TSTEW got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a striking book cover for a literary fiction novel set in the northern woods.
Check out TSTEW's Book cover contest…
He’s known as the trapper and his family has a long history in these isolated woods. Now it’s just him and the boy, and he’ll raise him in the world he knows, the forest, where threats take recognizable forms: harsh weather, peak predators, the encroachment of civilization at odds with their lifestyle. But for those lands and minds with an unsettled past, other dangers may lurk the woods where father and son hunt the timber. One fateful day their woodland life is violently broken—shouldn’t those guilty of such injustice be held to account? Though at times gritty even violent, there is raw grace in these pages like veins of gold running through black quartz. A tale told in captivating prose of wild living, where human skin is no boundary for either the beauty or cruelty of nature. A book studded with reflective wonder, wholly a story of the profound bonds of human love. The big woods of the Far North in all its naked majesty become an arena for the dueling forces of life: joy and suffering, good and evil, compassion and vengeance. Though the forest is isolated, this may be a story of the wilderness existing within us all. A story that won't easily be forgotten as there is something enduring here. Immortal North.
14+, male and female.
Book cover type
The novel tends towards more serious content. I am open to any ideas. None of the elements below are required. Perhaps a tinge of darkness / loss / boldness / foreboding. Potential elements: Father and son, trapper, evergreen trees, maple tree, snow scenery, fall scenery, bear. Or none of those, I'm very open to ideas. Some covers I like: https://gyazo.com/610b09b0f1ecebc5bbc93c741c80add9 https://gyazo.com/f5a6b2e634b227bd02acd78d7c471796 https://99designs.ca/profiles/bandrei/designs/376456 https://99designs.ca/profiles/mihaicostea/designs/1401588 https://gyazo.com/6999d204f52d910be567adc5d22b4d18
What to avoid
I'm including the publisher's imprint for the spine and back cover.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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.
TSTEW 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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