With just seven days left in this month’s bracket, it’s time to update you all on how things have been progressing.

As I type this, we have 1,580 votes so far. This is unfortunately far slower than normal.  I’m afraid we might not even get to the 3,000-vote mark (which I feel is average). Any help you all could offer to get these authors and artists some much-deserved attention, would be much appreciated.


61iQpoT0C9LAlphas and Airships 
by Melanie Karsak is in the lead at the moment.

Most Voted on so far: One Thousand Tears by Pauline Creeden, which is in fifth at the moment, is just two voters behind Karsak, but Creeden does have the most total votes so far with 128.

Least Voted for:  Metal Chest  by Chris Yee. This cover has 14 votes.  That might be the fewest votes I’ve ever seen, and Yee’s cover deserves a lot more credit than that, but I’ve already stated that I think all of these authors deserve a lot more love.

The honest fight is the one between Alphas and Tears in the Elite Eight.  Ragged Heroes by Andy Peloquin (and a bunch of others), is technically in second place, but it only has one Finals vote. It’d need some fifteen more people to vote it all the way through to help it take the lead. It’s possible, but it looks as if fans of this month’s bracket are far more interested in the left side of the bracket than the right.

51mZ8ezNU8LA quick reminder of how the tournament works. The easiest way to win is to have the most people vote for you in every round. The trick is you have to have the most people vote you through in each round, all the way to the final.  As an example, 100 people could vote someone through to the finals, but that doesn’t do a cover any good if he doesn’t win the first round. It’s not total votes. It’s not simple championship votes. The winning cover has to have the most votes in each round of the competition.

This will be the only update for this type of bracket. It’s been slow so far, so I hope readers start lining up to support their authors by voting, liking, and sharing the bracket with as many people as possible.  You can vote at this address!

I’ll announce the winner is just seven days!

Thanks for reading,

Matt

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