Cover Art for Humourous Urban Fantasy Novel

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $150
  • Entries Received: 65
  • Winner: royztergndo

Contest Brief

You are to create a print and ebook cover for the book "Not a Hope in Hel" (yes, HEL, not HELL). This is an urban fantasy with humour, so the cover must show such. Please follow the instructions carefully, for deviation from them will disqualify your submission.

You will see a PDF attached. Download it and use it for your template. It is the size of the book in print form. All covers are to be wrap-around, meaning the image must from one edge to edge. The front cover should also look good by itself for it will be used in the ePub version of the book.

Here is the back blurb for the book:
(start of back blurb)

Five years ago, Davis Mareth took a job on the night shift at the Winterbourne Home. Five years ago, he fell in love with a dead girl and learned he was destined for a higher purpose than he could ever have imagined. Five years ago, Davis was given the most incredible power in the universe.

Five minutes ago, Davis Mareth learned that the most incredible power in the universe doesn't amount to much when you're locked away in a frozen wasteland. Five minutes ago, he learned that Winterbourne Home is about to burn in the fires of a glorious revolution. Five minutes ago, Davis learned Hell might not be a bad place to live, but Hel is about the worst thing he's ever seen. If he doesn't find the way, easy or hard, short or long, that leads up from Hell...or is it Hel? Everything he knows, and everyone he loves, will burn along with it.

In this deliciously creepy third installment of the Winterbourne series, Davis Mareth, the barely capable Grim Reaper, must come to grips with his new role in the world of the newly dead, sometimes horrific, sometimes hysterical … and always final.
(end of back blurb)

The main character took over the position of Death, and due to a clerical error, is outcast to an alternate plane of existence called HEL. While he is away, the necrosites that usher the soles to the afterlife are revolting (necrosites are hairless ape-type creatures - see reference in the show Dead Like Me).

The cover must convey the comedy in the work as well as the urban fantasy and slight horror of it. It must also adhere to Amazon guidelines for advertising.

To submit your work, please supply both the full a flat image of the full cover and from cover. All work must be 300 DPI and follow the guidelines laid out in the attached PDF. You will supply a photoshop file of the cover if picked with all layers showing in case modification is needed.

Be creative. the cover will need to have an image of the Grim Reaper and a necrosite and convey the humour of the book.

Book Title: NO A HOPE IN HEL
Series: WINTERBOURNE
Author: S. A. BAKER

Author name, book title, and publishing company logo are to appear on the spine of the book. The back of the book must have the publishing company logo (attached as well).

Note: Do not message me asking for the job, you are in a contest. Follow the instructions and do your best to get the gig.

Added - basic idea of a necrosite - only difference is the snout is more elongated.

Suggestion - Death and a necrosite playing chess? Just something to help you figure out a really good cover idea.

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Public Clarification Board

  • healthplus
    healthplus
    • 1 month ago

    Hi contest holder,

    You didn't even rated the last entries submitted in the contest and awarded it which isn't fair.
    Please check entries #86 #87 and leave your feedback.

    Thanks

    • 1 month ago
  • OwenDoug
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Vijesh - No, the necrosites are not the Grim Reaper. Check the TV Show Dead Like Me and you will see the model of the necrosites. They are the ones that cause the accidents that kill people in that show.

    Garid - No, it is up to you to impress. See the minimum requirements for the cover in the description

    Dionesio - Thanks, but it means nothing to me until the actual work is posted.

    Anwar - It should be dark and based on urban fantasy, but still hold a little humour in it. If you see the way they did the ads for the show, Dead Like Me, you will get an idea of what we're looking for.

    Nour - the actual character, Meradith, is the Grim Reaper. The image of the grim reaper is to be used on the cover along with that of the necrosites. The rest, we leave up to your imagination. Impress us to win the contest.

    • 1 month ago
    1. dreammachine321
      dreammachine321
      • 1 month ago

      Yeah, I get it now. Thanks

      • 1 month ago
    2. healthplus
      healthplus
      • 1 month ago

      Hi contest holder,

      You didn't even rated the last entries submitted in the contest and awarded it which isn't fair.
      Please check entries #86 #87 and leave your feedback.

      Thanks

      • 1 month ago
  • ruthrancyhasda6
    ruthrancyhasda6
    • 1 month ago

    please, check my entry #66 , #59

    • 1 month ago
  • sachinkanejiya
    sachinkanejiya
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Sir, Please Check Entry #62

    • 1 month ago
  • rahimsalsa48lsa
    rahimsalsa48lsa
    • 1 month ago

    #64 byAbderrahmane B.

    • 1 month ago
  • rahimsalsa48lsa
    rahimsalsa48lsa
    • 1 month ago

    #61 byAbderrahmane B.

    • 1 month ago
  • TheLostEditor
    TheLostEditor
    • 1 month ago

    Don't end the contest earlier I will love to submit an entry.

    • 1 month ago
  • saihanmollik
    saihanmollik
    • 1 month ago

    Hello sir .Please check #42

    • 1 month ago
  • monirkhanmonirk3
    monirkhanmonirk3
    • 1 month ago

    Hi please check my entries #40 I hope you like it if you any change please contact me

    • 1 month ago
  • monirkhanmonirk3
    monirkhanmonirk3
    • 1 month ago

    Hi please check my entries #32 #33 #34 #35 I hope you like it if you any change please contact me

    • 1 month ago
  • JungDesigns
    JungDesigns
    • 1 month ago

    Just popping on to see the artwork and to say that I love the book's storyline. Would love to read it one day!

    • 1 month ago
  • dreammachine321
    dreammachine321
    • 1 month ago

    Is the necosite itself the grim reaper here..?

    • 1 month ago
  • xgaridx
    xgaridx
    • 1 month ago

    Any reference image or drawing?

    • 1 month ago
  • reddmac
    reddmac
    • 1 month ago

    prepping drawing/s... joining soon

    • 1 month ago
  • anwarhossainst90
    anwarhossainst90
    • 1 month ago

    we actually want some clarifications on how you want it look like?

    • 1 month ago
  • noursam861
    noursam861
    • 1 month ago

    Could you be specific with the description? the Novel character how it looks like ?

    • 1 month ago

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