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


New Illustration Talent

ISSUE 27 (October 2015)

The fall issue (October 2015) will be featuring new illustration talent and I am looking for emerging illustrators to feature in this issue. If you're still in art school, are a recent grad or even starting out as an illustrator as a second career (or are self-taught), please fill in the form to be considered. If you're an art educator or just admire the work of a new illustrator, please feel free to enter their details as well. If you've been illustrating professionally for a few years, sorry, this open call is not for you. This call is for people just starting out. thanks!  Enter here (hint, it really helps to include an image or two!)

DEADLINE: MAY 31


CLOSED

ISSUE 26 OPEN CALL

Put Your Stamp on It!

Design or Illustrate your ideal postage stamp! What would be the perfect topic? What style? Typographic or illustrative? Vintage-inspired or modern? What country (real or imagined)? 

The stamp can be designed horizontally or vertically but must be submitted WITHOUT any perforations (I'll add those in.)

Please submit your design with these dimensions: 5” x 3.77” at 300dpi saved as a jpg.

DEADLINE APRIL 25, 2015
SUBMIT HERE

CLOSED

ISSUE 26 OPEN CALL

Personal Stories: Doilies and Lace

Please share a personal story about how lace or crocheted doilies or other such delicate handcrafts connect you to the person who made them. Why are these crafts important to you?

If you're able to, please include an image or two of the doily or piece of lace. Scan it flat or photograph them directly from above on a white or black background. Including an image is not a requirement for your story to be selected.

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

DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2015
SUBMIT HERE

CLOSED

ISSUE 26 OPEN CALL

Creative Postage Stamps Crafts and Projects

Are postage stamps part of your creative enterprise in some way? Do you use stamps or other postal motifs in your art or illustration? Do you have an affinity for snail mail? Submit your postage-inspired creative projects for our reader gallery.

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

DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2015
SUBMIT HERE

A new publication from UPPERCASE

A new publication from UPPERCASE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (CLOSED)

The UPPERCASE Compendium of Craft and Creativity 2015

An annual showcasing your creativity and the stories behind the things that we make. Read all about it on the project page here.

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015

Photo from Blackbird Letterpress' Instagram 

Photo from Blackbird Letterpress' Instagram 

ISSUE 25 (CLOSED)

Printmaking issue

The Spring 2015 issue (released in April) will include profiles of up to 60 printmakers. All varieties of printmaking will be accepted: silkscreen, letterpress, risograph, gocco, woodcut, linocuts, etching... 

DEADLINE: Thursday, January 15, midnight MST

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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.

 

THE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SOCIETY

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.

 

CONVERSATION

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

SUBSCRIBER PROFILES

For subscribers of UPPERCASE magazine only. I'm redesigning this feature for 2015, so check back again for new ways to be profiled in the magazine.

 

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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.

 

Photo from our instagram account.

POSTAL SERVICE

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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