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We are looking for cover illustrations that shows how intriguing "Spinning" is!

Unheard of! What is "Spinning" that you "Rotate and Read"?

"I've never seen a book like this!" "I can't read this outside!"
Works of Rokurin-sha Inc. such as "Kobitozukan" are very popular among elementary and middle school kids. They present to you an intriguing fantasy novel from a whole new demension!

We are remaking the book cover of "Spinning"!
We are looking for a book cover for "Spinning" that has people reaching for it at the book stores!

The strange book he found in the library was connected to another world! Every time you turn the book, you are sent to the dark world with monsters. Can Shin, a 6th grader, save a different world that has lost it's light?


The strange book he found in the library was connected to another world! Every time you turn the book, you are sent to the dark world with monsters. Can Shin, a 6th grader, save a different world that has lost it's light?

You can read the first 111 pages! Download Sample

* Please note, the sample is in Japanese. Please look at the atmosphere inside the book.

If you are interested in the full story, you can purchase it here!

Click here to purchase it!!


What is Rokurin-sha Inc.?

A message from the editor :

We are a company that publishes children's books such as “Kobitozukan”.

The novel "Spinning" with it's unique cover mechanism, is a really great novel!

We are waiting for your illustrations that can convey a thrilling story and a unique world view at a glance! (K)

Draw a new binding cover illustration for “Spinning”!

We want a cover illustration that ranges around the whole book!


Not only the front page but we want entire book cover illustrations.

Download the template!

MDP Download data ↓
PSD Download data ↓
AI Download data ↓

* Be sure to use a template.

About Posting

・Please delete the “Description” layer when posting. The "Frame” layer is optional.

・The title, author name, and publisher name will be displayed on the “Cover” and “Back cover”. You may include them in your illustrations, but they are subject to change during designing production. Therefore, make it possible to edit it later, such as making it a separate layer while you draw.

・Some illustrations may be modified for design reasons.

・Please be aware that bar code space is placed on the “back cover”. Therefore, some illustrations may not be visible.

・When using AI or PSD file as a template, we recommend that you post after exporting to JPG or PNG.

・MDP file is RGB format data. Please use MediBang Paint to open MDP.

How to import with MediBang Paint

・MediBang Paint Android:

①Download mdp template file.

②Copy the template file (named as gururito_cover_template_en.mdp) from download folder of your device.

③Find your device file manager, choose「MediBang Paint」folder and paste the template file.

④Launch MediBang Paint, select [My Gallery], press [+], click [Import MDP] and choose the template file. (named as gururito_cover_template_en.mdp)

・MediBang Paint iOS:

Select [New Canvas], select [Import from another app] and search 「gururito_cover_template_en.mdp」at [Browse] folder.

Enter in 3 easy step

  • 1Draw a illustration

  • 2Check the box next to the banner


  • 3Submit to ART street


Submission Details

Entry Period
December 5th, 2019 (Thu.) - March 9th, 2020 (Mon.) 17:00 * Japan time May 29, 2020 17:00(JST) *Extended!
Entry Format・Please Note
※JPG, PNG, PSD, MDP(File size:Under 30MB)

・ Be sure to use a template for this contest. Works submitted without a template will be disqualified.
・ Please delete the “Description” layer.
・ Please keep the original data during the period from the end of this contest application period until the result announcement.
・ If your art is appointed as the cover, please send us the original data (MDP / PSD / AI data) that can be edited.
・ Do not use violent or sexual expressions. In some cases, your work may be deleted or your account may be suspended.
・ Drawings that infringe on the rights of third parties such as copyrights and portrait rights are strictly prohibited.

* MediBang Inc. and Rokurin-sha Inc. are free from charge for works submitted to this contest, regardless of whether or not they have received an award. Entries may be posted on a company-managed websites, SNS services, etc.
How to Enter
【Try to enter the contest from from this page】
1.Register or log-in ART street.
2.Click "enter" at the bottom of this page.
3.Choose your artwork, upload it and press "Submit & Publish"

【Enter from the ART street website】
1. Download the template and complete the cover.
2. Register or log-in ART street.
3. Click on "Submit" on ART street.
4. Upload in “JPG” “PNG” “PSD” or “MDP” format from “Illustration”
5. Add ”Novel "Spinning" Cover Illustration Contest" banner from "Apply for a Contest"
6. Click "Submit & Publish"
How to Claim the Prize
Prize money will be credited to your Medibang account you applied with. To receive the prize money, you need to register a PayPal account or your bank account information. (The transfer fee is borne by the winner.)
Best award: 50,000 yen prize, appointed as front cover
*The artist name of your choice will be on the book cover.
* There may be no winners.
* We cannot report the period when the cover will be appointed. The cover may change without notice.
* It will not published as “cover” at the online bookstores.(Will be posted as an image)
By entering in this contest, you are agreeing to the Entry Terms , so be sure to read the full text. In addition, about the entered illustration/s, PLEASE NOTE that after the contest recruitment period is over, except for the addition of tags, it can not be edited or deleted.

Please register and enter the contest!