You are warmly invited to submit artwork to RubberStampMadness for issue themes or for columns and feature stores.
It’s time to celebrate womanhood. The theme for our Summer 2016 edition is Women of the World. We are looking for stamped scenes or collages that include images of women from countries and cultures around the world, as well as women who are adventuresome and successful. The second theme is Out to Sea. Ships, fish, mermaids and any other "denizens of the deep" are welcome. Anchors aweigh, mateys! December 10, 2016 is the final postmark date for both themes. NOTE: We already have a cover for this issue.
STAMPING TIPS: A feature on Stamping Tips is scheduled for the Fall issue. Share your favorites with RSM readers. It would be tip-top if you can include graphics illustrating the tip(s) you send in, although graphics are not required. Send us your tips by January 25, 2016.
Looking further ahead, the first theme for our Fall 2016 edition is Blue. Any subject is fair game, but your cards, art pieces and collages must include the color blue. The second theme is Spooky. Yes, Halloween is coming around again and we like to be scared. Send us your best ghoulish artwork. March 10, 2016 is the final postmark date for both themes. NOTE: We already have a cover for this issue, too.
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) 8-5/8” 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” of the page will be overlaid with the RubberStampMadness logo.
Thank you for sending in stamp art. We look forward to hearing from you.