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Stamping and Papercraft Magazine
Vol 15 No 07
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Have you been to a scrapping event lately or do you have a scrapping group you meet with regularly? Have you or your loved ones been snapped reading the mag somewhere?

If you have a photo or story to share, why not send it in to us – we’d love to see it! Simply click HERE to email your photo, a small caption and your contact details!

 

CALLING ALL YOUNG SCRAPPERS!

Just a reminder that Scrapbooking Memories supports the next generation of scrappers and we’re on always on the lookout for talented youngsters! We know scrapbooking isn’t just for adults, which is why we have our very own Young Scrappers gallery each month. We want to publish the up and coming stars of our craft!

If you’re a young scrapper, please email your submissions to sthomson@expresspublications.com.au

Remember to tell us your age and send a list of materials through too!

 

To be published in Scrapbooking Memories, submit layouts that interpret the following themes in innovative ways.

Submission deadline November 18, 2009

Mothers – It’s time to pay tribute to those special women who brought us into this world. Create pages dedicated to your mothers, grandmothers, any mums to be, or even pages about your own personal journey as a mother.

House and garden –They say home is where the heart is, and what better way to show off your humble abode than by scrapping it? Share your favourite room, your new renovation, glorious garden, messy scrap room or your quiet nooks with us today.

Don’t forget to check the Scrapbooking Memories website www.scrapbookingmemories.com.au for regular updates on submission themes.

The following are projects and layouts we are always on the lookout for:

BEYOND THE PAGE ITEMS

It’s time to think outside the square, or in this case – off the page. Take your scrapping to the next dimension and show us what you’ve got! We are constantly on the look out for your original and innovative beyond the page projects!

Do you want to be on the COVER?

The Scrapbooking Memories team is always on the lookout for outstanding layouts to feature on our cover. The following are a few guidelines we look for in a cover layout:

* A well-composed 5inx7in photo (babies to adults) that is engaging and has eye contact, high resolution and without pixilation.
*A clean and aesthetically pleasing layout.
* Attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship.
* Preferably no large-letter titles at the top of the page

 

Policy regarding public display of work:
In order to provide our readers with fresh projects, Scrapbooking Memories requires any layout accepted for publication to be removed from online or public display immediately (including blogs, forums, shops etc) To keep in line with overseas sale dates you are more than welcome to upload or publicly display your layout 2 months after the issue in which it features goes on sale – or when you receive a confirmation from Scrapbooking Memories that your layout will not be published.

Scrapbooking Memories DOES NOT accept previously published work (this includes store and online newsletters as well as promotional media and all forms of printed media).

Failure to comply with this policy will affect chances of future projects been accepted for publication.

Q. Who can submit layouts to Scrapbooking Memories?
 

A. Everyone! We welcome submissions of work from scrapbookers all around the world. For an update on submission themes and deadlines, check out our Submission Guidelines page in every issue of Scrapbooking Memories or subscribe to our FREE newsletter, Scrapper's Choice to receive monthly email updates.

Q. How do I submit?
 

A. Simply email a digital photo or scan to Commissioning Editor, Sharryn Thomson at sthomson@expresspublications.com.au Please send a jpeg file that is no bigger than 1MB. You will then be notified by email whether you have been successful and informed of the process involved in publishing your layout.

Q. I don't have access to email, can I submit by post?
 

A. Send original work or colour photocopies to Editorial, Scrapbooking Memories, 50 Silverwater Road, Silverwater NSW 2128. Please include full contact details with your submission and please ensure they are packaged in a page protector and braced on either side with thick, sturdy cardboard. The layout should then be packed either in a box (clean pizza boxes are great for 12in x 12in pages) or a tough, padded Postpak bag.

We do not take responsibility for damage that may occur to the layout in transit; however, if you package your work carefully as described above, the risk of damage through the post is reduced greatly.

All submissions are considered, whether you send them as individual emails or include multiple ones in a single email.

Q. How long does it take to find out if a submission has been successful?
 

A. Allow up to 2 weeks for any submissions emailed to us or 8 weeks for submissions sent by post.

Q. Is there a selection criteria for getting published?
 

A. Scrapbooking Memories examines each layout according to excellence in photography, design, use of colour, appropriate journalling and innovative use of the techniques and products.

Q. What happens once your projects are emailed for consideration?
 

A. Once received, submissions are placed into a ‘submissions’ folder to be looked at by the Editor and Technical Editor. Please keep in mind that the Technical Editor receives in excess of 1000 submissions per week. Three or four times a week, the Editor and Technical Editor go through each and every submission for anywhere up to three hours considering them for all upcoming galleries, features, general submissions and anything else for which they may be appropriate. All submissions are looked at thoroughly and given equal and ample consideration. Once a submission email has been looked at and decided upon, it is moved to the relevant folder – Acceptance or Non-acceptance.

Q. Why do I get all my submission replies back at once?
 
A. All reply emails, whether an acceptance or not, are sent out once the submissions have been considered. They are all sent out at the same time and this is why you may receive a bunch of emails at once. ALL LAYOUTS ARE CONSIDERED THOROUGHLY. If you have submitted multiple projects in one email and you only receive one ‘unable to publish at this time’ reply, this refers to all the projects within that email. If you receive an acceptance email, the page accepted will be outlined and if no others are mentioned then this means they are unable to be published at this time. We respect that all layouts are special, but there are only so many pages in a magazine and it’s just not possible to publish them all. Please don’t be discouraged if you receive an ‘unable to be published at this time’ email. There are always new opportunities for contributors and we’re constantly keen to see new talent.

Q. What happens once a submission is accepted?
 

A. If you email your submission to us, then you will receive a return email outlining the steps you need to take from here. This includes sending the original work to us for photography and supplying a materials list and tip for your work. If your submission is posted, you will receive a confirmation letter with your project when it is returned to you. At this stage your submission is accepted for further consideration by the Editorial Team. Publication isn't confirmed until you receive a formal commissioning contract for the work.

Q. When will I see my work in print?
 

A.
The issue in which your work will be featured is specified in a formal commissioning letter sent to you from the Publisher. When you receive this letter, sign and return one copy with an invoice for the amount specified on the letter, and completed Statement by a Supplier form, to us as soon as possible.

Q. How long are layouts kept on file?
 

A. Scrapbooking Memories will keep images of layouts/work on file for future publication for approximately 6 months. You could receive a commissioning letter for publication anytime during this period.

Q. How much will I get paid for publication of my work?
 

A. Scrapbooking Memories pays $20 for a single layout and $40 for a double layout. Other projects including Beyond the Page items and special features are commissioned at the discretion of the Publisher.

Q. What happens when I send my work to Scrapbooking Memories?
 

A. Our experienced team ensures layouts are carefully unpacked, stored flat and allocated a tracking sheet. All work is digitally photographed in our in-house studio, after which it is packed up carefully and returned to you with the greatest care.


Q. How long does Scrapbooking Memories keep my work for?
 

A. Generally up to 8-10 weeks. If your work is not home by this time, notify us immediately. We keep a register of all returned work and can inform you of the precise date your work was posted back to you.


Q. What if my submission has been unsuccessful?
 

A. Scrapbooking Memories receives well over 1000 emailed submissions every week and while we love to see everyone's work, we are limited by what will fit into the magazine. Every layout submitted is carefully considered, so if at first you don't succeed, please try again!


PLEASE REMEMBER

  • While a layout may be accepted for consideration, this doesn’t necessarily ensure it will feature in Scrapbooking Memories. Publication is only confirmed when we send you a contract letter commissioning your work. Space constraints mean we are not always able to publish all the layouts accepted for consideration, however, we try and place as many of them as we can in other suitable galleries; otherwise we remove them from our files and inform the contributor of the change.
  • Please note, as some emailed images are of questionable quality, the editorial team reserves the right to defer final acceptance of a project until the original work has been viewed.
  • An email of acceptance is not a guarantee that your project will be published. Final selection is at the publisher’s discretion.

POLICY REGARDING PUBLIC DISPLAY OF WORK
  • In order to provide our readers with fresh projects, Scrapbooking Memories requires any layout accepted for publication to be removed from online or public display immediately (including blogs, forums, shops etc).
  • To keep in line with overseas sale dates, you are more than welcome to upload or publicly display your layout 2 months after the issue in which it features goes on sale – or when you receive a confirmation from Scrapbooking Memories that your layout will not be published. Scrapbooking Memories DOES NOT accept previously published work (this includes store and online newsletters as well as promotional media, and all forms of printed media).
  • Failure to comply with this policy will affect your chances of future projects being accepted for publication.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please forward your enquiry to your enquiry to editorial@scrapbookingmemories.com.au