UPPERCASE welcomes all: all colours, 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.

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.

UPPERCASE #51 (Oct-Nov-Dec 2021) is exploring Art Quilts. 

I will leave the definition of what an "art quilt" is up to your own interpretation! 

This submission form is open to all readers of UPPERCASE magazine.

Please note there is another open call specifically about paintings and drawings depicting quilts, so please select the other form if it is more appropriate for your submission.

Your art quilt should be recently made (in the past two years) and not have been previously published in a print magazine. Please photograph your straight-on or flat in good natural lighting, so that the entire quilt is visible. Please also include some details and closeups. Please only submit one quilt per submission form since each quilt needs its own unique caption. If you want to submit more than one quilt, please submit each one separately and no more than 3 total submissions per person. thank you.

Submissions close on June 30. Submitters will be notified about the status of their submission in August.

Quilts are beautiful, meaningful objects. 

Whether you're rendering a real quilt from your family history in ink, paint, pencil crayon or another medium, depicting a quilt or blanket in a story scene or still life, or drawing a quilt from your imagination, this open call is looking for illustrations of quilts!

Submissions close on June 30. Submitters will be notified about the status of their submission in August.

2021 note from Janine:

UPPERCASE in print form is kind of like a refuge for people... a place to get lost in it for a while, to feel uplifted and motivated and inspired. So although I will certainly mention the pandemic in the editorial and in some reader submissions and as a context within some articles, I am very consciously planning content that isn't directly about the pandemic. So no stories about making masks, ppe, etc. or articles about "how to cope with the pandemic". I feel like that is adequately covered in online news media and throughout our Instagram feeds. It is hard to know what the mood/situation will be in the months ahead—and I curate content 3-9 months in advance of an issue—but do know what people expect from UPPERCASE and how they want to feel when they're reading it, so that's how I'm framing my editorial decisions. Thank you and take care!


You can pitch your own work, propose an article about someone else or suggest a topic that you would like to research. You don't have to be a writer. 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 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 remember this is a pitch for a print magazine and what you write and how you write it is very important. Please provide more than a single sentence! A paragraph or two would be appropriate. Take your time to write and gather images before submitting. Thank you.

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By submitting to UPPERCASE you agree to receive our weekly newsletters. (You can opt out at any time.) You also agree that the work you are submitting is your own or that appropriate permissions are in place.

We'll be featuring tours of UPPERCASE magazine subscriber studios in the magazine and in the weekly newsletters. Share your workspace, studio or corner of the dining room... wherever it is that you create.

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.

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.)


By submitting to UPPERCASE you agree to receive our weekly newsletters. (You can opt out at any time.) You also agree that the work you are submitting is your own or that appropriate permissions are in place.


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!

This form is for stockists who carry UPPERCASE magazine and/or UPPERCASE books. (Thank you!!!)

I would love to feature more of our stockists in newsletters and in print. Please fill in the following quick questionnaire to be featured.