Get Published: December Calls and Challenges

Get Published



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 December 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 December 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Altered Couture banner

ALT0515_082

~Artwork by Daria Patrunjel

 

A hand-me-down sweater … a raggedy old skirt from the thrift store … a plain T-shirt … all of these items can be repurposed into new, fashionable finds with just a few tools and a little creativity. We invite you to submit your own altered and embellished clothing items to be considered for publication in Altered Couture. Items published in the past include skirts, dresses, pants, tops, jackets, vests, shoes, and accessories.

Please submit a “before” photo along with your altered creation, if available. Photos and illustrations showing your process are also strongly encouraged. We also encourage you to submit to our challenges below.
Deadline December 15th.

Something Worth Saying
Is there a saying or poem that’s especially meaningful to you? Is there a mantra you repeat to get through your day? Or maybe there’s a lyric or quote you especially like. It could be sentimental, funny, sappy, or all of the above, and it should be put onto a garment or accessory with your talented hands. Get creative and say something via embroidery, free-motion stitching, transfers, fabric paint, stenciling, or any other unique and innovative method that gets your point across. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Deadline December 15th.

 

Art Doll Quarterly Calls and Challenges

ADQ0815_51

~Artwork by Ramona Louise

Dr. Seuss Characters
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me now! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” We all know doll artists love to have fun, so take it from The Hat in the Cat, and get busy! We want to see your rendition of any Dr. Seuss character. From The Lorax, Grinch, Thing One, Thing Two, Mayzie McGrew, or Cindy Lou Who, you’ll have no shortage of ideas. This is going to be a fun challenge and we can’t wait to see what you create! Results will be published in our Summer 2016 Issue.
Deadline December 15th.

Artful Blogging banner

BLG1115_033

~Photography by Violet Short

Let Artful Blogging be your guide as you discover a world filled with visual delights from today’s most inspirational artists, writers, and photographers. In their own words, read how blogging fits into the creative lives of artists and creative souls like yourself. Filled with full-color photography, illustration, mixed-media and assemblage, fabric and vintage artwork — whether or not you have a blog of your own, you will find no richer landscape to spark your own creative fires.

Artful Blogging is a quarterly publication. If you are the creator of a blog or know of one that you think other creative minds would like to know about, please send a letter of interest to the Managing Editor, at artfulblogging@stampington.com.

Deadline December 15th.

Bella Grace banner

GRA0915_28-29

~Photography by Charlotte Trotman

Bella Grace is a print publication devoted to discovering magic in the ordinary. Our aim is to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful adventure.

At Bella Grace, we believe that:

  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • An ordinary life can be an extraordinary life.
  • There is beauty and magic to be found everywhere.
  • It’s OK to embrace imperfection.
  • Life should be lived with a full heart and open eyes.

Bella Grace is currently seeking submissions from writers and photographer

What We Are Looking For

Narratives
We are currently looking for original narratives and poetry that focus on the idea that “life is a beautiful adventure.” Submitted work can be about simple pleasures, life lessons learned, slowing down, embracing your authentic self, and more. Written submissions can include accompanying photography, but we will also pair writers up with photographers if necessary.

Photography
Picture submissions should capture the spirit of Bella Grace. They should depict simple moments, bits of romance, feelings of happiness, etc. Photography can be submitted on its own and will be considered for use with narratives or as the background for some of the quotes featured throughout the book.

Lists
Who doesn’t love making a great list? Creating lists can be a very effective and inspiring form of writing. They’re also incredibly fun to read! We aren’t looking for your grocery list; we’re looking for your life lists. A few ideas include 10 Ways to Turn a Day Around, 5 Times I Laughed Uncontrollably, and 15 Things I’d Tell My 15-Year-Old Self. Make it funny, make it sweet … the choice is yours.

Instagram Collections
Who doesn’t love Instagram? As artists and creatives, it’s such a great way to beautifully share our days with others. It also serves as a diary to help us document our days. In each issue of Bella Grace we feature a few Instagram collections. We’re now opening this up to submissions! All you need to do is send 15 images that you feel capture your Instagram and a statement about what living a Bella Grace life means to you to bellagrace@stampington.com. If selected, you will need to provide high-resolution images that can be printed at 5″ x 5″, 300 dpi.

Ideas To Get You Started

We are happy to receive general submissions, but in case you need a few ideas to get you started, we are also looking for responses (photographic or written or both) to the following prompts:

Stories of Self-Love
Most of us have our own bag of tricks we turn to when we need to show ourselves a little love and kindness. For our editor-in-chief, it’s a quiet night spent under her very favorite blanket and the first book in the Harry Potter series. It never fails to brighten her spirits. What is it you turn to? What’s your recipe for self-love? (Lists and narratives accepted.)

Small, Random Acts of Kindness
It’s been said that you never know what another person might be going through, so it’s important to be kind with everyone. A small gesture, such as a flower placed on a car windshield or an anonymous note left for someone to find, can make a huge impact. For an upcoming issue of Bella Grace, we are hoping to gather as many ideas for committing random acts of kindness as we possibly can. Furthermore, if you have a story to share about the impact an act of kindness has had on you, we’d love to hear it.

You in a Song
Wouldn’t it be great to have a theme song for yourself? One that would be played as though you were in a movie? Here in our office, we’ve been asking each other what a song about them would sound like, and what lyrics it would contain. Now, we want to issue the same question to you. If someone wrote a song about you, what would the lyrics be?

Super Sassy Bios
One of the most challenging assignments can be to write a biography for yourself. No matter how short the requirement, the task can be daunting. While perusing blogs, we’ve spied some really clever bios, some so unique that we can’t help but feel we know that blogger. In 30 words or less, what can you say about yourself? Don’t be boring and follow the usual format. Make it fun and attention-grabbing.

Bella Grace is released on a quarterly basis: March, June, September, and December. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received on or before the following dates to be considered for a specific issue.

Deadline for submissions:

Spring Issue — December 15th

GreenCraft Magazine banner

GRN0815_47

~Artwork by Brooke Bock

GreenCraft Walking
Have you ever made a dress from old T-shirts, or fashioned a skirt from a vintage tablecloth? This department highlights recycled materials that have been transformed into a brand new outfit to be worn out and about. If you ever had big plans to alter that thrifted men’s dress shirt or the outdated sweatshirt that has worn out its welcome, here is the place to submit! Please feel free to explore any kind of recycled material that could be used as a basis for your new outfit.

Repurposing Vintage
Thrift-store shoppers and junkers everywhere: We challenge you to reuse vintage in a fresh, upcycled manner. Adding paint or embellishments are just a couple examples of ways you can breathe new life into vintage items. Why not stop into your local thrift store or secondhand shop for inspiration?

Create With Me
Showing children the value of recycling can be one of the most rewarding and fun green projects of all. We challenge you to explore the many ways that repurposed and recycled materials can be used to make chic and artistic projects for kids. This is a fun and playful challenge, and we encourage you to let your inner child shine! Toys and games made from recycled materials are fantastic, as well as easy-to-follow crafts for seasonal projects like holiday ornaments or Valentine’s gifts. Just remember to keep it simple for small hands.

Green Living
This department is dedicated to showcasing projects that promote a green lifestyle. These items do not have to be made from recycled or repurposed materials, but they do have to be eco-friendly. Reusable fabric towels, homemade household cleaners, and reusable sandwich bags are some examples of what we’re looking for.

Feature Articles
Finding creative and cost-effective uses for old items is nothing new to artists, but the spirit of preserving the planet is more important than ever before. That’s whyGreenCraft Magazine is here — to honor and inspire those who find artistic applications for normally discarded resources. GreenCraft features articles about repurposing trash to treasure and showcases projects where waste is upcycled into ecologically chic creations. Have you found a use for cardboard rolls left over from paper towels? Have you cut up an old T-shirt and knitted it into a purse? Have you taken a burned-out light bulb and made it into a beautiful flower vase? Have you transformed old board games into notebooks? Then we want to hear from you! Submit your recycled, reused and repurposed items to GreenCraft Magazine today!
Deadline December 15th.

Prims banner

PRI0515_122

~Artwork by Donna Dobos

Prims features exclusively handcrafted folk art inspired by a bygone era that will captivate the imagination and enchant with its simple beauty. Artwork by primitive, folk, historic, and early Americana artists explore the traditional beauty of handcrafted art making. Included on the pages are dolls, paintings, mixed-media artwork, along with a mix of teddy bears, animals, and other primitive characters. Stampington & Company’s tri-annual publication is released every January for spring, May for summer, and September for autumn/winter.

Deadline December 15th for the May issue.

October Calls and Challenges

 

SOM0915_46

~Artwork by Sarah Wyman

As the leading mixed-media publication, Somerset Studio aims to share the latest tips, tricks, and techniques being used in the art community, as well as share tales of creativity through essays. Each issue has a selected theme that we provide to give artists inspiration for their work, but we also accept submissions that do not follow a selected theme. All submission samples should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in our Submission Guidelines. Our current theme submissions are as follows:

  • Lights, Camera, Action!
    Movies are a great way to spend your time. They help you escape from reality and can insert you into a whole new world. Some we watch for their gripping story lines while others we watch because we can’t look away from the beauty right in front of us. For our May/June 2016 issue of Somerset Studio, we want to see artwork inspired by movies. New, old, obscure … it doesn’t matter!
    Deadline December 15th.

 

Related Posts:


Posted: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Categories: Art Dolls and Softies, Artful Living, Artwork Submissions, Mixed-Media Art, Textile Arts.
Tags: , , , , , , , , .
Subscribe to the comments feed if you like. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Get Published: December Calls and Challenges”

  1. Tank you for recently publishing my work in Take Ten and The Artist’s Gallery. It was a great thrill to see my card and my Warm & Cool Journal in publication. Grateful is not an adequate word. What a swell feeling and assurance I am on the right track. Barbara J. Stevens, Fort Worth, Texas

Leave a Reply

Sarah Art Dolls and SoftiesArtful LivingArtwork SubmissionsMixed-Media ArtTextile Arts ,,,,,,,,

Get Published



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 December 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 December 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Altered Couture banner

ALT0515_082

~Artwork by Daria Patrunjel

 

A hand-me-down sweater … a raggedy old skirt from the thrift store … a plain T-shirt … all of these items can be repurposed into new, fashionable finds with just a few tools and a little creativity. We invite you to submit your own altered and embellished clothing items to be considered for publication in Altered Couture. Items published in the past include skirts, dresses, pants, tops, jackets, vests, shoes, and accessories.

Please submit a “before” photo along with your altered creation, if available. Photos and illustrations showing your process are also strongly encouraged. We also encourage you to submit to our challenges below.
Deadline December 15th.

Something Worth Saying
Is there a saying or poem that’s especially meaningful to you? Is there a mantra you repeat to get through your day? Or maybe there’s a lyric or quote you especially like. It could be sentimental, funny, sappy, or all of the above, and it should be put onto a garment or accessory with your talented hands. Get creative and say something via embroidery, free-motion stitching, transfers, fabric paint, stenciling, or any other unique and innovative method that gets your point across. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Deadline December 15th.

 

Art Doll Quarterly Calls and Challenges

ADQ0815_51

~Artwork by Ramona Louise

Dr. Seuss Characters
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me now! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” We all know doll artists love to have fun, so take it from The Hat in the Cat, and get busy! We want to see your rendition of any Dr. Seuss character. From The Lorax, Grinch, Thing One, Thing Two, Mayzie McGrew, or Cindy Lou Who, you’ll have no shortage of ideas. This is going to be a fun challenge and we can’t wait to see what you create! Results will be published in our Summer 2016 Issue.
Deadline December 15th.

Artful Blogging banner

BLG1115_033

~Photography by Violet Short

Let Artful Blogging be your guide as you discover a world filled with visual delights from today’s most inspirational artists, writers, and photographers. In their own words, read how blogging fits into the creative lives of artists and creative souls like yourself. Filled with full-color photography, illustration, mixed-media and assemblage, fabric and vintage artwork — whether or not you have a blog of your own, you will find no richer landscape to spark your own creative fires.

Artful Blogging is a quarterly publication. If you are the creator of a blog or know of one that you think other creative minds would like to know about, please send a letter of interest to the Managing Editor, at artfulblogging@stampington.com.

Deadline December 15th.

Bella Grace banner

GRA0915_28-29

~Photography by Charlotte Trotman

Bella Grace is a print publication devoted to discovering magic in the ordinary. Our aim is to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful adventure.

At Bella Grace, we believe that:

  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • An ordinary life can be an extraordinary life.
  • There is beauty and magic to be found everywhere.
  • It’s OK to embrace imperfection.
  • Life should be lived with a full heart and open eyes.

Bella Grace is currently seeking submissions from writers and photographer

What We Are Looking For

Narratives
We are currently looking for original narratives and poetry that focus on the idea that “life is a beautiful adventure.” Submitted work can be about simple pleasures, life lessons learned, slowing down, embracing your authentic self, and more. Written submissions can include accompanying photography, but we will also pair writers up with photographers if necessary.

Photography
Picture submissions should capture the spirit of Bella Grace. They should depict simple moments, bits of romance, feelings of happiness, etc. Photography can be submitted on its own and will be considered for use with narratives or as the background for some of the quotes featured throughout the book.

Lists
Who doesn’t love making a great list? Creating lists can be a very effective and inspiring form of writing. They’re also incredibly fun to read! We aren’t looking for your grocery list; we’re looking for your life lists. A few ideas include 10 Ways to Turn a Day Around, 5 Times I Laughed Uncontrollably, and 15 Things I’d Tell My 15-Year-Old Self. Make it funny, make it sweet … the choice is yours.

Instagram Collections
Who doesn’t love Instagram? As artists and creatives, it’s such a great way to beautifully share our days with others. It also serves as a diary to help us document our days. In each issue of Bella Grace we feature a few Instagram collections. We’re now opening this up to submissions! All you need to do is send 15 images that you feel capture your Instagram and a statement about what living a Bella Grace life means to you to bellagrace@stampington.com. If selected, you will need to provide high-resolution images that can be printed at 5″ x 5″, 300 dpi.

Ideas To Get You Started

We are happy to receive general submissions, but in case you need a few ideas to get you started, we are also looking for responses (photographic or written or both) to the following prompts:

Stories of Self-Love
Most of us have our own bag of tricks we turn to when we need to show ourselves a little love and kindness. For our editor-in-chief, it’s a quiet night spent under her very favorite blanket and the first book in the Harry Potter series. It never fails to brighten her spirits. What is it you turn to? What’s your recipe for self-love? (Lists and narratives accepted.)

Small, Random Acts of Kindness
It’s been said that you never know what another person might be going through, so it’s important to be kind with everyone. A small gesture, such as a flower placed on a car windshield or an anonymous note left for someone to find, can make a huge impact. For an upcoming issue of Bella Grace, we are hoping to gather as many ideas for committing random acts of kindness as we possibly can. Furthermore, if you have a story to share about the impact an act of kindness has had on you, we’d love to hear it.

You in a Song
Wouldn’t it be great to have a theme song for yourself? One that would be played as though you were in a movie? Here in our office, we’ve been asking each other what a song about them would sound like, and what lyrics it would contain. Now, we want to issue the same question to you. If someone wrote a song about you, what would the lyrics be?

Super Sassy Bios
One of the most challenging assignments can be to write a biography for yourself. No matter how short the requirement, the task can be daunting. While perusing blogs, we’ve spied some really clever bios, some so unique that we can’t help but feel we know that blogger. In 30 words or less, what can you say about yourself? Don’t be boring and follow the usual format. Make it fun and attention-grabbing.

Bella Grace is released on a quarterly basis: March, June, September, and December. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received on or before the following dates to be considered for a specific issue.

Deadline for submissions:

Spring Issue — December 15th

GreenCraft Magazine banner

GRN0815_47

~Artwork by Brooke Bock

GreenCraft Walking
Have you ever made a dress from old T-shirts, or fashioned a skirt from a vintage tablecloth? This department highlights recycled materials that have been transformed into a brand new outfit to be worn out and about. If you ever had big plans to alter that thrifted men’s dress shirt or the outdated sweatshirt that has worn out its welcome, here is the place to submit! Please feel free to explore any kind of recycled material that could be used as a basis for your new outfit.

Repurposing Vintage
Thrift-store shoppers and junkers everywhere: We challenge you to reuse vintage in a fresh, upcycled manner. Adding paint or embellishments are just a couple examples of ways you can breathe new life into vintage items. Why not stop into your local thrift store or secondhand shop for inspiration?

Create With Me
Showing children the value of recycling can be one of the most rewarding and fun green projects of all. We challenge you to explore the many ways that repurposed and recycled materials can be used to make chic and artistic projects for kids. This is a fun and playful challenge, and we encourage you to let your inner child shine! Toys and games made from recycled materials are fantastic, as well as easy-to-follow crafts for seasonal projects like holiday ornaments or Valentine’s gifts. Just remember to keep it simple for small hands.

Green Living
This department is dedicated to showcasing projects that promote a green lifestyle. These items do not have to be made from recycled or repurposed materials, but they do have to be eco-friendly. Reusable fabric towels, homemade household cleaners, and reusable sandwich bags are some examples of what we’re looking for.

Feature Articles
Finding creative and cost-effective uses for old items is nothing new to artists, but the spirit of preserving the planet is more important than ever before. That’s whyGreenCraft Magazine is here — to honor and inspire those who find artistic applications for normally discarded resources. GreenCraft features articles about repurposing trash to treasure and showcases projects where waste is upcycled into ecologically chic creations. Have you found a use for cardboard rolls left over from paper towels? Have you cut up an old T-shirt and knitted it into a purse? Have you taken a burned-out light bulb and made it into a beautiful flower vase? Have you transformed old board games into notebooks? Then we want to hear from you! Submit your recycled, reused and repurposed items to GreenCraft Magazine today!
Deadline December 15th.

Prims banner

PRI0515_122

~Artwork by Donna Dobos

Prims features exclusively handcrafted folk art inspired by a bygone era that will captivate the imagination and enchant with its simple beauty. Artwork by primitive, folk, historic, and early Americana artists explore the traditional beauty of handcrafted art making. Included on the pages are dolls, paintings, mixed-media artwork, along with a mix of teddy bears, animals, and other primitive characters. Stampington & Company’s tri-annual publication is released every January for spring, May for summer, and September for autumn/winter.

Deadline December 15th for the May issue.

October Calls and Challenges

 

SOM0915_46

~Artwork by Sarah Wyman

As the leading mixed-media publication, Somerset Studio aims to share the latest tips, tricks, and techniques being used in the art community, as well as share tales of creativity through essays. Each issue has a selected theme that we provide to give artists inspiration for their work, but we also accept submissions that do not follow a selected theme. All submission samples should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in our Submission Guidelines. Our current theme submissions are as follows:

  • Lights, Camera, Action!
    Movies are a great way to spend your time. They help you escape from reality and can insert you into a whole new world. Some we watch for their gripping story lines while others we watch because we can’t look away from the beauty right in front of us. For our May/June 2016 issue of Somerset Studio, we want to see artwork inspired by movies. New, old, obscure … it doesn’t matter!
    Deadline December 15th.

 

Related Posts: