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Thursday, November 29, 2018

SPFBO: A Cartophile's Dream with Michael Baker + Contest (by Mihir Wanchoo)


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Greetings to all members of the SPFBO contest. We are currently nearing the end of Phase 1, and some amazing titles have been selected for the semi-finalist positions as well as the first finalist. While we will be announcing our finalist soon (preferably by the end of next week). We have an exciting contest announcement for all self-published authors (including current and former SPFBO ones).

Fantasy worlds and their maps are a wonderful thing to have and are a popular part of the genre, as a cartophile I’m always rooting for fantasy books to have maps. Which is what this contest is all about! Michael Baker, fellow entrant into this year’s SPFBO (with his debut book The Thousand Scars) has graciously offered his cartography services to the community, wherein we will front the bill for a map to be made for one of your books of your choice.

Michael has considerable experience in making them, and his work has also received widespread praise during his time as a freelance cartographer (checkout his amazing work over at the link). Even if your books already have a map, this is a great opportunity to have an updated one or one specially made for your liking, or for your own website. The choice is completely yours and the best part, it’s entirely FREE OF COST TO YOU.

Fantasy Book Critic is proud to team up with Michael for this contest and it is a nice way to send off 2018. Here is a message from him:



Hey everybody! Michael R. Baker here. SPFBO has been an incredible experience for us all and it gives everyone a chance to show off their works to the indie community. It feels like one great family. You probably know me from my Thousand Scar interviews, but today I’m proud to partner with Fantasy Book Critic for this chance to the community.

This prize is for one single map of a landmass of your fantasy world, no questions asked and to the best of my ability, free of charge and provided by the wonderful guys at Fantasy Book Critic.

Whoever wins I look forward to working with you. For those who don’t, do not worry! I am also proud to offer a 10% discount to all SPFBO contenders for the whole of 2019, if any of you do need a map commissioned.

Have fun!

In order to win this fabulous prize, all you have to do is describe in 250 words (or less!) why your world deserves a map and why you should win this contest! Please send in your entries to FBCgiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line “FREE MAP”!

THAT'S IT, that’s all you need to do. The contest will run until the 19th of December and we will announce the winner on the 20th.

Below are some examples of Michael’s amazing work:



So all the best to all those who choose to enter and Michael looks forward to working with you!

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