So with that being said I thought I'd let you in on some of what I've learned along the way.
Most information can be found on the websites of the different magazines you'd like to try out for.
Include your name, address, phones #, email address. Name of art piece,
Information on your technique and credits of what you used. If you'd like your art returned make sure you send a check for return postage and mark your card information "return requested."
Heres a few more tips you might not know about.
First find out about up coming challenges or calls for entry. You'll have a better chance of being published if its something they will be featuring in a coming issue.
This information can generally be found online or in past issues.
TIP... If your trying out for a publication that has its own line of stamps or products use them and make sure you list it in your credits. It helps promote their business as well. Always a +
TIP....Many companies will offer incentives for using their products. ie. free stamps, collage images, even cash. Check with the companies before you submit and be sure to include the information in your credits. You will then have to contact the company and give them the magazine issue your published in, page # ,sometimes they also what to see a photo. You will have a limited time to contact the company so be sure to stay on top of it If your wanting any freebies! You will also get a free issue of the magazine your piece was published in.
TIP.... If your submitting a new technique or something you've never seen done before you may want to take quality photos and notes along the way. If your called on to do a feature it will help so much. Its amazing how much you can forget six months down the line. Also you don't want to have to re-create the entire piece if you don't have to. It pay's to be prepared and I mean that in other ways.
You get paid for features!!!!
If your piece was inspired by a magazine issue or another artists work be sure and credit that artist.
Its the right thing to do!
TIP .. If your into just rubber stamping try looking into other magazines. Stampington has many magazines that will also feature cards for other issues that go along with a new challenge theme.
Be patient. Magazines work many months in advance. They can hold your art for quite awhile. They say up to a year but I've had pieces published that I sent in three years earlier. Granted these were pieces I didn't want returned.
Submit offten. They get thousands of entries and you never know what they are looking for at any given time. Styles and colors change all the time so keep submitting.
I hope you have found this information helpful. Go on and try out you have nothing to lose and the rewards of seeing your art in print makes it all worth it.
Do let me know if your published I'd love to hear of your accomplishments!
Heres a couple new magazines I've just had my art published in.
Stampers Sampler published two of my pieces
I have an extra issue.
So if you leave a comment at the end of the post
I'll put your name in the hat to be given away in 1 week.
This never seen before card was made for the cork challenge.
I used stamps from Oxford Impressions
London Telegraph and Dress Forms and Corsetry
This Farm Fresh card also uses stamps from
A happy surprize to be published in Just Cards.
I had forgot I sent anything in!
Bingo the Clown.
Stamps by Artistic Outpost
And Mona Lisa art by
Now if anyone knows how to change the size's in Photo bucket.
They changed how they do it!
I have several pieces that need to be added.
Any help would be appreciated!
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