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|See also:||zine art, Cover Art|
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Fans sometimes design their own versions of cover art for pro novels. This may be inspired by their reaction to the official cover(s). Bookcover design may be proposed as a challenge, in which case it may be a fan contest with a winner selected from the submissions. Book covers can similarly be designed for books that don't actually exist (for example, imaginary books written by or about characters).
Fannish Bookcover Challenges
- Forever Knight Bookcover Contest (archived on www.fkfanfic.com)
A contest to create covers for fictional FK-related books, archived on www.fkfanfic.com. It elicited 21 responses from 13 fans. The prize was a copy of the script for the episode "My Boyfriend is a Vampire".
- Fire from Heaven: the MRF Edition (on maryrenaultfics):
In honour of Mary Renault's Fire from Heaven being nominated for the Lost Man Booker prize, members of the maryrenaultfics LiveJournal community were challenged to design their own book covers. The challenge was issued on 4 April 2010, and the results were revealed 18 May 2010. (Not a contest.)
Other Fannish Bookcovers
- To accompany their story "tin soldiers", idrilka created a series of bookcovers for the six fictitious books cited in the story.
Examples of Fannish Bookcovers
Stephanie Babbitt's cover for "Alone on the Edge by Nicholas B. Girard". Winner of the Forever Knight Bookcover Contest.
Jennifer Rayburn's cover for "Anatomy of a Vampire: Exploring the Realm of the Vampire Cell by Natalie Lambert M.D.", drawn for the Forever Knight Bookcover Contest.
my_cnnr's cover for Fire from Heaven.
One of Greer Watson's covers for Fire from Heaven.
idrilka's cover for "Captain America: Behind the Mask (by Lynn E. Anderson)", cited in "tin soldiers".
idrilka's cover for "Taking Up the S.H.I.E.L.D.: Peggy Carter and the Post-War Era (by Kajal Singh)", cited in "tin soldiers".
Fannish Cover for Diana Wynne Jones's YA novel Eight Days of Luke by nuu (2006)