Call for Cover Artwork

Showcase Your Creativity: Call for Cover Art

Let your art or photography shine on the cover of emerge 19, where the literary stars of tomorrow give a glimpse into their worlds. emerge is an anthology produced by The Writer’s Studio (TWS) at Simon Fraser University.

Send two of your best images to our Production Team by noon, July 10, 2019 for your submissions to be considered for the cover art.

The successful entry will be used for the front cover of our anthology and the entrant will receive photo credit and two free copies of the anthology, emerge 19.

About the Anthology:

emergeis an annual anthology published by Creative Writing at SFU Continuing Studies. The anthology showcases the best of our current students’ writing, which includes: poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction pieces.

Past Anthologies:

Feel free to check out previous emerge covers for inspiration!

About The Writer’s Studio:

For more information about TWS, please visit the following sites:


The 2019 theme is “evidence of things not seen.” From a writerly perspective, our practice requires trust in the writing process and our abilities as writers. “Evidence of things not seen” may evoke ideas/images of things hidden, overlooked, unspoken, and allows for audience interpretation.

Feel free to add a brief note (no more than 40 words for each photo) on how you think the art/photo fits the theme or is appropriate for the anthology, and it will be taken into consideration upon review of the entry(ies). If you have a different idea in mind, do share it with us and we will be happy to consider it.


All mediums will be accepted: photography, illustration, painting, collage, or any kind of visual or graphic expression. Images should have lots of open space for text. Horizontal images may wrap around the back cover as well, so choose appropriately.

Digital Requirements:

The image should have the highest dpi possible, the minimum size being 400 dpi, in TIFF or JPEG file format.
Note: No RAW file formatted images please.


If accepted, you will receive photo credit in emerge and two copies of the final publication for your portfolio.

Promotional Use:

The image that is selected for the cover art for emergewill also be used for publicity purposes to promote both the anthology and TWS, and SFU. The image will also be used on our Blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.


Email images to:

Please ensure you include the following in your submission email:

  • Name and Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

You may submit up to two (2) images.

We will acknowledge the receipt of images from you. Only the successful entrant will be contacted regarding the image chosen.

Please accept our sincere appreciation for your participation.

Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at noon (PST).


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