Get Published: January Calls and Challenges

January Calls and Challenges

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

 

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Art Quilting Studio

~Artwork by Carol McDowell

Quilting and mixed-media techniques come together in stunning works of art in Art Quilting Studio. Each issue features a variety of articles, showcasing quilts that exhibit artistic techniques, unexpected materials, and inspiring stories. Art Quilting Studio also includes a number of recurring departments: Artist Portfolio, Series Showcase, Art Quilt Walking, Quilting the Odd and Unusual, and The Last Page (see details below). Whether for a feature article or for a specific department, we welcome quilters of all levels and styles to submit their artwork for consideration.
Deadline: January 15

Artist Portfolio
In this department, we showcase the artwork and story of an artist with an impressive portfolio.

Series Showcase
Here, we highlight an extraordinary series of quilts created by one artist.

Art Quilt Walking
This department features quilted, wearable arts, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more.

Quilting the Odd and Unusual
These are not your ordinary quilts — the quilts included in this department encompass a specific and unique theme.

The Last Page
On The Last Page — which is literally the last page of every issue — we feature a single quilt that has a special meaning or inspiring story behind it.

 

The Coloring Studio banner

The Coloring Studio

~Artwork by Mou Saha

Stampington & Company is excited to announce the second edition of The Coloring Studio™, a special publication featuring sophisticated, edgy, black-and-white line drawings in the Somerset-esque style you’ve come to love. This magazine shares artistically inspired designs printed on high-quality paper — an array of sketches just awaiting your personal palette.

We’re looking for original, black-and-white drawings, free of any shading or gray scale, that include breathtaking landscapes, fun patterns, funky lettering, people, places, botanicals, and other beautiful images. In addition, we’re looking for finished projects that incorporate your drawing submission, so if you’d like to submit a coloring page along with a finished project, such as a journal page, a mixed-media collage, etc., feel free to do so. We will be showing more finished works of art in this issue and it will be presented for publication consideration.Take a delightful respite from the everyday with The Coloring Studio™.

Send hi-res (300 dpi at 8 x 10″) submissions to thecoloringstudio@stampington.com for publication consideration.
Deadline: January 31

 

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Bella Grace

~Photography by Jovo Jovanovic

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 photographers.

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:

Summer Issue — January 15th • Autumn Issue — April 15th • Winter Issue — July 15th • Spring Issue — December 15th

For consideration, please send any of the above to:

bellagrace@stampington.com

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

 

October calls and challenges

Belle Armoire Jewelry

~Artwork by Brooke Bock

If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed, how-to instructions for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, such as polymer clay, metal working, lamp work, wire-wrapping, mixed-media, and much more. Whether you create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork to be considered for publication.
Deadline: January 15

 

 

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Sew Somerset

~Artwork by Carrie Payne

More than ever before, artists are discovering the joy of combining sewing with mixed-media projects, as artists recognize that stitches are not limited just to fabrics. Machine stitching can be added to almost anything including paper, transparencies, fabric, batting, canvas, foil, paper bags, kraft paper, and so much more. For those who choose to work with more durable materials like wood, metal and clay, stitches can also be added, but usually by hand. Whether you sew by hand or machine, we invite you submit your most innovative and imaginative art projects that incorporate sewing, for this special publication. Sew Somerset will feature projects of the highest caliber that Somerset Studio is known for … projects that will surely take your breath away … projects that will look “So Somerset!” In this 144-page publication, you will find beautiful photographs, easy-to-understand techniques, and a bounty of tips, ideas and inspiration. Sew Somerset will help you learn how to add stitches of varied lengths, sizes, colors, and dimension into your next art project.

Deadline: January 15

 

October Calls and Challenges

 

Take Ten

~Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Variation on a Theme
We are always looking for artwork made with the Variation on a Theme concept. Create a set of cards that share a theme — a color palette, layout, stamp set, etc. — but use a different stamped image(s) on each. Include as much variation in your cards as possible, while still adhering to the original theme to keep your cards looking great together as a set. Remember to make your cards in the Take Ten style, and keep them quick and easy! Please note “Take Ten — VOAT” on the envelope.
Deadline: January 15

A Different Point of View
How many different looks can you achieve with one stamp? We are looking for cards made with the Different Point of View concept. Find your favorite versatile stamp and create several different cards using that image or a portion thereof. Really challenge yourself to view the image in new ways, and push the boundaries of a single stamp. Remember to make your cards in the Take Ten style, and keep them quick and easy. Please note “Take Ten — DPOV” on the envelope.
Deadline: January 15

General Cards
We are looking for quick and easy stamped cards for this best-selling magazine. Send us your “ten minutes or less” artwork in any style, theme or color and we’ll send you a free issue if your artwork is published.
Deadline: January 15

Simple Article Ideas
Have you made a simple project/collection of greeting cards with an intriguing or different technique? We are constantly tearing through card submissions hunting for the next feature article, and maybe it is your cards we are looking for! If you’ve seen an idea that you want to try or you would like to pitch us an idea for a collection of cards or tutorial, please feel free to contact us at taketen@stampington.com. We love bringing the best, easy stamping techniques to our readers and
Deadline: January 15

Quick & Easy Gifts
Here at Take Ten, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy stamping techniques — but that’s not limited to cards! We’d love to see what you can create when you go beyond cards. Pick up your stamps, give yourself 10 minutes, and see what interesting stamped projects you can come up with. From tags and boxes to frames and gift bags, we want to see it all! Send us your best for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of this quarterly publication.
Deadline: January 15

Lost & Found 

Vintage and upcycling trends have been taking a turn toward the typical: Many artists choose mailers instead of patterned paper, used envelopes instead of ephemera, and incorporate old findings instead of entirely new pieces. Get creative and look through your bin of leftovers or the drawer where you keep lost buttons and pieces. Be sure to include some form of rubber stamping on your card submission and keep each design easily re-created in 10 minutes or less. Mail in your best results by January 15, 2016.
Absolute Deadline: January 15

Design Challenge 
In each issue of Take Ten, we challenge you to explore the many possibilities of one layout. For this issue, try your hand at a design inspired by Devon Warren, of Huntington Beach, California, with strips across and up, and a tag shape in the center. We invite you to play with the shapes any way you like, and would love to see your interpretation of this card. Turn to page 61 to see the sample of this Design Challenge, and please send your own inspired designs by January 15, 2016 for possible inclusion in our Spring 2016 issue. All published contributors will receive a complimentary copy of Take Ten. Pick up a copy at your local retailer to view the design template!
Absolute Deadline: January 15

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4 Responses to “Get Published: January Calls and Challenges”

  1. I am hoping to make a couple of these deadlines. I adore Lynne Moncriefs work!

    Time to get to work!
    May your Holidays be Holly Jolly Merry And Bright

  2. Like the lovely Kim, I’m also hoping to make for the deadlines, especially the Lost and Found for Take Ten.
    I just want to add a few words of gratitude for all of my artwork that has been displayed at Somerset Place. Stampington & co has changed my creative life and continues to do so.
    May this season be joyful and filled with light.
    Seasons Wishes
    Lynne

  3. Would love to see myself BESIDE Kim Collister & Lynne Moncrieff, so I’d better get busy :) What more inspiration will it take? Just say YES!

  4. What a super line-up of calls and challenges. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with – especially for Lost & Found in Take Ten.

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January Calls and Challenges

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

 

Art Quilting Studio Banner

Art Quilting Studio

~Artwork by Carol McDowell

Quilting and mixed-media techniques come together in stunning works of art in Art Quilting Studio. Each issue features a variety of articles, showcasing quilts that exhibit artistic techniques, unexpected materials, and inspiring stories. Art Quilting Studio also includes a number of recurring departments: Artist Portfolio, Series Showcase, Art Quilt Walking, Quilting the Odd and Unusual, and The Last Page (see details below). Whether for a feature article or for a specific department, we welcome quilters of all levels and styles to submit their artwork for consideration.
Deadline: January 15

Artist Portfolio
In this department, we showcase the artwork and story of an artist with an impressive portfolio.

Series Showcase
Here, we highlight an extraordinary series of quilts created by one artist.

Art Quilt Walking
This department features quilted, wearable arts, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more.

Quilting the Odd and Unusual
These are not your ordinary quilts — the quilts included in this department encompass a specific and unique theme.

The Last Page
On The Last Page — which is literally the last page of every issue — we feature a single quilt that has a special meaning or inspiring story behind it.

 

The Coloring Studio banner

The Coloring Studio

~Artwork by Mou Saha

Stampington & Company is excited to announce the second edition of The Coloring Studio™, a special publication featuring sophisticated, edgy, black-and-white line drawings in the Somerset-esque style you’ve come to love. This magazine shares artistically inspired designs printed on high-quality paper — an array of sketches just awaiting your personal palette.

We’re looking for original, black-and-white drawings, free of any shading or gray scale, that include breathtaking landscapes, fun patterns, funky lettering, people, places, botanicals, and other beautiful images. In addition, we’re looking for finished projects that incorporate your drawing submission, so if you’d like to submit a coloring page along with a finished project, such as a journal page, a mixed-media collage, etc., feel free to do so. We will be showing more finished works of art in this issue and it will be presented for publication consideration.Take a delightful respite from the everyday with The Coloring Studio™.

Send hi-res (300 dpi at 8 x 10″) submissions to thecoloringstudio@stampington.com for publication consideration.
Deadline: January 31

 

Bella Grace banner

Bella Grace

~Photography by Jovo Jovanovic

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 photographers.

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:

Summer Issue — January 15th • Autumn Issue — April 15th • Winter Issue — July 15th • Spring Issue — December 15th

For consideration, please send any of the above to:

bellagrace@stampington.com

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

 

October calls and challenges

Belle Armoire Jewelry

~Artwork by Brooke Bock

If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed, how-to instructions for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, such as polymer clay, metal working, lamp work, wire-wrapping, mixed-media, and much more. Whether you create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork to be considered for publication.
Deadline: January 15

 

 

Sew Somerset banner

Sew Somerset

~Artwork by Carrie Payne

More than ever before, artists are discovering the joy of combining sewing with mixed-media projects, as artists recognize that stitches are not limited just to fabrics. Machine stitching can be added to almost anything including paper, transparencies, fabric, batting, canvas, foil, paper bags, kraft paper, and so much more. For those who choose to work with more durable materials like wood, metal and clay, stitches can also be added, but usually by hand. Whether you sew by hand or machine, we invite you submit your most innovative and imaginative art projects that incorporate sewing, for this special publication. Sew Somerset will feature projects of the highest caliber that Somerset Studio is known for … projects that will surely take your breath away … projects that will look “So Somerset!” In this 144-page publication, you will find beautiful photographs, easy-to-understand techniques, and a bounty of tips, ideas and inspiration. Sew Somerset will help you learn how to add stitches of varied lengths, sizes, colors, and dimension into your next art project.

Deadline: January 15

 

October Calls and Challenges

 

Take Ten

~Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Variation on a Theme
We are always looking for artwork made with the Variation on a Theme concept. Create a set of cards that share a theme — a color palette, layout, stamp set, etc. — but use a different stamped image(s) on each. Include as much variation in your cards as possible, while still adhering to the original theme to keep your cards looking great together as a set. Remember to make your cards in the Take Ten style, and keep them quick and easy! Please note “Take Ten — VOAT” on the envelope.
Deadline: January 15

A Different Point of View
How many different looks can you achieve with one stamp? We are looking for cards made with the Different Point of View concept. Find your favorite versatile stamp and create several different cards using that image or a portion thereof. Really challenge yourself to view the image in new ways, and push the boundaries of a single stamp. Remember to make your cards in the Take Ten style, and keep them quick and easy. Please note “Take Ten — DPOV” on the envelope.
Deadline: January 15

General Cards
We are looking for quick and easy stamped cards for this best-selling magazine. Send us your “ten minutes or less” artwork in any style, theme or color and we’ll send you a free issue if your artwork is published.
Deadline: January 15

Simple Article Ideas
Have you made a simple project/collection of greeting cards with an intriguing or different technique? We are constantly tearing through card submissions hunting for the next feature article, and maybe it is your cards we are looking for! If you’ve seen an idea that you want to try or you would like to pitch us an idea for a collection of cards or tutorial, please feel free to contact us at taketen@stampington.com. We love bringing the best, easy stamping techniques to our readers and
Deadline: January 15

Quick & Easy Gifts
Here at Take Ten, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy stamping techniques — but that’s not limited to cards! We’d love to see what you can create when you go beyond cards. Pick up your stamps, give yourself 10 minutes, and see what interesting stamped projects you can come up with. From tags and boxes to frames and gift bags, we want to see it all! Send us your best for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of this quarterly publication.
Deadline: January 15

Lost & Found 

Vintage and upcycling trends have been taking a turn toward the typical: Many artists choose mailers instead of patterned paper, used envelopes instead of ephemera, and incorporate old findings instead of entirely new pieces. Get creative and look through your bin of leftovers or the drawer where you keep lost buttons and pieces. Be sure to include some form of rubber stamping on your card submission and keep each design easily re-created in 10 minutes or less. Mail in your best results by January 15, 2016.
Absolute Deadline: January 15

Design Challenge 
In each issue of Take Ten, we challenge you to explore the many possibilities of one layout. For this issue, try your hand at a design inspired by Devon Warren, of Huntington Beach, California, with strips across and up, and a tag shape in the center. We invite you to play with the shapes any way you like, and would love to see your interpretation of this card. Turn to page 61 to see the sample of this Design Challenge, and please send your own inspired designs by January 15, 2016 for possible inclusion in our Spring 2016 issue. All published contributors will receive a complimentary copy of Take Ten. Pick up a copy at your local retailer to view the design template!
Absolute Deadline: January 15

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