Submission Guidelines

Calypso Cards, Inc publishes and distributes several lines of sophisticated, contemporary and innovative greeting cards. We work with a handful of talented freelance artists, illustrators and ghostwriters to provide fresh, original artwork and copy that approach the greeting card from a new angle. Before submitting please take a look at our website to make sure that your work fits with our style.

CARTE: Calypso Art Editions

We invite submissions of artwork that lends itself to occasions such as Birthday, Thank you, Anniversary, Wedding, Baby, Sympathy, Get Well, Friendship, New Home, and holidays including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, Halloween.

Generally text is added after the artwork is selected.

Selfish Kitty

We are currently seeking copy for Selfish Kitty, a humor line which is edgy but not cruel or degrading. The audience for Selfish Kitty is young, urban, educated. The artwork is usually designed after the text is selected.

Submitting Digital Art

Send low resolution jpegs with contact information (your name, date, address, telephone number and email address) prominent in the text of the email, and on every page. Please compress larger files to save space and avoid corruption. If we decide to use your designs we will contact you for original files

Submitting Physical Art

Do not send originals, for they cannot be returned. Send high quality color copies, with contact information (your name, date, address, telephone number and email address) clearly printed on the back of each page. If we decide to use your designs we will contact you for original files.

Calypso Cards, Inc
Rising Sun Mills, BH101
166 Valley Street
Providence, RI 02909

Submitting Copy

Each idea should be submitted in the following format:

  • Card occasion eg. Birthday
  • Outside message
  • Inside message

Be sure to include a © symbol, name address, telephone number and email address under every idea.

We review several times a year, but several months can go by between reviews. We regret that due to the volume of submissions we will only contact you if we select your artwork or idea.

Please submit to: submissions@calypsocards.com

If you have questions please contact us at submissions@calypsocards.com No phone calls please.

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