Gentlemen taggers and digital artists, this is for real. I am a member of an editorial commitee here at Monash University in Australia and this year we are publishing an anthology of short fiction. But, we need a cover; this is where you come in…
Normally, the competition is open only to students of the university, but, after seeing some of the fine work on display right here at SRK, I petitioned to allow outside entries. The commitee agreed.
Simply put, if you win, your design will be used as the cover of an honest-to-goodness published book. I’ll buy the winner a copy and send it to you as well. It may not be straight-up cash, but I think it’s a sweet deal nonetheless.
The requirements are as follows:
- The title of the anthology is “Ecclection”. It must be displayed somewhere on the cover. This goes without saying.
Note: “Ecclection” is not a defined word; you will not find it in the OED. Instead, it is open to interpretation by you, the designer.
The names of the Editors-In-Chief also need to be included: Maighrad Clarke, James Massola and Rebecca Tomilson.
The design can be no more than 4 colours.
All artwork must be original. You may not use any trademarked images on the cover. Photography and/or mixed-medium is welcome.
The cover must be size A5.
All submissions should be e-mailed to me at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Submitted files should be a copy of your design in a readily-readable format not requiring any additional software installation (i.e. Photoshop). (.jpgs, .bmp, .tiff, etc. are welcome). Also, please keep the original Photoshop, or similar, document saved so that you may make any necessary changes.
If your design is selected as the cover, you may be asked to create a matching/corresponding poster and invitation to the official book launch. Details in this regard will be given if and when they are needed.
The closing date is Friday, 10 October.
Direct any queries to email@example.com.
Important: I am leaving for vacation today and will not return until Thusday, 9 October. Do not post, PM, or e-mail me questions; I will not available to answer them. Only e-mail contest submissions to my address.
Show me an my fellow editors what you’ve got! And feel free to showcase your work here for everyone to see as well.
Thank you and good luck!
- Archer, on behalf on the “Ecclection” Editorial Commitee