Get Published and See Your Name in Print: August Calls and Challenges

[On the Blog] Get Published: August 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 August 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 August 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

 Art Journaling banner

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kate Yetter

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: August 15th

 

Jewelry Affaire banner

Jewelry Affaire Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lisa Hutson

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: August 15th

Mingle banner

Mingle Calls and Challenges

~Event by Kelle Anne McCarter

Challenges

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 atmingle@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: August 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.

Prims banner

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Dawn Tubbs

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: August 15th 

Somerset Studio banner

Somerset Studio Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Dalia Blevins

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:

  • All About Olive
    Olive green is one of those classic colors a lot of us love. Almost everyone looks good wearing it, and it pairs well with so many other colors. We realized we don’t see nearly enough green in artwork these days, especially olive green. For our annual color issue, we want to see how you incorporate this gorgeous color into your art. Use it as an accent or use it as the main color. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    Absolute deadline: August 15, 2016

Somerset Studio is also seeking the following types of article submissions on an ongoing basis:

  • Painted Hands
    At the end of a creative session, there is something so satisfying about peering at your hands and finding them splattered with paints and ink. Somerset Studio’seditorial team just loves seeing pictures of artists’ hands all messy and painted, evidence of a day of work (or play). We’d love to see pictures of what your hands look like after a marathon session of art-making.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • The Last Page
    We conclude each issue with a narrative accompanied by a piece of artwork. Published submissions have included essays on what creativity means, how art has touched lives, and much more. Each essay submission should be approximately 300 words and should also contain a hi-res photo of artwork to accompany it. Submissions can be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetstudio@stampington.com.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • New Takes on Old Techniques
    There are some great mixed-media techniques out there that aren’t being used anymore now that they are older. Somerset Studio is always looking for new takes on older techniques. Have you found a new way to do an image transfer? A new purpose for embossing powder? It’s time to brush off some of those old supplies and get to work! All submission samples should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in our Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.

 

The Stampers' Sampler banner

The Stampers' Sampler

~Artwork by Janice Long

Challenges

Shabby-Chic Romance 
A unifying theme across many of the Stampington & Company publications is our love for all things shabby-chic and vintage, so it seems only natural for The Stampers’ Sampler to call our artists to draw their inspiration upon the iconic style. When one thinks of shabby-chic, images of distressed cotton fabrics, flower swags, antiques, and the French countryside all come to mind. Popular color palettes are pure whites, creams, and muted or pastel colors — however, you will find robin egg blue and some brighter colors too. This style also encompasses romantic themes such as cherubs, Paris, and gardens. Incorporate such techniques as tea-dyeing, applying crackle finishes, or distressing your projects. Vintage ephemera and pretty patterned papers are all good places to start, in addition to using stamps such as roses, vintage-inspired figures, and dress forms. For your chance to be featured in the Winter 2017 Issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, please mail in your submissions by August 1, 2016.
Deadline: August 1, 2016

Celebration Challenge
Who needs an excuse to celebrate? Here at The Stampers’ Sampler, every new day presents a fresh opportunity to commemorate some of life’s most memorable moments. Our annual Celebrations Challenge is back, and we know our talented readers are bustling with new creative card ideas and stamping techniques to share.Birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, and bridal showers – these are just a few of the special moments to spotlight on your celebration-themed cards. We’re always looking for clever twists on traditional festivities, but these days a number of lesser known, more offbeat holidays are gaining momentum, such as Pi Day, May the Fourth Be with You, and Sibling Day, so don’t limit yourself. You can even make up your own celebration! There is always someone or something to celebrate, and we are waiting to see what your imagination comes up with. Be sure to include rubber stamping on your cards and get them to us by the deadline.
Deadline: November 1, 2016

Tempting Template
*** Date Correction: Hello stampers! Please note that the deadline for the Sunglasses Template was published incorrectly in the Jul/Aug/Sep 2016 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. The correct deadline is November 1, 2016. Now you have even more time to show us your best shades! We apologize for this error.

We would like to invite you to join in the stamping fun and send in your own template ideas! 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: August 1st

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: August 1st

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: August 1st

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: August 1st

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!
Deadline: August 1st

Click here to download and print our Submissions Form!

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  1. I would like to enter to be published in your magazine.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Cathy,
      In order to be published in one of our magazines, you must submit your work. Please click on any of the images for the magazines that you are interested and it will explain all the details for sending your work in to our offices.

      Thank you,
      Sarah Donawerth
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[On the Blog] Get Published: August 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 August 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 August 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

 Art Journaling banner

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kate Yetter

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: August 15th

 

Jewelry Affaire banner

Jewelry Affaire Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lisa Hutson

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: August 15th

Mingle banner

Mingle Calls and Challenges

~Event by Kelle Anne McCarter

Challenges

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 atmingle@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: August 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.

Prims banner

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Dawn Tubbs

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: August 15th 

Somerset Studio banner

Somerset Studio Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Dalia Blevins

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:

  • All About Olive
    Olive green is one of those classic colors a lot of us love. Almost everyone looks good wearing it, and it pairs well with so many other colors. We realized we don’t see nearly enough green in artwork these days, especially olive green. For our annual color issue, we want to see how you incorporate this gorgeous color into your art. Use it as an accent or use it as the main color. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    Absolute deadline: August 15, 2016

Somerset Studio is also seeking the following types of article submissions on an ongoing basis:

  • Painted Hands
    At the end of a creative session, there is something so satisfying about peering at your hands and finding them splattered with paints and ink. Somerset Studio’seditorial team just loves seeing pictures of artists’ hands all messy and painted, evidence of a day of work (or play). We’d love to see pictures of what your hands look like after a marathon session of art-making.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • The Last Page
    We conclude each issue with a narrative accompanied by a piece of artwork. Published submissions have included essays on what creativity means, how art has touched lives, and much more. Each essay submission should be approximately 300 words and should also contain a hi-res photo of artwork to accompany it. Submissions can be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetstudio@stampington.com.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • New Takes on Old Techniques
    There are some great mixed-media techniques out there that aren’t being used anymore now that they are older. Somerset Studio is always looking for new takes on older techniques. Have you found a new way to do an image transfer? A new purpose for embossing powder? It’s time to brush off some of those old supplies and get to work! All submission samples should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in our Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.

 

The Stampers' Sampler banner

The Stampers' Sampler

~Artwork by Janice Long

Challenges

Shabby-Chic Romance 
A unifying theme across many of the Stampington & Company publications is our love for all things shabby-chic and vintage, so it seems only natural for The Stampers’ Sampler to call our artists to draw their inspiration upon the iconic style. When one thinks of shabby-chic, images of distressed cotton fabrics, flower swags, antiques, and the French countryside all come to mind. Popular color palettes are pure whites, creams, and muted or pastel colors — however, you will find robin egg blue and some brighter colors too. This style also encompasses romantic themes such as cherubs, Paris, and gardens. Incorporate such techniques as tea-dyeing, applying crackle finishes, or distressing your projects. Vintage ephemera and pretty patterned papers are all good places to start, in addition to using stamps such as roses, vintage-inspired figures, and dress forms. For your chance to be featured in the Winter 2017 Issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, please mail in your submissions by August 1, 2016.
Deadline: August 1, 2016

Celebration Challenge
Who needs an excuse to celebrate? Here at The Stampers’ Sampler, every new day presents a fresh opportunity to commemorate some of life’s most memorable moments. Our annual Celebrations Challenge is back, and we know our talented readers are bustling with new creative card ideas and stamping techniques to share.Birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, and bridal showers – these are just a few of the special moments to spotlight on your celebration-themed cards. We’re always looking for clever twists on traditional festivities, but these days a number of lesser known, more offbeat holidays are gaining momentum, such as Pi Day, May the Fourth Be with You, and Sibling Day, so don’t limit yourself. You can even make up your own celebration! There is always someone or something to celebrate, and we are waiting to see what your imagination comes up with. Be sure to include rubber stamping on your cards and get them to us by the deadline.
Deadline: November 1, 2016

Tempting Template
*** Date Correction: Hello stampers! Please note that the deadline for the Sunglasses Template was published incorrectly in the Jul/Aug/Sep 2016 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. The correct deadline is November 1, 2016. Now you have even more time to show us your best shades! We apologize for this error.

We would like to invite you to join in the stamping fun and send in your own template ideas! 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: August 1st

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: August 1st

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: August 1st

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: August 1st

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!
Deadline: August 1st

Click here to download and print our Submissions Form!

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