For yeeeeeeaaaaars I have held a quiet wish to one day be published in Uppercase Magazine. It is definitely a favorite. I’ve kept an occasional eye on the call for submissions and have sent a few to friends, with at least one being published themselves.
Late last year I saw a call for submissions at for stationers, and I hoped this would be the time I finally entered. It felt like a huge accomplishment when I sent off the Submittable form. I don’t know if I even knew the submission I sent was going to be for an entire issue devoted to stationery and paper products, but once I found that out I went from being proud of just entering, to REALLY hoping and WANTING to make the cut.
I love Uppercase and know the feeling of reading through the magazine and being mesmerized by its contents, while simultaneously kicking myself for having not even tried to enter a submission for an issue/section/article that I would have loved to have been included in. I am sure I did a happy dance when I got the email that I was accepted and then immediately texted a bunch of friends and family. I AM SO PROUD TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS BEAUTIFUL ISSUE! You have no idea. And then! To enter for the first time and get in, I feel like a rock star.
When the magazine arrived I was thinking I might have a single column 2 inch blurb, but no, I was shocked to see that my feature was a whole half page! Briefly leafing through it, I told Matt that even if I hadn’t been included, I would still be SO EXCITED to get this issue all about stationery. Years ago I bought a cute little book called “I 🤍 Stationery” that was filled with featured stationers and I remember wishing that I could someday be published in something like it, and that day is finally here.
If you are not familiar with Uppercase Magazine, it is a delightful print publication “for the Creative and the Curious”. This quarterly magazine is assembled and published by Janine Vangool (pretty much a one woman show!) and is always filled with so much inspiration and beauty. I encourage you to not only check it out and order yourself some copies (many back issues are available, so you could probably find a themed issue perfect for you) but also to check out their call for submissions page as well. Maybe you could find yourself within this charming magazine’s pages as well.