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Thread: Book cover feedback: coming-of-age women's poetry

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    reading all the things Anna Iguana's Avatar
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    Book cover feedback: coming-of-age women's poetry

    I'd appreciate any opinions on three possible covers for a coming-of-age women's poetry collection.

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    Option #2
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    I find the fish swimming through the girl's head in the first one to be very distracting, disturbing, in fact.

    I like 2 or 3, not sure I love the font, though. It's so curly I find the words hard to distinguish.
    Option 2 would make me expect sad, maybe mournful poems, while option 3 feels more hopeful and potentially upbeat.
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    I prefer the first one but would suggest recoloring the under-eye area to avoid it looking like bruises and maybe going for a slightly easier-to-read font. They are all workable covers.
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    I like the first one. The big, possibly troubled face is interesting. She looks like she has stuff to tell. It also gives me a good idea of what the book is about- her, a young woman's perspective and life.

    The whale just confuses me, in a coming-of-age collection. I'm also less drawn in to the more distant pics on number two and three.
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    I prefer the first as well. And the type is the most readable of the three.

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    I'm having a really hard time integrating "coming of age", "whales", and "slide a mirror to me". Maybe I'd pick it up out of curiousity, but whatever your message is, I'm not receiving it clearly. That's a problem for a cover.
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    I find the title itself hard to read, with #3 being the worst.

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    Hard choice because they're all solid to me. (I expect the cover of a poetry book to be more evocative than declarative, so I don't share the others' concerns.) I'll take #3 mostly on gut feeling. #1 is interesting, but it takes me a couple beats to process what's going on.

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    Thank you all so much!

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