I would like to have the front cover designed for my book of short stories, be as creative as possible! It should look like the cover of a novel (it will be available as an ebook as well as printed book that will be in standard book size - approx 5x8 in) and include the title, "Anywhere But Here: Stories" and my name "Angie Walls."
The theme i want to capture is the idea of being out of place in a small town (feeling like a big fish in a small pond - but not literally please). I was thinking if there was a way to represent the need to escape, or show something/someone that looks out of place in a small town?
Alternatively, I could see capturing the theme of close friends (there are four girls, two guys, who have been best friends since high school). Or another idea could be capturing one (or multiple?) specific image represented by one of the short stories.
The theme of the book that I hope can work well with the cover -- early 20-something friends feeling stuck in a town they don't belong (people born in the wrong place), the dreamers who fantasize about life beyond where they are.
I'm very open to different interpretations on the theme - representation of character(s), stock photos, creative illustration, etc.