As a conference that explores the nuances of speculative fiction, Realm Makers knows there is more than just writing to celebrate. For the past 2 years, we’ve hosted an award to recognize the best in speculative book cover design. There’s so much that goes into creating a cover, and you can see just a peek at that process in Kirk DouPonce’s interview a couple of weeks ago.
This year, we have 4 amazing designs that we are excited to share with you. Each book shows amazing talent. The top 4 finalists will be appraised by talented illustrators. The winner will be announced at the Quill Pen Awards Dinner on Friday, August 7.
Without further ado, your 2015 Parable Award finalists . . .
Dream Treaders by Wayne Thomas Batson
Designer: Micah Kandros
The Ghost Box by Mike Duran
Designer: Kirk DouPonce
Raven by Pauline Creeden
Designer: Regina Wamba
The Fatal Tree by Stephen R. Lawhead
Designer: Wes Youssi, M80 Design