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!