Smeared and Smudged Magazine is looking for stamped artwork submissions. We are always interested in publishing original artwork that fits with the general focus of our magazine in the following categories:
Non-Papercrafting Stamped Items
In addition to this ongoing call, we are currently interested in publishing artwork in the following themed categories for our premier first issue in late 2013.
FEATURE CALLS-Deadline June 31, 2013
Metal Mania- Bring the cold, hard beauty of your work to light by incorporating metal into your stamped project.
Gears, Gears, Gears- Blow us away with your Steampunk themed stamped art.
Leather and Suede- Feature leather in any of your stamped projects, or utilize the Faux Suede Technique in your papercrafted goodies.
Steampunk Canvas- Focus your attention on the pseudo-Victorian mechanical Steampunk phenomenon when creating a mixed media canvas piece.
Digital Work: The Look of Metal- Create the illusion of hardcore metal in any of your digital projects.
Industrial Grunge- Give it to us down and dirty...what does Industrial Grunge mean to you? Black, broody, gritty, dark, metallic, synthetic, harsh, subversive, emotive, bleak; use your imagination and have fun with it!
Machinery- Feature stamped images that portray the beauty of machinery.
Altered Items: Power Tools- Use your favorite power tools to create a stamped altered item goodie.
Rust- Faux or authentic, utilize this amazing decay in your stamped project.
"Inspired By"- Michael Demeng: Check out his work and then create a stamped something inspired by his techniques or style.
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GENERAL STAMPED ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please note that our publication is all about stamping. All submissions must utilize a rubber stamp or digi stamp image somewhere on the project. All artwork must arrive to us on or before the published deadlines. We only accept submissions of original art by mail with the exception of Digital Artwork. All submissions must be original creations submitted by the artist, and must not have been previously published in any form, including magazines and other publications, business and personal blogs, forums, websites, or advertisements.
All artwork must be identified with the artist’s name, address, e-mail and phone number clearly printed on a label attached to each sample. If your work is specific to one of our Feature Calls, please label it as such with the title of the call. Please also inscribe your name and address somewhere on each piece of art just in case the label is detached for some reason during our selection process. If your piece is not correctly labeled, we will not be responsible for its return.
If the artwork is three-dimensional, please attach your identification with a removable string, or pack the sample in a bag with your label enclosed. Artwork without proper identification will not be considered for publication.
All submitted projects must be accompanied by thorough instructions. Attach individual sample instructions to each piece of artwork and include credits for stamp images used, as well as any other products of note. If possible, please refer to the manufacturer’s catalog to list the proper name of the stamp used.
Digital Work must contain all of the same information included in your submitting email, as well as a high quality jpeg file of your artwork. For files larger than 6MB, please contact us before submitting for instructions.
Please send submissions to:
Smeared and Smudged Magazine
c/o Terra Serrano
1009 Fallhaven Ct
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Please email Digital Work submissions to:
With the subject line "Digital Submission-Name and Title of Feature Call if applicable"
For example, "Digital Submission- Jane Doe: Metal Mania" or "Digital Submission- Jane Doe"
Please be patient when submitting artwork for our consideration. Include a self-addressed stamped postcard if you would like a confirmation of receipt sent to you when we receive our artwork. Some projects may be suitable for upcoming issues and in this case we may hold your item for an extended period of time. If we plan on considering your work for a future issue and you have included a self-addressed stamped postcard, we will inform you of our intentions. Please count on any submission being held for a period of 6-9 months.
If you would like your submission returned after consideration, please include proper postage or a Paypal address that can be billed for return postage costs. We will return only those submissions accompanied by sufficient return postage. Please do not attach postage to packaging. Contributors from outside the US, please include a Paypal address that we can bill for actual postage costs. As stated before, submissions unaccompanied by sufficient postage will NOT be returned.