The artist that had been working on a cover for me has seemingly disappeared off the Internet. After submitting some requests for a new artist, one finally replied. After describing what I want, she said she’ll ask some of her illustrator friends. We’ll see what happens. If the price ends up being too high (this is a short story, remember), I might have to go with a text-only cover.
In the meantime, I’m polishing the story, adding and changing things here and there.