Book Cover Prize for Missorts Volume II

The brilliant Situations, who produced Missorts, my permanent soundwork for Bristol that launched at the end of last year, are holding a book cover design competition for a forthcoming paperback edition of my novella Missorts Volume II, which was first published as a free ebook last year to accompany the soundwork.


I’m really excited about the competition. Missorts Volume II means a lot to me, and so I am very excited to see how designers might respond to the novella.

Here’s what Situations say on their website:

The 2013 Book Cover Design Prize is a one-off open call for artists, designers and illustrators based in the South West, UK

We are seeking an intriguing and eye-catching cover design for the first printed edition of a Bristol-based novella Missorts Volume II by author Tony White.

Published in November 2013 in a limited edition of 250, this will be the first print version of the novella, which was published by Situations as a free e-book in November 2012, to accompany Tony White’s permanent public sound work, Missorts.

Situations is a Bristol-based visual arts organisation. We are committed to providing sustained support in talent development and are launching an open call to artists and creatives from the  South West to conceive a cover design that will capture the intrigue, personal stories and Bristolian context of the novella. Entrants will have their work reviewed by a panel of leading experts including Emily King, design historian and former editor of Frieze magazine, and Fraser Muggeridge, award-winning graphic designer and educator.

What you will win:
– £350 prize
– 10 complimentary signed copies of the limited edition novella
– A national PR campaign including Bristol and London launches of the book

Deadline is Monday 2 September 2013 at 12pm

A designers toolbox, including guidelines and FAQs, logos, a complete text of Missorts Vol.II and design templates can be found here

For anything else:
0117 930 4282
or use @Situationsuk or #missorts to talk to us on twitter

Further information about the Missorts public artwork can be found at