Cover love: The Results of the Book Cover Contest (2013)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

And what a way we have to celebrate with you today – announcing the winners of the Cover Contest.  

It was a great turnout with close to 1500 votes over 17 categories. 

So without further ado, here are the results.

By genre-

Best Contemporary Romance Novella Cover


Best Contemporary Romance (Sexy)  Novel Cover


Best Contemporary Romance (Sweet)  Novel Cover


Best Erotic Romance Cover


Best Fantasy Romance Cover


Best Historical Romance Novella Cover


Best Historical Romance Novel Cover


Best New Adult / Young Adult Cover


Best Paranormal/ Magical /Fantasy Elements Cover


Best Paranormal Romance Cover


Best Romantic Comedy Cover


Best Romantic Suspense Cover


Best Rural Romance Cover


 Best Sci-Fi Romance Cover


Best Other Cover


By length-

Best Shorter Fiction Cover

We have a tie!



and last but not least,

Best Novel Cover

Again we have a tie!



Congratulations to you all!

I hope you had fun voting for your favourite covers.

I think every single entrant is a winner – their stories are out there in the world for all to enjoy. Great going RWA members!

Keep an eye out late in the year for the details for the 2014 Book Cover Contest!

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  1. And I thought my Valentine’s Day was just going to consist of shopping at Big W with the kids in tow. Very chuffed! Congrats also to T.M. Clark and all the other winners!!! Big thanks RWA members

  2. Wonderful news for everyone ladies – well done!

  3. Well done, everyone, they’re beautiful

  4. I think I voted for most of those covers. I have excellent taste.

  5. What a gorgeous line-up! Thanks to RWA and congrats to everyone who won. You made my Valentine’s Day!

  6. well done to all the winners, publishers and cover designers! Love them all!

  7. Sensational covers! Congratulations, authors and cover artists.

  8. Thanks to all who voted, thrilled that Starstruck in Seattle won best cover in the contemporary novella category! 🙂

  9. Cath Evans

     /  February 14, 2014

    Congratulations Everyone! There are lots of stunning covers here, and a huge number of votes 🙂

    And huge effort, Helen, on organising this and then having the results out so quickly!

    Cath xo

  10. Congrats everyone!

  11. I’m thrilled. Congratulations to the winners. There are some really great covers. I see a fair few that received my vote. Yah. 🙂

  12. Thanks to RWA for organising this competition! And congrats to all the other winners and those who didn’t win for putting their covers in and getting a book out into the world!!! I seem to have been tweeting and FB’ing all day!!! LOL

  13. Congratulations! These are truly sensational covers. 🙂

  14. Wow, what a visual feast! Congratulations to all the winners and I’m absolutely stoked that DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES is in the list. I think that pink cover is just gorgeous – Grand Central do such lovely covers! I’ll let them know – they’ll be absolutely delighted. Thank you to everyone who voted and to everyone involved in running the cover contest. It’s always a blast every year!

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