You are warmly invited to submit artwork to RubberStampMadness for issue themes or for columns and feature stores.
O Tannenbaum, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches! The first theme for our Holidays 2016 issue is Trees. We are primarily interested in stamped scenes or collages that include Christmas/holiday/winter trees. Decorate your tree any way you like or include a tiny tree in a grandiose scene—let your imagination be your guide. The second theme is Tags. Any subject matter is welcome, but your artwork must include—or be stamped on—a tag. June 10, 2016 is the final postmark date for both themes.
The first theme for our Spring 2017 issue is a Cloud Shape Challenge. Heavenly scenes, daydreams, or surrealistic pillows are potential inspirations for your artwork. Draw your own clouds, purchase new clouds from your favorite stamp company, and/or see page 72 in the Summer issue for sample cloud templates. The second theme is Foodies. Hey, we all love to eat and let's celebrate one of our favorite pastimes with scenes or collages of kitchens, dining rooms, cafes, restaurants, picnics, or any place food is consumed. Let your stomach be your guide. September 10, 2016 is the final postmark date for both themes.
Cards, scenes and projects are always welcome. We are looking for artwork for the Tips & Techniques, Card Shoppe and Reinker columns. We often include feature stories on stamp artists when we see a selection of stellar artwork. Send yours in!
Artwork for the cover is generally picked from submissions on one of the issue themes. Occasionally, a cover submission not on a theme will inspire us to set up a theme for a future issue. Details on cover art specifications can be found below. Artists whose work is chosen for the cover receive $200.
BEST NEW STAMPER:
The artist chosen Best New Stamper receives a $50 gift certificate to the RSM store. The Best New Stamper is someone whose work has not been published previously in RSM.
THEME SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS:
Artwork submissions can be as large as 5” by 6-1/2”. Exceptions are made for dimensional and 3-D pieces. All submissions are subject to reduction. Submit up to four entries per theme. Artwork sent by mail is returned when accompanied by an SASE. We suggest adding protective cardboard to your envelopes. If submitting for more than one theme, please include an SASE for each theme.
NON-THEME SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS:
Submit one or more pieces. There are no limitations on size.
Remember to include your name, postal and e-mail address, as well as stamp credits on the back of each submission. Project instructions are NOT needed at this time. We may post submissions on RSM’s Facebook and Pinterest pages. Please indicate on your artwork or in a note if you’d prefer that your artwork appeared only in the magazine.
Send to RubberStampMadness, PO Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339-0610 or 216 SW Madison Ave., Suite 17, Corvallis, OR 97333. Or send 100 dpi jpegs of artwork to email@example.com. When sending via e-mail, include stamp credits, your name, address and phone number within the message. If your e-mail has a SPAM block, include RSM in your “acceptable mail to receive folder.”
COVER SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS:
Two size options:
1) 8.75x11.25-inches. This size assumes the artwork fills the whole cover. There will be a trim of about 0.25-inch off each edge.
2) 8.75x9.25-inches. This size fills the cover except for a 2” space across the top for the logo and information about the issue. Again, 0.25-inch is trimmed off each edge.
Try not to put any cool images in one of the bottom corners of your art, where a store pricing symbol will be placed.
Thank you for sending in stamp art. We look forward to hearing from you.