We did it again! We hit #1 New Release on Amazon's Literary Criticism Reference list! That makes all 8 magazines that we have published a #1 New Release on Amazon. We are extremely blessed that this is the case. I honestly didn't think that we were going to make it this time, but I woke up on Boxing Day with this very happy surprise. The Winter Edition 2023 Paperback and Ebook are available on Amazon or sign up directly for a Yearly Subscription on our website (Powered by PayPal). Our direct subscription also saves you $ so don't wait!
As one year ends another is about to begin, and with it a brand new magazine starts the 3 month trek to publication. Our reviewers are already hard at work, and my inbox is already filling up with reviews for our Spring Edition 2024. It seems such a short time that I am able to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy a finished magazine before I jump into the next one. But I must admit that I have it a lot easier than my family members who publish a local paper weekly for our community. God is good for allowing me a rest at all.
Anywho, enough mush for now! Onward to the next magazine! Our first contest starts accepting submissions on January 1st. The Windows into the Multiverse Writing Contest is coming up next on our calendar.
How to Participate: You are asked to write a micro-story beginning with “Through the window, I saw...” using the photo (Found on our website under "Contests"). The only restriction on your creativity is that you keep your micro-story clean. All genres are accepted. Submissions will open January 1-31. Please keep your submission to between 1,000 and 1,500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot wait to read what you write about this new image and are excited to read your submissions!
Clean Fiction Audio: Romance with Edge - Clean Fiction Audio Ep. 5 available now on Patreon and will release on YouTube (@CleanFiction) January 3rd. If you want early access to Clean Fiction Audio uploads you can sign up for as little as $1/month at patreon.com/cleanfiction.
Romance with Edge (CFA Ep. 5) Sponsor: Award-Winning Author Lisa Loucks-Christenson. Find her books, photography, and art at peacockbookswildlifeart.com.
May your day be bright and your reading be epic!
~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
This Week's Community Activity:
Gear Up for the Spring Cover Art Contest
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can a cover DESIGNER participate? Of course. Can an author participate even if they did not design their cover? Yep. Is there a limit on the number of covers that I submit? Please, only send one cover per author/design company. Can a submit a cover that has participated in a previous Cover Art Contest? We ask that you only submit a cover once to our contest. What about AI art? As long as a human had a hand in creating part of the cover, it is fine to submit it. Does it matter what genre the book is? No, but keep it clean!
SUBMISSIONS & VOTING
Submissions will begin January 15 and go through January 27. (Submissions are completely FREE) Voting will begin January 29 and go through February 10. (Voting is also FREE) The winner will be announced February 15th. See our website for the small print. The winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card and the other covers will be included in the magazine along with their submission information. The winner will also receive a certificate with a special 3D printed medallion (only within the US).
HOW DO I ENTER?
Simply email email@example.com the following: Your Cover Art, Your Name, the Name of the Cover Designer, Title/Author of the Book (if it is not clearly visible in the image), Your Website/Social Media, and an Email Address (for contact purposes).