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Cover Design: Small Format, Fiction
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2021 WINNERS - COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, FICTION

See below for the list of 2021 winners in the COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, FICTION  category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

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Life and Other Shortcomings: Stories
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Corie Adjmi (Lindsey Cleworth, cover designer)

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-713-5

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Life and Other Shortcomings is a collection of linked short stories. Through each character’s journey, truths are revealed about what it means to be a woman―in a relationship with another person, in a particular culture and era―and how these conditions ultimately affect her relationship with herself.

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Lyrics for Rock Stars: Stories
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Heather Mateus Sappenfield (cover design by Jessica Bell Designs)

Publisher: V Press LC

ISBN: 978-1-7330488-5-9

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A widow encounters a bear, two bicycling women from different eras share one destiny, a ski instructor loses control, a 14-year-old girl lusts after an older cowboy, a 109-year-old man finally finds wisdom. Lyrics for Rock Stars maps the Rocky Mountain region, while whispering the secrets of its people’s hearts.

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Philurius College Blues: A Novel
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Ray Carson Russell

Publisher: Koehler Books (Skyler Kratofil, designer)

ISBN: 978-1-63393-961-5

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Philurius College Blues explores a clash of cultures between an American academic subculture and a US military environment in Germany, and throws in some true love and indiscriminate erotic intrigue to boot.

2020 WINNERS - COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, FICTION

See below for the list of 2020 winners in the COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, FICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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The Breedling & the Shepherdess: The Element Odysseys - Book Three
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Kimberlee Ann Bastian

Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-63489-218-6

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Transported to the supernatural world of Euxinus, the Trickster Stingy Jack & his Breedling companion Buck must prepare themselves if they are to outsmart the Devil & save the Shepherdess. 

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ChoirMaster: A Mister Puss Mystery
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Michael Craft

Publisher: Questover Press

ISBN: 978-0-578-52330-9

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A marriage of convenience … a crisis of faith … a talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, in fact, and it was murder.    

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A Man of Honor, or Horatio's Confessions
2020 Silver Winner

Author: J.A. Nelson

Publisher: Quill Point Press

ISBN: 978-1-7333475-0-1

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A commoner’s oath to tell his friend’s true story launches his journey through war, love, and dishonor. How does Horatio create the legend of Hamlet?

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