General guidelines:

This is an ongoing call for artwork that has not been previously published in print or online. Paintings, illustrations, and photographs will be considered as long as they reproduce well as cover art. 

All images must be available in a high resolution format upon request. 

Important Information:

Our cover dimensions are 8.75" by 11.5". The trim size is 8.5" by 11". Accepted artwork may be cropped and/or slightly altered to meet the print requirements for the cover.

Our covers are printed in color, full bleed. We incorporate basic information on our cover:

Title

Subtitle 

Volume number

Artists will be compensated with $50 and two contributor copies. The artist retains all rights to their work. We only ask for one-time use of the artwork. 

Artists can submit up to five images at a time as a PNG or JPEG. Images may be uploaded as a single file or as multiple files. Low resolutions images are acceptable for submissions as long as high resolution images (300 dpi) can be provided upon request. 

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Our average response time is three months. If you don't hear from us by this time, please send a query by email to submissions@torridliterature.com. 

Please include the following information in your cover letter: 

Brief bio

Title of artwork

Brief description of the artwork