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Nominations for covers published in 2015 closed January 15, 2016.
Nominations are currently open for covers first published in 2016 until January 15, 2017.
2016 Holiday Favorites Nominations open until November 15, 2016.

 To nominate a cover, click on the appropriate category below:

Avant Garde


Covers that are outside the box of romance cover trends, cutting edge, unique, future trend setters, inventive, or feature a fresh approach in cover design. The covers can be from any of the categories listed below but they also can be from woman’s fiction, historicals, straight mysteries, or even thrillers. We are looking for the trail blazers in cover design.

Contemporary (Contemporary modern day and retro romances from 1980 forward.)


Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Alternate Reality (romances w/paranormal elements or science fiction/fantasies with strong romance elements)

Contemporary Series (Entangled or Harlequin “category imprints” with a Series type banner or logo)

Contemporary Romantic Suspense (romances with suspense elements or mysteries with a strong romance element)


Historical (Historical romances from past eras before 1980.)


Historical Romance

Historical Alternate Reality (romances with a paranormal element or science fiction/fantasies with a strong romance element)

Historical Series (Entangled Scandalous, Harlequin Historicals, Traditional Regencies, or Love Inspired Historicals)

Historical Romantic Suspense (romances with suspense elements or mysteries with a strong romance element)

Two-Image Covers
Any covers from the above sub genres are eligible for a TIC nomination. Two Image covers
feature either: a stepback with an additional image placed on the inside or a back cover with an additional image comprising more than 50% of the back cover.

What were they thinking? covers but not necessarily the worst covers produced in 2016. Print and E-Book covers from any of the above sub genres are eligible for the Worst category.

Holiday Favorites
Nominate your favorite holiday romance cover in the Holiday Favorites Contest.
Online voting 12/01/16 to 12/20/16.
Nominations for 2016 Holiday covers accepted until 11/15/16.

Don’t Know
If you aren’t sure where your cover belongs, use this form.