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Call for Cover Art Submissions

Art Guidelines

Artist Qualifications

  • High school students (aged 14-18) from anywhere in the world are eligible to submit.

  • For the art category, we welcome multiple submissions.

Artwork Guidelines

  • Submitted artwork will be considered for any of the following categories: (1) Cover Art (which will appear both on the website and in print), (2) T-Shirt Art (which will appear in our online store), and (3) Promotional Art (which will appear on social media, on our website, and in our online workshops).

  • The T-shirt art winner will receive $150 and a free t-shirt featuring their design.

  • Images must be a .PNG or .JPG file.

  • Images must be at least 2700 x 1800 pixels. Images with low resolution will not be eligible for cover art or t-shirt printing.

  • Images must have a resolution of at least 300 DPI (dots per inch).

  • Portrait orientation is preferred.

  • For the purpose of t-shirt printing, your artwork may be edited in order to create a color palette that works for printing.

  • Polyphony means “many voices,” which you can use as inspiration for your design. You are not limited to that theme, as we are looking for the creativity and imagination of your visual art to be a match for the wide-ranging literary works contained in our annual volume.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions but if the piece is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately. Only previously unpublished works are eligible.

  • All submissions must be original and may include drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, or mixed media.


Using Submittable

  • In the submission form, please select "Cover Art" as the genre for your submission.

  • Please upload submissions through Submittable. We do not accept email submissions or hard copies via mail.

  • Upload only one piece per submission file; to submit more than one piece, make more than one submission file.

  • There is no fee to submit.

  • We do not provide feedback on cover art submissions. If your piece is accepted for publication, we will notify you at the close of our submission cycle.

  • By submitting my Work to Polyphony Lit, I, the AUTHOR of this Work, agree to the terms and conditions outlined in our

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