Taking Creative Action

I’m sending off another magazine article today that will be out this fall and the print copy of Amulet arrived yesterday (and it is SO breathtaking). I’m realizing how much this has been the year of the magazine for me.  Its been really exciting and so many firsts. The first time doing a shoot specifically for a magazine, the first time with a photo on the cover and one coming out in the fall actually has my name and article info on the cover, another first.  Something about holding a print magazine in your hands is really really magical.

Its been beautiful and each time these opportunities have come forward they have been a big YES to me.  But today I suddenly remembered the part of me who when I’d read about people being in magazines like Artful Blogging or Somerset Life would fill me with BIG jealousy. Of course, those emotions being a sign that it was something I deeply wanted in my own life.

I knew that I needed to try for this dream and contacted the folks at Stampington about submitting an article (this was a couple years back now).  Sometimes when we are putting our work out there, folks might come to us to submit but often we need to go out there ourselves and initiate that dream coming true.  A while back I wrote a blog post called ‘Turning Jealousy into Creative Action’ and shared a few of the ways I was struggling with that.

So I wanted to write this today, kind of for that girl who is me who had those feelings and maybe for you in case you’re feeling like ‘Awesome that you’re in another magazine Viv, but is there room for me to do that?  When is it my turn?’  I think those are totally valid feelings and if you happen to be having them, I wanted to share some resources with you that I’ve found recently about submitting to magazines…and yes, there is room for you, yes there is an article in you just waiting to be birthed and I hope that you’ll gift yourself with the chance to make that happen!

Print Magazines-

Stampington:  Stampington produces a whole variety of magazines including Artful Blogging, Somerset Life and other more craft specific magazines and they are so welcoming of inquiries about articles.  They have great calls and challenges to submit to and here are some submission guidelines!

Danielle Magazine: Danielle Laporte is putting out a brand new magazine and she has an amazing call for submissions.  There is so much that she is looking for and I think it is a great way to take even a small step…I know the idea of submitting to Danielle’s Magazine might feel BIG but you can do something as simple as submit one image and she makes it really easy to.  Do it!!!

Amulet Magazine:  Amulet Magazine just rocks and you’ll be in awe of their submission page!  I bet you’ll be inspired and they welcome emails about submitting to their magazine!

Online Magazine or Zines-

Sprout Magazine is an awesome online publication I’ve been honoured to be in a few issues of.  Amanda rocks and has some rockin’ themes coming up (next up…Whimsy). Here’s info about submitting!

Glitter & Grunge is a new zine being put out by Mindy Tsonas of Wishstudio.  Here is a bit of info about submitting!

Are there other print or online magazines you’ve seen or submitted to.  Lets share resources and help one another get that one step closer to manifesting our dreams of being in a magazine!

  • KarolinaJuly 25, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    Thank you for your bravery Vivienne and for being so human! <3 I think you are such a deeply fascinating person, of course you should be published! 😀 Also thank you for the inspiration!!


  • HarmonyJuly 25, 2013 - 7:13 pm

    So, so happy for you! It makes me miss the freelance writing I used to do. I am excited to explore the links.

    Thanks 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ariane KJuly 25, 2013 - 9:41 pm

    This is so exciting Vivienne! I’m thrilled for your work getting this kind of appreciation and exposure. Anddd… I love how you frame the whole “I want this!” aspect of a post like this – while still allowing yourself to celebrate what you’ve done. Hmmm… I wonder if some of these magazines want original artwork… 😉ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JacksonJuly 25, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Viv you are always so inspirational – you deserve all the recognition you get.ReplyCancel

  • mindyJuly 26, 2013 - 4:14 am

    thank you for sharing and for the encouragement we all could use!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyAugust 1, 2013 - 9:40 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I had a college professor who often chided our class to remember our lives would be better if we cooperate, not compete, and I love seeing that at work on your site!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn GreifeldAugust 1, 2013 - 11:09 am

    I found you in Artful Blogging. I am so glad I did. You and your blog are so inspiring! I love how you’ve embraced yourself and want others to do the same. You have a new fan!ReplyCancel