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.


UPPERCASE 60 Submission Categories

Multi-colour Projects

We're exploring the theme of "multi-colour" in issue #60 (Jan-Feb-Mar 2024), and this gallery of reader submissions will feature projects, artwork and crafts that involve multiple colours in which colour plays a central thematic role.

It can't simply be art with lots of colours in it or something with rainbows... but rather a creative work in which the exploration of colour theory or the juxtaposition of multiple colours is significant to the unique perspective of the work.

Deadline to submit: October 4 at 5pm MDT.

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Colour Schemes & Colour Dreams

Does your heart go pitter-patter over beautiful colour combinations? Do you love playing with colour theory? Do you plan your craft, quilt, art, garments, graphic design or interior design using swatches and palettes?

Using paint, pigment, art supplies, yarns, thread, fabric, glazes, tiles or found objects, create a colour composition of 3-10 colours that expresses a favourite colour palette or one that inspires you. (No digitally created colour palettes, please.) Photograph it on a plain white background in good light. It's OK if the white background looks a little grey in the resulting image; I can take care of colour corrections should your image be selected for publication in UPPERCASE issue #60 (Jan-Feb-March 2024).

Visit this Pinterest board for some ideas.

This open call is for arrangements of colour swatches only, do not submit finished paintings or artwork. Please read the directions before submitting.

Deadline to submit: October 4 at 5pm MDT.

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Ongoing Submissions

💡 Idea Pitches

Pitch your ideas or share your portfolio for consideration in upcoming issues of UPPERCASE magazine.

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All About YOU is a newsletter that is sent out on weekends to over 8000 UPPERCASE readers around the world. To be featured in UPPERCASE's weekend email newsletter "All About YOU" please fill in the following.

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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✂️ 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!

Step 1. Label your images with the following convention: lastname-01.jpg, lastname-02.jpg, etc.

Step 2. Share your images by uploading them to this Dropbox: Image upload link

Step 3. Complete the submission form.

💼 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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