The First Contest of 2022!
This past week was a good one and the upcoming week is going to be super fun too! The new reviewers now have their own signatures/logos. I am chugging along with laying out page after page of reviews and articles for you to enjoy. I have at least one author interview in the works. Is there an author that you are interested in hearing from? If so, let me know!
For this coming week, we have "The Best Bookstagram" contest getting ready for voting. You still have TWO DAYS to submit a Bookstagram. It is FREE to enter. Then on Sunday, January 16th voting begins. We do not collect your information, just your vote! The community will decide the Bookstagram winner! As of right now we only have 4 entries. I would love to gather some more...hint hint... I KNOW a lot of you take photos of your books. Submit one of your photos and you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. All of the Bookstagrams will be printed in the Spring Edition so it would be a fun way to advertise your book or to plug your favorite author. Anyway, I think you get it. I am excited to see what you send!
Sneak Peak of the New Reviewer Logos:
This Week's Community Activity:
Windows into the Multiverse
I know that this went out all messed up last week and for that I apologize. I am going to blame it on still being ill. Anywho, here are the edited instructions for entering. There are still a couple of weeks to get your micro-story to us. I am so excited to read what you have written!
The painting above (as seen in the Winter Edition 2021) 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 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 write fantastical stories of different places, times, and planets. When you look at the painting above, where do you go? A quiet planet in the outer rim? A hideaway in the forest of the faere? Another world found in the center of the earth? This “Window” can lead anywhere your imagination can create. So to our March 20th, 2022 Spring Edition along with the image above. You are asked to write a micro-story beginning with “Through the window I saw...” using the painting above as inspiration. The only restriction on your creativity is that you keep your micro-story clean. Though, if you have decided to read this magazine, I would imagine that this would not be at all limiting for you. Submissions will open January 1st, 2022 and end January 31st, 2022. Please keep your submission to 1,000 words or less. Send your micro-story, your name as you would like it to appear, genre of your story, social media handle/website, and an email for contact purposes to CleanFictionMagazine@gmail.com We will not use your micro-stories without your permission and the winner/s will be sent a page/s for approval. 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. The winner/s will be decided by the Clean Fiction staff and excerpts may be used for promotional purposes. If there is a tie between two micro-stories, Clean Fiction will have voting to decide the overall winner. Happy Writing!