We are looking for one IdeasTap member to design the cover of their upcoming collection, Hide It!, a collection of short stories for young adult readers. The short stories included in the volume have been written by the winners of Mardibooks’ earlier Young Adult Fiction Competition brief.
One IdeasTap member will have their design chosen as the cover of Mardibooks’ latest cover eBook. They will also receive a fee of £150.
Mardibooks introduce ‘Hide It!’:
Hide It! is an anthology of writing targeted for young readers. However, as you’ll find when you venture inside, this is a collection more adult than you might imagine.
Oscar Wilde once said that to define is to limit, but this collection might just finally negate the power of that phrase. There is something mischievous in all of us when it comes to the kind of creative material we seek out for entertainment. The days of Agatha Christie or P. G. Wodehouse providing any one reader with all that they would be likely to need in a lifetime’s reading was only ever a colonial dream. Today, the global village of pleasure has beaten away all borders and barriers, and, although having 700 channels to choose from might have you turning off your television, the choice of reading material promises a cornucopia of delights, and so it is with Hide It!
In seeking out the young imagination, each of the writers in this collection has appealed to the child in us all. What you have before you is a feast for wild thoughts and dreams, stories to surprise, sadden, amuse, and to scare. It shouldn’t be long before you understand the ironic title of the collection. Like all great stories and guilty secrets, Hide It! will eventually make you want to do anything but.
Your design should be an A4 portrait supplied as a JPEG. The winner of this brief will receive £150 from IdeasTap and their design will be used as the cover of the e-book collection.
Copyright will remain with the designer but Mardibooks and IdeasTap will have unlimited use of the cover design to promote the e-book.
All entries should be free from any copyright, and should not have been previously or currently submitted or accepted for publication. They should be the sole work of the artist submitting them. In submitting them for this competition the artist agrees to their use, without limitation, as covers for the anthologies described. The artists will be credited in the anthology for their contribution and on the Mardibooks website.
Entrants may submit more than one entry and all designs will be judged separately.
This brief closes on Friday 16 May 2014 at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 and over. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.
More information here.