Get Published: September Calls and Challenges

Get Published: September 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 September 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Altered Couture banner

Altered Couture Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Erika Schacht

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

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

Challenges

A Fancy Refashion
Do you have an old bridesmaid’s dress hanging in your closet that you are unlikely to ever wear again? Perhaps you have a prom dress or other dress from a special event that you wore once before finding a place for it in the back of your closet. Maybe even your own wedding dress is awaiting a special transformation. Well dig those dresses out of your closets because they will be receiving a second life. We challenge you to give a makeover to a formal dress, whether that means cutting it up and piecing it back together or giving it a bit of an update with some embellishments, embroidery, paint, dye, or bleach. We’re so excited to see your take on refashioned formal wear!
Deadline: September 15th

 

Art Doll Quarterly

Art Doll Quarterly Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Ankie Daanen

Challenges

Occupations
From hair stylists to dentists, corporate lawyers to construction workers, doctors, teachers, rocket scientists, everybody has a job to do. What’s your job — or maybe your dream job? We thought it’d be interesting to see how many occupations could be represented in this challenge. Try your hand making a doll that relates to a job you’ve actually done, a job that you wish you’d had, or simply a job that looks fun to translate into a doll. We’re excited to see what you come up with! Please include the inspiration for your doll, its dimensions, brief instructions, and complete contact information with your submission. Results will be published in our Spring 2017 Issue.
Deadline: September 15th

County Fair
What epitomizes summer more than the county fair? The scent of funnel cakes mixing with the aroma of farm animals, crazy food booths offering fried pickles, chocolate covered pork rinds, and caviar-topped Twinkies, standing in line for the Ferris wheel, or screaming at the top of your lungs on a wild roller coaster ride, carnival games, and more — there’s magic at the fair! County fairs are still popular, but they often remind us of simpler times or going as a youth with a group of friends. What kind of doll comes to mind when you think of a country fair? A girl in pigtails? A crazy carnival character? Aunt Ida with her prized peach pie? Translate your vision into an art doll and get it to us by mid-December. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Results will be published in our Summer 2017 Issue.
Deadline: December 15th

Paper Personas
Inspired by Judith Thibaut’s doll “George in Drag” (Spring 2010) and in the spirit of Lynne Perrella’s book Beyond Paper Dolls, we’ve created a new department in Art Doll Quarterly that will feature one fabulous, artistic and beautifully executed paper doll in each issue. We’re looking for expressive paper personas crafted with innovative techniques and art mediums — over-the-top, imaginative interpretations of the human form. Send us your thought-provoking and innovative paper personas for publication consideration. Please note “Paper Personas” on your submission.
Deadline: Ongoing.

 

Artful Blogging Calls and Challenges

Artful Blogging Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Marie Markham

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

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

Deadline for submissions to be received: Quarterly every September 15th, December 15th, March 15th & June 15th.

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.

 

GreenCraft Magazine banner

GreenCraft Magazine Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Brooke Bock

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

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

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

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

 

April Calls and Challenges

Somerset Digital Studio Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Teddi Rutschman

Digital artwork is HOT right now, and we’re very excited about this great publication that features all digital designs. Somerset Digital Studio focuses on all things digital — scrapbook pages, ATCs, collages, heritage pieces, iPhoneography, photo manipulations, apps for digital designing — anything that is unique, distinctive, artistic and created digitally. In order to be considered for publication in Somerset Digital Studio, please send via email the following for each submission: a high-res image (300 dpi, at least 10 x 10 inches), a brief paragraph describing the artwork (who’s who in any photos or why you were inspired to create it), instructions on how you created your digital artwork including the specifics as to what tools, programs, etc. you used. To be considered for an article, please include a brief query along with at least 5 images to support your idea. Please include your name, email, and mailing address with every submission. Emailed submissions should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetdigitalstudio@stampington.com. Please put “Somerset Digital Studio” in the subject line. Somerset Digital Studio is published semiannually in March and September.

Deadline: Every October 15th and April 15th.

A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork. Click here to download this form.

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 Home banner

Somerset Home Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lamar and Ashley Bibby

You are cordially invited to submit artwork to be considered for this special publication showcasing handcrafted items to decorate the home. Somerset Home features items from every room in the home – from the bedroom, the kids’ room and the bathroom, to the kitchen and the living room. And don’t forget the backyard and the front porch! We are looking for a variety of items including but not limited to: embellished pillows, wall art, hooked rugs, altered lamp shades, quilts, table top items, aprons, embellished chandeliers, garlands for the mantle, decorations for the front door, slipcovers, and more! Pictures of artfully decorated or lived-in spaces are also most welcome in the highest resolution possible.
Deadline: September 15th

Furniture Transformations
This section features upholstered and redecorated furniture, inspiring you to look twice before tossing out an unwanted or worn item, or even to try your hand at creating the furniture you’ve always wanted to have.
Deadline: September 15th

Looking In
This section is all eye candy, featuring pictures from artfully arranged homes. We hope that these vignettes inspire you to organize or style your space in a creative way. Many thanks to the artists and photographers on these pages for inviting us to come in and make ourselves at home.
Deadline: September 15th

 

Willow and Sage banner

Willow and Sage Calls and Challenges

~Recipe by Alice Krek

Challenges

Willow and Sage is a new title, recently launched in 2014, that features natural, handmade products that soothe both body and soul. We’re paying special attention to unique packaging and the art of presentation, and we want YOU to be a part of the next issue!

Here’s what we’re looking for:
• bath salts and soaks • solid perfumes • natural scents • homemade soaps • chemical-free lotions and make-up • toiletries (such as deodorant and toothpaste) • hair treatments, spray-in conditioners, and dry shampoos • face masks • sugar scrubs • soy and wax candles • unique spa kits • gift bundles • handmade bath and body products in beautiful packaging • lifestyle stories that touch on adopting a natural lifestyle • and more

Deadline for Submissions:
For February issue: September 15th 
For May issue: December 15th
For August issue: March 15th
For November issue: June 15th

 

 

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  1. Carol Halesworth says:

    Great info on all the upcoming publications. Thank you for the notice and the opportunity to participate.

    Love all you do!

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Get Published: September 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 September 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Altered Couture banner

Altered Couture Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Erika Schacht

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

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

Challenges

A Fancy Refashion
Do you have an old bridesmaid’s dress hanging in your closet that you are unlikely to ever wear again? Perhaps you have a prom dress or other dress from a special event that you wore once before finding a place for it in the back of your closet. Maybe even your own wedding dress is awaiting a special transformation. Well dig those dresses out of your closets because they will be receiving a second life. We challenge you to give a makeover to a formal dress, whether that means cutting it up and piecing it back together or giving it a bit of an update with some embellishments, embroidery, paint, dye, or bleach. We’re so excited to see your take on refashioned formal wear!
Deadline: September 15th

 

Art Doll Quarterly

Art Doll Quarterly Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Ankie Daanen

Challenges

Occupations
From hair stylists to dentists, corporate lawyers to construction workers, doctors, teachers, rocket scientists, everybody has a job to do. What’s your job — or maybe your dream job? We thought it’d be interesting to see how many occupations could be represented in this challenge. Try your hand making a doll that relates to a job you’ve actually done, a job that you wish you’d had, or simply a job that looks fun to translate into a doll. We’re excited to see what you come up with! Please include the inspiration for your doll, its dimensions, brief instructions, and complete contact information with your submission. Results will be published in our Spring 2017 Issue.
Deadline: September 15th

County Fair
What epitomizes summer more than the county fair? The scent of funnel cakes mixing with the aroma of farm animals, crazy food booths offering fried pickles, chocolate covered pork rinds, and caviar-topped Twinkies, standing in line for the Ferris wheel, or screaming at the top of your lungs on a wild roller coaster ride, carnival games, and more — there’s magic at the fair! County fairs are still popular, but they often remind us of simpler times or going as a youth with a group of friends. What kind of doll comes to mind when you think of a country fair? A girl in pigtails? A crazy carnival character? Aunt Ida with her prized peach pie? Translate your vision into an art doll and get it to us by mid-December. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Results will be published in our Summer 2017 Issue.
Deadline: December 15th

Paper Personas
Inspired by Judith Thibaut’s doll “George in Drag” (Spring 2010) and in the spirit of Lynne Perrella’s book Beyond Paper Dolls, we’ve created a new department in Art Doll Quarterly that will feature one fabulous, artistic and beautifully executed paper doll in each issue. We’re looking for expressive paper personas crafted with innovative techniques and art mediums — over-the-top, imaginative interpretations of the human form. Send us your thought-provoking and innovative paper personas for publication consideration. Please note “Paper Personas” on your submission.
Deadline: Ongoing.

 

Artful Blogging Calls and Challenges

Artful Blogging Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Marie Markham

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

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

Deadline for submissions to be received: Quarterly every September 15th, December 15th, March 15th & June 15th.

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.

 

GreenCraft Magazine banner

GreenCraft Magazine Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Brooke Bock

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

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

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

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

 

April Calls and Challenges

Somerset Digital Studio Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Teddi Rutschman

Digital artwork is HOT right now, and we’re very excited about this great publication that features all digital designs. Somerset Digital Studio focuses on all things digital — scrapbook pages, ATCs, collages, heritage pieces, iPhoneography, photo manipulations, apps for digital designing — anything that is unique, distinctive, artistic and created digitally. In order to be considered for publication in Somerset Digital Studio, please send via email the following for each submission: a high-res image (300 dpi, at least 10 x 10 inches), a brief paragraph describing the artwork (who’s who in any photos or why you were inspired to create it), instructions on how you created your digital artwork including the specifics as to what tools, programs, etc. you used. To be considered for an article, please include a brief query along with at least 5 images to support your idea. Please include your name, email, and mailing address with every submission. Emailed submissions should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetdigitalstudio@stampington.com. Please put “Somerset Digital Studio” in the subject line. Somerset Digital Studio is published semiannually in March and September.

Deadline: Every October 15th and April 15th.

A Submission Form must be attached to your artwork. Click here to download this form.

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 Home banner

Somerset Home Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lamar and Ashley Bibby

You are cordially invited to submit artwork to be considered for this special publication showcasing handcrafted items to decorate the home. Somerset Home features items from every room in the home – from the bedroom, the kids’ room and the bathroom, to the kitchen and the living room. And don’t forget the backyard and the front porch! We are looking for a variety of items including but not limited to: embellished pillows, wall art, hooked rugs, altered lamp shades, quilts, table top items, aprons, embellished chandeliers, garlands for the mantle, decorations for the front door, slipcovers, and more! Pictures of artfully decorated or lived-in spaces are also most welcome in the highest resolution possible.
Deadline: September 15th

Furniture Transformations
This section features upholstered and redecorated furniture, inspiring you to look twice before tossing out an unwanted or worn item, or even to try your hand at creating the furniture you’ve always wanted to have.
Deadline: September 15th

Looking In
This section is all eye candy, featuring pictures from artfully arranged homes. We hope that these vignettes inspire you to organize or style your space in a creative way. Many thanks to the artists and photographers on these pages for inviting us to come in and make ourselves at home.
Deadline: September 15th

 

Willow and Sage banner

Willow and Sage Calls and Challenges

~Recipe by Alice Krek

Challenges

Willow and Sage is a new title, recently launched in 2014, that features natural, handmade products that soothe both body and soul. We’re paying special attention to unique packaging and the art of presentation, and we want YOU to be a part of the next issue!

Here’s what we’re looking for:
• bath salts and soaks • solid perfumes • natural scents • homemade soaps • chemical-free lotions and make-up • toiletries (such as deodorant and toothpaste) • hair treatments, spray-in conditioners, and dry shampoos • face masks • sugar scrubs • soy and wax candles • unique spa kits • gift bundles • handmade bath and body products in beautiful packaging • lifestyle stories that touch on adopting a natural lifestyle • and more

Deadline for Submissions:
For February issue: September 15th 
For May issue: December 15th
For August issue: March 15th
For November issue: June 15th

 

 

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