Trixy Lion Publishing Cover Design Contest: the Contestants!

Behold, the entries for the Big Kahuna Cover Design Contest for 2007 – amateur and professional division. It’s now in your hands: who shall come away this year’s cover design champion?

This year, the gay inspirational erotica, it is inspirational, erotic, and in some cases, freaking hilarious. We’re looking for the best cover that visually articulates our original cover copy, so keep that fine copy in mind when you gaze upon the erotically inspiring gay wonderment

Submit your votes – one per person for each category – to both candy @ smartbitchestrashybooks.com and sarah @ smartbitchestrashybooks.com by midnight PST on Saturday, September 22. Winners shall be announced Monday, September 24, 2007. Note: please vote by division and by entry number (e.g. “Pro #2, Am #4”) so there’s no confusion.

And now – the entries!

UPDATED TO ADD: OOPS! The entry listed as Amateur #4 was actually done by a professional – so, I am starting the voting over effective now (18 Sept. 7.35am EST). If you’ve emailed me a vote, please email me again. Our bad!

Amateur Division Entries

Entry #1

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Entry #2

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Entry #3

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Professional Division Entries

Entry #1

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Entry #2

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Entry #3

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Entry #4

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Entry #5

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  1. 1
    dl says:

    OMG, Stirring Up Waves…the plum…  finally, a visual for that imagery.

  2. 2
    Charity Mullen says:

    Banquet looks like a good book.  The kind of cover that might actually make you want to pick it up and read it. 

    Professional is right.

  3. 3
    Charlene says:

    Holy Nest caught my eye.

  4. 4
    Cat Marsters says:

    I PMSL at Sister Taylor’s Secret!  LOVE those little dolls!

  5. 5
    Ann Bruce says:

    I’m picturing Pro #4 “artfully” arranging all those veggies and fruit and rocks—and I can’t stop giggling.

  6. 6
    Ann Bruce says:

    Okay, I just realized what the alfalfa sprouts are supposed to be.  There goes my lunch today.

  7. 7
    Kiku says:

    Pro #1 is beautiful. I would read that book. In fact, will someone write that book, so I can read it?

    Amateur #3 made me giggle like a little girl.

    Submittal code: human69. heh heheheh

  8. 8
    darlynne says:

    My problem is choosing the cover that best articulates the original copy, without being distracted by the best-looking covers, which is not the same thing. These are some fine covers, bitches.

  9. 9
    Teddy Pig says:

    I think Amateur #1 best exemplifies the Trixy Loin product.

    Suck my crucifix Ho-boy!

  10. 10

    OMG.  These are all so good!

    You realize the sad thing is some of these would be great covers for real novels.  I hope the publishers are paying attention.

  11. 11

    “Eat of his flesh”??? Oh my God, I am dying here!

  12. 12
    Robin says:

    The author tag on Stirring Up the Waves reminds me of John Turturro’s character from The Big Lebowski, especially when he says, “Nobody fucks with the Jesus.”  And now that purple spandex body suit is taking on even more implications.  Yowza.

  13. 13
    Ciar Cullen says:

    Geesh, I have a wonderful cover for my “real” book The Biggest Kahuna. Maybe I should change the copy on it…

  14. 14
    Ciar Cullen says:

    Awesome, I love Holy Nest. But they are all fantastic.

  15. 15
    Nature Goddess says:

    Am #3, Pro #4

    Hooray for Poseidon’s Chosen!

  16. 16
    Jackie L. says:

    Dudes, the only votes that count are EMAILED, not in the comments.  Remember SB Sarah is on Percocet.

  17. 17
    Gwen says:

    I’m with the Nature Goddess, amateur #3 and pro #4.  Both cracked me up and were fun to look at.  I especially liked the Fisher Price people on the amateur one.  And the bearskin rug/chocolate?  Too funny.

    Interesting spaminator word, in light of the “gay inspy” theme:  moving63

  18. 18
    MT says:

    I must say, I am impressed by the variety of religions represented.  Kudos, covermakers!

    …and, yes, I resisted the urge to spell that with a ‘k’

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