We are looking for aspiring greeting card artists and writers
At Tree-Free, we strive to have a positive impact with every greeting card. Whether that’s through humor, inspiring words, empathy -- we are always looking for new talent!
We publish cards with fresh and innovative messages that express sentiments in interesting, non-formulaic ways. Our line has a broad range of card types, from short and sweet to witty and sharp.
While humor writing will always be slightly different than non-humor writing, here are some common qualities that we look for when it comes to writing for our greeting cards.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Authentic: Writing that comes across as being honest and real in tone and genuine in what it conveys.
It isn’t overly formal or “flowery” and doesn’t rely on clichés.
Emotionally Inspired: Writing that is connective and personal. It touches on the human experience and doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects.
Clever and Original: It makes statements or draws comparisons that are unique and meaningful without being trite.
Succinct: It conveys the message in a concise way without using many unnecessary words. It is not so effusive and/or grandiose that the message feels contrived or unauthentic.
Current in tone, terminology and expression: It uses contemporary language and style, but not to the extent that it will become dated quickly.
We publish 200-300 new cards per year. As such, we are always looking for talented artists to bring new and exciting ideas to our line to help keep our collection fresh and up-to-date. We strive to make cards that are unique and have original visual content.
At Tree-Free, we love independent artists and always hope to establish long-term relationships through which we can foster the artist’s creative spirit and talent. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate openly with artists, which makes it easy to work with us.
Given we have on-going releases, we are always happy to review submissions.
We also welcome full-concept artist/writers who have ideas for both the text and art. Often when text and art evolve together it can make for a stronger and more clever card.