Get Published: April Calls and Challenges

Get Published: April 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 April 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 of April 15th (unless otherwise noted), so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

 

Have questions about submitting your artwork? Leave us a message on Facebook!

 

Bella Grace Calls and Challenges

~Photograph by Kristen Vogt

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:

Autumn Issue — April 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.

Bella Grace New Generation

Be a Part of a New Generation

We’re sharing Bella Grace with a whole new generation of young women.

In 2018, we will be launching Bella Grace New Generation, which will feature the same inspirational content you love in Bella Grace, but geared toward girls ages 12 to 19.

We are currently looking for the following people to help us launch this exciting new title:

  • Writers and photographers who fall within our target age range
  • Young women ages 12 to 19 interested in being part of a special focus group where they will help generate ideas for content as well as provide feedback on potential topics, designs, and stories
  • Leaders of young women’s groups, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts who can write thoughtful, reflective articles geared toward young women in this age group OR are willing to share what kinds of content they would like made available to girls ages 12 to 19.

If you fall into one of these categories and are interested in being part of something truly special, please send an email to bellagrace@stampington.com.

Submission Guidelines

Belle Armoire Jewelry Calls and Challenges

Belle Armoire Jewelry Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kelly Hobbs

If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed, how-to instructions for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, such as polymer clay, metal working, lamp work, wire-wrapping, mixed-media, and much more. Whether you create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork to be considered for publication.
Deadline: April 15th

Submission Guidelines

Prims Calls and Challenges

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Sandie Ellis Fogle

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: April 15th for the September 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

Annual Holiday Issue
Each year in September, we release the annual holiday issue of Prims. We ask you to submit your wonderfully whimsical holiday creations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The dolls and decor items can be anything, as long as they are made in the primitive style and fall into the holiday category. From reindeer to pumpkins to pilgrims, we ask you to submit your artwork for the chance to get published!
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Somerset Apprentice Calls and Challenges

Somerset Apprentice Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Somerset Apprentice is published semiannually and is currently open to submissions from all our readers who wish to share their art with our audience. Somerset Apprentice provides a basic and thorough understanding of techniques geared toward people who aspire to make Somerset-esque art, but need to learn the fundamentals through easy-to-understand instructions and close-up photos. Somerset Apprentice focuses on the basic how-to’s of amazing artwork.

General Artwork Submission Guidelines
All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines. We prefer submissions of original art. If original art is not available, our next preference is hi-res digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″). All artwork must be identified with the artist’s name, address, email, and phone number clearly printed on a label attached to each sample. As artwork often gets separated from instructions during our selection process, we ask that you also inscribe your name and address somewhere on each piece of art. If you desire acknowledgment of artwork receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

Deadline: April 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.

Submission Guidelines

Somerset Digital Studio Calls and Challenges

Somerset Digital Studio Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Phil Clark

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: 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.

Submission Guidelines

Take Ten Calls and Challenges

Take Ten Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Different Point of View
How many different looks can you achieve with one stamp? We are looking for cards made with the Different Point of View concept. Find you favorite versatile stamp and create several different cards using that image in new ways, and push the boundary of a single stamp. Remember to make your cards in the Take Ten style, and keep them quick and easy. For more inspiration, look at the samples in the magazine.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

General Cards
We are looking for quick and easy stamped cards for this best-selling magazine. Send us your “ten minutes or less” artwork in any style, theme or color and we’ll send you a free issue if your artwork is published.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Simple Article Ideas
Have you made a simple project/collection of greeting cards with an intriguing or different technique? We are constantly tearing through card submissions hunting for the next feature article, and maybe it is your cards we are looking for! If you’ve seen an idea that you want to try or you would like to pitch us an idea for a collection of cards or tutorial, please feel free to contact us at taketen@stampington.com. We love bringing the best, easy stamping techniques to our readers!
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Quick & Easy Gifts
Here at Take Ten, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy stamping techniques — but that’s not limited to cards! We’d love to see what you can create when you go beyond cards. Pick up your stamps, give yourself 10 minutes, and see what interesting stamped projects you can come up with. From tags and boxes to frames and gift bags, we want to see it all! Send us your best for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of this quarterly publication.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Masterboard 
In each issue of Take Ten, we aim to include an example of a Masterboard, a self-made mixed-media patterned paper to use and re-use in your stamped projects. Pick up the latest installment of Take Ten to see an example of a Masterboard and how an artist has used her patterned papers to make a few cards featuring rubber stamping. Please send your samples of a Masterboard along with three to 10 samples of cards you have made with it. All cards should take 10 minutes or less to make each, and should include rubber stamping.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Are You the Next Take Ten Guest Artist? 
This department is dedicated to artists (many who began as loyal readers) who capture Take Ten 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!
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Click here to download and print our Submissions Form!

Submission Guidelines

 


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Get Published: April 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 April 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 of April 15th (unless otherwise noted), so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!

 

Have questions about submitting your artwork? Leave us a message on Facebook!

 

Bella Grace Calls and Challenges

~Photograph by Kristen Vogt

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:

Autumn Issue — April 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.

Bella Grace New Generation

Be a Part of a New Generation

We’re sharing Bella Grace with a whole new generation of young women.

In 2018, we will be launching Bella Grace New Generation, which will feature the same inspirational content you love in Bella Grace, but geared toward girls ages 12 to 19.

We are currently looking for the following people to help us launch this exciting new title:

  • Writers and photographers who fall within our target age range
  • Young women ages 12 to 19 interested in being part of a special focus group where they will help generate ideas for content as well as provide feedback on potential topics, designs, and stories
  • Leaders of young women’s groups, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts who can write thoughtful, reflective articles geared toward young women in this age group OR are willing to share what kinds of content they would like made available to girls ages 12 to 19.

If you fall into one of these categories and are interested in being part of something truly special, please send an email to bellagrace@stampington.com.

Submission Guidelines

Belle Armoire Jewelry Calls and Challenges

Belle Armoire Jewelry Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Kelly Hobbs

If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed, how-to instructions for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, such as polymer clay, metal working, lamp work, wire-wrapping, mixed-media, and much more. Whether you create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork to be considered for publication.
Deadline: April 15th

Submission Guidelines

Prims Calls and Challenges

Prims Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Sandie Ellis Fogle

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: April 15th for the September 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

Annual Holiday Issue
Each year in September, we release the annual holiday issue of Prims. We ask you to submit your wonderfully whimsical holiday creations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The dolls and decor items can be anything, as long as they are made in the primitive style and fall into the holiday category. From reindeer to pumpkins to pilgrims, we ask you to submit your artwork for the chance to get published!
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Somerset Apprentice Calls and Challenges

Somerset Apprentice Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Somerset Apprentice is published semiannually and is currently open to submissions from all our readers who wish to share their art with our audience. Somerset Apprentice provides a basic and thorough understanding of techniques geared toward people who aspire to make Somerset-esque art, but need to learn the fundamentals through easy-to-understand instructions and close-up photos. Somerset Apprentice focuses on the basic how-to’s of amazing artwork.

General Artwork Submission Guidelines
All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines. We prefer submissions of original art. If original art is not available, our next preference is hi-res digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″). All artwork must be identified with the artist’s name, address, email, and phone number clearly printed on a label attached to each sample. As artwork often gets separated from instructions during our selection process, we ask that you also inscribe your name and address somewhere on each piece of art. If you desire acknowledgment of artwork receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

Deadline: April 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.

Submission Guidelines

Somerset Digital Studio Calls and Challenges

Somerset Digital Studio Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Phil Clark

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: 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.

Submission Guidelines

Take Ten Calls and Challenges

Take Ten Calls and Challenges

~Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Different Point of View
How many different looks can you achieve with one stamp? We are looking for cards made with the Different Point of View concept. Find you favorite versatile stamp and create several different cards using that image in new ways, and push the boundary of a single stamp. Remember to make your cards in the Take Ten style, and keep them quick and easy. For more inspiration, look at the samples in the magazine.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

General Cards
We are looking for quick and easy stamped cards for this best-selling magazine. Send us your “ten minutes or less” artwork in any style, theme or color and we’ll send you a free issue if your artwork is published.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Simple Article Ideas
Have you made a simple project/collection of greeting cards with an intriguing or different technique? We are constantly tearing through card submissions hunting for the next feature article, and maybe it is your cards we are looking for! If you’ve seen an idea that you want to try or you would like to pitch us an idea for a collection of cards or tutorial, please feel free to contact us at taketen@stampington.com. We love bringing the best, easy stamping techniques to our readers!
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Quick & Easy Gifts
Here at Take Ten, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy stamping techniques — but that’s not limited to cards! We’d love to see what you can create when you go beyond cards. Pick up your stamps, give yourself 10 minutes, and see what interesting stamped projects you can come up with. From tags and boxes to frames and gift bags, we want to see it all! Send us your best for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of this quarterly publication.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Masterboard 
In each issue of Take Ten, we aim to include an example of a Masterboard, a self-made mixed-media patterned paper to use and re-use in your stamped projects. Pick up the latest installment of Take Ten to see an example of a Masterboard and how an artist has used her patterned papers to make a few cards featuring rubber stamping. Please send your samples of a Masterboard along with three to 10 samples of cards you have made with it. All cards should take 10 minutes or less to make each, and should include rubber stamping.
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Are You the Next Take Ten Guest Artist? 
This department is dedicated to artists (many who began as loyal readers) who capture Take Ten 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!
Deadlines: April 1, 2018

Click here to download and print our Submissions Form!

Submission Guidelines