Women Who Write, Inc.

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Cover Art Guidelines for Goldfinch Vol. 22 (2019-2020)

By Mary ann Mosa, Editor-in-Chief


Guidelines for submission:

  • Goldfinch is printed as a ½-page letter size booklet
  • Finished artwork should measure 11" wide x 8½" tall (aka landscape orientation)
  • The center of the artwork will form the spine/binding area; no "important" content should appear in the center
  • All submissions must be electronic and in .jpg or .png format, in the highest resolution possible (.pdf files will not be accepted)
  • Title, volume number and years will be overlaid during publishing
  • There is a limit of 3 submissions per member
  • Each submission must be complete at the time of submission
  • Artwork must be related to writing and/or the Women Who Write organization; artwork may or may not include a goldfinch depiction

By submitting your artwork, you acknowledge that it is your own work and it has not been published previously.


  • Submissions will be accepted beginning Saturday, December 14, 2019.
  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.
  • The Editor-in-Chief will determine the winner of the cover art submissions no later than Monday, February 17, 2020. Communications will then be sent to all those who submit cover artwork.