About the Author

Camille Goodison's debut short story collection, Chance Wanderer and Other Tales of Hunger, has won acclaim for its "magical," "well-crafted," "very enjoyable" stories where each story "feels like a gift."  Camille's work has been accepted for publication by Saint Ann’s Review, Guernica, Calyx, Callaloo, Relief Journal, Steam Ticket, The Round, Teachers and Writers Magazine, and the New York Daily News, among many publications. She has been listed as a notable essayist by The Best American Essays series, and was selected for a Callaloo Journal creative writing residency. Camille has won several notable U.S. awards and fellowships for her writing. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York where she teaches at the City University of New York. She earned her MFA in Fiction from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University. She was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica where her curiosity for all good things was first nourished. 

Design the Cover of Chance Wanderer

Artists & Designers! Vræyda Literary is searching for our next Cover Artist. Design a cover for our contest by August 15thand you could win prizes valued at over $2,000.

A heartfelt journey of the feminine experience, Chance Wanderer progresses through the search and longing of a woman’s world. Stories of Grecian adventures, android professors, Russian Circus gold and a young woman who never sleeps nestle together with Blue Indigo, a novella about a wife coming to peace with her restless relationship.

The cover art should reflect this feminine search for role, belonging & adventure and the struggle between the traditional feminine and the modern idea of equality. Chance Wanderer is a whimsical collection grounded in the women Dr. Goodison writes. Vræyda Literary is looking for a modern, colourful cover to highlight the wonder and adventure of Dr. Goodison's prose.

The Contest


  • Artist's Bio (<250 words) & Link to Portfolio/Social Media
  • CMYK
  • 300 dpi
  • 8.5x5.5 inches + bleed
  • TIFF or PDF, no JPEGs.

How Many Entries Per Person?

  • Up to 3


  • All are welcome! Design skill is recommended.

How to Submit

  • via email at literary @ vraeydamedia.ca


  • INTSub - <ARTIST LAST NAME> - <TITLE/S> - CWTH (International Artists)
  • CANSub - <ARTIST LAST NAME> - <TITLE/S> - CWTH (Canadian Artists)


  • All submissions must be in by August 15th 2016.

Evaluated On

  • Visual Appeal
  • Fitting to the Theme
  • Technical proficiency


  • Two page full colour spread, content of your choice, in Vræyda’s Polymath Journal ($2000 value).
  • Credit listed on book flap & across Vræyda's Media platforms.
  • A signed copy of the finished book.

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