November 15, 2022

Calling All Artists!


From legendary Author Jonathan Carroll comes a new story about the roads not taken and a magical tattoo that opens doorways to other realities … 

Now it’s your chance to be part of the journey. Send us your original design for a tattoo based on the paragraph below, and you could win one of the following:

1st place: A signed copy of Mr Breakfast, a gift certificate to the International House of Pancakes, and a featured shout out on Melville House Social Media platforms (combined over 100k reach) 🥇

2nd Place: A signed copy of Mr. Breakfast and a shout out on Melville House Social Media platforms 🥈

3rd Place: A copy of Mr. Breakfast and a shout out on Melville House Social Media platforms 🥉

The artwork will be judged by our esteemed panel: Author Jonathan Carroll, bookseller Martin Sorenson of Green Apple Books, and tattooist Anastasia Mandel, Co-Owner of Baddie Tattoos. 



To enter the contest, please submit your design to [email protected] between November 17th, 2022 and June 20th, 2023.  Submissions will close at 11:59 PM on June 20th, 2023.  See below for the full rules and regulations of the contest. 


Eligibility: Melville House’s Mr. Breakfast Tattoo Design Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada who

sign up at ( Entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of their date of entry in this promotion in order to qualify. This contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Melville House’s employees, its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and directors (collectively the “‘Employees”), as well as members of an Employee’s immediate family, and/or those living in the same household of Employees, are ineligible to participate in the Mr. Breakfast Tattoo Design Contest.

Sponsorship: The sponsor is Melville House Publishing, located at 46 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Sponsor will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these Official Rules.

Agreement to Rules: By entering this contest, the Entrant (“You”) agrees to abide by the Sponsor’s Official Rules and decisions, which are totally and unconditionally binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify any entry at any time at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering this contest, the Entrant (“You”) represents and warrants that you are eligible to participate based on eligibility requirements explained in the Official Rules. You also agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content of the Mr. Breakfast Tattoo Design Contest.

Contest Entry Period: This promotion begins on November 17, 2022, at 12:01 am EST and ends on June 20th, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST (“Entry Period'”). To be eligible for the contest, entries must be received within the specified Entry Period.

On or about June 20th, 2023, Melville House and the judges will select three (3) winners out of all eligible submissions received. The prizes directly correlate to first place, second place, and third place rankings, with specific prizes for each being detailed above. The odds of being selected depend upon the number of eligible entries received throughout the Contest Period, as well as the quality of the submissions received per the discretion and decision of the judges of the contest. All decisions made by the judges regarding the contest will be absolutely observed by the Sponsor, Melville House Publishing.

Molly Donovan is the former Marketing Assistant at Melville House Publishing.