Submission Guidelines


Stampington & Company offers anyone the opportunity to get their creations published in our standing or special publications. For all publications, please follow the General Artwork Submission Guidelines as follows:

   

GENERAL ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines. We prefer submissions of original art. If original art is not available, our next preference is high resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8-1/2 x 10"). If hi-res digital images are not available, we will very rarely consider professional-quality transparencies or color slides. Color-copy submissions are not accepted. Click here to download our guide for submitting photographs and for more information on how to convert images to the correct size and resolution for Artful BloggingMingleSomerset Digital Studio, and Somerset Life.

All artwork must be identified with the artist's name, address, e-mail and phone number clearly printed on a label attached to each sample. As artwork often gets separated from instructions during our selection process, we ask that you also inscribe your name and address somewhere on each piece of art. If you desire acknowledgment of artwork receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

For collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of the submitting artist to obtain permission from each participant prior to submission. In addition, each piece of the collaborative must be labeled with contact information of the artist who created it. Please be aware that the collaborative project in its entirety will only be returned to the submitting artist and must have sufficient return postage.

If the artwork is three-dimensional, please attach your identification with a removable string, or pack the sample in a plastic bag with your identification. Artwork without proper identification will not be considered for publication.

Depending on the publication, concise yet thorough instructions must accompany each art sample. Attach individual sample instructions to each piece of artwork and include credits for art stamp images used, as well as any other products of note. If you are able, please keep an electronic version of your instructions, as you may be requested to send those in if your work is selected for publication.

All samples, queries, and correspondence should be sent to:

Stampington & Company
ATTN: [NAME OF MANAGING EDITOR]
22992 Mill Creek, SUITE B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Please include a note inside the package indicating which publication the submission is for.

ARTWORK MANAGEMENT POLICY

We require you to supply sufficient funds if you wish your item(s) returned. We will provide tracking for all packages, but we strongly encourage you to request insurance and provide additional funds. Stampington & Company is not responsible for damaged or lost artwork once it has been shipped out of our office. Send a check or money order made out to Stampington & Company to cover return shipping costs (U.S. funds). Please do not include return envelopes, packing materials, stamps, or prepaid labels and do not attach postage to packaging.

Checks or money orders will be cashed and put in a mail funds account within 30 days of submission receipt. When your artwork is returned, the funds you provided for shipping will be drawn from the account.

Submissions intended for one issue may be better suited for another issue or publication, so we may request to hold your piece for up to 9 to 12 months. Items appearing in Somerset Studio Gallery may be held longer. Rest assured that we will take excellent care of your artwork, but Stampington cannot be held responsible for damage or loss due to circumstances beyond our control. If you move, please send a postcard or email to the editor with your new address.

If you need your artwork returned by a specific date, please indicate this in your submission information and send an email to the editor three weeks before the date you would like your submission returned.

If you have any questions regarding our submission guidelines and artwork returns, please contact Art Management Coordinator Shawna Horan at artmanagement@stampington.com. If your piece is selected for publication you will receive a FREE issue.

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

Artwork accepted for a specific publication is published as soon as practical. Be advised we receive more submissions than we can accommodate and it may take several months from the time we accept your artwork for publication to the time it appears in an issue, so we ask for your patience. You will receive notification in advance of publication.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Stampington & Company only accepts original artwork for publication consideration. All images used in artwork must be copyright free. Any techniques featured in artwork submissions that are not the artist's own must be attributed to the proper instructor, book, artist, workshop, etc. It is the responsibility of the submitting artist to ensure that no copyright infringement has occurred and that all submitted work is their own. 

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Stampington & Company will not accept simultaneous submissions of artwork. While your work is under consideration we ask that you do not submit the same piece of work to competing web or print publishers. Likewise, artwork that has already been featured in other competing publications or sites will not be accepted. Publishing on your personal blog is permitted, but we ask that you adhere to our reproduction guidelines. Any questions can be directed to our editorial staff.

For those titles that run feature articles, please see the following Writers' Submission Guidelines:
   

WRITERS' SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

If you have a unique artistic technique you'd like to share with others, please send samples of your artwork accompanied by a query letter outlining your article idea to the respective Managing Editor at:

(Name of Managing Editor)
22992 Mill Creek Drive, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Managing editors also welcome brief email inquiries. (Email address can be found on the masthead of each publication, or on our Contact Us page). No telephone calls, please.

Please note that the artwork itself often sells the article. Managing editors seek first-rate projects and encourage artists who have not published articles before to submit ideas, as editorial assistance will be provided. Competitive editorial compensation is provided for all published articles.

Depending on which magazine you are most interested in submitting artwork to, you are encouraged to review any additional guidelines that are unique to each magazine, which are published in each issue of all standing titles. Listed below is an outline of some of the upcoming themes, challenges (and other pertinent information) unique to our current regular standing titles. Immediately following the information regarding our regular standing titles is an outline of what we are looking for for our quarterly, bi-annual, and annual special publications:

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