Friday, September 30, 2016

Meet the Artists!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the latest cover art contest -- whether taking the time to vote or actually making the creative effort to submit something.

I love cover art and I secretly wish I could do my own covers, but I did not get that gift, which means I'm  genuinely impressed by those talented people who can take a cool photo and a confusing array of fonts and make something beautiful. Something so visually striking that it actually conveys a sense of what a story might be--can even tempt someone who's never read your work to buy a copy.

The submissions this year were so imaginative and so original, that I wanted to give each of the artists a little extra attention. I'll leave it up the the artists if they'd like to share a link or info about themselves or their work in the comment section below, but I wanted to show the versatility of each artist before we get into who "won" which contest.

Sorry for the weird layout. Blogger was having a hard time with this many photos.

Dovie Cross

Johanna Ollila

Karan K. 

Mabel Chiltern

Teekah Doyle 

Kora J

Catherine Dair 

Honestly, there were so many wonderful covers to choose from, it's a pity I can't use multiple covers for a single book.

Below we have the winners of each cover. 


  1. I just wanted to thank Josh one more time for this opportunity. I enjoyed working on the covers, but I enjoyed viewing the other entries just as much. The variety, as well as the talent, was amazing.

    If anyone is looking for a cover artist, and thinks my style might work, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can find me via facebook, or just put karankaps and together with an @ and we should connect. :)

  2. So much talent. Such a pleasure to see the different styles and approaches to the same books. Congratulations, everyone!

  3. I would also like to thank Josh for running this contest! I love seeing other people's interpretation of his stories.

    And of course I am REALLY looking forward to when the new books come out :-)

    xx Kora J

  4. Okey-dokey. I've finally started to set up a portfolio. :-) Anyone interested can check it out on Pinterest. I have no idea how to make a link here, but here's the address:

    And once again — thank you for this opportunity, Josh! I had so much fun making the submissions and then seeing all the cool ideas everyone else came up with.