Today I earned my first cover credit, though not for fiction.
I wrote an article to aspiring illustrators about the role of an art director, what we do, and how good ones are an illustrator's best friend. I also address how to manage less-than-helpful feedback from unqualified non-artists taking on the role of Art Director, because some companies do not understand the role, let alone the idea that one can earn a degree in Art Direction from a reputable school (like Pratt Institute, my alma mater).
Anyway, my name is just below Kevin J Anderson. WOW!!!
(For the record, I am not a scientologist, neither is Kevin, Jody, Kristine, Dean, or SM. Our relationship with the contest is strictly professional. As judges and lecturers, it allows us to share our wisdom to the next generation of creative professionals from around the world. Distrust anyone who degrades the contest or those associated with it. They have political axes to grind, and we are merely artists and writers trying to do good.)