The Greeting Card market is HUGE — as in multi-Billions.
If you want to know more, here’s an article on how to Make Money With Your Poetry.
Here are a few resources that will get you started selling your poetry in this huge marketplace.
This is my short list of business starter favorites …
Print-on-Demand (POD) websites enable you to sell products such as greeting cards without making a big investment and filling your garage will boxes of cards. If this works you you and you are making consistent sales, consider setting up your own website and starting your own Greeting Card company.
Cafepress.com This is actually my favorite, click on “stationary” in the menu and you will see why.
Etsy.com If your cards are hand crafted this might be a good fit for you.
Zazzle.com Build an online store for free. Use their tools to create greeting cards and calendars.
Here is a list of over 50 companies that purchase photos, illustrations, concepts, verse or prose for their products. Some of them have artist information or submission pages. If there is no direct contact page you will need to do a bit more homework … email the company or find their contact information and phone number.
It is curious that many companies “forget” to include writers/poets in their submission info. Be BOLD. It doesn’t hurt to contact them and see if they accept poetry, verse, sentiments or concepts.
Greeting Cards, Calendars, Posters and Related Products
Welcome submissions of artwork and photography primarily from April through July. The company will pays for every approved entry. Submit your Photography and Artwork.
One of the most recognized greeting card company lines. Submit your artwork and writing for consideration. Visit the website for more guidelines and details.
Publishes open edition reproductions for the decorative and gallery market.”We Believe in our Artists. Our philosophy is to cultivate and nurture our artist relationships. We take an individual approach to working with artists; offering support, feedback, direction and new ideas to help develop and support your career.”
Produces photographic greeting cards and related products. Interested in humorous, narrative, colorful, simple, to the point photos of babies, children and animals. Accepts both Writing and Image content.
Publishes and accept submission of artworks for the following categories; Animals, Architectural, Boats, Florals, Holidays, Landscapes, Lighthouses, People, Porches Chairs, Seascapes, Still Lifes and Winter. Check the guidelines for more details.
Publishes prints and posters. Interested in figurative, Southwest, architecture, cities, urban, gardening, interiors/decorating, rural and food/drink photography etc. Artist Submissions
For over 40 years, Blue Mountain Arts has been helping people communicate their deepest, most sincere thoughts and feelings about love, friendship, family, ideals, and dreams. One of the premier independent card and book publishers in the world, the Colorado-based company is known for its innovative art styles, quality papers, unique production techniques, and ever-increasing selection of authors, artists, and product lines.
Blue Mountain Arts pays up to $300 for poems published in greeting cards and $50 for poems published in magazines. Visit their Facebook page for more information and regarding the ongoing poetry contest.
Publishes greeting cards that are designed especially for western businesses.
Interested in various types of winter scenes, unique and creative Christmas still life images, and scenes that express the warmth and romance of the holidays.
Publishes greeting cards. Uses photos of babies/children/teens, couples, families, parents, senior citizens, adventure, events, hobbies, and humor.
Publishes posters, framing prints, and wall decor. Interested in b&w: still life, floral, figurative, and landscape.
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.
Calypso will pays $50 for each accepted idea. Click Artist Submissions
CASPARICaspari is a respected publisher of exquisitely designed and printed paper products, with a reputation earned over the past seventy years by reproducing the work of established artists and museums from around the world. Drawing inspiration from fine art, textiles, ceramics, and interior design. Submit your Artwork.
CROWN POINT GRAPHICSWe are always looking to buy or license new art! We are looking for art in a variety of styles (folk, photography, water color, vintage, humor, etc.) for a variety of occasions (Christmas, birthday, sympathy, thank you, thinking of you, get well & more). Submit your artwork now.
Publishes bookmarks, calendars, decorations, gifts, giftwrap, greeting cards, ornaments, posters, stationery, computer. Photos of animal humor, b&w and hand-tinted photos of children.
DAYSPRINGAt DaySpring we are committed to the publication of greeting cards as a ministry. We believe the ministry of our cards is found in the truth of Scripture and in the heart of God. We see greeting cards as tools to help Christians communicate their hearts and God’s heart to the hearts of others. The quality of our cards is meant to enhance the presentation of its message. You can get paid as much as $75 for each accepted entry. Submit your Artwork. Editorial responses take between 30-45 days.
Publishes wall decor, fine arts for reproduction for the high-end art market.
Publishes mid-size greeting cards. Looking for humorous subjects.
Publishes greeting cards. Needs photos of babies/children/teens, couples, multicultural, families, parents, landscapes/scenic, pets, religious, rural, humor, performing arts, travel, technology and computers.
Publishes customize “brutally honest, sarcastic, offensive or just plain ol’ hilarious” novelty items such as cards, stickers, slogan and witty quotes or saying. You need to register to submit. They will pay you up to $50 if your idea is accepted.
Publishes and distributors, postcard books, T-shirts, posters, gifts calendars.
Publishes greeting cards. Purchases photos of landscapes/scenics, wildlife, gardening, pets, religious, automobiles, humor, sports, travel, product shots and still life.
Are you an artist or photographer in need of a place to get your art reproduced? Check out our brand new site! Upload your images from your phone, computer, or Instagram account, use our handy cropping tool and suggested sizes, or choose a fully custom size, submit your order and we’ll take care of the rest.
GB Posters is the UKs leading supplier of brand licensed posters, prints, gifts, merchandise and poster frames. We stock thousands of posters, gifts and accessories from the world’s biggest names in music, film, TV, gaming, sport, anime and more. Whether you are looking for the latest trending brands of the moment or for classic brands such as Harry Potter or Batman, we have a huge range.
Gina B Designs is an award-winning designer of greeting cards, stationery and gift products, all proudly made in the U.S.A. Products include all occasion greeting cards, boxed notes, gift enclosures, perpetual and desk calendars, notepads, microfiber cleaning cloths, fill-in invitations, kids thank you postcards, recipe cards, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and seasonal holiday cards. Our brands include “Gina B” and inspirational Christian line, “Simple Blessings”.
Publishes winning card collections for everyday and holiday. If you would like to find out more about designing cards for Great Arrow, download our submission guidelines.
Publishes posters. Needs photos of cute cats, children, florals, romantic couples, religious still life, Americana, wildlife, landscapes and scenics.
Publishes calendars, bookmarks, mugs, CD-ROMs, posters, books for the tourist industry. Needs photos of wildlife, scenics, US travel destinations, national parks, theme parks and animals.
Publishes Christian posters. Needs photos of babies/children/teens, celebrities, couples, multicultural, families, parents, senior citizens, cities/urban, gardening, pets, rural, adventure, events, food/drink, health/fitness, hobbies, humor, performing arts, sports, political, science, technology/computers.
Are you an artist? Do you have a commitment to excellence and a portfolio full of beautiful designs that are just waiting to be discovered? Contact us to find out more about submitting your work.
Here at Kalan, we are always looking for fun and original ideas for our products. From Greeting Card Copy to One-Liners for magnets, shot glasses, and other product lines, we encourage you to submit your ideas. Chosen submissions will be compensated. You can visit our Facebook Page to learn more.
Publishes personalized greetings card and invitation of any occasions, Mugs, Magnets and Gifts. Submit your Artwork for consideration. You can check their guidelines for submission more information.
Publishes fine art reproductions, prints, and posters.
Welcome to NobleWorks, where publishing funny cards is the main business, and jokes are practically a religion. Sometimes funny birthday poems even make it into our prayers.
Oatmeal Studios has been in the business of making people laugh for more than 40 years! Publishes unique cards that feature bright, colorful artwork and on-the-mark humor greeting cards. You can check the submissions details for both Written content and Artistic illustrations If your entry is accepted, Oatmeal Studios pays you up to $75.
Planet Zoo produces breathtaking gift and stationery products featuring wildlife in their natural habitats and amazing scenic imagery from the top nature photographers in the world. Check their guidelines for Photo Submission.
PAPER MAGICOur creative and trendy craft, seasonal and gift offerings inspire people to make life’s moments more beautiful and more memorable! Our trend experts travel across the globe to provide the latest and greatest color, print, and concept direction to our design team, who then creates our amazing product assortment.
We enjoy collaborating with artists and writers all over the world to produce the finest quality books, calendars, puzzles, paper gift products, and more. Art and Literature Submissions.
PS GREETINGSAs a company with over 80 years of industry experience, we have grown to be one of the largest national manufacturers of greeting cards and stationery products. Specialize in holiday and everyday boxed cards, individual card programs, seasonal card programs, jumbo cards, gift tags and gift boxes.
Publishes recycle paper greeting cards. Uses photos of babies/children/teens, landscapes/scenics, wildlife, pets, and humor related topics. Artist Submissions
Publishes representing photographers and artists to manufacturers for licensing purposes. Needs photos of abstract, animal, floral, coastal, landscape, photography and watercolor.
Publishes visual aids and reference charts for Sunday schools, Christian schools, churches, libraries. Needs photos of major religions and religious groups
Publishes calendars, games, gifts, giftwrap, greeting cards, mugs, party supplies, posters, stationery and crafts. Photos of babies, children, teens, couples, parents, cartoons and humor.
Publishes, witty and humorous artworks. You are not to submit more than 8 submissions at once. Visit website for more information.
Publishes “funny, edgy, and unfiltered witty cards greeting cards for all occassion. This company can pay you up to $100 or more for accepted and approved written submissions for its greeting cards. Artist submission.
Publishes packaging design, full-color art, novelty gifts, brochure design, poster design, logo design, promotional P.O.P. Needs photos of babies/children/teens, couples, jewelry.
Publishes posters, greeting cards, calendars, t-shirts, buttons, magnets, books and bookmarks. Needs photos of social content, reflecting a consciousness of diversity, multiculturalism, community building, social justice, environment, liberation, etc.
Publishes scenic and generic advertising calendars, Planners and Books. Needs photos of babies/children/teens, couples, multicultural, families, parents, senior citizens, wildlife, architecture, gardening, interiors/decorating, religious, adventure, automobiles, food/drink, sports, travel, motivational, inspirational, b&w scenic
Publishes calendars, books, note cards. Needs photos of landscapes/scenics, wildlife, architecture, gardening, interiors/decorating, pets, religious, adventure, automobiles, entertainment, events, food/drink, health/fitness, hobbies, humor, performing arts, sports, travel Artist Submissions
Publishes personalize greetings cards. Once you registered and become a member, artists will get a chance to earn a royalty (12%) on each card sold with their design.
From customize and personalize greeting cards, welcoming a new baby, to simple “Hello” and Making a statement stationary, Tiny Prints will give it to you. Submit your unique and exclusive designs for consideration.
We are always on the lookout for new talent, trend-setting designs, and innovative paper engineering, to add to our award winning Everyday and Seasonal card collections for our Specialty and Mass Market lines. If you would like to submit your portfolio for consideration for illustration or paper engineering freelance work, or inquire about full or part-time employment and internships, please reach out to us!
The delight of a new baby, the elegance of an amorous union, the swagger of a fabulous birthday bash…Viabella cards complement the emotion of any occasion. Embrace the beautiful path.
Speak with more than words. Viabella accepts Art and Verse. Check the guidelines for more details.
Publishes fine magazines and books of Wisconsin. Also publishes calendars portraying seasonal scenics, some books and activities. Needs photos of nature, landscapes, wildlife and Wisconsin activities.