The Devil's Scribe Book Wrap

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $48
  • Entries Received: 8

Contest Brief

We are looking to reboot a book cover. We will need a full cover wrap (front, back, and spine). The original cover is attached; we want something a bit bolder, crisper, and something that focuses more on the plot line of the book. See the back of book below for guidance. This is a horror, murder-mystery, paranormal novel.


Back of Book:
After lightning strikes natural-born killer Leonard Ravnik and grazes famous novelist Renee Holland, a spate of brutal and ritualistic murders begin in Baltimore. Renee lapses into trances of auto-writing and records Ravnik's gruesome killings as they occur. Police lieutenant, Kent Elinger, who has solved Baltimore's most infamous crimes, discovers that Renee knows things only the killer would know. This makes her Elinger's prime suspect until Elinger discovers the staged murders form a cryptic pattern from another era.

The investigation leads Elinger and Renee to Baltimore's oldest graveyard where they uncover a 160-year-old secret linked to a founding family of Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe. When Renee becomes the killer's final target, Elinger must execute a macabre and dangerous solution that could save Renee or kill them all.

Our logo is also attached both in white and color; please utilize one of these on the spine. You may also adjust the color of the logo to match the cover's color scheme.

Recommended Skills

Top entries from this contest

View More Entries

Public Clarification Board

  • drycrushader
    drycrushader
    • 1 month ago

    so the main character is only Leonard and Renee to be focused? or should include Elinger as well?

    • 1 month ago
    1. drycrushader
      drycrushader
      • 1 week ago

      #24

      • 1 week ago
  • Tuloshedas
    Tuloshedas
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check the entry #22

    • 3 weeks ago
  • isaaclugalia
    isaaclugalia
    • 1 month ago

    Working on my entry will give it my best shot.

    • 1 month ago
  • sunilkaz
    sunilkaz
    • 1 month ago

    Would you Prefer a Dark forest scenario? And should the barcode be added to the submission?

    • 1 month ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Not a dark forest. We are looking to focus on Renee and her connection with the murderer.

      • 1 month ago
  • jorzsitse
    jorzsitse
    • 1 month ago

    #guaranteed

    • 1 month ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      We have updated the contest for Guaranteed.

      • 1 month ago
  • Mustfazaman310
    Mustfazaman310
    • 1 month ago

    CHECK MY ENTRY #8 AND #7 PLEASE RATING ME.

    • 1 month ago
  • espaciom
    espaciom
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize #guaranteed

    • 1 month ago
  • esucre27
    esucre27
    • 1 month ago

    Hi.. is Leonard a killer ghost that got awaken by the thunder? Are Leonard and Renee link by chance or is there another reason ?
    Also where is the logo ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      No Leonard is human; they are linked together by the lightning strike and the ghost of a serial killer.

      • 1 month ago
    2. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      The logo is also attached: White Square and InkQuill are the file names.

      • 1 month ago
  • herd94
    herd94
    • 1 month ago

    Hi.
    Do you wish to keep the design and layout of the current cover of your book?
    I notice that it is focused on a character, but by the brief introduction I would say that both Elinger and Renee are important in the story. Do you want to keep focusing on the murderer and follow the current cover line or would you prefer a new proposal where you can show up Elinger and Renee, as well as an enigmatic and dismal scenario?

    • 1 month ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      We are looking to do something different than the original cover; a focus on Renee & Elinger and the murders is what we’re leaning towards. Thanks for the question!

      • 1 month ago
  • xetus
    xetus
    • 1 month ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago

Show more comments

How to get started with contests

  • Post your contest

    Post Your Contest Quick and easy

  • Get tons of entries

    Get Tons of Entries From around the world

  • Award the best entry

    Award the best entry Download the files - Easy!

Post a Contest Now or Join us Today!