Artist & Writer Submission Guidelines for Card Companies




ARTIST and WRITERS GUIDELINES
  Compiled and Updated by Kate Harper



Want to submit your art or writing to a greeting card company? Check out the links below for company submission guidelines.


*Note: The following information may change. For updates, look on their main website for current guidelines. At the time of this post, all companies have guidelines on their website, but that link can often change. If you see a change, contact GreetingCard Designer Blog.





Allport Editions Artist Guidelines
https://www.allport.com/
Guidelines:
https://www.allport.com/join

Avanti Press

http://www.avantipress.com/
Guidelines: Look under contact+submission guidelines.
http://www.avantipress.com/get-in-touch/submissions/photo-submission

Amber Lotus

http://www.amberlotus.com/
Guidelines:
http://www.amberlotus.com/submission-guidelines.html

Artists To Watch 

http://www.artiststowatch.com/ 
Guidelines: 
https://www.artiststowatch.com/art.html

Abacus

http://www.abacuscards.co.uk/
Guidelines: 
http://www.abacuscards.co.uk/content.php?id_content=3

Bayview Press

http://www.bayviewpress.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.bayviewpress.com/submitart.html

Brush Dance

www.brushdance.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.brushdance.com/artist-submissions/ 

Blue Mountain 

http://www.sps.com  
Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.sps.com/help/writers_guidelines.html

Comstock Cards

http://www.cmpmarket.com/
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.cmpmarket.com/guidelines.php 

Crown Point Graphics

http://www.crownpointgraphics.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.crownpointstationery.com/artists.html

Calypso Cards

www.calypsocards.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.calypsocards.com/AboutUs/Submissions

Caspari

http://www.casparionline.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.casparionline.com/Artist-Submission-Guidelines.html

C.R. Gibson

www.crgibson.com/
Guidelines: 
https://www.crgibson.com/e2wCustomerTemplate.aspx?url=documents/html/FAQ_Artist.htm

Design Design

http://designdesign.us/
Guidelines: 
https://www.designdesign.us/webforms/index/index/id/2/

Designer Greetings

http://www.designergreetings.com/
Artists and Writer Guidelines: Look under "opportunities" tab

Dayspring Cards

http://www.dayspring.com 
Writer Guidelines:
http://about.dayspring.com/corporate/contact/editorial.asp

Ephemera

http://www.ephemera-inc.com/  
Writer Guidelines
http://www.ephemera-inc.com/category-s/123.htmhttp://www.ephemera-inc.com/category-s/123.htm

Fotofolio

http://www.fotofolio.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.fotofolio.com/contact/contact.html

FStop

http://www.fstopimages.com/
Guidelines:  http://www.fstopimages.com/pages/license-images/

Felt 

https://feltapp.com/
Artist Submissions: designers@feltapp.com

Great Arrow Graphics

http://www.greatarrow.com 
Guidelines: 
https://www.greatarrow.com/designers/guidelines.html

Gina B

http://www.ginabdesigns.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.ginabdesigns.com/images/2016artistguidelines.pdf

http://www.ginabdesigns.com/Scripts/PublicSite/?template=Contact

Gallison/Mudpuppy

http://www.galison.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.galison.com/About-GalisonMudpuppy-W7C0.aspx

Hotchpotch
http://www.hotchpotchpublishing.com 


It Takes Two

http://www.ittakestwo.com/
Guidelines: http://www.ittakestwo.com/artists.html

Just Wink 

https://www.justwink.com/app 
Guidelines:  http://corporate.americangreetings.com/contact.html

Koala Publising
http://www.koalapublishing.com.au
Guidelines: http://www.koalapublishing.com.au/Content_Common/pg-artwork-contact.seo

Leanin' Tree
http://www.leanintree.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.leanintree.com/artsubmission.html
 
Legacy Greetings

http://www.legacygreetings.com 

Guidelines:  
http://www.legacygreetings.com/static/legacy/designs.asp

Madison Park Greetings

http://madisonparkgroup.com/ 
Guidelines: 
http://madisonparkgroup.com/contact/submit-art/

Minted (Crowdsourced Contests)
http://www.minted.com/ 

Guidelines: 
http://www.minted.com/design-challenge 

Nobleworks

http://www.nobleworkscards.com/
Artist and Writers Guidelines: 
http://www.nobleworkscards.com/nobleworks-greeting-cards-submission-guidelines.html 

Oatmeal Studios 

http://www.oatmealstudios.com/
Artists:  http://www.oatmealstudios.com/html5/pages/art_guide.html
Writers: http://www.oatmealstudios.com/html5/pages/writers_guide.html

Palm Press Photography Submission Guidelines

http://www.palmpressinc.com
Guidelines:   
http://www.palmpressinc.com/ppsite/photosubmit.php

Pictura, Inc.
http://www.picturausa.com/

Guidelines: Send to Ramona.coughlin@picturausa.com

Paper Rose
http://www.paperrose.co.uk/

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.paperrose.co.uk/Pages/Page/3

Papyrus (Same as Recycled Paper Greetings)

http://www.prgreetings.com/
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.papyrusonline.com/customer-services/faq#qB  

Paper House
http://www.greatbritishcards.co.uk

Artists and Writer Guidelines:
http://www.greatbritishcards.co.uk/artists-enquiries/


Pumpernickel Press
http://www.pumpernickelpress.com 

Guidelines:  Pdf at:
http://www.pumpernickelpress.com/DSN/wwwpumpernickelpresscom/Content/Artist%20Guidelines.pdf
or see FAQ page: http://www.pumpernickelpress.com/47/faq.htm


Peaceble Kingdom Press

http://www.peaceablekingdom.com/
Guidelines:  http://www.peaceablekingdom.com/contact/artist-submission

P.S. Greetings/Fantus

http://www.psg-fpp.com

Artists and Writer Guidelines:
http://www.psg-fpp.com/creative_guidelines.htm
 


Planet Zoo
http://planet-zoo.com/ 

Guidelines: 
http://planet-zoo.com/photo-submission/
 


Pomegranate
http://pomegranate.com

Artists and Writer Guidelines:
http://pomegranate.com/arsub.html


RSVP Sellers
https://www.rsvp.com

Artists and Writer Guidelines:
https://www.rsvp.com/faq/  


Smart Alex 

http://www.smartalexinc.com/ 
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.smartalexinc.com/pages/artist_submission/124.php 

teNeues 

http://www.teneues.com 
Artists and Writer Guidelines:
http://www.teneues.com/shop-us/contact.html


Thankster
http://www.thankster.com/
Guidelines: http://www.thankster.com/contents/view/submit_yours

Tree Free

http://www.tree-free.com

Up with Paper
http://www.upwithpaper.com/

Guidelines: 
http://www.upwithpaper.com/faq/jobs-and-careers/
 

UK Greetings
http://www.ukgreetings.co.uk 

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.ukgreetings.co.uk/creative-submissions/

Vialbella Greeting Cards

www.viabella.com
Artists and Writer Guidelines:
http://viabella.com/marianheath/links/Submission_Guidelines.pdf

Vigo Productions
http://www.vigocards.com/






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Additional Companies Who License for Gifts and Housewares:
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Artaissance
http://www.artthatfits.com
Guidelines:

Art in Motion
http://www.artinmotion.com/
Guidelines:

Arts Uniq'
http://artsuniq.com
Guidelines:

The Art Group
http://www.artgroup.com
Guidelines:  

Ad-Lines

Andrews McMeel
http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/
Guidelines:  
Brown Trout publishers

Barrington Studios

Bentley Publishing Group
http://www.bentleyglobalarts.com
Guidelines:  

Bottman Design 

Bonartique

Canadian Art Prints
http://www.canadianartprints.com
Guidelines:  

Chronicle Books
http://www.chroniclebooks.com
Guidelines:  

Cape Shore
http://www.cape-shore.com
Guidelines:  


Daisy Company

Decal Girl

Design Ideas

Editions Limited
http://www.editionslimited.com
Guidelines:  


Elsa L
http://www2.elsal.com
Guidelines:  
Look under Contact Tab/Art Submissions

Fiddlers Elbow

Gelaskins

Galaxy of Graphics

Garven
(See contact page for "freelance art" submissions.)

Graphique de France
(Scroll to bottom of page to "Art Submissions")

Gift Wrap Company

Gallison/Mudpuppy
http://www.galison.com
Guidelines:  

Hollins Gifts
http://hollinsgifts.com
Guidelines:  

Hay House
http://www.hayhouse.com
Guidelines:  

Icon Shoes

http://www.iconshoes.com
Guidelines:  
(Scroll down to "how are images selected")

Kurtovich
http://kurtovich.com
Guidelines:  
email art samples to kevin@kkprod.co.nz for approval, and they present to buyers.

The Lang Company
http://www.lang.com
Guidelines:  
(Scroll down to "Art Submissions")

Leisure Arts
http://leisurearts.com
Guidelines:  

Masterpiece Puzzles
http://www.masterpiecesinc.com
Guidelines:  

Moda Fabric
http://www.unitednotions.com
Submit to: 

Meadwestvaco
http://www.mead.com
Guidelines:  
http://www.mead.com/mead/faq
(Scroll down to "General questions")

Nouvelles Images

http://www.nouvellesimages.com
Guidelines:  



Pine Ridge Art
https://www.pineridgeart.com
Guidelines:  
(Scroll down to "General FAQ.")

Plaid Craft
http://www.pgrahamdunn.com
Guidelines:  

Peter Pauper Press
http://www.peterpauper.com
Guidelines:  

Robert Kaufman
http://www.robertkaufman.com
Guidelines:  

SunsOut, Inc.
http://www.sunsout.com
Guidelines:  
http://www.sunsout.com/contact-us/
(See Product Submissions Section)

Trends International

Toland Home Garden

Unicorn Graphics
http://www.unicorngraphics.com
Guidelines:  

US Games
http://www.usgamesinc.com
Guidelines:  

Warner Press
http://www.warnerpress.org
Guidelines:  

York Wallcoverings
http://www.yorkwall.com 
Guidelines:  
(Fill out form and select "art submission inquiry" and you will receive a pdf.)



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