After combing the internet for examples of the best covers produced for speculativeWentwater fiction for and/or by the Christian population, we have narrowed the contenders for the Parable Award for Excellence in Cover Design down to the following dozen contenders. Thank you to all of you who submitted your suggestions for covers. Here are the books that came out on top:

Alienation-John Lewis

Bid the Gods Arise-Robert MullinBid the Gods

Daystar-Kathy Tyers

Liberator-Bryan Davis

Mortal-Ted Dekker/Tosca Lee

Prophet-R J Larson

Seeking Unseen-Kat Heckenbach

Soul’s Gate-James Rubart

The Telling-Mike Duran

A Throne of Bones-Day

The Unraveling of Wentwater- C S Lakinmortal

The Windrider Saga, books 1 and 2- Rebecca P Minor

Now, there may be some of you who are more familiar with the Faith and Fantasy Alliance than others and may be saying, “Hey! You can’t nominate your own book for an award!” I just wanted to let you know, I am merely reporting the results of a committee, and the judging is not up to me on this. And not to mention, the acclodes and prize go to the illustrator/designer, not the author anyway. I have merely included the author names so you can look up the books more easily, if you so choose.

In future weeks, the final judging committee will review this short list and contact the finalists who are in contention for the cash prize and the recognition of having created the most compelling cover of 2012. A hearty “well done” to those who have made it to this stage of the process.