We’re back with another competition, and this time we’re thrilled to once again be working with Dunedin-based cover designer Kura Carpenter to give you an opportunity to win a beautiful (or scary, or exciting, depending on your preferences) new cover for your work. As her testimonials from clients around the world show, Kura has a keen sense for attracting readers with her design.
So if you have published, or will be publishing, a longer work (novelette, novella or novel) this competition is for you!
Are you not making the sales you’re hoping for, and wondering whether a different cover might help? This is your chance for find out with a new professional design.
Or do you have a longer work nearing completion that you are yet to find a cover for? If so, it’s time to polish up the first chapter.
Either way, we’re hoping to bring you the opportunity to find your perfect cover – and hopefully draw in some new readers with it.
For examples of Kura’s work, please check out her website.
The prize will consist of an ebook cover designed by Kura Carpenter, along with funding to purchase base photos up to a maximum of $50 for Kura to create the cover from (Kura will advise on the selection of these). Should the winner also wish for a paperback cover design, this can be created at a cost of $75 to the winner.
This competition is open to SpecFicNZ members only – new members are always welcome. To enter, please email the first chapter (maximum 5000 words) of your speculative fiction novel/novella/novelette to specficnz.fiction(at)gmail(dot)com as a .doc .docx or .rtf file, no later than midnight on 30 April 2015. If your work does not have chapters, or the first chapter is longer than 5000 words, please send us up to 5000 words from the start of your work, breaking at a sensible place (eg. not mid-paragraph). Entries containing more than 5000 words or one chapter will be disqualified. Include your name in the email but not in the attached document.
Kura Carpenter will be judging the competition along with SpecFicNZ Core member Lee Murray. They will be looking primarily for overall quality of writing, but the potential to create a strong cover for the story may be taken into account.