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.
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.
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.)
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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.