2021 FINALISTS - COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, FICTION
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT, FICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Life and Other Shortcomings: Stories
Author: Corie Adjmi (Lindsey Cleworth, cover designer)
Publisher: She Writes Press
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.
Lyrics for Rock Stars: Stories
Author: Heather Mateus Sappenfield (cover design by Jessica Bell Designs)
Publisher: V Press LC
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.
Philurius College Blues: A Novel
Author: Ray Carson Russell
Publisher: Koehler Books (Skyler Kratofil, designer)
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.
The Breedling & the Shepherdess: The Element Odysseys - Book Three
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Kimberlee Ann Bastian
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
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.
ChoirMaster: A Mister Puss Mystery
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Michael Craft
Publisher: Questover Press
A marriage of convenience … a crisis of faith … a talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, in fact, and it was murder.
A Man of Honor, or Horatio's Confessions
2020 Silver Winner
Author: J.A. Nelson
Publisher: Quill Point Press
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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