UPPERCASE readers are a talented and generous bunch. Here are some ways that you can get involved in the magazine and our community.

Scrap quilt by my mom, Bonnie Vangool.

Scrap quilt by my mom, Bonnie Vangool.

Scavenger Hunt

Do you love to turn found objects into art? Do you hoard fabric scraps and then make them into amazing textiles? Do you turn flea market finds into extra special things? Do you save the remnants of other creative projects and then reuse them in new work? Share the process and results of your scrappy and scavenged creativity in the next issue. 

Images should be RGB jpgs at least 6 inches wide at 300dpi. Please title the files with your last name. Click here to submit.


Getting inspired by crafty possibilities at the thrift store.

Getting inspired by crafty possibilities at the thrift store.

photo by Geninne Zlatkis

Call for Submissions

I'm planning the next year of issues, so this is your chance to be part of UPPERCASE in 2015.

Please submit your pitches and portfolios via this submission form.

This application form will close on September 30, 2014.


Is there something you've always wanted to know about UPPERCASE? Do you want to take a look at something specific behind the scenes? Do you have a question for Janine about the current issue?

Join Janine's media experiment and send a tweet or Instagram question to @uppercasemag #uppercaseQ and she will answer your question with a quick Instagram video.

Keep track of the Qs and As over here.



Celebrating beauty in the unfinished: craft, art, design, and illustration photographed in progress. You are invited to share your works in progress in this Flickr group.

The images might be used in posts on the UPPERCASE journal about The Work-in-Progress Society (credited and linked to its Flickr member) and will be considered for print publication in the magazine. Should your image be selected for publication, you will be contacted for additional information and higher resolution files if necessary.



We'd love to hear from you. Send us your submissions and suggestions or send a letter to the editor. Sign up for our newsletter and watch this space for more opportunities to interact.

Photo by KLTworks

Photo by KLTworks


For subscribers of UPPERCASE magazine only. We will compile the best for publication in the magazine and feature some on our blog. We accept submissions on an ongoing basis, though only three are published per issue. If we receive extras, we will post them on the blog. Submit here.



UPPERCASE magazine is a richly visual magazine featuring great illustration, photography and intelligent writing. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us with sample of your work.


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Is it creative? Is it curious? We'd like to see it! Mail us postcards, letters, artwork, trinkets, photos, found objects... The most interesting things will be featured in the magazine and online. (Sorry, items will not be returned.)


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