2015 Judge a Book By Its Cover Contest Now Open

Announcing the 2015 JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER CONTEST (JABBIC), sponsored by Houston By Area RWA, is now open for entries. This is JABBIC's 11th anniversary! Join the celebration by entering your cover where you know it will be seen by booksellers and readers alike!

Your covers will be judged by booksellers around the world, and the winning cover in each category will be featured in a full-page color ad on the inside front cover of the April 2016 Romance Writers Report, as well as on our web site.

While the booksellers are judging, we will open up the Reader's Choice portion of JABBIC. The Readers Choice Winners from each category will be featured on our web site. Last year thousands of readers logged on to view and vote for the JABBIC 2014 covers during the Reader's Choice portion of the contest!

If your book is self-published, you will be able to give credit where credit's due--your cover artist or yourself! If traditionally published, recognize your publisher or their artists!


Deadline: Entries must be received by January 15, 2016.

Entry Fee: $15

Eligibility: Published in 2015

Enter: The cover of your book, novella or short story published by a traditional house, self-published, ePublisher, or POD during 2015

Entry Format: Electronic files (JPG or GIF) only

Categories: Short Contemporary (56,000 words or less), Long Contemporary (over 56,000 words), Historical, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal, Sexiest Cover, Young Adult and Inspirational

Judges: Booksellers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia

Top Prize: Winners will be featured in a full-page color ad on the inside front cover of the April 2016 Romance Writers Report.

For more information, entry form and rules, visit the contest website or contact Contest Coordinator Leslie Marshman: judgeabook @ hbarwa . com (delete the spaces in the addy).

By the way, have you LIKEd the Houston Bay Area RWA Facebook Page?

Takeaway Truth

This is the original cover art competition, and it is highly regarded in the industry. Enter today.

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