Get Published: May Calls and Challenges

0516 Calls and ChallengesOur 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 May 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 May 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

 

Art Journaling

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Olga Siedlecka

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: May 15th

Haute Handbags

Haute Handbags Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Toni Burt

 

How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our 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: May 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.

Follow these guidelines for taking and submitting a picture of your arrangement: place your bag and items on a neutral or white background; please don’t use flash photography; and provide a list of all the items shown in the picture along with a brief explanation of each.
Deadline: May 15th

Jewelry Affaire banner

Jewelry Affaire Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kris Auderer

 

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: May 15th

Mingle banner

Mingle Calls and Challenges

~Event by Toni Roberts

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: May 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

Somerset Life Calls and Challenges

~Project by Christen Hammons

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.

  • The Magic of Shipping Tags
    One of our very favorite things to craft with is shipping tags. They’re seriously inexpensive and take all sorts of media very well! You can make a book out of them or add them to a package, and that’s just the beginning! For our Autumn 2016 issue of Somerset Life, we want to see your take on tags!
    Deadline: May 15th

Inspired Ideas

  • 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 15th

The Stampers' Sampler banner

The Stampers' Sampler Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Laura Turner

Tempting Template
We would like to invite you to join in the stamping fun and send in your own template ideas for our October 2016 Issue! Please include the proposed pattern for your template as well as a sample card using your template. If your template is selected, you will receive a complimentary issue of The Stampers’ Sampler and the joy of seeing how other talented stampers build upon your original concept. For a better idea of what we’re looking for, click here to view our past templates online.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Holiday Happenings 
It’s hard to believe we’re putting out a call for holiday artwork already, but we are and luckily we have enough time to get back into the holiday spirit! Cards are mainly sent during the yuletide season, so think of the annual Holiday Happenings Challenge as a kind of dress rehearsal and chance to get ahead on your seasonal planning. We already receive so many beautiful Christmas cards on a regular basis, but we are so excited to see what you, the stamper, send us next. Feel free to send us any holiday-inspired cards, be they in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just a celebration of the winter season. This challenge is also open to wrapping paper, gift tags, and small gift items, but the card or project must include rubber stamping. For possible inclusion, mail your artwork to us no later than May 1, 2016 to be featured in the October 2016 Issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Deadline: May 1, 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:

A minimum of 5 sets of 3 cards in each set (ideally, we would prefer 8 sets of cards in a similar theme), 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!

Click here to download and print our Submissions Form!

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

  1. Kathy s says:

    Such inspiration,I now want to.go pretty up a couple of bags and get inky with my art journaling.thanks for thee ideas

  2. I have been stamping for 20 years, and create cards, and tags, but I’m thinking bout branching out to Art Journaling. Love the magazine Inspiration!

  3. Tobey Gable says:

    Hello!

    New goal for myself—Get my art work or projects published in a Stampington publication!! Is there a link or source to the most up-to-date list of publishing calls and challenges? The above page are May’s deadlines….what about current calls out there that have deadline dates further out?

    Anyone willing to help me, could you please email me a link or direct me where to go? paperbirdey@gmail.com

    Thank you very much, in advance, for your help and time.

    tobey gable
    aka: paperbirdey

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0516 Calls and ChallengesOur 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 May 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 May 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

 

Art Journaling

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Olga Siedlecka

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: May 15th

Haute Handbags

Haute Handbags Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Toni Burt

 

How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our 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: May 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.

Follow these guidelines for taking and submitting a picture of your arrangement: place your bag and items on a neutral or white background; please don’t use flash photography; and provide a list of all the items shown in the picture along with a brief explanation of each.
Deadline: May 15th

Jewelry Affaire banner

Jewelry Affaire Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kris Auderer

 

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: May 15th

Mingle banner

Mingle Calls and Challenges

~Event by Toni Roberts

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: May 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

Somerset Life Calls and Challenges

~Project by Christen Hammons

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.

  • The Magic of Shipping Tags
    One of our very favorite things to craft with is shipping tags. They’re seriously inexpensive and take all sorts of media very well! You can make a book out of them or add them to a package, and that’s just the beginning! For our Autumn 2016 issue of Somerset Life, we want to see your take on tags!
    Deadline: May 15th

Inspired Ideas

  • 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 15th

The Stampers' Sampler banner

The Stampers' Sampler Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Laura Turner

Tempting Template
We would like to invite you to join in the stamping fun and send in your own template ideas for our October 2016 Issue! Please include the proposed pattern for your template as well as a sample card using your template. If your template is selected, you will receive a complimentary issue of The Stampers’ Sampler and the joy of seeing how other talented stampers build upon your original concept. For a better idea of what we’re looking for, click here to view our past templates online.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Holiday Happenings 
It’s hard to believe we’re putting out a call for holiday artwork already, but we are and luckily we have enough time to get back into the holiday spirit! Cards are mainly sent during the yuletide season, so think of the annual Holiday Happenings Challenge as a kind of dress rehearsal and chance to get ahead on your seasonal planning. We already receive so many beautiful Christmas cards on a regular basis, but we are so excited to see what you, the stamper, send us next. Feel free to send us any holiday-inspired cards, be they in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just a celebration of the winter season. This challenge is also open to wrapping paper, gift tags, and small gift items, but the card or project must include rubber stamping. For possible inclusion, mail your artwork to us no later than May 1, 2016 to be featured in the October 2016 Issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Deadline: May 1, 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:

A minimum of 5 sets of 3 cards in each set (ideally, we would prefer 8 sets of cards in a similar theme), 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!

Click here to download and print our Submissions Form!

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