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Unique Art Compo

Design a book cover for a Peter F Hamilton short story, and if you win, it’ll be used for real on the ebook version

Manhattan In Reverse takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, Deputy Director of the Intersolar Commonwealth’s Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subject this top ten bestselling author is at the top of his game.

Pan Macmillan will be releasing two short stories from the collection in eBook format a month early. These will be available to buy through Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon and via Waterstone’s and WHSmith online. SFX online and Pan Macmillan are looking for jacket designs for both stories. Pan Macmillan will provide a cover brief, with contributions from their senior designer, from Peter’s editor Julie Crisp and from Peter himself, together with a design template and submission guidelines. The two winning designs will be selected by a judging panel that includes Peter, his publishing team at Pan Macmillan and SFX staff.

Peter said: “There’s so much promising design talent out there and I’m excited to see how my stories are interpreted.”

SFX will be posting entries online as they come in and Peter will be dropping in to talk about his favourites and his writing more generally between now and the winning announcement in August.

Look out for more news on the competition, submission guidelines and terms and conditions to come later this week!