You are warmly invited to submit artwork to RubberStampMadness for issue themes. See General Submissions for information on sending in non-theme artwork.
“Since you went away, the days grow long / And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song,” are lyrics from the song “Autumn Leaves.” Never fear. Stamp art to the rescue. Let’s brighten our days by creating scenes with awesome trees and leaves. 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. You know, nature at its best. The second theme is Halloween Costumes. Last year we noticed several superheroes, witches, pirates, unicorns, cute bugs (bees and ladybugs), and princesses, and not too many werewolves and Frankensteins at our door. Let us know your preferences for trick-or-treater attire. March 5 is the postmark date for both Fall themes.
Looking further ahead, the first theme for Holidays 2020 is All I Want for Christmas. Let it all hang out. Don’t be afraid to let Santa know your deepest desires. A new car or job, love interest, or jeans without tears. An iPhone 11 Pro Max or a box of chocolates. Whatever tickles your fancy.The second theme (if that wasn’t enough) is Maps. A map to the iPhone store? Sure, why not. Or maybe a map of Inner Earth, Star Wars realms, or Missoula, Montana. Any old (or new) map will do. June 5 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 box of wood-mounted stamps (from six to 10) or a $50 gift certificate for the RSM Store. This goes to a stamper 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. Send up to four entries per theme, with one SASE 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.