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Hallmark does not accept or purchase unsolicited submissions of ideas, artwork, photography, or writing for our greeting card or Gift Books lines.
However, we do offer capabilities on Hallmark.com that allow you to add your own photo and message to a personalized greeting card. In addition, Hallmark is now offering an open call for greeting card content in an ongoing series of themed competitions. We only accept submitted concepts that fit the current competition theme described at HallmarkContests.com. Please visit the contest website for detailed submission instructions.
Hallmark does not accept or consider outside submissions of creative ideas, suggestions, or materials.
The Hallmark Hall of Fame does not accept unsolicited material. If you have a story, idea or project that you feel could work for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, please have it submitted through a licensed literary agent.It is the Hallmark Channel’s policy not to accept or consider unsolicited ideas, proposals and/or other creative materials (e.g. scripts, treatments, stories, etc.).
Hallmark is unable to accept – or assume responsibility for – unsolicited manuscripts. For those seeking publication of their work, we suggest finding an agent to represent you in your search. Sources include writersdigest.com, authorlink.com, and The Writer’s Market book, available at local bookstores or libraries.
From the mid-1930s through the 1950s, J.C. Hall approved every single Hallmark card, giving his official thumbs up by writing "OK JC" on the back.