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.

The UPPERCASE community is talented, kind, generous and enthusiastic. I am grateful for your support of my magazine through your subscriptions, purchases and book pre-orders. You have carried me and my business through some tough times in the past and thankfully UPPERCASE is doing ok right now, with online sales and fulfilment systems operational.

With so much uncertainty though, a lot of artists and small businesses are struggling; seeing their incomes depleted through the cascading effect this virus has had on society. There are also many readers wondering how they can help.

I know from your replies and anecdotes that people take action when they get a newsletter from me. When featured in All About YOU, folks featured within might see a bump in sales on their websites, more followers on Instagram, new connections and friendships made. If UPPERCASE can help connect a few new people to a business needing customers, that's great! Every little bit helps right now.

UPPERCASE readers can support each other—through sales, services, trades and encouragement—and I'd like to highlight this in my newsletters and in the UPPERCASE Circle community on a regular basis.

If you have something specific for sale or an offer that would appeal to UPPERCASE readers—products, artwork or creative services—please apply. I will be curating from the applications to highlight in my newsletter the ones that I think will best suit my readership.

You are welcome to offer a discount for UPPERCASE readers on an existing product or service—but no deep discounts above 20%. We want small businesses and artists to earn a decent margin. The exception is that if you want to offer a free service or product to share your knowledge, skill or encouragement but do not require remuneration if any kind.

You can also propose making something specific to UPPERCASE readers, a service or a product. For example, if you're a printmaker, you could take pre-orders for a limited edition print created for UPPERCASE readers—so that the quantity made matches the sales earned. You can propose what this might be in the application form.

UPPERCASE (Janine Vangool) is only the connector on this initiative and is not taking any commissions, nor is UPPERCASE responsible for the fulfillment of the purchased or promised items. My role is encouraging my very engaged and generous readers to get to know other small companies within their creative community and what they have to offer. I will do my best to feature applicants who have a quality product and service and a proven track record of delivering on their offerings. The full, unvetted gallery/list of submissions will also be made available online.

Scraps, offcuts, leftovers.... the bits of pieces of textiles, quilting and fabric craft can be too beautiful to toss. In fact, they often inspire new work! Share how you use up the scrappy bits to create your sewing crafts and textile art.

Thanks to the generosity of the UPPERCASE community, we have rounded up the following gifts! Inspired by the content within issue #45, this prize is perfect to start one’s journey with watercolours.

Stoneground Paint Co. Botanical Palette valued at $129 and three da Vinci brushes valued at $140. stonegroundpaint.com

Eco Jot Carolyn Gavin Sketchbook valued at $23. ecojot.com

Hand-book Journal Co. linen-covered sketchbook $30 and Etchr Palette ceramic discs for watercolour painting $60, donated by Kensington Art Supply.kensingtonartsupply.com

The Squeeze handmade pencil case by Cotton and Cursive $80. cottonandcursive.com

Plus a subscription to UPPERCASE magazine $80.


The giveaway is open to North American residents only. To enter, please handwrite or draw why you’d like to win this giveaway and submit it via this form before May 31, 2020. Please submit only once, otherwise you will be disqualified.

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. Some upcoming topics are listed below. If you have an idea that falls outside of these listed areas, your pitch is also welcome. Please do not submit the same idea multiple times. 

collage / creative mashups

science / nature

authorship / writing

creative living / craft 

design / typography

studios / workspaces

inspired by...

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.

To be featured in UPPERCASE's weekend email newsletter "All About YOU" please fill in the following. Thanks!

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.

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 careers. 

For Little U magazine, volumes 2 and 3, I would like to profile some creative folks who work in creative children's industries such as toys (design, making and manufacturing), clothing (children's fashion), children's book publishing (illustration, writing and design), education (teaching, workshops, art classes, etc.) and more. 

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. 

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