Uppercase Magazine Feature

Uppercase Magazine Feature

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.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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