lissag0 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover for modern Jane Austen series with murder (and kick-ass heroines)
Check out lissag0's Book cover contest…
What Happened on Box Hill
Elizabeth Gilliland teaches at the university level, putting as much Austen into her syllabi as she can get away with. In 2018, she earned her PhD from Louisiana State University, where she wrote her dissertation on Jane Austen adaptations and fever-dreamed this series in a caffeine-induced haze. She has worked as a ghostwriter, closed captioner, copywriter, beef jerky manufacturer, and a lot of other weird jobs in between. She is a proud member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and excerpts of the Austen University series have won awards through JASNA and Jane Austen & Co/The Jane Austen Summer Program. She lives in Alabama with her husband and son.
What Happened on Box Hill is the first book in the Austen University series, in which the characters from all of Austen's novels come together in a modern-day mystery.
Women, Jane Austen fans, adult, new adult, mystery fans, Southern lit fans
Book cover type
I want something punchy and eye-catching, but not too cluttered. I envision a nighttime scene with a shadowed hill and a silhouette of a girl spiraling backward with her limbs flailing. Maybe some pearls around her neck breaking. I like shadows and silhouettes, maybe some random pops of bright colors. I love the tone and feeling of Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K0RzZGpyds. Attached images below of comps.
What to avoid
I don't want any detailed images of people on the cover -- no close ups of peoples' faces. Only silhouettes or distanced images. I would prefer more of a drawn look than stock images, but I'm open to what people can come up with.
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.
lissag0 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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