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Art Contest: Ulysses Recovered Book Cover Contest

Ulysses Recovered

Dark green book cover with embossed gold design depicting an earth-like planet quartered by hemispheric disks. Surrounding the planet and its cross-sections are small golden roman numerals similar to a clock face.To celebrate Bloomsday 2017, the James Joyce Quarterly, Booksmart Tulsa, and the Guthrie Green are sponsoring a contest to design a new cover for Joyce’s Ulysses.  We welcome entries in all languages and encourage experimentation with media, typography, and layout.  Select designs will be featured on the JJQ website and displayed as part of a special Bloomsday art exhibit in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.  Awards will be given in two categories: most creative design and best overall design.  Winners will receive a cash award and their entries will be featured on forthcoming covers of the James Joyce Quarterly.


This exhibition is open to anyone 18 years and older.  Print or digital media is preferred, though not required.  Work must be original.  Each artist may submit up to three entries.  There is no submission fee.

Entry Procedure and Deadlines

Initial images should be submitted digitally to the JJQ  through its online submission page using the “Other” category.  All submissions must be received by 1 May, 2017.  Selections for exhibition and award winners will be selected by 15 May.


The artist is responsible for prompt delivery of items.  The artist also warrants that that work is original and has not been previously published.


Artist is responsible for delivery of work in print or digital form as required for the exhibition.  Items will not be returned unless shipping is paid in by the artist.


There is not a strict size requirement, but unless otherwise necessary, entries should generally be 6.5” x 9.5.”  Images should be submitted digitally as JPEG, PNG, or PDF files.