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

SPOONFLOWER contest
Theme: Calligraphy

Spoonflower and UPPERCASE are partnering to bring you a special Design Challenge. Together we’re offering designers the chance to create a calligraphy-themed print. Be inspired by the inky elegance of calligraphy! Create a monochromatic pattern using varying shades of black, white or grey. Go graphic with calligraphic messages and flourishes or be illustrative with pens, inkwells and other tools of the craft. The winning designer will be profiled in an upcoming issue of UPPERCASE. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Visit Spoonflower to enter!

 
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.

DEADLINE OCTOBER 24, 2014

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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. 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.

 

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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