Getting your design into a magazine is not Impossible - so GO FOR IT and make a submission this month.
Good luck to everyone!
Submission Calls: 13 Sept 2018
Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the submission call; the buttons link through to the Ravelry posts for full details.
Knit Picks (Sept 24)
Knit Picks is looking for designs for a 10-16 pattern collection to be released in summer 2019, featuring lace shawls and stoles. Knitted lace, an intricate craft handed down through the centuries, makes gorgeous pieces that stand the test of time. We’re looking for stoles and shawls with elegant shapes that flatter as they drape, featuring Orenburg, Victorian, Estonian, Shetland and other traditional lacework. Projects should feature advanced lace techniques and patterns.
Deadline: September 24, 2018
Interweave Books - Crochet Embellishments (Oct 22)
The book department at Interweave, one of the largest publishers in the knitting community for the past 40 years, is looking for your submissions to an exciting new project!
Get ready crocheters, this one is for you!
The editors at Interweave are all heart eyes for the embellishing trends happening in crochet. Creative crocheters are adding pom-poms, tassels, fringe, and more in ways that are super stylish and downright cool. So we’re developing a new book, Embellished Crochet Accessories, to teach readers how it’s done.
This designer collection will include:
- 21 projects in a range of difficulty from beginner to intermediate level.
- Step by step guides to pom-poms, tassels, fringe, dyeing basics, leathercraft, embroidery, and refashioning.
We’re calling on designers to submit proposals for projects using one of the seven techniques outlined above. We’ll be choosing just 3 projects for each technique to create the collection. The palette for the book will be sophisticated neutrals will bright color pops.
Sketch/swatch due: 10/22/2018
Notification of acceptance: 10/29/2018
Yarn selections and orders placed: 11/5/2018
Finished samples and project patterns due: 12/28/2018
Nomadic Knits - Issue 3: American Southwest, April 2019 (Nov 1)
Call for Submissions: Nomadic Knits, Issue 3: American Southwest, April 2019
Submission Theme: Nostalgic, unpretentious, romantic, with a nod to cowgirl chic…
Cables and Fair Isle are welcomed and encouraged, as are all knitting skill levels, from beginner to advanced. We will have a range of indie-dyed yarn, from fingering to bulky, in a variety of bases, and are accepting submissions throughout that range. We will have a range of dye techniques as well, from solid to speckled, and possibly everything in between.
Deadline: November 1, 2018, any time, any time zone. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for future issues.
Yurika New Pattern Sales Site (Open Deadline)
Call for Designers - My name is Yurika, and I have been working on a new pattern site for the past six months (I build ECommerce sites for businesses as part of my dayjob in media and communications) where I hope to sell crochet and knitting patterns. This site will be launching under a separate brand name by end July/early August.. (so not under my Fiber Quest title).
At the moment, I am putting together a list of initial designers who would be interested in selling their patterns on the site from day one.
I am looking for a very specific aesthetic (modern and clean, with a fresh approach to crafting), as I want to create a curated space. Think Hipster / boho chic / trendy / urban / young…
Sweet Paprika Designs - Yarn Support (Ongoing)
Hello designers! My name is Debbie, and I run Sweet Paprika Designs together with my sister Elizabeth. We create luxurious hand-dyed yarns in our studio in Montreal, which are available online through our own website and in person through our retailers across Canada.
We are interested in both knit and crochet designs.
Compensation/Support/Rights: Sweet Paprika will provide the agreed upon yarn to the designer. The designer will be responsible for all aspects of self-publishing their pattern, within the agreed upon timeframe. The designer will retain full rights to their pattern. Sweet Paprika will request use of the designer’s images for promotional purposes.
Submission Requirements: Please submit your proposal by email to email@example.com. The proposal should include a sketch, swatch, description of the project, and yarn requirements. Please also include links to your Ravelry page, website, etc.
Knitcircus Yarns ~ Yarn Support Program (Ongoing)
Knitcircus Studio creates hand-dyed Gradient, Impressionist Gradient, Speckled Handpaint and Semi-Solid Merino-based yarns in cake sizes 50-150g, and Matching Socks Sets in Small, Medium and Large. We are interested in working with designers by providing traditional yarn support for your patterns.
We don’t have specific theme or deadline requirements; we want to work with you to enhance your vision and match it with the perfect yarn and dye technique. The only requirement we have is that the pattern use exclusively Knitcircus Yarn and does not call for using stash yarn/other company’s yarn along with our yarn to obtain the desired result. You may list other suggested yarns in the pattern, but the knitter/crocheter must be able to successfully complete the project using Knitcircus Yarn in off-the-shelf quantities.
If you wish to design a pattern using Knitcircus yarn, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (please not through Ravmessages) to communicate your idea, yarn needs and timeline and we will be happy to work with you.
We will provide the yarn for your project and will publicize the finished project in tandem with your release date on social media, and may create a kit for sale on our webstore, directing customers to purchase the pattern directly from you or your publication. If you wholesale your patterns, please let us know so we can purchase them for sale in our online and brick-and-mortar store.
Let's get your inspiration flowing and raise your visibility.
We challenge you to submit to one publication a month!
Remember: Rejections don't kill you, they certainly haven't killed me and you will have a new design ready to self publish.