As part of the UTOPiA 5th Year anniversary celebrations, Little Bird is sponsoring the publication of REVOLUTION, an anthology of stories by UTOPiANS.
We are looking for a cover design which reflects both the theme of the 5th Year Convention and the diversity of stories contained within the anthology.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
This is a chance to showcase your work, and to reach the eyes of hundreds of potential future clients. The cover of this anthology will appear repeatedly across both UTOPiA convention social media platforms, and Little Bird Publishing platforms.
UTOPiA (coined as, "The Con with Heart," by Publishers' Weekly) is a highly successful and well recognised book event with an international reach.
As well as being a signature part of the 5th Year celebrations, you will also be in with a chance of winning a Silver Ticket Package (Non transferable)
Create a 8x5 (300dpi RGB) cover design (Front Cover Only) which can be used for the paperback and eBook edition of 'REVOLUTION'.
The cover should reflect the theme of REVOLUTION, the core principles of the UTOPiA Convention, and the diversity of the stories contained within.
The stories are diverse in their nature; here is an outline of the 8 stories to be included.
1) An historical paranormal romance to include Red Coats, witches and revolution.
2) A magic realism piece in which the very fabric of evil is torn apart by the power of love
3) A contemporary issues piece, which explores the organised gang culture of Mexico and the younger generation's fight to reclaim their country.
4) A Dystopian post natural apocalypse piece in which the remains of the human race are trapped in an underground existence, only one strong female young adult has her eyes to the sky.
5) A Dystopian piece based on the idea of new-age Ice Age and an evil corporate regime enslaving a workforce for the benefit of a tyrant.
6) A magic realism piece based on Native American folklore and the mythology of The Thunderbird. (Generational revolution)
HOW WILL THE COVER BE CHOSEN?
Covers must be submitted by the 18th of MARCH. All covers that meet the full brief will be placed onto a single electronic flier and fully labelled with the designer's name and voting code.
These fliers will be posted on this blog, the Little Bird Facebook page, The We're Heading to UTOPiA Facebook page, The official UTOPiA Facebook page, and the UTOPiA blog.
A live single Google Form link will be provided to accompany all posts.
Voting will take place between the 21st and 28th of March with the closing time being midnight GMT on the 28th.
Votes will be tallied and announcement will be made later that week. You will be notified before hand via email.
All cover designs must be submitted before GMT midnight on the 18th of March 2016. The email should contain your name and your email address. Please submit them in JPEG form. A PSD file will be requested at a later date.
Send to Katie John at email@example.com with the subject line COVER SUBMISSION
TERMS & CONDITIONS
You must provide evidence of licensing rights for the images used or sign a waiver to say that you are the owner of the original rights and accountable for its usage.
You must be able to provide a working PSD file so that we might extract images from the cover for use in promotional material; we will not modify your over all design.
Little Bird reserves the right to disqualify any entry that doesn't fully meet the brief.
You will be required to sign a designer's contract which states you are happy for us to use the cover for promotional purposes.
The Silver Ticket package is non-transferable and is for the 2016 UTOPiA convention.
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