This cover of The Missouri Review‘s Fall 2013 issue is a photo by Beth Hoeckel titled “Tip Toe.” This is a special “transcendence” issue, featuring Nick Arvin, Claudia Emerson, Jane Gillette, Jason Koo, Dorothea Lasky, and more.
In general, I just love The Common‘s cover designs; they always feature a common object. And just as they aim to “find the extraordinary in the common” for their writing, they follow the same example with their covers. It just makes sense.
And speaking of covers that just make sense, check out the recent cover of Iron Horse Literary Review. Does it really need any explanation? The artwork is metal sculptures located at Landmark Bank, N.A. in Kingston, Oklahoma, constructed and designed by Doug Owen.