Monday, March 17, 2014

Cover Contest Submissions - A SHOT IN THE DARK

Here are the submissions -- please vote in the comments below!

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#12

104 comments:

  1. You know, I really like #4. It has a nice rugged, well-balanced feel to it and I love the playful way the artist used the title quite literally. It's simple and it works. I also like the fact that there are two masculine, classic shot glasses and that those glasses are touching each other. ;-) Very nice indeed.

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  2. Dear Josh,

    My choice for "A Shot in the Dark": #4

    Yours, J.

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  3. 9 or 10. They are "noir" and give a hint of the place and period, which I think is important. 8 is beautiful.

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  4. PS - these were my Catcha code words. Very appropriate! - yorkiss value

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  5. #9, best representation of place and time for (again I agree with Helena, it seems we have a similar taste),
    Claudia/tanzmaeusi

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  6. Oh wait, because your This Rough Magic and Ill Met by Moonlight covers have that twirling smoke/mist/fog thing going on, #2 and #6 would work well, too.

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  7. And I really like #9, too. Oh boy... I definitely don't envy you Josh, because you are the one who has to make the final decision! ;-)

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  8. Again very hard to decide...I'll go with #2, then #9 & #7

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  9. #4 - fun yet rugged, playful yet serious too. Next would be #9 and then #12.

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  10. Depending on what the "shot" in the title is... #4 or #11. :-)
    I like the sharp black-white-contrast in #11 and that there is non of the distracting background or banners like in the other versions of this cover.

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  11. Hello! Number # 7. Thanks, Bye

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  12. I was going to say #2 or #4, but then I took a closer look at #6 and I like it better than 2, it's a little softer more of an ethereal look to it, just more appeal to me. Good luck deciding. There are some really good choices to pick from.

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  13. Josh, for this one my choice is #6. It is less glaring than its twin, #2. The shots glasses are a good composition, but the background color palette feels washed out and there is no sense of place or danger like with #6.

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  14. This is very difficult. I can understand why you chose to allow a vote. You didn't want to choose. All these covers are terrific!

    I love #6 for that foggy SF feel.

    So, #6 it is.

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  15. This is tough - they're all so different. But if I had to pick one - #12.

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  16. My vote is for the number 7

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  17. I'm leaning toward #4, myself :)

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  18. What a difficult choice, I'm glad I don't have to make the final decision!
    I love #4 but maybe it's a little too soft, I like #5 and #9 too :)

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  19. 4 or 9. Some nice art, but I'm not sure any of these fit the story very well...

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  20. i like the cleanness of #11 but i also like the cool effect of #5.

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  21. #5 really says it all, I think. :)

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  22. My favorite is #9. If you need a tie breaker, my second choice is #1.

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  23. No. 8 is my first choice, but no. 4 is rather fun too.

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  24. Voto por el 7, gracias...
    mary

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  25. I like #11. It's quite striking.

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  26. If these were on the kindle bestsellers feed,I would be most intriged by cover #9.

    Lots of lovely covers though. So many talented people.

    Reggie

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  27. This one's rough, but I decided on #5

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  28. Hi... I like #7 so vintage

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  29. #2 is my favorite, it looks romantic & mysterious

    Pam

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  30. I like #2, #9, and #11

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  31. Hello there!! So difficult but my I voted for Number 7.

    Thanks!!!

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  32. Hola, mi voto es para el nº 7. Gracias

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  33. Number 11... It brings to mind a certain film noir feeling

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  34. I like #4 best, then #7 for a darker edge.

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  35. I love No 8, it's very, very cool.

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  36. #11 is really awesome :)

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  37. Four is really athmospheric in its's simplicity. I also love 11, becuase it's so dark and elegant.

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  38. #1 #2 #3 #6 #8 just read "Shot In The Dark"... without the article "A".

    I assume the correct title is "A Shot In The Dark", right?
    Also from previous editions of the This Rough Magic novella I've always read the series title *with* the initial article.

    Paola

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  39. Hola, buenas noches. Me decido por el numero. # 7.
    Besossssssss.

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  40. #12 totally represents. Too bad the artist put so much smoke in front of cancer man though. Makes you want to gasp for fresh air just looking at it. # 9 is okay too.

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