Get Published: December Calls and Challenges

Calls and Challenges

Our Stampington  publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the December calls and challenges that our magazine are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on December 15th (unless otherwise noted), so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Altered Couture Calls and Challenges

Altered Couture Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Holly Lake

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: December 15th

Challenges

Out to Sea
When it comes to sunshine-filled summer days, there are few things better than spending a day at sea — whether that sea is an actual ocean, a lake, a water-hole, or a blow-up swimming pool. But since we are still waiting for summer to arrive, we thought what better way to prepare than with a nautical-themed challenge. So batten down the hatches and pull out your sewing, upcycling, and dyeing supplies because we want to see it all, from garments to accessories and shoes. Think stripes, anchors, ombré blues and greens, sailors, marine life, and much more. We encourage you to creatively alter your submissions in both texture treatments and reconstruction. We can’t wait to see your altered items!
Deadline: December 15, 2016

 

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Art Doll Quarterly Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Dustin Poché

Challenges

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 15, 2016.

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.

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Artful Blogging Calls and Challenges

~Photo by Brandy Jane Mabel

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: December 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.

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Bella Grace Calls and Challenges

~Photo by Charlotte Trotman

Bella Grace is a print publication devoted to discovering magic in the ordinary. Our aim is to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful adventure.

At Bella Grace, we believe that:

  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • An ordinary life can be an extraordinary life.
  • There is beauty and magic to be found everywhere.
  • It’s OK to embrace imperfection.
  • Life should be lived with a full heart and open eyes.

Bella Grace is currently seeking submissions from writers and photographer

What We Are Looking For

Narratives
We are currently looking for original narratives and poetry that focus on the idea that “life is a beautiful adventure.” Submitted work can be about simple pleasures, life lessons learned, slowing down, embracing your authentic self, and more. Written submissions can include accompanying photography, but we will also pair writers up with photographers if necessary.

Photography
Picture submissions should capture the spirit of Bella Grace. They should depict simple moments, bits of romance, feelings of happiness, etc. Photography can be submitted on its own and will be considered for use with narratives or as the background for some of the quotes featured throughout the book.

Lists
Who doesn’t love making a great list? Creating lists can be a very effective and inspiring form of writing. They’re also incredibly fun to read! We aren’t looking for your grocery list; we’re looking for your life lists. A few ideas include 10 Ways to Turn a Day Around, 5 Times I Laughed Uncontrollably, and 15 Things I’d Tell My 15-Year-Old Self. Make it funny, make it sweet … the choice is yours.

Instagram Collections
Who doesn’t love Instagram? As artists and creatives, it’s such a great way to beautifully share our days with others. It also serves as a diary to help us document our days. In each issue of Bella Grace we feature a few Instagram collections. We’re now opening this up to submissions! All you need to do is send 15 images that you feel capture your Instagram and a statement about what living a Bella Grace life means to you to bellagrace@stampington.com. If selected, you will need to provide high-resolution images that can be printed at 5″ x 5″, 300 dpi.

Ideas To Get You Started

We are happy to receive general submissions, but in case you need a few ideas to get you started, we are also looking for responses (photographic or written or both) to the following prompts:

Stories of Self-Love
Most of us have our own bag of tricks we turn to when we need to show ourselves a little love and kindness. For our editor-in-chief, it’s a quiet night spent under her very favorite blanket and the first book in the Harry Potter series. It never fails to brighten her spirits. What is it you turn to? What’s your recipe for self-love? (Lists and narratives accepted.)

Small, Random Acts of Kindness
It’s been said that you never know what another person might be going through, so it’s important to be kind with everyone. A small gesture, such as a flower placed on a car windshield or an anonymous note left for someone to find, can make a huge impact. For an upcoming issue of Bella Grace, we are hoping to gather as many ideas for committing random acts of kindness as we possibly can. Furthermore, if you have a story to share about the impact an act of kindness has had on you, we’d love to hear it.

You in a Song
Wouldn’t it be great to have a theme song for yourself? One that would be played as though you were in a movie? Here in our office, we’ve been asking each other what a song about them would sound like, and what lyrics it would contain. Now, we want to issue the same question to you. If someone wrote a song about you, what would the lyrics be?

Super Sassy Bios
One of the most challenging assignments can be to write a biography for yourself. No matter how short the requirement, the task can be daunting. While perusing blogs, we’ve spied some really clever bios, some so unique that we can’t help but feel we know that blogger. In 30 words or less, what can you say about yourself? Don’t be boring and follow the usual format. Make it fun and attention-grabbing.

Bella Grace is released on a quarterly basis: March, June, September, and December. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received on or before the following dates to be considered for a specific issue.

Deadline for submissions:

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

For consideration, please send any of the above to:

bellagrace@stampington.com

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

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GreenCraft Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Holly Kennedy

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 Magazinetoday!
Deadline: December 15th

Prims banner

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Judy Smith

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: December 15th for the May issue.

Willow and Sage banner

Willow and Sage Calls and Challenges

~Photo by Johanna Love

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: December 15th

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Calls and Challenges

Our Stampington  publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the December calls and challenges that our magazine are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on December 15th (unless otherwise noted), so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

Altered Couture Calls and Challenges

Altered Couture Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Holly Lake

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: December 15th

Challenges

Out to Sea
When it comes to sunshine-filled summer days, there are few things better than spending a day at sea — whether that sea is an actual ocean, a lake, a water-hole, or a blow-up swimming pool. But since we are still waiting for summer to arrive, we thought what better way to prepare than with a nautical-themed challenge. So batten down the hatches and pull out your sewing, upcycling, and dyeing supplies because we want to see it all, from garments to accessories and shoes. Think stripes, anchors, ombré blues and greens, sailors, marine life, and much more. We encourage you to creatively alter your submissions in both texture treatments and reconstruction. We can’t wait to see your altered items!
Deadline: December 15, 2016

 

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Art Doll Quarterly Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Dustin Poché

Challenges

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 15, 2016.

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.

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Artful Blogging Calls and Challenges

~Photo by Brandy Jane Mabel

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: December 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.

Bella Grace banner

Bella Grace Calls and Challenges

~Photo by Charlotte Trotman

Bella Grace is a print publication devoted to discovering magic in the ordinary. Our aim is to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful adventure.

At Bella Grace, we believe that:

  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • An ordinary life can be an extraordinary life.
  • There is beauty and magic to be found everywhere.
  • It’s OK to embrace imperfection.
  • Life should be lived with a full heart and open eyes.

Bella Grace is currently seeking submissions from writers and photographer

What We Are Looking For

Narratives
We are currently looking for original narratives and poetry that focus on the idea that “life is a beautiful adventure.” Submitted work can be about simple pleasures, life lessons learned, slowing down, embracing your authentic self, and more. Written submissions can include accompanying photography, but we will also pair writers up with photographers if necessary.

Photography
Picture submissions should capture the spirit of Bella Grace. They should depict simple moments, bits of romance, feelings of happiness, etc. Photography can be submitted on its own and will be considered for use with narratives or as the background for some of the quotes featured throughout the book.

Lists
Who doesn’t love making a great list? Creating lists can be a very effective and inspiring form of writing. They’re also incredibly fun to read! We aren’t looking for your grocery list; we’re looking for your life lists. A few ideas include 10 Ways to Turn a Day Around, 5 Times I Laughed Uncontrollably, and 15 Things I’d Tell My 15-Year-Old Self. Make it funny, make it sweet … the choice is yours.

Instagram Collections
Who doesn’t love Instagram? As artists and creatives, it’s such a great way to beautifully share our days with others. It also serves as a diary to help us document our days. In each issue of Bella Grace we feature a few Instagram collections. We’re now opening this up to submissions! All you need to do is send 15 images that you feel capture your Instagram and a statement about what living a Bella Grace life means to you to bellagrace@stampington.com. If selected, you will need to provide high-resolution images that can be printed at 5″ x 5″, 300 dpi.

Ideas To Get You Started

We are happy to receive general submissions, but in case you need a few ideas to get you started, we are also looking for responses (photographic or written or both) to the following prompts:

Stories of Self-Love
Most of us have our own bag of tricks we turn to when we need to show ourselves a little love and kindness. For our editor-in-chief, it’s a quiet night spent under her very favorite blanket and the first book in the Harry Potter series. It never fails to brighten her spirits. What is it you turn to? What’s your recipe for self-love? (Lists and narratives accepted.)

Small, Random Acts of Kindness
It’s been said that you never know what another person might be going through, so it’s important to be kind with everyone. A small gesture, such as a flower placed on a car windshield or an anonymous note left for someone to find, can make a huge impact. For an upcoming issue of Bella Grace, we are hoping to gather as many ideas for committing random acts of kindness as we possibly can. Furthermore, if you have a story to share about the impact an act of kindness has had on you, we’d love to hear it.

You in a Song
Wouldn’t it be great to have a theme song for yourself? One that would be played as though you were in a movie? Here in our office, we’ve been asking each other what a song about them would sound like, and what lyrics it would contain. Now, we want to issue the same question to you. If someone wrote a song about you, what would the lyrics be?

Super Sassy Bios
One of the most challenging assignments can be to write a biography for yourself. No matter how short the requirement, the task can be daunting. While perusing blogs, we’ve spied some really clever bios, some so unique that we can’t help but feel we know that blogger. In 30 words or less, what can you say about yourself? Don’t be boring and follow the usual format. Make it fun and attention-grabbing.

Bella Grace is released on a quarterly basis: March, June, September, and December. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received on or before the following dates to be considered for a specific issue.

Deadline for submissions:

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

For consideration, please send any of the above to:

bellagrace@stampington.com

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

GreenCraft Magazine banner

GreenCraft Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Holly Kennedy

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 Magazinetoday!
Deadline: December 15th

Prims banner

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Judy Smith

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: December 15th for the May issue.

Willow and Sage banner

Willow and Sage Calls and Challenges

~Photo by Johanna Love

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: December 15th

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