You are warmly invited to submit artwork to RubberStampMadness for issue themes or for columns and feature stores.
Summertime is growing time. The first theme for our Summer 2017 issue is Farms. Yes, Old MacDonald had one and we want to see yours. Get out your favorite cow, horse, pig, and chicken images and stamp a bountiful barnyard. The second theme is an ATC Challenge. Artist Trading Cards (3.5x2.5-inches) are fun to stamp and share with friends. Share your favorite ATCs with RSM. December 10, 2016 is the final postmark date for both themes. Click here for a PDF with more information on this challenge.
Looking further ahead, the first theme for our Fall 2017 issue is Birthdays. Celebrate yours or someone else’s special day with an awesome stamped greeting. Cakes and candles are especially cool, but so are life stages—remember when you turned 16 or 21? The second theme is Black Birds. Along with black cats, witches and goblins, we expect to see lots of crows and ravens this Halloween. Thrill us with your best spooky artwork. March 10, 2017 is the final postmark date for both themes.
NOTE: Artists whose work is chosen for the cover receive $200. The person chosen as Best New Stamper receives a $50 gift certificate to the RSM store. (We select one stamper each issue whose work appears for the first time in RSM.)
Include your name, postal and email addresses, as well as stamp credits on the back of each submission. Project instructions are not needed at this time. Send submissions to RubberStampMadness, PO Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339-0610 or 216 SW Madison Ave., Suite 17, Corvallis, OR 97333. Be sure to include an SASE with your submissions.
If you have 3-D artwork or live outside the USA, send 100 dpi scan or photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include stamp credits, your name, address and phone number within the email.
Cover submission 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-inch space across the top for the logo and information about the issue. Again, 0.25-inches is trimmed off each edge.
Try not to put any cool images in one of the bottom corners, where a store pricing symbol will be placed.
Other submission information:
Artwork submissions can be as large as 5x6.5-inches. 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 cardboard to your envelopes to protect art traveling in the mail. Or consider using a padded envelope. Check postage requirements. If submitting for more than one theme, please include an SASE for each theme.
We welcome artwork not on a specific theme for feature stories and columns in each issue. When artwork is not returned right away, this means we’re considering it for a theme album or another place in RSM.
Thank you for sending RSM your stamp art.