spencer.borup got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a cover for my winter vampire horror novel!
Check out spencer.borup's Book cover contest…
Spencer Hamilton is an LGBTQ+ horror author from Austin, TX. His debut collection, Kitchen Sink, and debut novel, The Fear, were published in 2020. His award-winning short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, most recently the Blood Rites Horror anthology Welcome to the Funhouse. His newest work, the slasher novella Welcome to Smileyland, can be found for free at www.SpencerHamiltonBooks.com.
The coastal Maine township of Witch's Port isn't big enough to feature on most maps, but every winter its inhabitants become the targets of some mysterious evil which lures people out into the snow and brutally murders them. The local drunk, an old woman named Merl who spends most of her time at the tavern The Lonely Bear, is convinced it's a vampire that looks like a tiny innocent child. In WITCH'S PORT, Merl sets out to stop this vampire creature once and for all.
Adults who love horror and vampires, who read a lot of Stephen King.
This book takes place in a very cold winter, so snowstorms and general cold weather could be good. The vampire appears as a small child, maybe a boy, maybe 6 years old, with blond-white hair, very pale skin, and completely black eyes without any whites. I do like minimalist imagery, but be creative. Maybe it's a small child at the center, barely visible in a completely white snowstorm; maybe it's a typography-based cover.
What to avoid
Nope! Be creative.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at HK$2,399.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
spencer.borup collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Fantastic job. Extremely happy with Hannes. Contributes great ideas, easy and fast to communicate with and great design taste. I ended up keeping all of his proposals. Hope to work with him again soon!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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