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Infinite Jest 20th Anniversary Cover Comp

Edit 3/12/15: Yes, the cover comp information disappeared from the official page a long time ago. If you're keen on seeing what has been submitted, Chris Ayers is collecting and showcasing entries for the official Infinite Jest Cover Competition on his incredible Poor Yorick Entertainment blog and Facebook page.

Chris has asked for anyone who may have submitted an entry to the comp to contact him via the blog or facebook page so he can showcase as many entries as possible.


Bump! Cover comp for the Deluxe Edition of Infinite Jest closes September 15th if you are considering entering.

Has it really been almost 20 years since Infinite Jest was published!? Check out the exciting competition announcement from Little, Brown. Great opportunity, but limited to US entrants only :(


Little, Brown and Company Announces Cover Art Contest for Infinite Jest 20th Anniversary Edition.

August 13, 2015, NEW YORK, NY – It was announced today that Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, will sponsor a cover art contest for the forthcoming 20th anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Fans are invited to submit a piece of original artwork appropriate for a book cover that is inspired by the literary phenomenon Infinite Jest. Submissions will be accepted at between August 15th and September 15th, 2015. The winning book cover is to be selected by the Wallace Literary Trust, in cooperation with David Foster Wallace’s longtime publisher Little, Brown and Company. The winner will receive an American Express® gift card for $1000 and the opportunity for his/her cover art to be featured on the 20th anniversary edition of Infinite Jest, which Back Bay Books will publish on February 23, 2016. You can see the Official Rules at for details, and visit the book’s dedicated Tumblr link at for periodic updates regarding the contest artwork and the book’s anniversary celebrations.

“The anniversary of a novel as influential, beloved, and enduring as Infinite Jest is cause for much celebration. To mark the twentieth anniversary, we invite the readers whose enthusiasm for and engagement with Infinite Jest has shaped the book’s legacy to share their inspiration with us, and celebrate with us in this very special way,” says Hachette CEO and the editor of Infinite Jest, Michael Pietsch.

Often considered Wallace’s greatest work, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Published in 1996 to critical and popular acclaim, and marking the confirmation of Wallace as a literary genius, the book is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

Submission guidelines can be found online at Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, relevance to the book and its impact on the literary landscape, and other criteria.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015 08:29  

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