Ever wanted to design and get your greeting cards published? Now is your chance in our SEND DOODS! open call for greeting cards.


We pride ourselves on collaborating with the World’s nicest creatives from diverse backgrounds, wherever they are in their creative journey.


As we continue on that mission, we're looking for the freshest design talent to create fun greeting cards that will be published for sale on the Paperboy website and App. 


Exceptional designs will be given an opportunity for wholesale representation through our sister company and a chance to be sold in retailers around the World.


All levels are welcome, we're ultimately looking for nice work.


Sound good?


To Begin

Build a collection!

We want a good sized collection for each artist. Aim for, but not necessarily limit yourself to at least 8 -12 finished card designs.


Getting things right for print

Create your artwork using the Paperboy print templates. DOWNLOAD PRINT TEMPLATES 

Save files at 300 DPI as .jpegs.


What do we look for in a good card?

We look for a mix of funny, witty, cute, and well designed artwork that has commercial appeal. 

Make us laugh - we love a really nice illustration with a witty, funny caption whether it's rude, smart or a good pun. Funny cards are usually bestsellers, think about how you might talk to your closest friends, your younger sibling of the inside jokes you have with family.


Tips: Try to hit some popular card occasions and seasons:

Birthday, Milestone birthdays, Kids Birthdays, Valentines, Galentines, Pregnancy, Newborns, Engagement, Mothers / Fathers Day, Christmas, Easter, Anniversary, Congrats, Thank You, Sorry, Get Well, etc.


If you’re looking for inspiration check out our Instagram @PaperboyLondon where we will be posting a video guide on how to design a great card.


When you're done

Add your best designs to these Paperboy social media templates. DOWNLOAD SOCIAL TEMPLATES.

Post to your Instagram, tag @PaperboyLondon so we can see it, with the caption:

"Here are my greeting card designs for @PaperboyLondon SEND DOODS! open call. #PaperboySendDoods"

Make sure your account is public or we might not see it!


Deadline - SEPTEMBER 30th 2023

The deadline for the SEND DOODS open call is September 30th 2023.

We will be in touch within two weeks of the deadline if you're successful.

We will continue accepting regular artwork submissions through our contact page, however submissions through the SEND DOODS open call will take priority.


About Paperboy

Paperboy® is an independent online retailer of personalised design-led greeting cards and gifts, celebrating contemporary illustration and creativity and the people behind it.

Using our website and dedicated smartphone app we sell stationery, art prints and gifts printed on high quality recycled paper direct to consumer. We sell a mix of our in-house designs and collaborations with the world's nicest contemporary illustrators and designers. 
We have a distinct focus on diversity and inclusivity, that includes representation in our designs, greeting card occasions and the designers we work with.


How we work with our Artists

1. We pay artists £0.30 per greeting card sold.

2. Your cards will be featured on our website and app with you attributed as the artist.

3. Full licensing details and terms will be discussed and agreed if we choose to take on your cards.

4. If you cards are chosen for potential wholesale representation, we will discuss further terms