Winter 2023 Writing Contest
The painting 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. Who is the owner of this cottage? I cannot wait to read about them.
This popular contest is a of staple our magazine and will continue to accept submissions quarterly.
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 October 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 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 December 20th Winter 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. Winners will be announced on November 9th. Each winner or the overall winner will receive a $20 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 read what you write about this new image and are excited to read your submissions!
This Contest is Sponsored by Ben Avery and the Strangers and Aliens Podcast (StrangersandAliens.com or YouTube).
How do I become a Contest Sponsor?
We need sponsors! Sponsor this contest for only $25! There is a limit of 3 sponsors per contest at this time. With a sponsorship, you will receive: a website banner, mentions on social media, and your banner will be printed along with the contest in the upcoming edition.
Send your banner information, graphics, business name, and contact information to email@example.com to see what sponsorships are open for the Winter Edition 2023.
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~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
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