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 the Spring 2020 issue is America the Beautiful. Ask not what your country can stamp for you, but what you can stamp for your country. National parks and monuments, “purple mountain majesties,” scenic cityscapes, historical sketches—don’t be afraid to share your enthusiasm for “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The second theme is Stamp a Song. Express your favorite lyrics or music in your stamp art. A quick check of Academy Awards-winning songs might help joggle the imagination. There’s everything from “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and “Moon River” to “Windmills of Your Mind.” Sept. 5, 2019 is the postmark date for both themes.
Looking further ahead, the first theme for Summer 2020 is She . . . Fill in the blank with whatever your heart desires. She loves to stamp. She loves to travel. She loves to stay at home. Just make sure there is 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. There’s an outline of a pickup truck in your current issue. Feel free to decorate the cab and bed and/or fill the back with goodies. Or find a truck of your own to decorate/fill. What do you want to take home in your truck? Dec. 5, 2019 is the final postmark or email due 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.