Before we get into talking about our current contests, I wanted to make an admission of sorts. I am behind. Behind in laying out pages, contacting advertisers, and otherwise running the magazine. Why? For the last six weeks, my family members (including my littles) have been suffering from back-to-back illnesses. Being the "last man standing" so to speak and a constant caregiver to the others in my household, left me with very little time to complete my normal tasks. Praise the Lord that everyone is healthy for the moment, but this leaves me in a rather difficult place. Due to being so behind, our advertising deadline will be moved to May 20th and our paperback release may also have to move to June 20th instead of the usual first of the month. Don't worry, this magazine isn't going anywhere, but for the first time, I will have to use the time cushion I left myself in case of an emergency. I do ask that you send up a prayer or two for my stress levels, but I know that God is in control of all things. He allowed this bump in the road for a reason and will also provide the way forward.
Now, with that out of the way, I want to talk about our Cover Art Contest. We have not received any submissions yet which is perplexing to me. This is a FREE way to advertise your book or cover design services. 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 person/design company. Does it matter what genre the book is? No, but keep it clean! Submissions go through May 13. (Only 2 days away! Don't miss out!) Voting will begin May 15 and go through May 27. Simply email email@example.com the following: Your Cover Art (In JPG format), 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).
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.
Would you like to support Clean Fiction Magazine? Advertise your author business with us! Author/Book Events start at just $5 and all advertising is very reasonably priced. Please check out our website's "Pricing Guide" page for sizes and prices. As always, Book Review Submissions are open under "Submissions".
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 Bookstagram
Voting has begun and will go through May 13th. We have three lovely Bookstagrams for you to choose from, and make sure that you stop by to vote for your favorite once a day!
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