The Great Cumbrian Cthulhu Cover Art Competition!
Win the chance to have YOUR art on the cover of Cumbrian Cthulhu!
Cumbrian Cthulhu is a fully illustrated collection of short horror stories set in the Cumbrian region and based on H.P. Lovecraft’s legendary Cthulhu Mythos.
We will be publishing a total of four paperback anthologies, followed by a deluxe hardback edition containing all stories together, entitled ‘The Complete Cumbrian Cthulhu.’ Alongside this we will be publishing ‘Cumbrian Cthulhu Art & History,’ a full colour coffee table style book containing all our CC art in large detail, with a full history of the project and those involved.
Our contributors very kindly give their work and time for free, so that all profits from the CC books can be donated to Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue (LDSAMRA.) It is in our interest to raise awareness and promote book sales whenever we can. One of the CC project’s main aims has always been to encourage and publish new writers and artists.
With this in mind we would like to announce a new competition open to all fantasy and horror artists!
We are looking for the best full colour artwork inspired by the stories or themes of Cumbrian Cthulhu.
Any medium is acceptable, from scanned in drawings and paintings to digitally altered photographs. You may enter any or all categories as many times as you wish and all entries will be proudly displayed on our Facebook page.
*Several selected finalists will have their submissions and a brief biography published in the ‘Cumbrian Cthulhu Art & History’ book.
*One winner will have their submission featured as the cover art for ‘The Complete Cumbrian Cthulhu,’ and will have their own (non CC) artwork and full biography featured in the ‘Cumbrian Cthulhu Art & History’ book.
PROMOTING OUR BOOKS
Some (but not all!) of the categories below indicate which Cumbrian Cthulhu book the relevant descriptive text can be found. As stated earlier, it is always our intention to encourage sales as the profits benefit the Cumbrian Mountain Rescue Teams.
The first two books can be bought either on Amazon, or ideally from LULU.COM (Where our profit and therefore donation is greater.)
Pickman's Cumbrian Model-
A Lakeland vista being captured by a painter, but the painter has captured something more interesting as well…
A creature from a lake? A famous Cumbrian site turned Lovecraftian? Completely open ended.
The House of Dark Lanterns- CC book 1
The ancient lantern itself and the unearthly shadows it casts.
The Elusive Valley- CC book 2
Alfred's view up to the altered Wasdale Head. (Consider crystal rocks, thrashing lake, alien colours, bizzarre stars and planets, mountains of madness above horizon, the two gates, creatures in undergrowth.)
The Cumbrian Cthulhu flag-
An Occult relic. The Cumbrian flag with flowers replaced by Elder stars and tentacles in the waters. Show the flag and its design in any way you wish, completely open ended.
Ashness Bloody Bridge- CC book 1
One of the final photos taken before the photographers death.
(The Classic Bridge shot. The winter sunset, the creature emerging .)
The Occultus Carvetii- CC book 2
Upon a rock shelf sits the open ancient book, showing evil runes, illustrations of the Elusive Valley map, portal gates and jade key. (The Moresby Swan, The Elusive Vallley)
Caasand- CC book 1,2
The ragged traveler- Administering cures from his potion belt to the dying of Shonderhowe village (The Fell Faith), sharing sandwiches with the young Alfred (The Elusive Valley), or a pose of your own creation.
An epic masterwork in a Lakeland Lovecraft theme. Completely open ended.
SUBMISSIONS, QUESTIONS, DEADLINES AND JUDGING
*All submission artwork should be sent as attachments to the email address below. Any questions not already answered to the same email please.
*The final deadline for competition submissions will be 1st June 2014.
*Members of the existing Cumbrian Cthulhu team will serve as competition Judges.
Cumbrian Cthulhu prides itself on being a relaxed and friendly project. We look forward to seeing your entries and we hope you enjoy creating them and joining our team!