7 Greeting Card Companies that Pay Writers (Up to $300)

For those of you who would like your poem, or gag-line, or clever, or sincere idea published as a greeting card, here are seven greeting card companies that accept submissions from writers – and pay for the ideas they publish.

Keep in mind that it is usually very competitive to get an idea accepted by these publishers. If you’re looking to build a career out of this, then it may be a difficult path, compared to blogging, magazine writing, or writing for companies/clients. However, it can be a lot of fun to come up with ideas – so why not submit a few in your spare time?

(Thanks to Fatima Saif for her research on this list.)

  1. Blue Mountain Arts is an established publisher of greeting cards. They pay $300 for exclusive worldwide rights to use poetry in greeting cards and other products. They want “contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience that reflects the thoughts and feelings people today want to communicate to one another, but don’t always know how to put into words.” To read their complete submission guidelines, visit this page.
  2. Kalan LP supplies innovative and trendy gifts and novelty items to retailers across the United States. They are always seeking fun and original ideas for their products. They encourage contributors to submit their ideas: “from greeting card copy to one-liners for magnets, shotglasses, and other product lines.” They compensate the chosen ideas. To submit ideas, visit this page.
  3. GrammaBurp is a family-owned humorous greeting card company. Their cards feature vintage photos. They want freelancers to first request them to be placed on their freelancers list. When they have projects available, they will send the freelancers one or more photographs that need text captioning or gaglines for. They pay $50 per gagline. To learn more, read their freelance writer’s guidelines.
  4. ComstockMarKetPlace is a greeting card company that is best known for its “adult humor cards – ranging from mildly risque to rude and crude.” For gaglines, they pay $50 per idea. To learn more, refer to this page.
  5. Cardthartic is a greeting card company that is looking for “passages messages”. They “welcome messages that sound like you — just as natural, conversational and personable as possible.” They pay $50 for each published message. For details, refer to this page.
  6. Oatmeal Studios is a humorous greeting card company. They are seeking humorous greeting card ideas. It is not necessary for writers to draw a visual but they should provide a brief description of it. Their rate for writer copy is $100 per idea. For details, read their writers’ guidelines.
  7. Snafu Designs is a greeting card company that sells humorous cards in most of the 50 states of USA and also in Canada. They have a full line of greeting cards including birthday, wedding, retirement, Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving cards. They want clever ideas that are aimed at their “smart adult audience.” They pay $100 for any idea that they use. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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