You are warmly invited to submit artwork to RubberStampMadness for issue themes. See General Submissions for information on sending in non-theme artwork.
The first theme for Summer 2020 is She . . . Fill in the blank with whatever your heart desires. For example: She loves to stamp. She gets by with a little help from her friends. She imagines living in (you name it). Just make sure there is at least one lovely lady in your artwork. The second theme is Truck-Shape Challenge. It’s time to head out on the highway and look for some stamping adventures. We included an outline of a pickup truck on page 70 of the Holidays issue—you can decorate the cab and bed and/or fill the back with goodies. What do you want to take home in your truck? You can fill in a truck-shape of your own instead of the one in the magazine, too. Dec. 5, 2019 is the final postmark date for both themes.
Looking further ahead, the first theme for Fall 2020 is Autumn Leaves. We love to watch trees change colors in the fall. Splashes of red, brown, and gold among the green. “No spring, nor summer Beauty hath such grace / As I have seen in one autumnal face,” wrote poet John Donne. Send us your best stamped art with trees and/or leaves. The second theme is Halloween Costumes. Last year on Fright Night we noticed several superheroes, witches, pirates, unicorns, cute bugs (bees and ladybugs), and princesses, and not too many werewolves and Frankensteins. Let us know your preferences for trick-or-treater attire. March 5, 2020 is the postmark date for both themes.
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. (This is someone whose work appears for the first time in RSM.)
Artwork submissions can be as large as 5×6.5-inches. Exceptions are made for dimensional and 3-D pieces. All submissions are subject to reduction. Artwork is returned when accompanied by an SASE. If submitting for more than one theme, please include an SASE for each one. Send up to four entries per theme. When artwork is not returned right away, this means we’re considering it for a theme album, another spot in RSM or our Facebook page. If you want your submission to be considered for the magazine only, please make a note of this on the back of your artwork.
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. Please include stamp credits, your name, address and phone number within the email.