Friday, June 29, 2012

Big News! Cover Design Contest!




Razorbill, the publisher of my latest novel, How to Lead a Life of Crime, has allowed me to do the previously unthinkable. We're holding a contest to design the book's cover.

The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 25. And anything goes (as long as the design is 100% original). A few words of warning. The book is quite violent and there's a fair amount of foul language. That's why the contest isn't open to younger readers. So if you're under 16, hang tight. We'll be doing some fun stuff very soon for Kiki #3, The Darkness Dwellers.

If you're interested (and you should be, there's a big cash prize waiting for the winner), check out the instructions and rules on my How to Lead a Life of Crime tumblr. And good luck!

Kirsten

15 comments:

Micci said...

Aw, jeez, I'm fifteen. Sounds fun though!

Micci said...

Aw, jeez, I'm fifteen. Sounds fun, though!

Also, I can't WAIT for The Darkness Dwellers to come out!

Anonymous said...

When can we expect to get the email of the PDF?

Anonymous said...

Ageism makes me want to SCREAM. Yes, I'm under 16. No, I'm not an innocent naive little kid. I know about what goes on in the world. I am FULLY AWARE, trust me. aghhh
/rant

Ju L. said...

Ah, I wish I was sixteen already :(
Can't even imagine how cool it'd be to have a design I made next to your name in book stores all over the place. Oh well. Still a very cool contest.

munna said...

Wow I'd be upset that only American/Canadians can enter but I could never do anything professional or good enough to get published on a book cover anyway :(

Kirsten Miller said...

Anonymous (not the angry one): We're still working out a few bugs. The PDF comes from my publisher, which is Mon-Fri. I'll try to figure out if there's a way to send them over weekends.

Angry Anonymous: Sorry!! It's not the kids I'm trying to protect. It's me--from their parents.

Isa said...

Sad that I can't enter because I'm not from USA or Canada, but I'm sure you'll receive awesome designs!
Can't wait for it to be available on bookstores!

Anonymous said...

-Sigh- I'm with the 15 year old group too. I'm really excited for the Darkness Dwellers, though!

Anonymous said...

I turn 16 on august 9. Am I still eligible?

Anonymous said...

How long after we send the email should we expect a reply? If it's still not working yet, that's okay, I just want to know if I did something wrong. Thanks so much, this is really cool!

Jamie said...

Wish this was open to 25+! I am not much older than 25 but it would have been an awesome opportunity for us older people who follow your books ;)

Anonymous said...

Seconding the anonymous who still hasn't gotten it yet. Is there a problem at the publishers?

deepasm said...

Well, it`s been a while since I last posted to this blog…
This is my attempt at designing a cover. Done just for fun.
There`s nothing original here though, so I decided not to participate in the contest and just leave it in comments (more than that, the very design might be completely irrelevant, since I haven`t read the book yet).

42 said...

Goodness! Sounds exciting! I'm over 16 but rubbish at designing/drawing, so this is probably not for me. Can't wait to read it, though!