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August 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 August calls and challenges that our editors 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 (unless otherwise noted), so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published.

Have questions about submitting your artwork? Please leave a comment below and we’d be happy to help!

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lesta Frank

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

Jewelry Affaire Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Susan LeGuyader

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
  • Natural Revelry
    • Adornments that are otherworldly
  • Vintage Jubilee
    • For lovers 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 our artist for the Feature Article, please email a link or pictures of your jewelry collection.

Deadline: August 15th

Mingle Calls and Challenges

Mingle Calls and Challenges

~Event by Nicole Gould

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 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: 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 Calls and Challenges

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Sandra Earles

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 for the January issue

Pattern Spotlight
Do you have a pattern for a primitive doll with step-by-step instructions that you would like to share? We would love to see your patterns and possibly feature them in the publication. To be considered, please email or mail in your pattern, doll/hi-res images, and instructions by the deadline.
Deadline: Ongoing

The Great Primitive Bake-Off
One of the best parts of primitive creations is how good they smell when an artist stains them with vanilla or lightly dusts them with cinnamon — they smell just like something back in Grandma’s kitchen at times. For this challenge, we invite you to create your own primitive kitchen and create dolls and décor that look like delicious cookies, cinnamon buns, cupcakes, and other baked goods. You might want to check out Alina Kareva’s herd of elephants based around traditional Russian gingerbread in the May 2018 Issue for added inspiration, but please implement your own special techniques to create some of the most delectable prims around!
Deadline: August 15, 2017
* In addition to this challenge, we are also accepting primitive artwork in the general theme — anything goes for this issue.

Somerset Life Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Andrea Ockey Parr

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:

  • Locales of Intrigue
    This special department features stories about truly unique stores and boutiques across the globe. Stores that would like to be featured in this department are asked to submit digital images of the store with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, professional hi-resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″) will need to be furnished by the store.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Life Creative Spaces
    Where do you create? Whether it’s a small table or breakfast nook, cleared-out closet, or an actual room dedicated as your creative studio, we want to peek inside. If you think your creative space is something that Somerset Life readers would like to learn more about, please submit digital images of your space with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to furnish professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Mood Boards
    Artists frequently create mood boards that contain scraps of paper or fabric or other assorted elements that they like to display on a wall or a large piece of cardboard or foam core. These boards provide a ground from which ideas for projects come alive. Aside from their functionality, mood boards can become incorporated as part of the décor. Please submit digital images of your mood boards with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to either furnish the actual mood board or to provide professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Miscellany
    Sometimes, an image of something lovely is all we need to feel inspired. Have you taken a photo of something that makes you feel inspired? Perhaps it is a photo of your collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Or an old stack of books. Or your treasured stash of ribbons. Please submit your favorite digital images (5″ x 7″ @ 300 dpi) to be considered for Somerset Life’s special Miscellany department to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Artful Kits
    We all love to collect papers, ribbons, embellishments, and other bits and bobs. More fun than collecting specific elements is finding creative ways to juxtapose the pieces together to create unique kits. Whether you create them to give away or to sell or offer to students in a workshop setting, we’d like to see your favorite kits. Please send in kit samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Creative Living Ideas
    In each issue of Somerset Life we share 10 Creative Living Ideas, and we show quick and easy ways to add a touch of beauty or creativity to your life, or perhaps someone else’s. Maybe you have a clever way of packing a sack lunch, or you have a developed a creative way of saying “Thank You” to a friend. Please send in samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • The Magic of Frames
    Who doesn’t have an old picture frame or two lying around? I can think of at least a half a dozen I’ve got stashed around my house. What can you do with an old frame? Take out the picture and glass and you have a new substrate for a whole slew of ideas. Paint it and put a mirror in it, string wire from side to side and hang small pictures or notes, add cup hooks and hang keys, turn it into a serving tray. For our winter issue, show us the many ways you can creatively alter a frame.
    Deadline: August 15, 2017
  • A Dressed-Up Calendar
    Now that the crafting world has been bitten by the artful planner bug, we want to share as many new ideas with our readers as we can drum up. Our challenge to you: transfer a plain calendar into an item of beauty.
    Extended Deadline: August 15, 2017

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.

The Stampers' Sampler Calls and Challenges

The Stampers' Sampler Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Marge McGuire

Coloring Challenge
We are looking for cards that contain a composition of stamped black-and-white images that are just dying to be colored! Think of this challenge as the opportunity to turn your cards into miniature blank coloring books, combining stamped and hand-drawn images to create graphic color-able space. We aren’t just looking for a few stamped images; think outside the box and incorporate different colorless techniques. Try including hand-drawn images filled with stamps, or vice versa. If you want to take this challenge a step further, send in an additional card that has been colored in; two versions of the same card! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to include stamping!
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Tempting Template
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 1 

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 1

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!
Deadline: August 1

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 1

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August 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 August calls and challenges that our editors 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 (unless otherwise noted), so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published.

Have questions about submitting your artwork? Please leave a comment below and we’d be happy to help!

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

Art Journaling Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lesta Frank

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

Jewelry Affaire Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Susan LeGuyader

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
  • Natural Revelry
    • Adornments that are otherworldly
  • Vintage Jubilee
    • For lovers 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 our artist for the Feature Article, please email a link or pictures of your jewelry collection.

Deadline: August 15th

Mingle Calls and Challenges

Mingle Calls and Challenges

~Event by Nicole Gould

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 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: 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 Calls and Challenges

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Sandra Earles

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 for the January issue

Pattern Spotlight
Do you have a pattern for a primitive doll with step-by-step instructions that you would like to share? We would love to see your patterns and possibly feature them in the publication. To be considered, please email or mail in your pattern, doll/hi-res images, and instructions by the deadline.
Deadline: Ongoing

The Great Primitive Bake-Off
One of the best parts of primitive creations is how good they smell when an artist stains them with vanilla or lightly dusts them with cinnamon — they smell just like something back in Grandma’s kitchen at times. For this challenge, we invite you to create your own primitive kitchen and create dolls and décor that look like delicious cookies, cinnamon buns, cupcakes, and other baked goods. You might want to check out Alina Kareva’s herd of elephants based around traditional Russian gingerbread in the May 2018 Issue for added inspiration, but please implement your own special techniques to create some of the most delectable prims around!
Deadline: August 15, 2017
* In addition to this challenge, we are also accepting primitive artwork in the general theme — anything goes for this issue.

Somerset Life Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Andrea Ockey Parr

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:

  • Locales of Intrigue
    This special department features stories about truly unique stores and boutiques across the globe. Stores that would like to be featured in this department are asked to submit digital images of the store with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, professional hi-resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″) will need to be furnished by the store.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Life Creative Spaces
    Where do you create? Whether it’s a small table or breakfast nook, cleared-out closet, or an actual room dedicated as your creative studio, we want to peek inside. If you think your creative space is something that Somerset Life readers would like to learn more about, please submit digital images of your space with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to furnish professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Mood Boards
    Artists frequently create mood boards that contain scraps of paper or fabric or other assorted elements that they like to display on a wall or a large piece of cardboard or foam core. These boards provide a ground from which ideas for projects come alive. Aside from their functionality, mood boards can become incorporated as part of the décor. Please submit digital images of your mood boards with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to either furnish the actual mood board or to provide professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″).
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Miscellany
    Sometimes, an image of something lovely is all we need to feel inspired. Have you taken a photo of something that makes you feel inspired? Perhaps it is a photo of your collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Or an old stack of books. Or your treasured stash of ribbons. Please submit your favorite digital images (5″ x 7″ @ 300 dpi) to be considered for Somerset Life’s special Miscellany department to the Editor-in-Chief at somersetlife@stampington.com.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Artful Kits
    We all love to collect papers, ribbons, embellishments, and other bits and bobs. More fun than collecting specific elements is finding creative ways to juxtapose the pieces together to create unique kits. Whether you create them to give away or to sell or offer to students in a workshop setting, we’d like to see your favorite kits. Please send in kit samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Creative Living Ideas
    In each issue of Somerset Life we share 10 Creative Living Ideas, and we show quick and easy ways to add a touch of beauty or creativity to your life, or perhaps someone else’s. Maybe you have a clever way of packing a sack lunch, or you have a developed a creative way of saying “Thank You” to a friend. Please send in samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
    Deadline: Ongoing.
  • The Magic of Frames
    Who doesn’t have an old picture frame or two lying around? I can think of at least a half a dozen I’ve got stashed around my house. What can you do with an old frame? Take out the picture and glass and you have a new substrate for a whole slew of ideas. Paint it and put a mirror in it, string wire from side to side and hang small pictures or notes, add cup hooks and hang keys, turn it into a serving tray. For our winter issue, show us the many ways you can creatively alter a frame.
    Deadline: August 15, 2017
  • A Dressed-Up Calendar
    Now that the crafting world has been bitten by the artful planner bug, we want to share as many new ideas with our readers as we can drum up. Our challenge to you: transfer a plain calendar into an item of beauty.
    Extended Deadline: August 15, 2017

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.

The Stampers' Sampler Calls and Challenges

The Stampers' Sampler Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Marge McGuire

Coloring Challenge
We are looking for cards that contain a composition of stamped black-and-white images that are just dying to be colored! Think of this challenge as the opportunity to turn your cards into miniature blank coloring books, combining stamped and hand-drawn images to create graphic color-able space. We aren’t just looking for a few stamped images; think outside the box and incorporate different colorless techniques. Try including hand-drawn images filled with stamps, or vice versa. If you want to take this challenge a step further, send in an additional card that has been colored in; two versions of the same card! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to include stamping!
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Tempting Template
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 1 

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 1

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!
Deadline: August 1

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 1

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