Cover Contest

We are ecstatic to announce the Blackwater Press Short Story Collection 2021 is now available for pre-order here. Well done to all of our winners!

But there’s more …

As this is a collaborative project, showcasing different writers from all over the world, we thought that instead of creating a cover in-house, we’d open up the collection’s cover art to the public as well. This contest is free for all to enter, and we will put together a shortlist from which all of our social media followers and mailing list subscribers can vote for the winner. The winner will then receive a free copy of the book, credit as the official cover artist, and worldwide respect!

- Deadline is July 1st 2021 - 


Entries can be as simple or as wacky as you like. All we ask is that the cover include our bird logo (versions below), and the title: Blackwater Press Short Story Collection 2021.


Bird logo with white background


Bird logo with transparent background

If you would like to see the logo in different file format, or to be sent the images directly, please get in touch.


​So, whether you’re a designer or a wannabe designer or just someone with a computer who thinks it might be cool to say they’ve designed a book cover, send us your lovely PDFs at For those who have never designed a cover before and don’t have access to any Adobe packages, we recommend having a look at Canva. It’s a free and really easy-to-use software that provides you with loads of templates for book covers you can play around with (and if you want the Pro account then there’s a free 30-day trial!).

Any further questions, feel free to send us an email, and if you know of any budding designers please share the contest with them. We can't wait to see your creations, and hope that in the future all of our writing contests will have cover contests alongside them!