It’s the most wonderful time of the year… it’s time for the KWL Indie Cover Contest! This is a great chance to show off your favourite cover of 2021 (Yes, you can only submit one cover. Yes, we understand it’s like choosing which child is your favourite.) and get readers and other authors to vote! So how does it work?
There will be one week to submit your cover which starts TODAY, November 15th, and closes at 11:59pm EST on November 21st. Once all submissions have been received, the KWL team will narrow them down to our semi finalists, and then it’s time to vote! Each genre (Romance, Mystery/Thriller, SciFi, General Fiction/Nonfiction) will have one week of voting, with the top title from each genre moving onto the finals. Additionally, the next four titles with the most votes overall regardless of genre will round out our finalists in the wildcard spots.
This contest is open to titles of all languages. For your cover to be eligible, your book must be uploaded directly through Kobo Writing Life and have a publication date in 2021.
Here are the dates you need to know:
SUBMISSIONS: November 15 – 21
KWL TEAM VOTES ON SEMIFINALISTS: November 22 – 26
WEEK ONE – ROMANCE: November 29 – December 3
WEEK TWO – MYSTERY/THRILLER: December 6 – 10
WEEK THREE – SCIFI/FANTASY: December 13 – 17
WEEK FOUR – FICTION/NONFICTION: December 20 – 24
FINALS: January 3 – 7
WINNER ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 10th
The two runner ups will each receive one of our Kobo Clara HD eReaders.
The winner of the 2021 KWL Indie Cover Contest will be awarded with a Kobo Clara HD, a promotional opportunity on the Kobo store, and most importantly: bragging rights.
So get your submissions in now! We’re so excited to see the beautiful covers that have been released this year and can’t wait to get the contest underway!
We wish you the best of luck and are so excited to see your amazing covers!