I hope that everyone is having a fantastic week so far. I am coming to the end of my vacation time and feel refreshed and ready to work. You will find the information for the next Windows into the Multiverse Writing Contest below. Submissions begin April 1st. Also, do NOT miss your opportunity to snag the Winter Edition 2022 ebook tomorrow on Amazon. This is the first time that I have been able to offer it for FREE in 3 months! Now, on with the contest information:
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 staple of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
This Contest is Sponsored by Strangers and Aliens, a Podcast By Ben Avery Exploring Faith and Imagination, at strangersandaliens.com (Facebook & YouTube).
May your day be bright and your reading be epic!
~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
This Week's Community Activity:
March 31st - Winter Edition 2022 - Free Amazon Ebook
April 7th - Spring Edition 2023 - Free Amazon Ebook
April 14th - Winter Edition 2021 - Free Amazon Ebook
April 21st - Spring Edition 2022 - Free Amazon Ebook
April 28th - Autumn Edition 2022 - Free Amazon Ebook
May 5th - Winter Edition 2022 - Free Amazon Ebook
May 12th - Spring Edition 2023 - Free Amazon Ebook
This is the first time in three months that we have been able to offer the Winter Edition 2022 Amazon Ebook for FREE (Other than on Kindle Unlimited). Don't let this opportunity pass you up! Also, you should see another exciting date there. Our newest Ebook edition, Spring 2023, will be available for FREE on April 7th in celebration of Good Friday. Mark your calendars and thank you for your continued support! You can find them all here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09THY3TH3
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