Now that the read-along is finished, I wanted to alert you readers to some of the fun events coming up here at the Tales of Goldstone Wood blog. First of all, is the 2013 Fan Art Contest!
This contest will officially begin on March 21st, the first day of spring. On that day and for the week following, I will post all submissions for viewers to enjoy. And this year, for the first time, we will choose the winner via fan voting!
How to submit: If you want to contribute to the contest, email me a picture of your art (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What to submit: You can submit any form of visual art you want! Last year, we had drawings, paintings, clay scultures, quilts, embroidered tapestries, photography, ceramics, computer graphics, and more. Any form of visual art is welcome!
When to submit: You may start submitting your fan art now! I will take submissions up to March 20th. Be sure to title the subject of your email: "Submission for Fan Art Contest."
How many pieces may I submit? You may submit as many pieces as you like!
Any rules? Yes. Two rules. 1) Your art work must be directly related to the Tales of Goldstone Wood somehow. 2) You cannot submit artwork that has already been entered in one of the previous fan art contests. New work only, please!
How to vote: To vote, you may email me your Three Favorite Picks. For the subject of the email, put: "Fan Art Voting" so that I will know. Then list the three images you liked the best. I'm going to have you vote via email so that it's a little more anonymous than just leaving your vote in the comments. Though you may, of course, leave encouraging comments to the artists!
Who can vote? Anybody can vote. You may feel free to invite your family and friends to join in the fun. And, of course, the arists themselves may vote for their favorites as well!
When will voting start? March 21st, and it will run for a week. At the end of that time, the winner will be announced!
What is the prize? The winner will receive a free copy of Dragonwitch!!!! (Just as soon as it releases.)
Any questions? Let me know in the comments if I haven't covered something. I am looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful artwork! I was completely blown away by the work sent in last year, and I imagine I will be even more thrilled this year.
Other events of note:
February is going to be February Feature Month here on my blog. I will be interviewing and featuring various folks in the writing world, including fantasy authors, my agent, editors, etc. It's going to be a lot of fun, and there will be multiple giveaways as well, with opportunities to win books and bookmarks, etc. Looking forward to that!
In April, for my birthday, I am going to be hosting "A Parumvir Banquet" to which you will all be invited. But more on that later.
And, yes, I'll probably try to get back to that long-neglected A-Z series on Moonblood . . . .