I love cover art and I secretly wish I could do my own covers, but I did not get that gift, which means I'm genuinely impressed by those talented people who can take a cool photo and a confusing array of fonts and make something beautiful. Something so visually striking that it actually conveys a sense of what a story might be--can even tempt someone who's never read your work to buy a copy.
The submissions this year were so imaginative and so original, that I wanted to give each of the artists a little extra attention. I'll leave it up the the artists if they'd like to share a link or info about themselves or their work in the comment section below, but I wanted to show the versatility of each artist before we get into who "won" which contest.
Sorry for the weird layout. Blogger was having a hard time with this many photos.
Honestly, there were so many wonderful covers to choose from, it's a pity I can't use multiple covers for a single book.
Below we have the winners of each cover.