Good book cover design is essential for a book to be noticed on the shelf. While the contents of the book must speak for itself whether it is worthy of your money and time, the cover often tells you something about the contents inside. (Although this is not always true. Consider QC Fiction’s use of Maison 1608 by Solisco for all of its “unconventionally stark” covers. They were on the shortlist for the cover of The Art of the Fall.) Nevertheless, we think the following three winners are representative of the fine stories within.
Best Cover Art/Design Winners:
- GOLD: David A. Gee for Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father (ECW Press)
- SILVER: Rhonda Molloy for A Roll of the Bones (Breakwater Books)
- BRONZE: Heather Bryan for The Lost Sister (Nimbus and Vagrant Publishing)