Sunday, November 10, 2013

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A couple weeks ago I posted about a very cool cover design contest put forth by Spencer Hill Press for Damsel Distressed, one of their 2014 releases. This contest was particularly exciting because the winner earned the design commission, meaning their finished design would grace the cover of the book itself. Cue dancing and flailing. Two of my designs made it to the top ten, and then one of them made it all the way to the final three.

And then that one actually won.

*dies of happiness and shock*

http://www.damseldistressed.com/
(cover not final)

The above design was chosen as the winner by Spencer Hill Press and author Kelsey Macke and I'm absurdly excited to get the chance to work with them on this project. This cover is not the final design mind you, we're going to make a few tweaks to it, but I can't wait to get to work and then share the final layout with all of you.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for my entries in an effort to get me to the final three, and to all of you who left words of encouragement on the blog and Twitter, you guys have no idea how much it meant to me and I would hug each and every one of you if I could!

54 comments:

  1. I like the swirls, it could be the cover of a magical realism book, cool

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  2. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm smiling so huge right now. This is freaking awesome, my friend! And imagine that! My favorite design won, ha! ;) I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I guess it's all sorts of happy and wonderful. So proud of you, love!

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    1. THANK YOU SIIIRI!!! It still hasn't quite sunk in yet, but every time I think about it I do a happy dance:)

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  3. Wow, that's fantastic! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Alisa, I'm really excited!

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  4. OH HELL YEAH, JENNY! OMG. That's so incredibly, fantastically, amazingly awesome!!! And hell yeah I voted for your gorgeous cover --- SO GLAD YOU WON! SO PROUD OF YOU! (Yeah, that sounds like something your mom would say but I've seen your fabulous designs and want everyone else to recognize your genius!) CONGRATULATIONS, GIRL!! *long-distance high five*

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    1. THANK YOU MARY!!!! I'm kind of beside myself and haven't stopped smiling since they told me. Seeing my design in print is going to be crazy and unbelievable, I can't wait!

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  5. Congrats, Jenny! This is incredible news and I'm so happy for you! *hugs*

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  6. Well of course it won. It's totally flipping gorgeous. SO proud of you!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! *spastic flail*

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  7. Oh my gosh this is such amazing news Jenny! I loved both of your designs, but this on!e was my favourite! I can't wait to see this book out in the real world. So so happy for you! :)

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    1. Thank you Jasprit, I really can't wait either. That's going to be a surreal moment for me I think:)

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  8. *flails all over you* That's FANTASTIC, Jenny! Congrats!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I feel like I've been talking in all caps for the past couple days. I just scream out I WON to everyone I see:) I'm not entirely sure they appreciate it.

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  9. Very cool, congrats! I love your design :)

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  10. I am SO excited for you, Jenny! You deserve this. You're amazing. :D

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    1. THANK YOU AMANDA! And thank you for letting me design for you:)

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  11. Oh my gosh I am so excited for you Jenny, that is just fabulous and definitely well deserved!!

    Congratulations!!!

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  12. ;)!!!!!!!!! Your cover sure deserved to win!!!!!! Congratulations Jenny! Very beautiful.

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Rachel! I was so pleased with how it turned out:)

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  13. That cover is gorgeous, Jenny! I don't know how I missed your original post with the covers, but I would've definitely picked this one. Congratulations on the win, you certainly deserve it! Can't wait to see the final! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel!!! I was really nervous, there were some really beautiful illustrations submitted and I still can't quite believe I won.

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  14. Eeeek! I KNEW IT. The design is incredible, and so intricate and just plain AWESOME. I am so glad you won, Jenny! It's all very well deserved.

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    1. Thank you so much Hafsah! That means a lot to me:)

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  15. Congrats, Jenny! The cover is stunning, you SO deserved to win. :)

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  16. Congratulations! That's awesome! Your cover design is gorgeous - it deserved to win!

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  17. OMG!!!! This is so freakin cool! Seriously! That is awesome. I am so happy for you. The cover is gorgeous!!! Congratulations--well deserved!

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    1. I was blown away Christina. It's possible I frightened all my neighbors with the excited squeal I let out when I got the email:)

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  18. !!!!! SOOOO happy for you, Jenny! I believe that was my favorite of your designs, and I recall thinking it stacked up very favorably against all of the other covers so I'm not surprised at all. :-) I'll have to buy it and have you sign it!

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  19. Holy Cow!!!! I am so happy for you Jenny!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!
    Congratulations! And well deserved!!!

    Heather :))) I knew you'd win!

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  20. WHOOO, JENNY!! CONGRATS! I was so rooting for you! I mean, obviously, your designs were just GORGEOUS! I hope this means that we'll get to see many more cover designs from you in the future!

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  21. You freaking ROCK!!!! I'm sooooo excited and happy and proud of you!! you soo deserve it:))) and you are so incredibly talented!:))))

    Can't get my smile out of my face!

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  22. EEEEPPP!!!
    I'm so excited for you. Jenny!
    I'm definitely buying the book when it comes out and showing off to people telling them I know who designed the cover. :D
    You totally deserved it. :)

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  23. Wow, WOW, WOW!!!!! So thrilled for you, Jenny. I love your cover design. Huge congrats.

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  24. congrats and I love the cover . Its so beautiful

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  25. That is so COOL! Congratulations, Jenny!! Your design looks fabulous, I can't wait to see the final version.

    CONGRATS!! *throws confetti all over Jenny's blog*

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  26. Wahoo! Woot! Woot! *dances for joy* I am so happy for you Jenny and gosh I love the design. You must be so proud. Heck I am going to by the book just to say my friend Jenny designed this!

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  27. You won?!!!!! WOO HOOOOOO!!!!! I'm so excited, I feel like I won or something! That's so flipping awesome! I'm going to buy the book when it's out and I'm going to show it to EVERYONE to tell them that my friend Jenny designed this cover. I'm SO excited to brag to the world about your amazing talent!

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  28. This cover is so gorgeous D: SO PRETTY! I would love to see the final design :3

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  29. AAAH!!! YESSSSSSS! This is so unbelievably awesome, I'm SO FREAKING HAPPY for you Jenny! This was my favorite of the two you designed, though they were both gorgeous. This one just jumps off the screen. I can't wait until this book comes out so we can brag that one of our favorite bloggers designed it! :-) Seriously, congratulations, this is wonderful and you absolutely deserve it. This cover is better than most of the designs that come out of full time cover design teams!

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  30. Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you. =D I think I said before, I had voted for that design before I even knew it was yours, so I'm not at all surprised that it ended up winning. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  31. How did I not know about this until now? You are amazing, Jenny! CONGRATULATIONS. A beautiful cover and a very well earned prize xo.

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  32. Jenny, I am beyond excited about this! You're going to love working with Spencer Hill Press. Keep us posted on the process!

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