The Sack of Gotham & Letters from Paris, the third installment in my Singles Collection series of short stories and novellas, will be released in the next few weeks. I'm currently conducting a series of polls over on my Facebook page in order to pick the best of 12 possible covers I've mocked up. Head on over and cast your votes. Round 1 will be complete today with the winners advancing to face each other in the next round...
For the first installment of the Singles Collection series, I gave you three potential covers to choose from. This time there are six on offer!
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Sometime in the middle of March (possible on the Ides of March, since I'm a masochist that way) I'm going to release volume 2 of my six-part Singles Collection. It will contain three short stories: The Crow Hag's Boy, The Rune Painter, and A Shipbuilder's Prayer, though I've yet to choose which of the first two will be the featured story. Actually, you get to play your part in that as well since the winning cover will determine which of the two stories gets a call-out on the cover and which is relegated to being part of the "& Other Tales" section of the title.
So, without further ado, here are your choices! Pick the cover that appeals to you most and/or is the most intriguing. Actually, why don't you go ahead and pick as many as you like? The poll will let you choose multiple covers if you just can't decide on one. Don't forget: the watermarks will not be present in the final version and these are just rough sketches of potential covers, not the final covers themselves. If you're so inclined, you can leave constructive criticism or smack talk for your favorite cover in the comments or on the corresponding FB post. Thanks!
I'm going to be launching the first of my "singles" collections next month (more details on what a "single" is will be revealed closer to the launch date) and am looking for opinions on the cover design.
Note that the images used are watermarked as these are still works-in-progress, and the text will need to be tweaked before I finalize the cover, but these do give a rough idea of what I'm going for. You can vote for your favorite in the poll below. Thanks!
Reading the excerpt of "A Desolation of Grass" may help your decision-making...