Call for Design, Manastash 2013
Manastash, the CWU student literary journal, is seeking a cover design for the 2013 edition. This design will be selected by the journal's editorial staff. The designer of the selected entry will be paid $100 for use of his/her design. This designer will also be credited on the back cover and within the publication.
Manastash is scheduled to publish this May. Cover selection and notification will be completed by the end of winter quarter.
Before beginning your design, download the Cover_Template.zip (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 2013 Manastash publication.
All entries must be submitted by 3:00 p.m., March 4, 2013, for consideration.
Entries will be blind-reviewed by the students of English 484: Manastash Literary Editing course on or around March 6, 2013.
Cover selection will consider aesthetic quality (concept, creativity, and execution), appropriateness to the publication (what best matches the editorial content), preference of the majority of the editorial staff (based on secret votes and discussion), and print-worthiness (completeness of the InDesign package).
The selection process includes an initial secret voting process, which will narrow candidates to the top three candidates. An extended conversation will lead to a second voting process to select the cover. In case of tie, the course instructor will cast the determining vote.
Contact the Manastash staff at email@example.com
File (Download the InDesign template):