UPPERCASE welcomes everyone and all identities, ages, talents and abilities. We share an inclusive, positive and community-minded point of view. Everyone is welcome to explore our creative challenges and submit to the magazine—you don't have to be a professional artist or writer.

You can pitch your own work, propose an article about someone else or suggest a topic that you would like to research.

Please make sure that your submission is suitable for UPPERCASE magazine. Be familiar with the magazine and its writing and visual style.

Please do not submit the same idea multiple times. Please do not email about the status of your submission; you will be contacted if your work is suitable for publication. UPPERCASE is quarterly and sometimes we're planning issues nearly a year in advance. Thanks for your patience.

Submission Tips

Please remember that you are submitting to a print magazine. You don't have to be a professional writer but good communications skills are very important. If your idea is excellent and/or your visual submission is amazing, we can pair you with one of our writers, we can interview you or find other ways to feature the idea or your talent.

Please follow the specific instructions in the submission forms.

Take your time to write and gather images before submitting.

When submitting images, please do not have any watermarks on them. Do not submit photo collages—each image should be separate.

<aside> 📌 By submitting to UPPERCASE, you confirm that you are the creator and author of the work and that you are not infringing on anyone's copyrighted material. You are allowing UPPERCASE to publish the work in print, digitally and on our website and in any related magazine productions and promotions. Unless otherwise noted, there is no fee to submit to UPPERCASE magazine. Submitters are not paid if their work is selected for publication in the open calls but commissioned articles and artwork will be compensated.


<aside> 📌 No AI-generated or AI-assisted art.



Open Calls for Submissions

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Sensuous Stationery**

"of or relating to the senses or sensible objects" - Merriam-Webster dictionary

Making, giving and receiving stationery can be sumptuous, tactile and immersive—an experience that appeals to the senses!

For the next UPPERCASE, we want to highlight stationery and papergoods designers and small companies that embody these characteristics: thoughtful, intentional, heartfelt, elegant, considered, tactile, sophisticated and sumptuous.

Share your stationery designs, studio spaces and/or storefronts that speak to the theme of "sensuous stationery."

Submissions must speak to the characteristics outlined above. Environmental responsibility and sustainability should also be part of your general operations.

Your submission will be disqualified if you spell ‘stationery’ incorrectly. No card designs or papergoods with snarky, sarcastic or swear words, please; that is not the mood we’re looking for in this feature. thank you!

A selection will be published in UPPERCASE issue #63 (Oct-Nov-Dec 2024) and/or the UPPERCASE newsletter.

Deadline extended to July 19 5pm MDT

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Intuitive Art**

What does the term "intuitive art" mean to you? How do you nurture this approach? How do you follow your intuition in art, design or craft?

Please submit a short personal essay responding to these questions and provide examples of your own intuitive art.

A selection will be published in UPPERCASE issue #63 (Oct-Nov-Dec 2024) and/or the UPPERCASE newsletter.

Deadline extended to July 19 5pm MDT

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Ongoing Submissions

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If you have a time-sensitive offer or event you'd like to share, please submit a few weeks in advance. UPPERCASE reserves the right to decline a submission for any reason.

Please sign up for UPPERCASE newsletters here.

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💡 Idea Pitches

Pitch your ideas for articles for consideration in upcoming issues of UPPERCASE magazine.

The upcoming theme for issue #63 is “the senses” as well as intuitive art making. The deadline to submit idea pitches for this theme is June 15. thank you.

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🎨 Portfolios

Submit your illustration, art or craft portfolio to be considered for upcoming issues of UPPERCASE magazine and/or to be shared in our newsletter.

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✂️ Subscriber Studios

UPPERCASE features magazine subscriber studios within its printed pages and in our weekly newsletters. Share your workspace, studio or corner of the dining room... wherever it is that you create. Bonus points if you include images of UPPERCASE magazine in your space!

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Submit your surface pattern designs, pattern-filled art and pattern resources to be considered for an upcoming The Pattern Journal newsletter.

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🌿 Fresh

Fresh! is a print and newsletter feature highlighting previously unpublished creatives.

Whether you're a fresh graduate or mature artist, it is often a dream to be published for the first time!

If you've never been published in print before, please share your work and I will endeavour to publish the best submissions in future issues and share your submission and links in my newsletter, blog or social media as well. (Please note that space is limited, so this is a merit-based selection.)

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📒 Sketchbooks

Share images of your sketchbook and creative process. Please photograph representative spreads of your sketchbook against a white backdrop so that we can see all edges of the book or page. You can also include images of your sketchbook in your creative workspace, stacked with others, in progress, with art supplies, etc. Include a photo of you, too!

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💼 Creative Careers

UPPERCASE loves to feature people who have unique and interesting professions. Over the years, we've featured a voice artist, a vintage poster seller, a historical colour expert, a document forgery expert and many more folks with careers that touch on creativity and culture in unusual ways. These people have typically forged their own career paths, making a living doing things that are unique and definitely creative and curious. To be featured, please apply by answering this brief questionnaire. Thanks!

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