Hello Everyone! We have our first winner of the year, Artist Laura Hollingsworth! Her image of Artham "Pete" Wingfeather from The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson won with a total of 290 of the 426 votes that were cast. This gave her image slightly more than 68% of the vote. Wonderful Job, Laura! You can find Laura Hollingsworth on Instagram under @laura.hollingsworth. Show her some love!
I want to give a special thank you to our sponsors for the Character Art Contest. This contest was sponsored by LisaLC.Live (blogtalkradio.com/lisalc) "Walk the Talk Show". Listen in as Lisa chats with authors from all genres about their books. This contest was also sponsored by Author Pam Halter, an award-winning children's, middle-grade, and YA fantasy author. Learn more about her books/services at pamhalter.com. Show these sponsors some love!
We only have a single Sponsor Banner that has not been claimed for our Clean Fiction Cover Design Contest. It is only $25 and the money goes to pay for the contest prize. If you enjoy our contests, please consider becoming a sponsor.
Clean Fiction Cover Design Contest: This popular contest will return for our Spring Edition 2023. The winner is featured on the cover of the Winter Edition 2022. Will your image be the next cover of Clean Fiction Magazine?
What Are The Requirements?
1) The artwork must include bold color blocking. This makes the cover easier to enjoy when it is displayed in a tiny format, such as on a person’s phone. View past Clean Fiction covers for the preferred style, but feel free to use this style loosely.
2) The artwork must include a figure in modest attire. This could be a man, woman, or creature.
Obviously, if the figure is a creature, only humanoid creatures must wear modest attire.
3) The theme of the Spring Edition cover is “New Life”. This topic is as broad as you would like to make it. Feel free to be as creative with it as you’d like. The border will be a medium purple.
And, that’s it! We wanted to leave the requirements as broad as possible in order to give artists the opportunity to flex their creative muscles. Depending on the number of entries, all entrants or staff-chosen finalists will be displayed for the Clean Fiction Community to vote on a winner.
How Do I Enter?
The submission period is January 30th-February 11th. Email your submission to email@example.com along with the following information: Your Name, The Name of the Artwork, Social Media Handle/Art Website, and an Email Address (for contact purposes only). Voting will be February 13th-25th and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced along with the Cover Reveal on March 1st.
What is the Grand Prize? $50*
* Due to a lack of Sponsors for the Winter Edition contest the prize has been decreased. You retain all rights to your image other than the use of the image as the cover of Clean Fiction Magazine. We reserve the right to reject a cover for any reason.
This Contest is Sponsored by Author K.M. Carroll. Check out all 23 of her books at KMCarrollBlog.Wordpress.com.
Windows into the Multiverse Writing Contest: Submissions are now closed for this contest. The winner/s will be announced on February 10th. This Contest is Sponsored By Ambassador International (Books that Magnify the Lord Jesus Christ) at ambassador-international.com and Strangers and Aliens, a Podcast Exploring Faith and Imagination, at strangersandaliens.com (Facebook & YouTube).
Cover Art Contest: Voting has begun and will run through February 11th. There are 8 wonderful covers for you to choose from. Which Cover Art is your favorite? You decide the winner! You may vote once per day. Have your family and friends join in on the fun! May the best cover win! This contest is sponsored by Peacock Books & Wildlife Art where you can find books & photographs curated & produced by Lisa Loucks-Christenson (peacockbookswildlifeart.com) and Author Joan Fennell Carringer, fast-moving stories with sweet romance and a touch of humor (joanfennellcarringer.com).
Interview with Nathaniel Caldwell from Life Truth Network: I had a lovely podcast interview over at Life-Truth.com. Check it out!
This Week's Community Activity:
February 3rd - Spring Edition 2022
February 10th - Autumn Edition 2022
February 17th - Winter Edition 2021
February 24th - Spring Edition 2022
March 3rd - Autumn Edition 2022
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Clean Fiction Community Discord: https://discord.gg/yetJ9ZpGED