About the JABBIC

Enter the JABBIC

JABBIC 2017 is for covers appearing on works published in 2017.

Note: This year’s categories have changed.

The Science Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal category has been split into two categories:

  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy / Paranormal

The Single Title / Mainstream category has been removed.


Our categories for 2017 are:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Science Fiction
  • Sexiest Cover
  • Young Adult

And we’d like to clarify our policies:

  • A work of any length — short story, novella, novel, or even part of a collection or a boxed set — can be entered.
  • A work that has been published in a year prior to 2017 but that now has a new cover that was released in 2017 is allowed.
  • You can enter up to 10 covers using a single entry form by clicking the +Add Book Cover button. If you want to enter more than 10 covers, please fill out the form a second time.
  • Each cover can be entered in only 1 category.
  • You do not have to be the author of the book to enter it.

The contest fee is $15 per entry.

Grand Prize Winners and Readers Choice Winners will be announced on February 15, 2018.

We’re always on the lookout for great new Judges, so if you would like to recommend either a brick-and-mortar or online bookseller to judge, please let us know by emailing our Contest Coordinator! We’d love to add to our list of terrific judges!

If you have further questions, be sure to ask our Contest Coordinator.

We can’t wait to see this year’s entries!