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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

COVER THE WORDS CONTEST or Putting Your Best Face Forward

I'm a member of Yellow Rose Romance Writers, a local chapter of Romance Writers of America. We are hosting a book cover contest this year called, COVER THE WORDS. We hear all the time how the cover sells the book. The cover draws the reader in so they'll take the time to read the blurb or sample, to buy our book. I hate to say it, but I agree. I'd like to think my words are so powerful the readers are pulled into the page to get lost until they surface at "The End" an emotional wreck. Unfortunately that's not true. Some covers are so bad I don't even stop to read the title. 

Some of us have boat loads of talent and great software to create our own covers and then others, like myself , must seek out a designer to help us get our words in the readers hands. It takes time to find the right background, the perfect couple, the right colors . . . the process is daunting.

So, in the spirit of getting those covers discovered, we're offering a way to get them in front of our readers and our peers to see how our covers compare to others in our same genre. Does your cover have the magic to rise to the top?

Fee: $15 per entry
Entries accepted from June 1 - August 31, 2015
Entry: Electronic submission of any romance book or novella's front cover.
Covers may be from traditional
or indie published works of all romance genres.
Judging: Overall Winner and Top Three Finalists in each category
will be determined through popular voting.
Final category winners will be judged by editors and publishing houses
for first, second and third place.
Prizes and Awards:
Overall winner and First place in each category will receive a gift certificate for a free book cover and a badge to display on their website.
Second and third places will receive a badge to display on their website.
Put Your Best Cover(s) Forward

Follow the link below for  information and instructions for getting your cover entered. I look forward to seeing yours in the competition!

 Cover The Words Contest

We hope to see your cover there!

Carra Copelin WebsiteCarra's Blog , Carra's FB page , Carra's Twitter Page


  1. I'll be entering, Carra. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. I'm excited to which ones you'll choose. Best of luck, Caroline!

  2. Sounds like a great contest. I'll spread the word.

  3. Sounds good. I'll post this on my blog too. Good luck with the contest.


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