Uppercase Magazine – a favorite creative magazine of mine – recently had a call for submissions of artwork of your favorite packaging. I of course picked one of my favorite childhood candies, DOTS, to paint. (And Yes, I ate all the DOTS.)
One of my goals this year is to get my artwork “out there.” I’m not necessarily searching for places to submit my work, but staying alert for opportunities, in places that I’m a fan of.
- I’ve submitted art to Flow Magazine – another favorite of mine – for their 2019 calendar. I haven’t heard back yet.
- I created a repeating pattern for a recent Spoonflower contest. I didn’t make the top ten.
- I submitted my work to Create Magazine – because Danielle Krupa, author of Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative, was the judge. I wasn’t accepted.
- I also submitted to another Uppercase Magazine call. I wasn’t accepted – I didn’t 100% fit the criteria.
I view each submission as a victory, regardless if I’m accepted or not. It is an accomplishment to follow through and submit, and in many cases create new art for the submission. And just like the old lottery slogan, “You’ve got to be in it, to win it.”
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