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Submission Guidelines

International Doll Artists offers artists the opportunity to have their creations published in our publications.

 

For all publications, please follow the Submission Guidelines found below.

Submission Checklist

¨ All artwork must be submitted to the email Internationaldollartists@gmail.com.  All artwork must be identified with your name, company name, address, email, webpage and phone number in the email.  Improper identification may result in a submission ineligible for consideration.

¨ Please include a write-up about yourself and/or a biography, information about your doll and anything else you think would be interesting to our readers.

¨ If you wish to be notified when we receive your submission, please indicate so in your email.  Include a basic description of your artwork, your technique and a description with each photo.

¨ All artwork photos must be in 300 dpi resolution size should be 8 1/2 by 11 and preferably with a light background.   The photo should be vertical.  Horizontal photos are not accepted.  If an editor has requested your artwork, please indicate this in your submission information.

¨ All emails must be accompanied by a general release form which can be filled out and submitted to us via email.

¨ International Doll Artists only accepts original artwork photos for publication consideration. All images used in artwork must be copyright-free. Any costuming, accessories or items featured in artwork submissions that are not the artist’s own must be attributed to the proper artist  It is the responsibility of the submitting artist to ensure that no copyright infringement has occurred and that all submitted work is his/her own.

International Doll Artists will not accept artwork that has been published in another publication.  While your artwork is under consideration, we ask that you do not submit the same artwork to competing publishers. Artwork that has already been featured in other competing publications will not be accepted.

¨ Our publication process is as follows:  An editor will contact you if your artwork is selected for publication.  You will receive a complimentary copy of the digital magazine your artwork appears in.   If selected, your artwork will be published as soon as possible.  If we receive a high volume of submission and a submission is better suited for a future issue,  you will be notified.

¨ Our editors welcome brief inquiries through our website.  If you have a unique technique, pattern, or tutorial you would like to share, please submit samples or photographs outlining your idea to one of our editors.

 

Have a question not answered here? Send us a note. We love hearing from out readers.

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 Publishing Tips

¨ Taking Pictures:  Work with an image directly from your camera.  Adjust your camera settings to ensure a high quality photo.  Take a look at your camera settings.  Most cameras have different photo options.  The settings (small, medium or large) will determine the size of the photos.  It is a good idea to use the largest setting.

Photo size:  Upload your photos in high resolution of  2048 x 2048 pixels and at least 300 DPI, your photos must be 8 1/2 by 11 . We cannot accept smaller photos as we are unable to enlarge them without compromising image quality.  The photo must  be as close as possible to the required size.

¨ Using a light colored background will enhance your dolls image.  Dark backgrounds tend to pull the eye toward the dark section.

¨ When saving your photos to your computer make sure to name your photo with the name of the doll that you have taken the photo of.  This will make it easier for you to submit with the name of the piece and will result in less confusion should the photo not match the name perfectly.

¨ Do not alter or enhance your photos, clean and clear photos are always best for magazine submissions.

¨ When writing your biography try to keep it around 500 words and make sure to let your readers know something tangible about yourself that they might be able to relate to. Also make sure to give them your contact information as well.

¨ If you have plans to do something special in the future make sure to include that in your biography as well.