Get Published: November Calls and Challenges

 

 

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Cara Stimmel, Michelle E. Black, Heather Ledyard Hodges, and Debbie Cleek



Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the November calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on November 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Art Journaling banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kasia Kryzminska



In every quarterly issue of Art Journaling, artists open their journals and share creative techniques for capturing their emotions. From stamping and collage art to painting and sketching, each journal is filled with innovative techniques and inspirational stories. If you have an art journal that you would like to share with our readers, we would love to hear from you.
Deadline: November 15th

Haute Handbags banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Heather Ledyard Hodges



How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our new and exciting special publication titled Haute Handbags. Whether we use purses, clutches, totes, portfolios, sacks, bags, or attachés, there are many styles made with an astounding array of materials emerging from all corners of the creative world – all vying to be carried and used with style. You are welcome to construct a bag from scratch, or to purchase one that you embellish and alter with paints, beads, rubber stamps, ribbons, buttons, transparencies, and more. No medium or material is ruled out so use your imagination to make bags of leather, wool, fabric, paper, plastic, wood, glass, or any other materials that you love.
Deadline: November 15th

What’s In Your Bag?
We all know what we put in our bags: a wallet, a few pens, or maybe a journal or two. We’re asking you to share with us what you carry in your bag on a daily basis. Whether it’s your yarn and crochet hooks, a few pictures of your children, a sketchbook of your latest projects, or even your recent find at a thrift store, we want to see what treasures you hold in your bags.

Place your bag and items on a neutral or white background. Take a picture of your arrangement; follow these guidelines for taking and submitting the picture:. Please don’t use flash photography. Provide a list of all the items shown in the picture and a brief explanation of each.
Deadline: Ongoing.

Jewelry Affaire banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Sandy Dukeshire



For that added touch of glamour without the complexity, Jewelry Affaire is a quarterly publication dedicated to the art of understated, yet extraordinary jewelry. You don’t need to be a master craftsperson to create wearable art that makes a statement. The refashioning of a vintage piece into something new, embellishing a chain, the placing of a pendant, adding beadwork — anything that exemplifies sophisticated chic on an easy to understand level can be submitted.

If you’re interested in being in our artist for the Feature Article, please email a link or pictures of your jewelry collection.

Deadline: November 15th

Mingle banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Michelle E. Black



Unique gatherings take center stage with our now-quarterly publication, Mingle! From intimate art retreats, to creative, one-of-a-kind celebrations, Mingle provides the inspiration you need to plan extraordinary gatherings with an artistic flair. For this publication, we are looking for stunning photographs and stories from unique gatherings such as the following:

  • Intimate Affaires Do you get together regularly with close friends for a night in of crafts? Perhaps you have a tradition of going to the park for a knitting circle or a picnic.
  • Art Retreats Do you plan art retreats for others to come participate in? Have you attended one that had a profound effect on you?
  • Handcrafted Weddings Was your wedding completely crafted by hand? Did it take place somewhere unique?
  • Birthday Parties & Anniversaries Did you throw a party for a friend that was simply over the top? Maybe you thought of an interesting theme.
  • Party Details Did you take a couple pictures (or maybe just one) of a stunning aspect of an event that you think Mingle readers need to see?

This is just a sampling of the items we are looking for to publish in each issue of Mingle. Submissions and questions can be emailed to the editor at mingle@stampington.com, or saved on a disc and mailed to our physical address. If selected, we will need hi-res versions of your photographs.

Deadline: November 15th

Click here to download our guide for how to submit photographs. It will also show you how to convert images to the correct size and resolution for this publication.

Somerset Life banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by L. Katherine Roberts



Somerset Life aims to demonstrate how easy it is to add a touch of beauty to our daily lives, whether it is through a simple craft project, or an inspiring essay that shares how to find the beauty that already exists. Our mission is simple: make the ordinary extraordinary. For those looking to be a part of this bestselling publication, we have a number of ways to do so. We are currently looking for artwork submissions in the following categories:

  • Glassine
    There is something that is just so romantic about glassine! Its translucent nature creates the dreamiest of envelopes and its silicon coating makes it wonderful for wrapping up original artwork. For our Spring 2016 Issue we want to see all the ways you use glassine in your crafting.
    Deadline: November 15th
  • On Your Mark
    While more and more people are using e-readers, there are many of us who still prefer the feel of a real paper book. In this issue we shared a simple way of making a bookmark using just washi tape and cardstock. It made us curious to see what types of bookmarks our readers could create. For our Spring 2016 Issue we are looking for any type of bookmark you can come up with!
    Deadline: November 15th

Somerset Memories banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Debbie Cleek



  • Project Life
    Project Life is a hot new trend that’s taking scrappers by storm. This fun and simple way of memory keeping uses photos, memorabilia, and journaling in an album where everything slips into clear pockets. We want to see your artistic and unique Project Life pages. We’re looking for them in any format as long as they are creative, inventive, and artistically done.
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Creative Ways With Instagram Pics
    Instagram, the social networking and photo-sharing site, is popular with artists everywhere — and a great tool for creating art! Print out your Instagram photos and show us how you can use them in your memory art projects. Whether a scrapbook page, a layout, a piece of jewelry, or an artful journal, get those images out of your smart phone and into your art!
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Blast from the Past
    Find an old picture that conjures up fond memories or makes you laugh out-loud from high school or college — “back in the day.” Are you still friends with the people in the picture? Translate it into memory art by creating a special mixed-media collage or a blast from the past scrapbook layout using an image that touches your heart.
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Think Outside The Book
    A collection of memories doesn’t always have to be presented in a book. We absolutely love Caroline Rondel’s “Collections” featured on page 20 of our Spring 2012 issue. Her beautiful presentation of memorabilia and nature finds make this a charming and attractive way to capture her memories. For this challenge we want you to Think Outside the Book. How can you present an assortment of memories in a way that’s different and unique? We’re looking for collections of memories that are compiled “outside the book.” Maybe you can come up with a folder or box, a necklace, or something else distinctive that will wow us!
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Strings Attached
    Louise Nelson’s layout, “Up Up” featured on the cover of our Spring 2012 issue has some wonderful elements that immediately draw your eye to the page. The bright orange thread makes it appear that the little girl is being pulled up into the air by a beautiful butterfly. This got us thinking — what other kinds of things might be at the end of a thread or string? What would you attach? Would you add a pair of scissors and cut the apron strings between you and your college bound son? Would you be dreaming of riches and wealth and attach a string from you to a stack of money? We’re sure you can come up with some novel ideas, and we’d love to see what you can do!
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Gifts From The Heart
    Have you created an amazing piece of memory art for your best friend? Or maybe a sweet keepsake for your new niece or a special heritage Christmas ornament for Uncle Max? We’re looking for new ideas and artistic offerings that translate into beautiful memories as handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Please send us your mixed-media special gifts from the heart for publication consideration. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Somerset Memories Gifts from the Heart” in your submission.
    Deadline: November 15th
  • Artful Journals
    Journaling has always been a fabulous way to chronicle your feelings, your everyday musings, and your hopes and dreams. Here at Somerset Memories we think that journaling in an artful way can become a fabulous kind of memory art to cherish for years to come. Perhaps you’ve made pages in your journal that focus on the birth of your daughter, the graduation of your son, your feelings on being chosen for teaching a workshop, or a difficult time you went through. We’re looking for artistically created art journals that are destined to become keepsakes. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Somerset Memories Artful Journals” in your submission.
    Deadline: November 15th
  • Memories in Moments
    Share a heritage/memory art project that can be completed in 20 minutes or less! In the increasing rush and complexity of everyday life, not everyone has time to spend hours upon hours creating beautiful art (though we’d all love to in a perfect world). However, we know that beautiful heritage/memory art can be created in a few precious moments, and we’d love to gather your innovative ideas and inspire readers to preserve their precious memories in those little pockets of time (20 minutes or less) as they arise. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Memories in Moments” in your submission.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Go Digital
    If you have created computer-generated scrapbook pages, simply e-mail low resolution scans (72 dpi) of your pages to us at memoriessubmissions@stampington.com. If we choose your page, we’ll contact you via e-mail for the high-resolution image.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Show Your True Self — Tattoos and All
    Scrapbook pages often depict seemingly perfect people — adorable infants, angelic children who never throw a tantrum, and dreamy, air-brushed self-portraits. Then there’s the heartwarming journaling recounting baby’s first tooth, a first day of school, a wedding. While it’s important to preserve such happy moments, it’s also the dark and difficult days, the somber thoughts and serious reflection that can make for compelling pages. We invite you to create your own scrapbook pages that look at life honestly, that are unafraid to share the negative feelings as well as the positive ones, and that offer a self-portrait that’s true to oneself and one’s view of reality rather than an idealized picture. There’s no formula, no single style, no one way to create these pages. We’ll publish as many of your pages as we can in upcoming issues.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Click here to download and print the Somerset Memories Submissions Form!

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5 Responses to “Get Published: November Calls and Challenges”

  1. I love all of these issues! Especially Art Journaling! :)

  2. As always, so inspirational–just reading thru the submission ideas sparks things I want to make right now!

  3. Carolyn Dawn says:

    I’m thrilled about the Creative Ways with Instagram Pics.

  4. Rebecca Cowan says:

    If Somerset Memories is to be published once a year, when will magazine be in stores?

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November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Cara Stimmel, Michelle E. Black, Heather Ledyard Hodges, and Debbie Cleek



Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the November calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on November 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Art Journaling banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kasia Kryzminska



In every quarterly issue of Art Journaling, artists open their journals and share creative techniques for capturing their emotions. From stamping and collage art to painting and sketching, each journal is filled with innovative techniques and inspirational stories. If you have an art journal that you would like to share with our readers, we would love to hear from you.
Deadline: November 15th

Haute Handbags banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Heather Ledyard Hodges



How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our new and exciting special publication titled Haute Handbags. Whether we use purses, clutches, totes, portfolios, sacks, bags, or attachés, there are many styles made with an astounding array of materials emerging from all corners of the creative world – all vying to be carried and used with style. You are welcome to construct a bag from scratch, or to purchase one that you embellish and alter with paints, beads, rubber stamps, ribbons, buttons, transparencies, and more. No medium or material is ruled out so use your imagination to make bags of leather, wool, fabric, paper, plastic, wood, glass, or any other materials that you love.
Deadline: November 15th

What’s In Your Bag?
We all know what we put in our bags: a wallet, a few pens, or maybe a journal or two. We’re asking you to share with us what you carry in your bag on a daily basis. Whether it’s your yarn and crochet hooks, a few pictures of your children, a sketchbook of your latest projects, or even your recent find at a thrift store, we want to see what treasures you hold in your bags.

Place your bag and items on a neutral or white background. Take a picture of your arrangement; follow these guidelines for taking and submitting the picture:. Please don’t use flash photography. Provide a list of all the items shown in the picture and a brief explanation of each.
Deadline: Ongoing.

Jewelry Affaire banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Sandy Dukeshire



For that added touch of glamour without the complexity, Jewelry Affaire is a quarterly publication dedicated to the art of understated, yet extraordinary jewelry. You don’t need to be a master craftsperson to create wearable art that makes a statement. The refashioning of a vintage piece into something new, embellishing a chain, the placing of a pendant, adding beadwork — anything that exemplifies sophisticated chic on an easy to understand level can be submitted.

If you’re interested in being in our artist for the Feature Article, please email a link or pictures of your jewelry collection.

Deadline: November 15th

Mingle banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Michelle E. Black



Unique gatherings take center stage with our now-quarterly publication, Mingle! From intimate art retreats, to creative, one-of-a-kind celebrations, Mingle provides the inspiration you need to plan extraordinary gatherings with an artistic flair. For this publication, we are looking for stunning photographs and stories from unique gatherings such as the following:

  • Intimate Affaires Do you get together regularly with close friends for a night in of crafts? Perhaps you have a tradition of going to the park for a knitting circle or a picnic.
  • Art Retreats Do you plan art retreats for others to come participate in? Have you attended one that had a profound effect on you?
  • Handcrafted Weddings Was your wedding completely crafted by hand? Did it take place somewhere unique?
  • Birthday Parties & Anniversaries Did you throw a party for a friend that was simply over the top? Maybe you thought of an interesting theme.
  • Party Details Did you take a couple pictures (or maybe just one) of a stunning aspect of an event that you think Mingle readers need to see?

This is just a sampling of the items we are looking for to publish in each issue of Mingle. Submissions and questions can be emailed to the editor at mingle@stampington.com, or saved on a disc and mailed to our physical address. If selected, we will need hi-res versions of your photographs.

Deadline: November 15th

Click here to download our guide for how to submit photographs. It will also show you how to convert images to the correct size and resolution for this publication.

Somerset Life banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by L. Katherine Roberts



Somerset Life aims to demonstrate how easy it is to add a touch of beauty to our daily lives, whether it is through a simple craft project, or an inspiring essay that shares how to find the beauty that already exists. Our mission is simple: make the ordinary extraordinary. For those looking to be a part of this bestselling publication, we have a number of ways to do so. We are currently looking for artwork submissions in the following categories:

  • Glassine
    There is something that is just so romantic about glassine! Its translucent nature creates the dreamiest of envelopes and its silicon coating makes it wonderful for wrapping up original artwork. For our Spring 2016 Issue we want to see all the ways you use glassine in your crafting.
    Deadline: November 15th
  • On Your Mark
    While more and more people are using e-readers, there are many of us who still prefer the feel of a real paper book. In this issue we shared a simple way of making a bookmark using just washi tape and cardstock. It made us curious to see what types of bookmarks our readers could create. For our Spring 2016 Issue we are looking for any type of bookmark you can come up with!
    Deadline: November 15th

Somerset Memories banner

November Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Debbie Cleek



  • Project Life
    Project Life is a hot new trend that’s taking scrappers by storm. This fun and simple way of memory keeping uses photos, memorabilia, and journaling in an album where everything slips into clear pockets. We want to see your artistic and unique Project Life pages. We’re looking for them in any format as long as they are creative, inventive, and artistically done.
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Creative Ways With Instagram Pics
    Instagram, the social networking and photo-sharing site, is popular with artists everywhere — and a great tool for creating art! Print out your Instagram photos and show us how you can use them in your memory art projects. Whether a scrapbook page, a layout, a piece of jewelry, or an artful journal, get those images out of your smart phone and into your art!
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Blast from the Past
    Find an old picture that conjures up fond memories or makes you laugh out-loud from high school or college — “back in the day.” Are you still friends with the people in the picture? Translate it into memory art by creating a special mixed-media collage or a blast from the past scrapbook layout using an image that touches your heart.
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Think Outside The Book
    A collection of memories doesn’t always have to be presented in a book. We absolutely love Caroline Rondel’s “Collections” featured on page 20 of our Spring 2012 issue. Her beautiful presentation of memorabilia and nature finds make this a charming and attractive way to capture her memories. For this challenge we want you to Think Outside the Book. How can you present an assortment of memories in a way that’s different and unique? We’re looking for collections of memories that are compiled “outside the book.” Maybe you can come up with a folder or box, a necklace, or something else distinctive that will wow us!
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Strings Attached
    Louise Nelson’s layout, “Up Up” featured on the cover of our Spring 2012 issue has some wonderful elements that immediately draw your eye to the page. The bright orange thread makes it appear that the little girl is being pulled up into the air by a beautiful butterfly. This got us thinking — what other kinds of things might be at the end of a thread or string? What would you attach? Would you add a pair of scissors and cut the apron strings between you and your college bound son? Would you be dreaming of riches and wealth and attach a string from you to a stack of money? We’re sure you can come up with some novel ideas, and we’d love to see what you can do!
    Deadline: November 15th
    A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork Click here to download Form
  • Gifts From The Heart
    Have you created an amazing piece of memory art for your best friend? Or maybe a sweet keepsake for your new niece or a special heritage Christmas ornament for Uncle Max? We’re looking for new ideas and artistic offerings that translate into beautiful memories as handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Please send us your mixed-media special gifts from the heart for publication consideration. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Somerset Memories Gifts from the Heart” in your submission.
    Deadline: November 15th
  • Artful Journals
    Journaling has always been a fabulous way to chronicle your feelings, your everyday musings, and your hopes and dreams. Here at Somerset Memories we think that journaling in an artful way can become a fabulous kind of memory art to cherish for years to come. Perhaps you’ve made pages in your journal that focus on the birth of your daughter, the graduation of your son, your feelings on being chosen for teaching a workshop, or a difficult time you went through. We’re looking for artistically created art journals that are destined to become keepsakes. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Somerset Memories Artful Journals” in your submission.
    Deadline: November 15th
  • Memories in Moments
    Share a heritage/memory art project that can be completed in 20 minutes or less! In the increasing rush and complexity of everyday life, not everyone has time to spend hours upon hours creating beautiful art (though we’d all love to in a perfect world). However, we know that beautiful heritage/memory art can be created in a few precious moments, and we’d love to gather your innovative ideas and inspire readers to preserve their precious memories in those little pockets of time (20 minutes or less) as they arise. For information on submitting your artwork, please see the Submission Guidelines, and be sure to note clearly “Memories in Moments” in your submission.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Go Digital
    If you have created computer-generated scrapbook pages, simply e-mail low resolution scans (72 dpi) of your pages to us at memoriessubmissions@stampington.com. If we choose your page, we’ll contact you via e-mail for the high-resolution image.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Show Your True Self — Tattoos and All
    Scrapbook pages often depict seemingly perfect people — adorable infants, angelic children who never throw a tantrum, and dreamy, air-brushed self-portraits. Then there’s the heartwarming journaling recounting baby’s first tooth, a first day of school, a wedding. While it’s important to preserve such happy moments, it’s also the dark and difficult days, the somber thoughts and serious reflection that can make for compelling pages. We invite you to create your own scrapbook pages that look at life honestly, that are unafraid to share the negative feelings as well as the positive ones, and that offer a self-portrait that’s true to oneself and one’s view of reality rather than an idealized picture. There’s no formula, no single style, no one way to create these pages. We’ll publish as many of your pages as we can in upcoming issues.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Click here to download and print the Somerset Memories Submissions Form!

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