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Writing Contest Winners

I am so excited to announce the winners of the Winter 2023 Windows into the Multiverse Writing Contest! When I chose this Kinkade-esque image, I wondered what the fabulous authors of the Clean Fiction Community would do and BOY did you all deliver! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Our judges were really impressed with the quality of the submissions this time around and the decision was a difficult one indeed. And now without further adieu, our winners!

Fantasy Winner - "The Christmas Nisse" By Cara E. Ruegg

Instagram: @CaraRWrites

Facebook: Writer Cara Ruegg


Dystopian Winner - "Every Perfect Gift" By Sarah Heatwole

Instagram: @sarahheatwole

Contemporary Winner - "The Christmas Surprise" By Daphne Self

Instagram: authordaphneself

Mystery Winner - "Unfinished Story By J.L. Burrows

Instagram: jlburrowsauthor

Allegory Winner - "Beautiful Deceit" By C.S. Wachter

Facebook: cswachter Website: Goodreads: C.S. Wachter Instagram: ch.ris8443 Twitter: CSWachter1 Amazon Author Page: MeWe: chriswachter A special "Thank You" to our contest sponsor Ben Avery and the Strangers and Aliens Podcast ( or YouTube). Ben and his podcast have been a constant supporter of this writing contest from very early on. Please check out the Strangers and Aliens Podcast and show your support for him!

Winter Cover Art Contest: Voting has begun and will go through November 11. (Voting is also FREE) Vote for your favorites once per day. This Contest is Sponsored by Author Pam Halter. Find her books, blog, and editing information at

Winter Bookstagram Contest: While there’s no formal definition for the term, a Bookstagram can be loosely defined as a book lover’s Instagram account that features a collection of artistically composed photos of books. (Credit: Penguin Random House) For the purposes of our contest, a Bookstagram is defined as an artistic photo of a book set in a square format. Do I have to be the author or designer of the book cover to submit? Nope. A photo of your favorite book is just fine. Does my photo have to be recent? Nope. Feel free to submit a photo you have taken in the past. We ask that you don’t submit a photo that has already appeared in past contests. May I submit more than one photo? Please submit only one photo per person. Submissions will begin October 30 and go through November 11. (Submissions are completely FREE) Voting will begin on November 14 and go through November 26. (Voting is also FREE) See our website “Contest” page for the small print. The winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card and the other Bookstagrams will be included in the magazine along with their submission information. The winner will also receive a certificate with a special 3D printed medallion. (Available in the USA/Canada only) Simply email the following: Your Bookstagram Photo (In JPG or PNG format), Your Name, Book Title, Author’s Name, Social Media Handle, and an Email Address (for contact purposes). This Contest is Sponsored by Author Jessica Bertrand ( and Author C.S. Wachter (

May your day be bright and your reading be epic!

~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Clean Fiction Publisher

This Week's Community Activity:

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Friday, November 3rd - Winter Edition 2021

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Friday, November 24th - Winter Edition 2022

Friday, December 1st - Spring Edition 2023

Friday, December 8th - Summer Edition 2023

Friday, December 15th - Autumn Edition 2023

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