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Bring Me Your Covers!

Queer Sci Fi Flash Fiction contestI’m afraid it may have gotten lost at the bottom of our flash fiction contest announcement, but we are also doing a cover contest for the resulting eBook! Please forward this to any cover designer friends you may have!

Cover Contest

With the planned eBook this year, we’re also adding a new twist – a contest to create the perfect cover for the book.

Cover designers, we’d love to see your work – we’re looking for speculative fiction covers that embrace the theme of discovery.

Here are the ground rules:

  • The cover must somehow embrace the theme of “discovery”.
  • The cover should convey an LGBT sensibility
  • The cover should also reflect some aspect of speculative fiction – all flavors of sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror accepted.
  • The logo and title will be added later.
  • The winners will be chosen by a panel of four judges.
  • Whether a submitted cover meets all the qualifications is at the discretion of the judges.
  • One entry per person.
  • Entries are due by midnight PST on 6/1/15.
  • The cover should be in a standard graphic format (.jpg, .png etc)
  • Cover size should be 6 x 9
  • The top winners will receive cash prizes of $40, $20, and $10 respectively; everyone who enters an accepted work will receive a free copy of the eBook. No royalties will be paid.
  • The winning entry will be used as the cover of an eBook created by Dreamspinner that will then be sold on the QSF site and in other places.
  • The top five entries (three winners and two honorable mentions) will also be published on the QSF blog.

So get creating!

If you have any questions about this contest, you can email me at [email protected], or hit me up on facebook at

We want to see entries that cover the whole LQBTQI/QUILTBAG spectrum, so be creative.

We’re excited to see what you come up with!

–Scott, Angel, Beth and Cari


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