Realm Makers exists to advocate for Christians who create science fiction and fantasy content, and this includes books, paintings, and more. The Parable Award is our way of honoring excellence in cover design.




Join us at the Realm Makers 2019 Awards Banquet to find out first who won.



Eligibility Criteria


The contest opens on January 1, 2019. Entries will be accepted for three weeks.

The deadline for submissions is January 21, at 12 midnight (EST).

The entry fee is $25. Artists and authors may enter any number of cover designs, but the entry fee must be paid for each submission.

The illustrator who is responsible for the winning cover will receive a commemorative plaque and a cash prize of $100.

The book must be in a speculative genre (sci-fi, fantasy, or any of their numerous sub-genres)

The book must have been written by a Christian author, who agrees to the Realm Makers Statement of Faith.

Only books published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 are eligible, whether traditionally published and independently published. Both e-books and printed editions qualify.

  • New covers for a subsequent edition of a previously-published book DO qualify.

To enter, complete the online form, submit payment, and upload the image file (300dpi or equivalent resolution). File types accepted: .jpeg, .png and .pdf