RE: Opinions on the cover for my short story anthology
It's difficult to judge a cover without any knowledge of the content as one can't tell how well the two relate. Without knowing whether the stories are based on real historical events, traditional cultural myths, or modern fantasy, it's not possible to say how appropriate it is.
It does seem pretty eye-catching and atmospheric to me, but although the treasure chest and fierce creatures are clear enough, I really can't make out what is depicted in the centre of the image - and that's the most important area.
Despite the fact that you are in your Brisbane winter and we are, supposedly, in the middle of our summer, I suspect you are enjoying much better weather than we are. (Please don't feel obliged to comment on that - it's just the British obsession with weather popping out.)