May I enter my original cover for a reprint?

Since the cover itself is new, even though the book itself is not eligible for the competition, you may enter your cover. However, we have to be able to verify the publication date. We use the buy link to view that the book is for sale. There is normally a publication listed. If there is none, or it is the original publication date and is outside the qualifying period, your entry will be disqualified.

When you provide us with a buy link, ensure it goes to a page where the correct publication date can be found.

Where do I put my cover?

We can only offer suggestions. The cover is a marketing tool and should represent the book. The purpose of your cover is to stop the prospective buyer from browsing a website and learn more about a book. Nothing catches the potential reader's interest quicker than an eye-catching cover. Hopefully, the cover art intrigues the buyer, tempting them to click on the cover, or blurb link, and learn more. Our judges look at how well the cover accomplishes this task.

If the book is cross-genre work, say an erotic fantasy, we suggest you select the category where you believe your cover fits best.

Why do I have to do more forms?

Can't I just email you the other covers?

No!

Our barely competent Competition Drones are unable to figure out where to put stuff that doesn't come in through the entry process. Thankfully, the system is smarter than they are.Competition Drone