Get Published: February Calls and Challenges

February 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 February 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 February 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!
 
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Get Published in Art Journaling

~Artwork by Tina Walker

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: February 15th
 
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Get Published in Jewelry Affaire

~Artwork by Sarah Donawerth

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.

Here are some of our ongoing departments we feature in every issue:

  • Whimsical Wares
    • Jewelry that is out of the ordinary and extraordinary
  • Among Nature
    • Adornments that are otherworldly
  • Vintage Jubilee
    • For loves of heirlooms and findings, celebrate with classics that make time stand still
  • Artistic Affaire
    • Innovative to wear and uncomplicated to share
  • Black Tie Affaire
    • Dripping with jewels, pearls, and other sumptuous materials, these sophisticated statements pieces can make every day feel like an occasion

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

Deadline: February 15th

 
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Get Published in Somerset Life

~Artwork by Nicole Maki

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:

The Magic Of

  • For these challenges, we’d like to see unique ways in which you treat these raw materials and incorporate them into your everyday living. Please refer to the article about “The Magic of Tulle” in the Spring 2009 issue of Somerset Life for ideas on what we are looking for.
  • Torn Fabric: There is just something so romantic about torn strips of fabric. They can also be the perfect addition to just about any craft project. Tie it around a package and you have gorgeous gift-wrap. Braid a few strips together, add a couple beads, and you have a one-of-a-kind bracelet. Silk, muslin, calico … it all looks beautiful. Send us your ideas for the Summer 2016 issue of Somerset Life.

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Inspired Ideas

  • Beautiful Necessities
    There are some things you just have to have in your house, no matter how unsightly they are. For the Summer 2016 Issue, we are challenging our readers to take something from their house — maybe a remote control caddy, or a pair of reading glasses — and turn it into something you would be proud to display.
    Deadline: February 15, 2016
  • Artfully Altered Hangers
    We loved what Johanna Love did with her hangers so much that we want to see what clever things our readers can come up with! Here’s the challenge: Take any type of hanger — wooden, wire, pants, skirt — it doesn’t matter and artfully alter it with paint, washi tape, torn fabric, or anything else you can think of! Our favorites will be published in the Autumn Issue.
    Deadline: May 15, 2016
  • Locales of Intrigue
    This special department features stories about truly unique stores and boutiques across the globe. Stores that would like to be featured in this department are asked to submit digital images of the store with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, professional hi-resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″) will need to be furnished by the store.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Life Creative Spaces
    Where do you create? Whether it’s a small table or breakfast nook, cleared-out closet, or an actual room dedicated as your creative studio, we want to peek inside. If you think your creative space is something that Somerset Life readers would like to learn more about, please submit digital images of your space with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to furnish professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Mood Boards
    Artists frequently create mood boards that contain scraps of paper or fabric or other assorted elements that they like to display on a wall or a large piece of cardboard or foam core. These boards provide a ground from which ideas for projects come alive. Aside from their functionality, mood boards can become incorporated as part of the décor. Please submit digital images of your mood boards with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief atsomersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to either furnish the actual mood board or to provide professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Miscellany
    Sometimes, an image of something lovely is all we need to feel inspired. Have you taken a photo of something that makes you feel inspired? Perhaps it is a photo of your collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Or an old stack of books. Or your treasured stash of ribbons. Please submit your favorite digital images (5″ x 7″ @ 300 dpi) to be considered for Somerset Life’s special Miscellany department to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Artful Kits
    We all love to collect papers, ribbons, embellishments, and other bits and bobs. More fun than collecting specific elements is finding creative ways to juxtapose the pieces together to create unique kits. Whether you create them to give away or to sell or offer to students in a workshop setting, we’d like to see your favorite kits. Please send in kit samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Creative Living Ideas
    In each issue of Somerset Life we share 10 Creative Living Ideas, and we show quick and easy ways to add a touch of beauty or creativity to your life, or perhaps someone else’s. Maybe you have a clever way of packing a sack lunch, or you have a developed a creative way of saying “Thank You” to a friend. Please send in samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.

 
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Get Published in Mingle

~Event by Patty Smith

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: February 15th
 
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Get Published in The Stampers' Sampler

~Artwork by Diana Pisanelli

Color Challenge
Olive green can be found in so many places, from shades in nature to camouflage print to decorative prints in the home and has even made a comeback as a popular color in fashion. There are so many ways to incorporate this stylish color into your stamping: through an olive ink, ornate patterned papers, ribbons, and other embellishments – you get the idea! See where this color takes you on your stamping journey and send us your submissions by February 15, 2016 for possible inclusion in our July 2016 issue. Be sure to include stamping!
Absolute Deadline: February 15, 2016

Frightful & Delightful
Double, double, stamping and trouble; embossing guns burn and inkpads bubble! Our annual Frightful & Delightful Halloween Challenge, the most popular challenge of all, is back and we’re dying to see your submissions. Each year we receive amazingly spooky Halloween art that defies the imagination and we know this year will be no different. Dust the cobwebs off your Halloween-themed stamps — be they bats, ghosts, zombies, or monsters — and get ready to create some hocus pocus! Remember to include rubber stamping on your projects, and please send them to us by February 15, 2016 for possible inclusion in our July 2016 issue.
Absolute Deadline: February 15, 2016

A Different Point of View
A single stamp has endless options. Part of the joy of rubber stamping is the number of ways one stamp can be used. We are always looking for submissions for A Different Point of View. Take a stamp that catches your eye, 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.
Deadline: Ongoing.

Themeless Artwork
As part of our shift to quarterly and the new and larger size of The Stampers’ Sampler, we would love to make our Feeling Themeless a recurring department! So, create to your heart’s content, free of any restraints, and remember to share the results with us.
Deadline: Ongoing.

A Call for Articles
We are always looking for new and innovative stamping articles. If you’re interested in submitting an idea for an upcoming issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, we would love to see it. Just send us 5–10 cards that demonstrate the same theme, a new stamping technique, a unique usage of an unexpected or interesting material, or an exciting project. Just make sure it has stamping on it!
Deadline: Ongoing.

Are you The Stampers’ Sampler’s next Guest Artist? 
Since The Stampers’ Sampler was first introduced 20 years ago, this publication has featured many Guest Artists. This department is dedicated to artists (many who began as loyal readers) who capture The Stampers’ Sampler style — original greeting card creations that incorporate rubber stamping into the design. If you are a dedicated stamper, this is your chance to show off what makes your talent unique, whether you have a signature inking technique, an anything-but-ordinary style or a knack for layout designs. We would like to see new techniques, ones that are contemporary and one-of-a-kind, and vast themes. If you would like to audition to be a guest artist, we ask for the following:

minimum of 5 sets of 3 cards to each set (ideally, we would prefer 8 sets of cards in a similar), for a grand total of 15 – 24 cards.

The best way to become familiar with what makes our guest artists stand out is to take a peek through our publication. For each set, keep in line with a similar color palette or theme. We’re dedicated to showcasing the very best artists, and we would love to feature your talented creations for all our readers to see!
Tempting Template

Some of us are born with a rebellious streak and any regular old card won’t satiate that creative urge. That’s where the Tempting Template department in The Stampers’ Sampler comes in!

In every issue, you will find a template to go wild with — shrink it, duplicate it, let your imagination hold free reign. The Tempting Template Challenge heeds some of the most creative results when it comes to the submissions that we receive. If you would like to submit a template for possible publication in an upcoming issue, please mail your new template ideas and a sample card using your template.

For a better idea of what we’re looking for, click here to view our templates online.

 

 

 

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  1. Francine Perri says:

    I would love to enter a submission. I have before but never got in I would like to know if collages count I made one at a retreat and have made several on my own thank you for your consideration

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February 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 February 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 February 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!
 
Art Journaling banner

Get Published in Art Journaling

~Artwork by Tina Walker

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: February 15th
 
Jewelry Affaire banner

Get Published in Jewelry Affaire

~Artwork by Sarah Donawerth

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.

Here are some of our ongoing departments we feature in every issue:

  • Whimsical Wares
    • Jewelry that is out of the ordinary and extraordinary
  • Among Nature
    • Adornments that are otherworldly
  • Vintage Jubilee
    • For loves of heirlooms and findings, celebrate with classics that make time stand still
  • Artistic Affaire
    • Innovative to wear and uncomplicated to share
  • Black Tie Affaire
    • Dripping with jewels, pearls, and other sumptuous materials, these sophisticated statements pieces can make every day feel like an occasion

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

Deadline: February 15th

 
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Get Published in Somerset Life

~Artwork by Nicole Maki

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:

The Magic Of

  • For these challenges, we’d like to see unique ways in which you treat these raw materials and incorporate them into your everyday living. Please refer to the article about “The Magic of Tulle” in the Spring 2009 issue of Somerset Life for ideas on what we are looking for.
  • Torn Fabric: There is just something so romantic about torn strips of fabric. They can also be the perfect addition to just about any craft project. Tie it around a package and you have gorgeous gift-wrap. Braid a few strips together, add a couple beads, and you have a one-of-a-kind bracelet. Silk, muslin, calico … it all looks beautiful. Send us your ideas for the Summer 2016 issue of Somerset Life.

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Inspired Ideas

  • Beautiful Necessities
    There are some things you just have to have in your house, no matter how unsightly they are. For the Summer 2016 Issue, we are challenging our readers to take something from their house — maybe a remote control caddy, or a pair of reading glasses — and turn it into something you would be proud to display.
    Deadline: February 15, 2016
  • Artfully Altered Hangers
    We loved what Johanna Love did with her hangers so much that we want to see what clever things our readers can come up with! Here’s the challenge: Take any type of hanger — wooden, wire, pants, skirt — it doesn’t matter and artfully alter it with paint, washi tape, torn fabric, or anything else you can think of! Our favorites will be published in the Autumn Issue.
    Deadline: May 15, 2016
  • Locales of Intrigue
    This special department features stories about truly unique stores and boutiques across the globe. Stores that would like to be featured in this department are asked to submit digital images of the store with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, professional hi-resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″) will need to be furnished by the store.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Life Creative Spaces
    Where do you create? Whether it’s a small table or breakfast nook, cleared-out closet, or an actual room dedicated as your creative studio, we want to peek inside. If you think your creative space is something that Somerset Life readers would like to learn more about, please submit digital images of your space with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to furnish professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Mood Boards
    Artists frequently create mood boards that contain scraps of paper or fabric or other assorted elements that they like to display on a wall or a large piece of cardboard or foam core. These boards provide a ground from which ideas for projects come alive. Aside from their functionality, mood boards can become incorporated as part of the décor. Please submit digital images of your mood boards with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief atsomersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to either furnish the actual mood board or to provide professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Miscellany
    Sometimes, an image of something lovely is all we need to feel inspired. Have you taken a photo of something that makes you feel inspired? Perhaps it is a photo of your collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Or an old stack of books. Or your treasured stash of ribbons. Please submit your favorite digital images (5″ x 7″ @ 300 dpi) to be considered for Somerset Life’s special Miscellany department to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Artful Kits
    We all love to collect papers, ribbons, embellishments, and other bits and bobs. More fun than collecting specific elements is finding creative ways to juxtapose the pieces together to create unique kits. Whether you create them to give away or to sell or offer to students in a workshop setting, we’d like to see your favorite kits. Please send in kit samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Creative Living Ideas
    In each issue of Somerset Life we share 10 Creative Living Ideas, and we show quick and easy ways to add a touch of beauty or creativity to your life, or perhaps someone else’s. Maybe you have a clever way of packing a sack lunch, or you have a developed a creative way of saying “Thank You” to a friend. Please send in samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.

 
Mingle banner

Get Published in Mingle

~Event by Patty Smith

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: February 15th
 
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Get Published in The Stampers' Sampler

~Artwork by Diana Pisanelli

Color Challenge
Olive green can be found in so many places, from shades in nature to camouflage print to decorative prints in the home and has even made a comeback as a popular color in fashion. There are so many ways to incorporate this stylish color into your stamping: through an olive ink, ornate patterned papers, ribbons, and other embellishments – you get the idea! See where this color takes you on your stamping journey and send us your submissions by February 15, 2016 for possible inclusion in our July 2016 issue. Be sure to include stamping!
Absolute Deadline: February 15, 2016

Frightful & Delightful
Double, double, stamping and trouble; embossing guns burn and inkpads bubble! Our annual Frightful & Delightful Halloween Challenge, the most popular challenge of all, is back and we’re dying to see your submissions. Each year we receive amazingly spooky Halloween art that defies the imagination and we know this year will be no different. Dust the cobwebs off your Halloween-themed stamps — be they bats, ghosts, zombies, or monsters — and get ready to create some hocus pocus! Remember to include rubber stamping on your projects, and please send them to us by February 15, 2016 for possible inclusion in our July 2016 issue.
Absolute Deadline: February 15, 2016

A Different Point of View
A single stamp has endless options. Part of the joy of rubber stamping is the number of ways one stamp can be used. We are always looking for submissions for A Different Point of View. Take a stamp that catches your eye, 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.
Deadline: Ongoing.

Themeless Artwork
As part of our shift to quarterly and the new and larger size of The Stampers’ Sampler, we would love to make our Feeling Themeless a recurring department! So, create to your heart’s content, free of any restraints, and remember to share the results with us.
Deadline: Ongoing.

A Call for Articles
We are always looking for new and innovative stamping articles. If you’re interested in submitting an idea for an upcoming issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, we would love to see it. Just send us 5–10 cards that demonstrate the same theme, a new stamping technique, a unique usage of an unexpected or interesting material, or an exciting project. Just make sure it has stamping on it!
Deadline: Ongoing.

Are you The Stampers’ Sampler’s next Guest Artist? 
Since The Stampers’ Sampler was first introduced 20 years ago, this publication has featured many Guest Artists. This department is dedicated to artists (many who began as loyal readers) who capture The Stampers’ Sampler style — original greeting card creations that incorporate rubber stamping into the design. If you are a dedicated stamper, this is your chance to show off what makes your talent unique, whether you have a signature inking technique, an anything-but-ordinary style or a knack for layout designs. We would like to see new techniques, ones that are contemporary and one-of-a-kind, and vast themes. If you would like to audition to be a guest artist, we ask for the following:

minimum of 5 sets of 3 cards to each set (ideally, we would prefer 8 sets of cards in a similar), for a grand total of 15 – 24 cards.

The best way to become familiar with what makes our guest artists stand out is to take a peek through our publication. For each set, keep in line with a similar color palette or theme. We’re dedicated to showcasing the very best artists, and we would love to feature your talented creations for all our readers to see!
Tempting Template

Some of us are born with a rebellious streak and any regular old card won’t satiate that creative urge. That’s where the Tempting Template department in The Stampers’ Sampler comes in!

In every issue, you will find a template to go wild with — shrink it, duplicate it, let your imagination hold free reign. The Tempting Template Challenge heeds some of the most creative results when it comes to the submissions that we receive. If you would like to submit a template for possible publication in an upcoming issue, please mail your new template ideas and a sample card using your template.

For a better idea of what we’re looking for, click here to view our templates online.

 

 

 

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