Barking Rain Press is looking for cover artists to create covers for our print and electronic fiction. Previous experience creating visually compelling book covers is not necessary, but is highly desirable.
Barking Rain Press purchases worldwide electronic and print rights to the cover artwork you create for us.
For each title, the artist will provide a single file of artwork in a layered PSD, TIF, AI or other compatible software, with the artwork and optional text treatments on separate layers. The artwork should be sized to measure at least 6″ x 9″ at 300 DPI in RGB format. All files must be delivered electronically via our private FTP site.
Artists are provided with a detailed document describing the story, characters, architectural details, and possible scenes or themes for the cover artwork. You will be provided with the title text and author name, which should be positioned over the artwork on separate layers (if you choose to create them; this is optional). In addition, artists will also have access to the Barking Rain Press stock photography service for use in creating cover artwork.
Artists work directly with the Director of Marketing to produce the finished artwork and can direct all requests for additional information and/or feedback to the Director of Marketing. When the artwork is approved, artists can upload the final product to the BRP secure FTP site.
Payment for artists is a flat fee of $75 USD, which will be paid to the artist upon final approval and delivery of the artwork. Artists also receive a brief biography and photo on the Barking Rain Press website, along with a link back to your own website, and a cover art credit in the print and eBook versions of any works produced. If you do not have a professional biography, BRP will work with you to create one.
Artists are also free to include any artwork done for Barking Rain Press on other websites, or to sell prints of the artwork (without the title treatments), as long as a link back to Barking Rain Press is included. All rights revert back to the artist should the accompanying book be removed from our site.
We pay through PayPal, so artists must have a PayPal account.
Due to increasing amounts of spam, we do not publish our email addresses on the website. To be considered for a staff artist position, please use the Contact Form below to request the appropriate email address to send us your submission package, which should contain: