Prairie Starport Cover Reveal

Usually I like to wait and do cover reveals when I have an official Table of Contents complete with signed contracts and back cover copy… but I’m making an exception for Prairie Starport. Why? Well, because on Facebook I promised that after the contribution deadline had passed I would share the cover, and I keep my promises.

And also because I really love this cover and can’t wait to show it off 🙂

Isn’t that lovely?

The contribution window for the anthology has passed (aka: submissions are closed) and I’m working on production and aiming for a May/June release. You can bet you’ll hear a lot more from me about this book between now and then but right this moment I’m just going to bask in how pretty it is 🙂

Cover Design by James, GoOnWrite.com 

Colouring Contest

I’m having a colouring contest!

I’m putting together the Magical Menageries Colouring Book so I need something awesome to use as a cover and it occurred to me that the best cover art would be the coloured version of one of the interior pages. That’s where you come in 🙂

How to Enter:

1. Click on one (or more if you’re feeling ambitious) of the illustrations below. That will take you to a full-size version of the image that you can print.

Illustration by Carly Heath

 

by Leslie Brown

 

 

2. Colour the picture.

3. Send me a high-quality scan as a .png or .jpg attachment to rhonda.l.parrish@gmail.com using the subject line ‘Colouring Contest’.

4. Cross your fingers.

 

Each person can send me up to three entries — one of each image.

I will be accepting entries until midnight MST March 1, 2018.

The winner will be decided by me on or before my birthday — March 15th.

 

But wait? What does the winner get?

Well, in addition to having their coloured picture used as the cover of the colouring book they will receive 2 contributor copies and a $25 gift card from their choice of either Amazon or Kobo.

Plus, I think it’ll be fun.

Who’s in? Are you in? C’mon, you know you wanna… 😉

Award Eligibility

Time is crazy.

I thought I had lots of time to get around to making an award eligibility blog post… and then World Weaver Press tweeted yesterday to remind people about all the things they’d published that were eligible and I started flailing like, “OMG nominations are open!!”

So here is my rather brief and very belated list of works I did last year which would be eligible for award nomination this year:

Short Story
“Starry Night”, In Places Between short story contest, IFWA, August 2017

Non-fiction
Haunted Hospitals (co-written with Mark Leslie), Dundurn Press, August, 2017

Anthologies
D is for Dinosaur, Poise and Pen Publishing, February 21, 2017
Equus, World Weaver Press, July 18, 2017
Mrs. Claus: Not the Fairy Tale They Say, World Weaver Press, November 28, 2017

I am also eligible for short form editor for my work in the aforementioned anthologies, and for long form editor for my work on Dream Eater by K. Bird Lincoln.

If you are nominating for any major awards (and I count the Auroras among those) and would like to read any of my eligible works, just get in touch and we’ll make it happen.

Thank you.