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Submission Guidelines

We hope our Artist's Guidelines will give you a sense of what we're looking for… humorous greeting card ideas that appeal to a range of ages & interests.

Artists Guidelines

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    1. Talk It Up

    Because cards and pads are sent from one person to another as a greeting or message, they should read the way people really talk. When you write a line, imagine that you're speaking to a family member or friend. Then ask yourself, "Would I buy this card to send to these people?"

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    2.Make It Funny

    If you find yourself wondering whether a line is funny or not, read it to a few friends and see if they laugh. From a creative perspective, go wild! Keep in mind your target list of people you send cards to. Make sure your ideas are sendable - not only to friends and family, but also general enough to send to lots of people. In other words, don't be too specific!

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    3. A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words… But You Don’t Have To Draw!

    Cards that depend on a visual or photo are becoming a significant part of our line. It is not necessary to draw your visuals, but you should be able to describe them in words. Keep it short and understandable.

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    4. A Reason To Send A Card

    Card ideas need to be written for these occasions: Birthday, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th & 60th, Relative Birthday, Belated Birthday, Get Well, Good-Bye, Miss You & Thank You, Love, Wedding, New Baby, Anniversary (from friend to couple), Congratulations & Retirement.

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    ! CAUTION !
    We reject the following:

    PUNS, GROSS IDEAS, MEAN IDEAS, LENGTHY POETRY or PROSE, NARROWLY FOCUSED IDEAS. (ie: new baby for quintuplets

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    5. Make It Easy

    A. If possible email your ideas to dawn@oatmealstudios.com

    B. Name and address on every email, attachment, or snail mail.

    C. Indicate [ O ] : outside
    [ I ] :inside.

    D. Keep email attachments small in size (1 MB or less works).

    E. If sending by snail mail, make sure you send a SASE w/postage.

    Address: Editorial Dept.,
    Oatmeal Studios,
    PO Box 191,
    Rochester, VT 05767