The Parable Award

Faith & Fantasy Alliance

by Bethany Kaczmarec

The Parable Award

If you missed the announcement about the Realm Award and the Genre Awards check them out.

The Parable Award is different—it’s all about the visual effect.

The Parable recognizes the best-designed cover on a speculative fiction book directed to the Christian or family-friendly market.The award carries a cash prize, and the winner also receives a plaque and certificate for their work.

Both authors and cover-designers wield the power to enter the books.

Have you read a book this year solely because of its cover? We’re after fantastic artwork that lures readers in and gets them to crack the book open. If a cover design immediately comes to mind, get in touch with the author and encourage them to enter!

In round one, a panel of three graphic artists will narrow the field to five semi-finalists.

Then those five covers will be judged…

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By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

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