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 . . . .
Yay!!! Ha ha I bet Hannah W. will win but I know there are several chances for someone else to win.
Cant WAIT to see all the submissions!!!
And now I am totally curious as to the Parumvir Banquet...do you like leaving your readers in suspense or what! cannot wait!!!!!!!(insert MANY more exclamation marks)
Horary for all the upcoming events!!! I can not WAIT to see everyone's submissions on the fan art contest! We have some REALLY, REALLY great artists on this blog, and there's so much creativity. I hope everybody will submit something. The more entries, the merrier!
The Febuary Feature month will be a lot of fun too! And like Molly, I'm very much intrigued by that "Parumvir Banquet"! What does that mean??? = )
YIKES! I just discovered I misspelled "hooray"! As it turns out "Horary" is some sort of astrology. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!!! Total mistake. :p
Hannah: would you mind if I make a request from you? :) it's about drawing.
Hi Molly! I haven't been trying to ignore you; I've just been busy with schoolwork. I'll try to get back to you on this over at YOUR blog later. Maybe you can ask the question there? :)
Yay! This is going to be a LOT of fun! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
I'd love to do this! But about the voting...we can't vote for our own art, because that would be cheating, right?
For Hannah :)
Do you mind emailing instead? (I don't want one of my sisters to see cause it's a surprise :) or would you feel better doing on my blog so you don't give away your email?
I personally really want to see some embroidered tapestry fan art. That sounds very impressive.
@ Lacee: I totally agree! I would love to see more embroidered tapestry fan art too! There was some last year by a Ms. Paula and I would love to see more!
@ Molly: I wrote to you over at your blog, just so you know. :)
@ Hannah: I got your comment :) no one else can see it except me unless I publish it, but I didn't publish it at all. I don't know if someone will see my email even then but (and I'm not just trying to get your email or anything, I'm just suggesting) if you comment your email on my blog, it has to run through me to decide if I want to publish it or not before others see it but I'll choose not to and that way no one will ever see it but me and I'll delete it after I see it. Make sense? :P
Well, if you still don't want to do that I'll post my you-know-what on my blog and take your suggestion. :)
Sounds like a lot of exciting events! Looking forward to finding out which fantasy authors you are featuring, and I know the creativity on the fan art contest will be incredible.
"A Parumvir Banquet" sounds like such fun!!! I cannot WAIT for all of these fun events!
Yay!! Fan art contest!! I can't wait to vote, and maybe I'll send something in.
@ Hannah: Hope to see your art!!
@ Clara Darling: More photos, please!!
Thanks Maiden G.!!! I will most certainly send more in...and you should send something in as well! It's going to be such fun voting for each other:)
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