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

photo by Geninne Zlatkis

photo by Geninne Zlatkis

Call for Submissions: Issue #22

What does colour mean to you?

Take a photograph of the colour media that is special to you (paint palettes, paint, trays, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, pigments, etc) and write a brief description of how and why this art supply goes beyond being just a tool or medium. How does it enhance your creativity? What makes this particular medium special to you? How is colour tied in with your identity as an artist?

• Take a photo of your favourite media in good natural light against a white backdrop to show the object or artifact in its entirety
• Get up close and personal with some detail shots highlighting colour and texture and labels
• Provide a wider view of your workspace and artwork, showing your art supplies and various colours

Images should be RGB jpgs at least 6 inches wide at 300dpi. Please title the files with your last name. To submit your work, click here.


Salli and Nate at They Draw & Travel and UPPERCASE are excited to announce a new contest at They Draw & Travel.

For the next month, we are inviting you to draw a map of the creative and curious places and sights in the vicinity of where you live or where you grew up for a chance to be featured in UPPERCASE magazine.

We want to know about the quirky or unusual things in your world! 

The winner of the It’s a creative & curious world contest will be interviewed for a profile in a future issue of UPPERCASE, receive a 1-year subscription and a copy of Work/Life 3

For more info on how you could be in a future issue of UPPERCASE and to see submissions already entered, click here

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, April 20, 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.



The theme of issue #20 is loosely inspired by "broadcasting". In our interpretation, we define it as the ability to get ideas to the masses through means of communication such as radio, television, social media, posters and craftivism.

I thought it would be fun to use the technology that is literally at our fingertips to invite our readers to broadcast a bit about yourselves. Using Instagram video, share a little tour of your creative place and post it to @uppercasemag #mycreativeplace. Is your creative place a sunlit studio (I'm so lucky!) or is it a comfy corner of the couch? Is it a nice collection of curios and art supplies that defines your creative place or are you most creative when outside for a walk? Whatever or wherever it is, share #mycreativeplace with us!

View a gallery of #mycreativeplace submissions.


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.


Photo from our instagram account.


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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