The Realm Maker's Conference is almost upon us and I am planning to attend. Lately, I have been a bit overwhelmed with a lot of family health problems and I didn't know if I would be able to go. But as He does, God provided, and barring illness my husband and I will be in Atlantic City next week. I am making little treat bags to hand out to whoever would like one as well as special "Clean Fiction Author" packages that include a button for those who have been featured in the magazine. Since I had put everything on hold, I now have a very minimal amount of time to finish preparing, but the crazy rush will be worth it I am sure.
I am not sure if I will be putting out a newsletter next week because I will also be using the time away to catch up on working on Cadogan (The sequel to my novel Dreamlight). At this point with all the delays, I won't make the 2022 deadline, but I am optimistic that I can release it in the Spring of 2023. I do have a short story coming out on August 20th called "Angie's Will" and a serial short story called "Her Father's Mantle" the first installment of which is coming out in the Autumn Edition. So busy, busy as usual then.
I hope that all of you are enjoying your summer to the fullest. What have you been up to that has made your summer enjoyable? A good book perhaps or fresh produce from the farmer's market? I have been devouring good books and smoothies lately like it is going out of style. How about you?
May your day be bright and your reading be epic!
~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher
This Week's Community Activity:
Clean Fiction Cover Design Contest
UPDATE: So far we only have one submission. It is a lovely submission, but I want to make sure that the cover is CHOSEN by the Clean Fiction Community. Please, get the word out! Tell your friends, family members, and followers! $100 is no small sum and it is our biggest prize of the year. Don't miss out!
Are YOU the Next Artist to be featured on the Cover of Clean Fiction?
We here at Clean Fiction have decided to try something new in this edition. Hold a contest to see what an outside artist would do with the Clean Fiction cover. Up until now, the cover has been painted by our publisher, but it occurred to her that others might like the chance to display their skills. So let’s get down to brass tacks: 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. Use the past covers as a reference 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 Autumn Edition cover is “Space”. This topic is as broad as you would like to make it. Feel free to be as creative with it as you’d like. 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. The staff will choose their favorites and then the finalists will be given to the Clean Fiction Community to vote on a winner. Submissions open July 1st and go through July 31st. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the following information: Your Name, The Name of the Artwork, your Social Media Handle/Art Website, and an Email Address (for contact purposes only). Voting will be in August and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced along with the Cover Reveal on September 1st. What is the Grand Prize!
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