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Cover Art for an upcoming short story

Published January 30, 2012


The Literature Program in the Department of English and Pearson Publishing are excited to offer students the opportunity to have their own artwork appear on the cover of Perspectives on the Short Story, an upcoming short story anthology that will be used in undergraduate classes at FSU and marketed on a national level.
The winning student will be mentioned on the copyright page and receive a $50 honorarium from Pearson Publishing. This is a great opportunity to add a notable item to your professional portfolio!
The book description can be found below, and the winning artwork will be the one that best displays the ideals around which the anthology has been constructed as well as the diverse history of the field of literature. 
Book Description:
Perspectives on the Short Story provides an exciting gateway into the literary tradition. With an eye towards the ever-changing needs of the 21st century classroom, Perspectives offers numerous innovative themes and ranges globally, touching down in literary geographies spanning from Cervantes’ Spain to Hurston’s Eatonville to Ngugi’s Nigeria. The volume edges over the borders of literary conventions, looking at familiar genres as well as experiments in graphic stories and the avant-garde. Students will delight in meeting up with Gogol’s nose, Atwood’s “Ugly Stepsister,” Poe’s eerie twins, and Alexie’s “Lone Ranger.” And more!
The contest deadline is 5pm, February 23rd and all proposals should be submitted to the English Department main office (405 Williams).
Be aware that we will be unable to return submitted material.
Entrants should attach a cover sheet that provides their name, e-mail, phone number, student rank (e.g. freshman, sophomore, etc.), major, and minor(s) (if applicable).
If you have any questions, please send them to