Last year I had a mini-contest of sorts for a free cover, and ended up giving away two. More about the motivation behind the giveaway and specifics as to what I was looking for here.
I plan on doing this again for 2017 and announcing the winner just before the holidays, so send me a short synopsis of your project and your ideas for a cover either through comments below or by emailing me here. If it isn’t clear why your project supports diversity in some way (themes, main character, etc.), add a note saying why you would like to be chosen.
This year I’d love to do a cover for a kickass female main character, bonus points for science fiction and bonus points as well for a POC main character. It’s increasingly not a great time to be a young woman or girl right now, and I would love to do some art featuring a strong, sassy, tech-y woman to give us all hope for a better tomorrow.
As I said last year, representation is important and I would have killed for more diverse books when I was growing up…stuck in a small cow town in Northern California I dreamed of other worlds, I dreamed of starships, I dreamed of anything other than what I could see around me. Give me kickass girls with dreams. :)
EDIT: Winners have been chosen and notified, thank you SO much to all who entered! You guys rock so hard.