Powder Mage Fan Art Contest

As many of you know, Sins of Empire, the first book in the new powder mage series, will kick off March 7th, 2017 (you can pre-order now, including signed copies). That's just a tad over two months away. To celebrate the impending arrival of my fourth novel, I'm holding a powder mage fan art contest!

Here are the rules:

  • Produce a piece of visual media (painting, photoshop rendering, drawing, photos of cosplay, whatever) that has something to do with the Powder Mage Universe, whether it be the books or the short fiction.
  • Send it to me as a link to Imgur or, somewhere you've posted it on social media, via email to brian (at) brianmcclellan (dot) com. Put the words POWDER MAGE ART CONTEST in the subject line. Please be sure to include a mailing address so I don't have to chase you down later if you win. Your address will not be used for any other purpose.
  • You have until the end of the day February 7th to enter. I will select my favorite pieces and inform the winner and runners-up within a few days. Winners will be announced on my website.
  • By entering you've agreed to let me show off your art via social media and my website.
  • Multiple entries are allowed!


  1. Grand prize will be a signed Advanced Reading Copy of Sins of Empire
  2. Four runners-up will be awarded with signed hardcovers of Promise of Blood as well as the ebook bundle of all my self-published Powder Mage short fiction.
  3. I reserve the right to award no prizes (say, if the only entry is a hand-drawn stick figure with a gun or some other good reason).
  4. This contest is open internationally.

Thanks for reading everyone, and have at it!