Artist Submissions

The number one question we receive is, "Do you accept artist submissions?"

Yes, we absolutely accept artist submissions. All cards must include both an inside verse and an outside verse. We are not looking for photographic designs. We are a mainstream supplier and our market is North America. Cards can be traditional, contemporary, humorous, or edgy. However, they can’t be profane in nature. The majority of our cards are hand-drawn or at minimum appear to be hand-drawn.

Artist Submission from 1997

Please review our online catalogue here. This will give you a guide to our successful designs for your reference, though this is not meant to exclude other types of designs or other art styles; it’s meant purely as a sample of what has been appealing to our consumers. It’s also meant as a guidance as to the calibre of the work we require, though we are not looking for duplicates of these designs. We also encourage artists to read our blog How to Get Your Greeting Card Published.

Glorious angel original art

Finished file(s) must be the folded size of 5.5” x 7.75”. Design can be portrait or landscape. We must have 1/8” bleed on all 4 sides. The artwork needs to be in vector format, with fonts outlined. Please submit PDF images for our initial review. Remuneration is typically around $150.00 for the first purchased design. If we publish your work, we will also provide you with 50 sample cards which you are free to use or sell as you wish.

Get in touch by email to artist@northerncards.com and we'll take a look. We are available to answer questions and to provide general feedback. Please be patient in terms of getting a response. We generally publish new cards three times per year, so if we don’t use or accept your idea at first, that doesn’t mean we might not be interested in publishing your work at a later date. Please note that due to overwhelming applicants, we only respond three to four times a year to those artists we intend to publish. Thank you for your understanding.