Manastash Literary Arts Magazine

Call for Cover Design, Manastash 2015-16

Call for Design, Manastash 2015-16 Themed cover:  "Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice  - Black and Brown Lives Do Matter"

Manastash, the CWU student literary journal, is seeking a cover design for the 2016 edition. This design will be selected by the journal's editorial staff. 

Manastash is scheduled to publish in May 2016. Three finalists will be selected by the end of winter quarter. The final selection will be made early in spring quarter.

Submission Details
Before beginning your design, download the (InDesign) file available below.

Submissions must be submitted electronically as zipped InDesign packages. Each package must include fonts, images, and other relevant files. If images are included, they should have a printing resolution of 300 dpi, saved as CMYK. In addition, you should have copyright ownership of all work and images (if you have purchased an image from a stock gallery, please include relevant information to verify printing authorization).

Remember to include a 0.125” full bleed (marked on the template).

In addition, your package should contain a PDF proof of your cover. This will be used as a preview for the selection process.
By submitting a design, you are releasing any copyright privileges of the design to be used in the 2016 Manastash publication.

Selection Process
All entries must be submitted by 3:00 p.m., January 29, 2016, for consideration.

Entries will be blind-reviewed by the students of English 484: Manastash Literary Editing course on or around March 6, 2016.

Cover selection will consider asthetic quality (concept, creativity, and execution), appropriateness to the publication (what best matches the editorial content), preference of the majority of the editorial/design staff (based on secret votes and discussion), and print-worthiness (completeness of the InDesign package).

Contact the Manastash staff at

File (Download the InDesign template):

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: zip.