You are warmly invited to submit artwork to RubberStampMadness.
Send in artwork for our new challenge. Click here to access a PDF with a window-shape just waiting for you to fill it in. The postmark due date for artwork is May 20. Additional details on the PDF.
Each issue has two themes. The first theme for FALL 2014 is Collage. Get out your odds and ends, scraps and such, and combine them into something beautiful (or at least artsy). One stamped image needs to be part of your collage—but that's the only rule. The second theme for this issue is Ghosts. Boo! Halloween is coming and there are apparitions in the air. Send us your best Fright Night artwork. March 10, 2014 is the final postmark date for both themes.
Looking further ahead, the first theme for Holidays 2014 is Snow. Yes, that beautiful white stuff that falls from the sky and morphs into drifts, banks, and a variety of amusing sculpture-like creations. The second theme for this issue is Fabric. Baby clothes, adult clothes, quilts, wall hangings, cloth jewelry—all are fair game for the happy stamper. June 10, 2014 is the final postmark date for both themes.
NOTE: You can send in jpgs of artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. See information below for specific details on submitting artwork.
Won't You "Bee" Mine / Nanette Alexander
Collage is the first theme for the Fall issue. (Stamp credits: Face—Stampland; feather—Fred Mullett; text—Ornamentum; key with tassel—Acey Deucy [Stampington & Co.]; postmark, je t'aime—Tin Can Mail [Inkadinkado/EK Success].)
Ghosts, Goblins and Bats / Linda Berge
Ghosts is the second theme for the Fall issue. (Stamp credits: House—Savvy Stamps; bat–Rubber Soul; others—Rosie's Roadshow.)
General Submission information:
We prefer theme and other submissions no larger than 5" by 6-1/2". All submissions are subject to reduction. Artwork can include highly dimensional art or 3-D pieces. (See information in last paragraph about e-mail submission options.)
Submit up to four entries per theme. Artwork is returned when accompanied by an SASE. If submitting for more than one theme, please include an SASE for each theme—this helps us keep track of everything. On your SASE include the words: DO NOT BEND. On the back of artwork, include your name, address, telephone number (or e-mail address). Project instructions are NOT needed at this time.
Cover Submission Information:
Artists whose work is chosen for the cover receive $200.
There are two size options:
1) 8-5/8” wide by 11-1/4” high. This size assumes the artwork fills the whole cover. There will be a slight trim of about 1/4” off each edge.
2) 8-5/8” wide by 10-1/2” high. This size fills the cover except for a strip across the top for information about the issue. About 1/4” is trimmed off each edge.
Try not to put any cool images in one of the bottom corners of your art, where the store pricing symbol will be placed. And, remember about 1-1/2” at the top of the page will be overlaid with the RubberStampMadness logo.
Please note that we also welcome artwork not on a specific theme for various columns within each issue. Please send these submissions separately from theme artwork. Also, please note that when artwork isn't returned right away, that means we're considering it for a future issue, either a second centerfold or for one of the columns.
Send submissions to RubberStampMadness, PO Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339-0610.
UPS and FedEx deliveries should be sent to: RubberStampMadness, 216 SW Madison Ave., Suite 17, Corvallis, OR 97333.
If you have 3-D artwork or live outside the USA and Canada, send scanned or photographed 100-dpi jpgs images via e-mail to email@example.com. Please include stamp credits, your name, address and phone number within the e-mail. If your e-mail has a SPAM block, please include RSM in your "acceptable mail to receive folder."