa Loucks-Christenson. Find Carroll's fantastic books at kmcarrollblog.wordpress.com, Wallace's books/art at theblackphantomchronicles.com and The Cougar Creek Herald Series by Loucks-Christenson at cougarcreekminnesota.com.
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