Call for Cover Artwork

Showcase your Creativity: Call for Cover Art

Let your art or photography shine on the cover of emerge 18, 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 11th, 2018 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 18.

See below for full submission details.

About the Anthology:

emerge is 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:
If you would like to see examples of our past anthologies, please visit the emerge webpage.

About The Writer’s Studio:

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


The theme for emerge’s cover this year is “community.” Writing cannot exist without a community one can share their writing with. As a writer, it’s important to engage with others and have space to voice one’s thoughts and stories in a supportive environment. A writer’s community is eager to hear each others’s voices, exchange ideas, and connect.

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 emerge will 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 11, 2018: Submission deadline is noon (PST)


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