book cover design contest #2: the name of the rose

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Eco_Il_nome_della_rosa 1We’re starting a new book cover contest.

After deliberations that included among others Joyce’s Ulysses, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Eliot’s The Wasteland, Bataille’s The Story of the Eye and of course Nabokov’s The Original of Laura, we chose semiotician Umberto Eco’s 1980 postmodern novel The Name of the Rose. Hopefully this will prove rich soil for some wonderful and interesting covers. We received 155 submissions for our Lolita cover contest and we’re hoping to double that number so help get the word out. This time there will be only one submission per entrant.

The prize will be $1000 US.

The deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010.

You can find all of the rules here.

One Response to “book cover design contest #2: the name of the rose”

  1. hertha Says:

    nice chance to come up with a cool design! 😀