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Title: Greeting Cards
Post by: mgmystery on September 26, 2017, 11:10 AM
Does anyone here still write poetry for greeting cards? I sent a Mother's Day poem to Blue Mountain Arts and it was accepted for their market test. I'm wondering if there are other companies looking for similar stuff. I've seen several looking for humorous one liners (and sent some samples ;D) , but not full length cards like this.
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: Schriscoe on September 26, 2017, 12:21 PM
 :wow Congrats on your poem being accepted to Market Test, that's fantastic!

I've sent some stuff to Blue Mountain here and there over the years and never had any bites.

It seems like I have heard that Hallmark does accept some but I'm not sure. Let me nose around a bit in my files because I know I used to have a list or something.  :grin3
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: Schriscoe on September 26, 2017, 12:34 PM
Here's a great resource that has lots of places listed including Blue Mountain.

https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/13-greeting-card-companies-that-accept-submissions/

*Disclaimer : I have not submitted to these places (other than Blue Mountain) so please do your research in each of them before sending. And best of luck!

I'll check back if I find anymore. This is fun! It's like a scavenger hunt.  :lol4
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: Vijaya on September 26, 2017, 01:47 PM
Congratulations!!!

And Sharon, great resource. Thanks.
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: mgmystery on September 26, 2017, 02:49 PM
Thank you! I'm pretty excited about it although the market test can take up to 24 months. If it does well, I guess I'll have some extra Christmas money in 2019  ;D

Thanks for the list. I'll spend the evening browsing these sites!
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on September 26, 2017, 09:40 PM
I've also only sent to Blue Mountain, for their contest. Sharon, I'll be checking out that list too.

MG, congratz!
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: Schriscoe on September 26, 2017, 11:26 PM
 :yay  :crossedfingers :clover :goodluck to all three of you!!
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: hairaplenty on September 27, 2017, 04:37 AM
Thanks, Sharon!
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: mgmystery on September 27, 2017, 07:17 AM
Here's a similar list. http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/2010/01/16-greeting-card-markets/ It includes a link to a PDF disclaimer for American Greetings.

I've subbed to three companies.

Blue Mountain's guidelines say they'll respond in 8 wks if interested, but I emailed my poems 9/9 and got the contract snail mail 9/25.

Oatmeal Studios responded to my first batch within a few days with a very nice email saying they weren't quite right for them, but I should try again. I sent more a week later and she responded in 3 days to say they'd be considered in the fall review.

I emailed Calypso last week, but they only respond if interested and the website says it could take months to hear anything.

I'll update if I try any more. Good luck to everyone subbing!
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: AnnH on September 27, 2017, 08:13 AM
Congratulations!

I used to write greeting card copy (mostly humorous, but also some sentimental). I would suggest also googling the name of any greeting-card company in which you are interested and see if they are accepting submissions. Back when I was writing, the pay could vary from $5 to $150 per card.

 :goodluck
Title: Re: Greeting Cards
Post by: mgmystery on September 29, 2017, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the idea, Ann! So far, the websites I've visited are open about how much they pay. I was kind of surprised.