Sean Costello got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Draw Readers Into a Nightmare Realm of Unspeakable Horrors
Check out Sean Costello's Book cover contest…
Sean Costello is the author of nine novels and numerous screenplays. His novel Here After has been optioned to film by David Hackl, director of Saw V. Depending on the whims of his muse, Costello's novels alternate between two distinct genres: Horror and Thriller. His horror novels have drawn comparisons to the works of Stephen King, and his thrillers to those of Elmore Leonard.
Imagine this: You and two of your best friends have just been accepted into medical school, a coveted payoff after years of hard work and self-sacrifice. So you go on a road trip together, have a few drinks, a final fling before the long academic haul ahead. Young and bright, you feel the future surge beneath you like a sleek stallion, under your full control. But a series of small lapses ends in tragedy and suddenly you're confronted with a terrible decision: Do you take responsibility for what you've done and risk losing everything? Or flee into the night unseen, with only God and conscience as your jury? Sixteen years ago, Scott Bowman faced this decision . . . Now a successful psychiatrist with a loving family, Scott endures a judgement more terrible than any god or man could conceive. An ancient, derelict appears in his practice, an apparently senile old man with a remarkable artistic talent. Otherwise disconnected from the world around him, this strange little man quickly demonstrates an ability to foretell events through his drawings. But before long Scott has to wonder: is this eldritch prophet predicting events? Or shaping them?
Fans of horror novels, in particular classic creepy pulp-style horror. Fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, Robin Cook.
The original 1990 cover (Pocket Books) was a throw-back to the pulp horror creepy comics style. The revised 2003 version used a photo of a hand drawing such comics. We are looking for something that combines both elements and also fits in with Sean's other recent horror novels, such as LAST CALL and FINDERS KEEPERS (See attached images)
$269 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
Sean Costello 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.
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Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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