JournalStone got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book Cover Design Needed for Horror Collection
Check out JournalStone's Book cover contest…
Drawn Up From Deep Places
IF YOU GO DOWN DEEP ENOUGH, YOU FIND ALL SORTS OF THINGS . . . . In her second collection from Trepidatio Publishing, award-winning author Gemma Files takes her readers on journeys out beyond safe borders—from the trackless depths of the sea, to the empty desert frontiers of the Weird West, even to the edges of cracks between worlds. Here, in these narrow spaces between the known and the unknown, behind the paper-thin curtains of reality, lurk monsters both human and ancient: selkies and avenging revenants, voodoo priestesses and pirate sorcerers, ghosts and vampires, and the most famous murderer of all time. But however strange the things found in these deep places, what draws them up, and calls them back, are forces the human heart knows all too well: grief and vengeance, rage and loss . . . and, most terrible of all, love. Published over the past fifteen years—some only available online until now—these fantasies of the darkest kind showcase the breadth and scope of Gemma Files's imagination, seamlessly blending styles, genres, themes, and atmospheres into a dark and thrilling voice like nothing else in fiction today. Newcomers and old friends both are invited to join her in these journeys . . . if they dare to look upon what has been— DRAWN UP FROM DEEP PLACES
Fans of Gemma Files, and readers of horror.
Book cover type
Looking for a design that covers anything predatory from the sea: think mermaids, the kraken, anglerfish, hagfish, etc. Not necessarily all of those elements together, though. Try to focus on one. And the design should be subtle, yet unsettling. Nothing tacky or over-the-top. I've included the cover of the previous collection we published for Gemma Files called "Spectral Evidence." We would like for the two covers to connect in some way, though that can also be subtle.
What to avoid
Nothing tacky or over-the-top.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
JournalStone collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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