Usually I split the Middle Grade category into Speculative and Everything Else. But 2013 was a slow year for Everything Else. So this year, we’re splitting them into Character-Centered covers, meaning the character is the central detail or focus of the cover, and Concept-Centered covers, meaning the concept or setting is the central detail/focus of the cover. When a cover could be deemed to fit in either category, I made a judgment call.
Oh, and there are six finalists in this category because there were so many good ones.
Please vote for your favorite Middle Grade Character Centered Book Cover using the link to the Google Docs survey at the bottom of this post. Voting Guidelines & Details here.
Voting Deadline: Midnight (MST), Friday, January 17, 2014
Remember: You are voting for the BEST COVER, not the best story, nor your favorite author or publisher.