Wednesday, March 25, 2009

About beeing published

Hello, iam back with a second posting for today. I just received a very exciting email from STAMPAVIE and i thought i am going to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about my experience about submitting cards to magazines.

1) find a magazine that fits YOUR style - don’t bend yourself.

2) use only current materials and embellishments that are available for purchase in the country you submit your cards to. Best example is belows card.. this card along with 5 other matching cards were considered from a magazine in the Netherlands, but did not made the cut because i had used all Stampin up papers. Now, i must say i thought that was very nice that i have received from the publisher this information. Usually you would not get a feedback why your artwork was declined.

3) Find out if there are themes or deadlines for submissions. You can do this online or by purchasing the magazine. Always be in time when submitting artwork and pack your cards nicely so it is in excellent condition when they arrive.

4) List all your supplies and short text using times new roman fond, size 11-12pt how you have created your artwork along with your card. I tape my document inside the card and add a Avery label with my address and phone number to the back of the card.

5) create multiple artwork that matches eigher using same papers, embellishment, colors or theme (example baby, wedding, birthday ect) Your work might have a better chance on being published, because it will look nice on a double spread layout. It makes the job for them easier. I had 6 cards in this magazine published all using the same Designer Paper but used different layouts and different images.

6) Alto i like fancy cards with lots of Designer Papers and layers i rather create simple when i submit cards. Usually the magazine want to cover the average stamper and your card should be a sample that can be copied.

7) When i color for magazines.. i NOW tend to color my highlights/shadows extremer, because i find it looks better on high gloss paper and after they have done their photo editing
send your cards in with a matching envelope addressed to yourself with exact value of stamps on the envelope. So the magazine can return the artwork to you. Some magazines may accept your submissions via high resolution picture if you photo is very good.

9) in this case if you can submit your artwork via email - do not add a watermark to your picture

10) read your favorite magazine not only for your inspiration, find the artists who are permanent contributor and find those stampers online and study their artwork. You will see what the magazine is looking for.

11) submitting artwork does cost you money.

12) be patient.. sometimes artwork can be kept by the magazine for up to 12 months until you hear back weather or not your artwork has made it.

13) Be aware if you submit your cards that you might not be able to show your cards on your blog up to 3 months after it has been published. This is sometimes a big issue for me, because i try to blog every day and i just feel sometimes the pressure if i have made a card and can not show it, but once you see your card in the magazine - it is all worth it.

talking about “rewards” this might be the right point to tell you about something new that STAMPAVIE gives to the public who’s cards are being published! You can choose up to 5 brand new stamps just for being published with a card using any STAMPAVIE image!

Get all the information here:
STAMPAVIE "get published" reward

Below i would like to show you some cards that i have made in November 2008 and they did get published. After i was allowed to show them.. i felt the time was wrong and my style had changed too so i never uploaded them.


Jenny said...

They are beautiful! Congratulations on being published! Wonderful job!

Martha said...

oh wow, cards are beautiful!
congrats on being published.

Kim Piggott said...

Thank you so much for sharing that information Claudia. Your work is stunning!
kim x

Maria said...

They very very beautiful!

Stephanie said...

You did splendid work. thanks so much for the info, it is very informative. congrats on being published.

Katarina said...

Claudia, your artwork is amazing no matter if your style has changed or not. It feels like everything you touch is gold. Keep up the good work and I'll continue to be gobsmacked!

Big hugs

PS It was about time you got published and recognized :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Claudia! These cards are beautiful!!

jacque4u2c said...

You have given me so much to digest - but what an awesome post. Congrats tho - on getting published - YOU SO DESERVE IT!

Cheryl Joshua said...

They are all gorgeous,I love them!!! Thankyou for the helpful information and congratulations on being published!

daisy said...

what a lovely cards theye disuf to be published!


Debby said...

beautiful cards Congratulations for being published!

Riet said...

woww ,what a beautiful cards,l love the image and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Moni said...

Congrats on publishing! Those cards are fab, love the theme and you coloured them perfect! fantastic layouts and papers! Hugs, Moni

Candy said...

Dear Claudia,
Congratulations for being published - your deserves to be seen far and wide.
Thank you for this wonderful information about trying to get cards published.

Sue said...

Hi Claudia,
Thank you so much for sharing this information with us, your work is so beautiful and inspiring!! Sue xx

Carola said...

They´re great !! Congratulations Claudia ! You make me stamp X-Mas-cards in spring ;)
Greetings from Germany :)

Angelo said...

Thanks for all the information. Really helpful! Thank you!

Your cards are awsome. You are so good at getting the details just right.

By the way, congratulations being published!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Luna Encaprichada said...

muy bonito como todo lo que sale de tus manos

scrappinpeg said...

Your art work always blows me away Claudia.... These are all gorgeous! TFS the info....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the most prolific cardmaker on the planet. Your artwork is to die for. Love, Christina

Julie said...

Congratulations on being published. Your cards are amazing, so I am not surprised.

Thank you for sharing the information. I have considered submitting cards for publishing, but I fear the potential rejection. Now, after you have shared some great info, I may have to try my hand at submitting artwork.


Christine said...

Thanks for all your advice and thanks for letting us know about the Stampavie reward. All the cards you showed in this post are just beautiful.

Cynde said...

Claudia Your cards are always so Beautiful! I want to Thank You for being so nice to give us the information and sharing your advice on getting published. You are very sweet to do this.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Congratulations on having your beautiful work published - your cards are fantastic and you deserve to have them in print for everyone to see! Good luck and I hope you will have many more published in the future :-)

Donalda said...

way to go dear on being published

Elena said...

You are so talented, Claudia!
I am not even dreaming of being published...
Thank you for giving us inspiration!

Tammi said...

Congrats Claudia...all stunning and beautiful! I've never submitted a card-so much work! :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the insight in to how you submit work: Very interesting.
I love your cards but it amazes me that you get published in so many countries! I know you speak English and German but the Netherlands and Norway too!!! Great work: Well done!

Ila said...

All these cards are Beautiful Claudia!!...Congratulations on being published!!...and Thanks for sharing all the Wonderful info!!..Hugs, Ila

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just found this posting on a blog- wonderful article- Thank so much. i LOVE your beautiful cards. TFS

Melodie said...

Huhu Claudia,
Deine wunderschönen Karten faszinieren mich immer wieder. Deine Colorationen sind einmalig, genau wie Deine Gestaltungsideen.
Liebe Grüße

Deb said...

Thank you for sharing your information with your readers. I congratulate you for a great achievement. You have a terrific blog and enjoy reading your posts!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

your pictures are all missing in these tutorials. i just found them and was excited to learn some stuff, but without the pictures it's hard to visualize.

can you put the pictures back up?


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