Have you guys seen this article? If not, please, please click over and take a look.
Apparently author Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Name of the Star and a whole host of other novels that I’ve never read) came up with a challenge for her Twitter followers called Coverflip. The results are stunning. Stunning.
The implications as a female writer just starting out are scary. When I do land that book deal someday, I don’t want a vapid cover with hearts and Jane Everygirl. I want something bold, artistic, interesting. Something like the Throne of Glass cover by Ardawling. It’s gorgeous and so much more than the original.
Maybe I’ll be lucky and in a few years things’ll change. I hope so. I don’t want to publish under a pen name, though it’s fairly easy to male-ify mine. JR Cole Jackson. JC Jackson. J. Jackson. Cole Jackson.
Here’s the Tumblr to see all of the flips. They’re quite amazing.