Voting is now CLOSED for the September Indie Author of the Month Award Cover Contest, hosted by Starry Ink Press and sponsored by MiblArt.
While the judging panel has begun their deliberations for the award winner, authors and readers are welcome to place their votes for their favorite cover here. Reader's Favorite voting closed September 15th 2021 at 11:59pm CST.
The winner of the Reader's Favorite will receive a $50 USD cash prize sent to them via PayPal.
The judging panel will also announce our Indie Author of the Month, with prizes including:
-A professional ebook cover design by our sponsoring partner, MiblArt
-A written interview on the Starry Ink Press blog
-Entry into the 2021 Starry Reader Awards in December 2021
Winners will be announced to our e-mail subscribers on September 17th 2021.
Winners will be announced on our social media pages on September 18th 2021.
Cast your vote for the Reader's Favorite cover below.
Authors are welcome to vote for their own cover if they wish.
Votes are limited to 1 vote per email address and 1 vote per IP address for the duration of the contest; votes on multiple dates by the same email/IP address will not be counted.
Nicole Wells - Author/Designer
Nominations for the September Indie Author of the Month Award - Cover Contest Open August 27th *Nominations Are Now Closed*
Nominations for the September Indie Author of the Month Award - Cover Contest open August 27th 2021!
This month's indie author award is being presented in partnership with MIBLart, who will present the winning author with a free ebook cover for 1 novel of their choice.
To keep our awards as fair as possible, we have assembled a panel of experienced and objective judges who LOVE indie authors and their books to judge for the final award, which will include:
-1 professional ebook cover with commercial use rights, sponsored by our partners at MIBLart
-A written interview on the Starry Ink Press Blog
-Entry into the 2021 Starry Reader Awards in December
Additionally, Starry Ink Press will present a separate reader's choice award cash prize of $50 USD payed via PayPal to the cover with the most popular votes during the voting phase, which begins September 1st 2021.
Nominations for the September Indie Author of the Month Awards - Cover Contest open August 27th 2021 and close on August 30th 2021 at 11:59pm CST.
Please keep the following notes in mind when nominating a cover:
-This contest is for Sci-Fi or Fantasy Book Covers Only (Romantic subplot is fine, but Sci-Fi or Fantasy must be the main plot.
-Indie and Hybrid (some self-published books while traditionally publishing others at the same time) are all welcome, but the cover nominated MUST be an indie published book (no traditionally-published books will be considered).
-Not-yet-published covers are welcome IF the book is up for pre-order and has a link we can use for the judges to verify that it is on the market at the time of voting.
-Each nominated author will be contacted to give us permission to include their cover in our contest.
-Single-author books only; anthologies/collections/co-authored pieces will not be considered.
-Judges cannot submit/judge their own books for consideration, but authors/designers who are not on the judge's panel are welcome to submit their own books for consideration (ie: you can nominate yourself if you're not a judge).
-You do not need to know the author's designer to nominate a book; we can ask the author.
**Nominations are now closed. Please come back for the voting period on September 5th 2021.**
Good luck all!