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:


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 Blogging, Mingle, Somerset 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.

Please send submissions to:
(Name of Magazine Title)
22992 Mill Creek Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Sometimes, a piece of artwork submitted for one issue may be better suited for an upcoming issue. Other times, submissions are forwarded for consideration to the editors of our sister publications. For these reasons we may hold your sample for an extended period of time — 9 - 12 months is common. 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. In the meantime, if you move, please send a postcard or email to the editor with your new address.

Due to the large volume of artwork we receive, Somerset Studio will return only those submissions accompanied by sufficient postage in the form of cash, check or money order made out to Stampington & Company. We can not offer delivery confirmation; however, we are happy to put insurance on the submission. If you wish to have your artwork insured for the return journey, please include sufficient funds and indicate your preference in a postcard or letter enclosed with your submission. Please do not attach postage to packaging, and do not send loose postage stamps. Contributors from outside the US, please send cash, check, or money order in US funds to Stampington & Company.

For questions regarding your artwork, please send inquiries to

For those titles that run feature articles, please see the following 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 Magazine Title)
22992 Mill Creek Drive
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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