Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 14, 2020

Book Winners – Cover Reveal – Kudos – Illustrator Contest


Angie Quantrell won WAY PAST WORRIED by Hallee Adelman

Brenda Davis Harsham won BOBBY BABINSKI’S BATHTUB by Judy Young 

Charlotte Offsay won STEADFAST: Frances Perkins, Champion of Workers’ Rights by Jennifer Merz

Winners please email me with your address. It is a lot of work to track people down, so it would be a huge help.


ROBIN NEWMAN CONGRATULATIONS! for her new book DON’T CALL ME FUZZYBUTT! coming out on March 15th with Sleeping Bear Press. Great cover. I bet there is a book giveaway in our future. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.

KUDOS TO SUSAN BATORI! Love your illustrated cover.

Bear is tired. The weather is getting cool and he’s ready for a nice long nap–he’s got earmuffs and a brand-new door to keep out the noise, plus a pair of fluffy slippers. Meanwhile, real estate mogul Woodpecker finds his recent homes…missing. And he follows the trail of debris right to Bear’s new front door. When he “tap tap taps” to talk to Bear about it, the two engage in a feisty exchange of name-calling and gossip with the rest of their forest neighbors. Can they patch it up–literally–before Bear loses too much sleep?


Jenny Jackson has been promoted to vice president, executive editor at Knopf.

Tiffany Shelton has joined Amazon Publishing as acquisitions editor for Little A and Skyscape. She was previously at St. Martin’s.

Allie Merola has been promoted to assistant editor at Viking Penguin.

Kimberly Carlton has been promoted to acquisitions editor at Harper Christian.

Mary Krienke has been promoted to agent at Sterling Lord Literistic.

Elizabeth Vogt has been promoted to associate editor at Viking Penguin.

At Harper Children’s Nancy Inteli will lead the picture book and programs teams and vp, publishing director Erica Sussman will lead the middle grade, teen, and IP teams.


The Dream Foundry Art Contest for beginning professionals.

This year, the prizes for contestants will be:

1st: $1000

2nd: $500

3rd: $200

There is no submission fee. All rights remain with the creators.  There are no age restrictions on entry.

Art Contest Guidelines

This year we are happy to introduce the Monu Bose Memorial prize for art.  This is a $1000 prize awarded to the first place winner of the art contest.  (This is the source of the first place prize, not in addition to it.)

The Prize is established in fond memory of Monu Bose by her children, Rupa Bose and Gautam Bose. Monu Bose was a lover of art of all kinds, and a graduate of Lucknow University and the College of Arts and Crafts. This Prize is to honor the legacy she opened up for us.​

Dante Luiz is the contest coordinator for the 2020 contest. Finalists will be judged by Grace P. Fong.

Submissions for the art contest will open on September 1, 2020, and close on November 1, 2020. All entries must be submitted via our submission manager.


This contest is for artists who are relatively new to paid illustration work for speculative publications in English. To be eligible for this contest, all the following rules must be true of you:

  • You have a maximum of one (1) commissioned/original artwork for the cover of a speculative publication.
  • You have only two (2) or less non-original artworks (reprint/licensed art) used for covers of speculative fiction magazines or publications.
  • You have never been nominated for any Hugo award for art, including fan categories.

Please note that you are on the honour system for judging your own eligibility. However, we may disqualify any entrants in order to uphold the spirit of this contest’s goals; such determinations of eligibility are decided by the Dream Foundry and are not open to debate or argument.


Submit one .pdf with at least three finished artworks, but no more than five. Those illustrations don’t need to be exclusive for the contest, and they can have been previously posted on the internet. Please include a title for each of the works, and specify which media you used (e.g. watercolors, mixed media, digital art, etc).

All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.
No multiple submissions (do not send more than one .pdf portfolio.)
Entries can be from any country.
All entries must be original artwork (no fanarts). Illustration work only (no collages, photomanipulations, etc).

Please Don’t Send

We are looking for speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, weird fiction, etc.) themed artwork. Please don’t send us artwork without a speculative element (mainstream, contemporary, romance, westerns, historical fiction etc.).
No erotica or explicit work.
No fanarts, no collages, no photomanips.


Send all questions to

Submit Art Here

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats, Charlotte, winner of STEADFAST! Please let me know if you’d like me to sign it — and if so, to whom, or just my signature! Enjoy your prize! All the best, Jennifer Merz


  2. Congrats, winners! And I just PRE-ORDERED this book. There’s no way my granddaughter (and all of us) won’t LOVE this book. I can tell! 😀 😀 😀 ❤


  3. Yay! Thank you, Kathy! I look forward to reading Way Past Worried! Thanks for updating us on industry news and I’m always interested to see what contests and agent news you have. Thanks for all you do to help writers!


  4. Congrats to the winners! I’m loving the cover of FUZZYBUTT!


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