Spekkies, are you preparing to enter our contests? The Realm Makers contest season is nearly upon us.
The goal of the Faith and Fantasy Alliance is to pursue excellence in artistry for the faith-based speculative fiction community. We want to draw attention to true art—both in writing and cover design.
The more we celebrate superior skill, the more authors and artists will strive for it–wholeheartedly–because it does reflect our faith. We are creatives who emulate the Creator. There’s nothing sub-par about that. This is why these three contests are significant.
On New Year’s Day, two gates open: a gate for authors and a gate for cover artists.
Let’s look beyond Gate Number One:
If you’re the author of a speculative fiction book published for the first time in 2015, you may want to enter the Realm Makers’ Genre Awards. Submissions will be accepted for these five categories:
Supernatural / Horror
The winner of each category will be declared champion of their genre and entered into the final round. One of them will be declared the Faith and Fantasy Alliance Book of the Year and receive… (drumroll)
The Realm Award.
For more details on how to enter these two 2015 published novel contests, click here.
And now, beyond Gate Number Two:
For the artists among us, there exists the Parable Award. If you designed the cover art for a speculative fiction book published in 2015 (or if you are the author of the book), you may enter the cover art as an image file. For more information on this award, click here.
Have you seen a cover that grabbed your attention or read a book published in 2015 that blew your mind? Let the author know and encourage them to enter!
Here’s to work that is genuinely well done. And thanks to greenfinger and ricorocks for the images.
Can you clarify what qualifies a novel for the “Debut” category? I’ve had other short stories and novellas published in other genres but my first speculative fiction novel was published in 2015.
As long as none of your other publications are over 50,000 words and have gone to market, your 2015 novel would still qualify as debut.
So unpublished works cannot be submitted?
That is correct–this contest is for works already on the market. Thanks for dropping in and seeing what we’re up to!
Thank you for getting back, Rebecca! God bless you!