ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submissions and correspondence should be sent to:
We prefer submissions of original art. If original art is not available, we accept high-resolution digital images (300 dpi and 8½" x 10").Click here to download our guide for submitting photographs and converting images to the correct size and resolution.
If you want your item(s) returned, we require sufficient funds for return shipping to be included with your submission. Please provide payment in form of a check or money order in U.S. funds made out to Stampington & Company to cover return shipping costs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our PayPal option. Checks or money orders for return postage will be cashed within 30 days of submission receipt. If return postage is not provided, we will be unable to return your artwork. We will do our best to contact you so the return of your artwork can be arranged, but if we do not receive responses to our inquiries, we will keep your artwork for a maximum of two years, after which it will be donated.
We provide tracking information for all international packages; otherwise, only upon request. We strongly recommend requesting insurance (specify amount) for valuable items. Stampington & Company is not responsible for damaged or lost artwork once it has been shipped out of our office. Please do not include return envelopes, packing materials, stamps, or prepaid labels. Please note that submitted flash drives, CDs, and boxes/containers will not be returned unless specifically indicated with sufficient return postage.
For collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of the submitting artist to obtain permission from each participant prior to submission. Each piece of the collaborative project must be labeled with the contact information of the artist who created it. The collaborative project in its entirety will only be returned to the submitting artist and must have sufficient return postage.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Stampington & Company will not accept simultaneous submissions of artwork. While your artwork is under consideration, we ask that you do not submit the same artwork to competing web or print publishers. Likewise, artwork that has already been featured in other competing publications or sites will not be accepted. Publishing on your personal blog is permitted, but we ask that you adhere to our reproduction guidelines. Any questions can be directed to our editorial staff.
An editor will contact you only if your artwork is selected for publication (Take Ten and The Stampers’ Sampler are excluded). You will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine your artwork appears in. Competitive compensation is provided for published feature articles (exclusions apply based on publication; contact editor for details). Artwork accepted for a specific publication is published as soon as practical. We receive a high volume of submissions, and a submission may be better suited for a future issue or a different publication, so we may request to hold your piece for several months, and it may be several months until it appears in an issue. We will take excellent care of your artwork, but we cannot be held responsible for damage or loss due to circumstances beyond our control.
Managing editors welcome brief email inquiries (email addresses can be found on the masthead of each publication or on our Contact Us page). No telephone calls, please. If you have a unique artistic technique you'd like to share, please submit samples or photographs of your artwork accompanied by a query letter outlining your article idea to the respective managing editor. We encourage artists who have not published articles before to submit ideas, as editorial assistance will be provided.
Stampington & Company only accepts original artwork for publication consideration. All images used in artwork must be copyright-free. Any techniques featured in artwork submissions that are not the artist’s own must be attributed to the proper instructor, book, artist, workshop, etc. It is the responsibility of the submitting artist to ensure that no copyright infringement has occurred and that all submitted work is his/her own.
LAWS & REGULATIONS
All submissions must be in compliance with any and all laws or restrictions enacted by state, federal, and international governing entities, including but not limited to:
It is the responsibility of the artist and/or sender to make sure that any submissions mailed to Stampington & Company comply with all postal and customs regulations. Stampington & Company is not responsible for any non-compliant items that are confiscated by governing entities and therefore never reach our offices.
If you have any questions regarding our submission guidelines and artwork returns, please contact art management at email@example.com.