I was thinking about writing a story about a single parent and their kid (who’s around 9/8?) who shows up at their doorstep, claiming he’s there’s (the child will be male, and the MC might be male or female). It’ll be a heartwarming comedy about someone jumping into parenthood all of a sudden, but I’m wondering with guidelines if this is even possible? Can a MC be a child, and on a cover of a story?
Does this help?
Here are the full cover guidelines
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MC can’t be under 12 or 13 years old and children can’t be the focus on a cover.
MC can definitely be a child within the story, but they cannot be the focal point of the cover which sucks but that’s the way it is.
I consulted the team awhile back about a 9 year old character amongst several adults (because they were all main characters) for a cover and they told me it’d be safest to remove the child entirely even though she wasn’t the focus of the overall cover.