Attention, Wrimos! Ye Olde 30 Covers, 30 Days event is commencing as we speak! In fact, update: it has already commenced. It’s happening. You are a part of it now. Surprise.
What is 30 Covers, 30 Days?
Thirty lucky Wrimos will be selected to receive a shiny, unique cover for their 2014 NaNo-novel, designed in just 24 hours by one of the talented professional graphic designers that our amazing 30C30D coordinator, Debbie MIllman, has recruited this year.
Then, every day in November, one of these covers will be posted for all the world to see here on the blog. You can take a gander at some of our past covers here.
Tell me more about Debbie Millman. She sounds cool.
Very astute. She is cool! Debbie Millman is a writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the radio show Design Matters. She has been president of Sterling Brands for the last twenty years, President Emeritus of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and has run 30 Covers, 30 Days for the last two years.
She’s rad. You can follow her on Twitter here.
How do I get involved?
Nominate your own novel, or the novel of a fellow Wrimo for a cover here. Authors are chosen from the pool of nominations we receive, so it can never hurt to try your luck.
This year, the Young Writers Program will be sharing the nomination form with the NaNo participants. As you sally forth, please keep in mind the following things:
- You do not have to share your real name on the nomination form. You are always free to offer a pen name.
- Read over your form carefully before you submit it to make sure all the information appears the way that you want it to! You cannot edit your information after submitting it.
- Want to design a book cover for a Wrimo? Can’t take the suspense of waiting to see if your novel will be receiving a cover from Debbie’s team? We highly suggest checking out the NaNo Artisans forum!
I’ve nominated a novel! Now what?
Give yourself a high five for us! We will make sure to let you know if your synopsis is sent to a graphic designer, and then again if it’s picked by that designer to get a cover!
So sit tight, novelists. You’ll be hearing from us soon. We’ll have our people call your people; it will all be very official.