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: 14 Jan 2019
Click on the publication titles to open a summary of the submission call; the buttons link through to the primary posts for full details.
Your Crochet and Knitting Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019 (Jan 17 & Jan 31)
Your Crochet and Knitting is a kit-based magazine, which comes with a bumper pack of yarn in every issue. All the projects we commission will be made in this yarn, using the needles and hook provided. The magazine is aimed at beginners or those who are returning to crochet and knitting after a break, so quick, simple projects are the order of the day. No stranded colourwork please (although slip-stitch patterns are fine).
You can see our projects so far and how far the kit yarn can go here…
We are taking submissions for both issues 9 and 10, which will be on sale in Spring/Summer 2019.
Issue 9: Theme - Rainbow
You can find our mood board for the issue here:
This issue’s kit comprises 8 balls of 4-ply yarn:
1 each in Red, orange, blue, green, black, white, purple, yellow - see the pinterest board for images of the shades.
Each ball of yarn is 66m.
Issue 10: Summer pastels
You can find our mood board for the issue here:
This issue’s kit comprises 8 balls of 4-ply yarn plus yarn:
1 each in black, white, grey, gold, coral, peach, lilac and turquoise - see the pinterest board for images of the shades.
Each ball of yarn is 66m.
Projects for both issues:
Crochet: Toys, blankets, decorations/homewares, baby gifts, women’s accessories
Knit: Baby garments & accessories, women’s accessories, decorations/homewares, toys, blankets
IMPORTANT: All projects must be worked on 3.5mm straight knitting needles or a 3mm crochet hook.
The deadline for submissions is 9am UK time on Thursday 17th January for issue 9 & 31st January for issue 10. If you have an idea which you think might work for either issues, please submit it by the Issue 9 deadline.
Knit Now - Summer 2019 (Jan 21)
See our website for themes and links to moodboards.
9am UK time on Monday 21st January.
We have recently reviewed our fee structure and can give the following examples of fees;
Hat in 3 sizes: £70-£100
Baby garment in 5 sizes: £120-£150
Adult garment in 9 sizes: £300-£400
The exact fee will depend on a number of factors including the complexity of the design.
4 months after publication, rights will revert to you and you will then be able to use the final tech-edited version of the pattern (including charts/schematics) as you wish. We arrange yarn support for all designers.
Your sample remains your property, but we will hold onto it for a while in case we get pattern queries, or for display at shows. We will return your sample to you at the same time as your publication rights.
Your submission should include a sketch and accompanying paragraph describing the item, a photograph or scan of your swatch and ideas for yarn choices. The submission should be presented in a PDF document, with your name and email address on every page. All information should be included in the submission document, including pictures. Please also tell us where we can find other examples of your work – a link to your Ravelry designer profile is ideal. You will be commissioned to write a full pattern (including any alternative sizes) and knit a sample. We will take care of photography.
IMPORTANT: Please create a separate PDF for each idea and name the file in the following format: YourName _PatternName_KNsummer19.pdf
Knit Now is a monthly newsstand title, widely available in supermarkets, newsagents and craft stores across the UK as well as select retailers worldwide. We also publish digitally. For an idea of our style, you can find all of our patterns listed on Ravelry here;
Crochet Now - July-Aug 2019 (Jan 25)
Today I’m looking for submissions for issues 43 (on sale 13th June), 44 (11th July) and 45 (8th August) of Crochet Now, and the deadline for finished projects will be 2nd April 2019.
I’m looking for a collection of patterns for all levels. Every issue we need to include all of the below items, with the majority of patterns aimed for the advanced beginner/intermediate crocheter. Advanced/complex patterns and beginner friendly are also considered. I want to see your submissions for:
-blankets and throws
-scarves, cowls and shawls
-garments (including poncho’s, cardigans, pullovers)
-children/baby items (clothes and accessories)
-cushions and other home decor
Anything using interesting or different stitches outside of standard crochet will definitely be welcomed! A vast part of the Crochet Now audience consider themselves to be intermediate crocheters so that is something to keep in mind.
Please ensure your submissions are with me by 9am UK time on 25th January 2019 for consideration. I aim to have responded to all emails by 1st February, successful or not.
CN43 - DAYTRIPPING
Who needs a trip abroad when the British Isles have so much to offer in the summer? This issue we’d love to see summery projects, from garment and wraps, to accessories and homewares fit for a holiday by the sea or staycation here in the UK. What about a pretty picnic blanket too? Bring colourful English flowers against a backdrop of beaches and sky, and don’t forget the 2019 Pantone colour of the year - Coral
CN44 - BUILDING BLOCKS
Combine blocks of colour in fun, fresh ways to create bright and beautiful makes. We’d love to see garments, blankets, accessories and homewares which respond to this brief. This issue will be on sale in July so think of summer makes and accessories.
This issue will also include a yarn kit - I am looking for alternative designs, so let me know if you want a design challenge
CN45 - RIVIERA
Summery crochet inspired by the French Riviera, picking up blues, white, and complementary shades. Use cotton to explore loose shapes and lightweight layers. Think beyond this to to scarves, shawls, bags, hats and other accessories. Toys and home makes are a must - summer themed, loosely riviera, is fine
Deadline: The deadline for submissions will be 9am UK time on 25th January 2019. We aim to acknowledge all designs when received and get back to you shortly after this deadline (within a week). Deadlines for finished samples and patterns will be agreed with the designer at the time of commission. We aim to be flexible and realistic with deadlines.
yarnpeople - Issue 3 | Cables (Jan 31)
Motif: Cables (both knit and crochet)
Theme: Collaboration | Cooperation
We are willing to consider a design from any season in knit and crochet (or both!).
1) Small: gloves, hats, socks, scarves, shawls
2) Medium: scarves, shawls, wraps
3) Large: garments and blankets
(Please note: if you are submitting a knit garment design, please consider submitting a smaller item as well.)
Submission Deadline: 31 Jan 2019
Decision by: Beginning of Feb 2019
Issue 3 will be published by the end of May 2019
Compensation/Support: Payment for accepted patterns is $50 and up, depending on size, complexity, and whether the design has been previously published. yarnpeople provides tech editing for both new and previously published patterns, and testing for new patterns. The designer is responsible for photography, charts, schematics, etc.
Rights: Rights belong to yarnpeople e-zine for the current issue (three months) and then revert to shared when the next issue is published.
Submission Requirements: Submit sketches, swatches, and/or photos of your design.
Send to: Fill out the submission form here.
Brief Description: yarnpeople is an e-zine focused on intentional inclusion, featuring designers with a diversity of identity, life experiences, skills, and geography. We are specifically looking to include designers and models we don’t often see in other media: DoC (Designers of Colour), designers from/living in places outside of the US and UK, male designers, gender-queer designers, etc. Unless otherwise noted, we always accept both knit and crochet patterns.
Knotions - Spring and Summer 2019 (Feb 1 and later dates)
May Issue - Launching April 27th. This is a transitional month so think things that are easy to put on and take off, or lighter weight so you can use it as a warming layer when you need it.
The May issue will be a flower issue! Here are a couple ideas but please don’t just think of these - I’d love to see what else you have in mind!
These next three are in the hottest part of the summer (northern hemisphere), so think tank tops, short sleeve tops and airy shawls or socks/footies made with lighter-weight yarns. Plant-based fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, soy or bamboo are great ideas for this season (either alone or blended with an animal fiber). Non-garments such as blankets, bags, wall decor and toys are always welcome!
June Issue - Launching May 18th. I’m looking for designs with a color blocking theme (think big swathes of color, dip-dyeing or intarsia…as opposed to stranded). This is a great way to tie Knotions designs to the current trend of dyeing!
July Issue - Launching June 29th.
August Issue - Launching July 27th. This is our annual tutorial issue so we want just a few small projects that include motifs in fun ways. Think diamonds on a shawl, squares on a bag or free-form on a tank top. These are just a few options and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
If you’re a US submitter
- You send your pattern to Knotions (just like before)
- You mail your FO to the photographer
- Due date is Feb 1st for the May issue - but we accept starting today so the sooner the better. And the due dates are every month thereafter.
- The photographer will have it for about 6 weeks and then MAIL IT BACK TO YOU
- Once you receive it, it’s yours to keep
If you’re a non-US submitter
- You send your pattern to Knotions by Feb 1st for the July Issue. (This is much earlier than it’s been in the past)
- We tech edit it (just like before), and once you approve it, it goes out to a sample knitter to make the item to be photographed.
- The photographer will have it for about 6 weeks and then MAIL IT BACK TO THE SAMPLE KNITTER
- You’ll still be responsible for the other things - pattern support and promotion are the 2 big things.
Addicted to Sock Knitting e-zine - Issue 17 (Mar 1)
I am accepting sock pattern submissions for Issue 17, due by March 1.
This is a global e-zine, so patterns for any season are accepted year-round.
Patterns must be submitted in pdf format with several magazine quality pictures included. Please contact me for an example of what I would like the pdf to look like. I would also like a separate doc of all links used in the pattern as I have to manually link all the links and it is much easier to copy and paste the link as well as one image of the sock from the pattern to use in advertising. You may include a link to your website or Ravelry shop within the pattern.
Fee: $50 per pattern when the issue has published.
Patterns remain the property of Addicted to Sock Knitting until the next issue comes out.
Contact me, Debra Garner, at email@example.com
Yurika New Pattern Sales Site (Ongoing)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com (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. Plus, you will have a new design ready to self publish.