Getting your design into a magazine is not Impossible - so GO FOR IT and make a submission this month.
While there aren't any new submission calls since my last post, there are a lot coming up. Good luck to everyone!
Submission Calls: 17 August 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.
Wool Studio ~ Stripes, Shapes, and Color (22 Aug)
Wool Studio: For the Vol VI: Spring 2019 issue of Wool Studio, we are looking for innovative and simple ways to play with stripes, shapes, and color. For this fresh and slightly whimsical collection of spring knits, we want to see a cerebral use of geometry applied through textures, multi-directional knitting, short-rows, chevrons, and slipstitch motifs. Create modern and unexpected silhouettes for the woman looking for elegant and fun wardrobe staples. We’re looking for women’s sweaters, cardigans, coatigans, hats, shawls, shlankets, and fingerless mitts.
Deadline: Aug 22
Crochet Now! (27 Aug)
Crochet Now! is looking for submissions for issues 37 (on sale 17th January 2019), 38 (14th February) and 39 (14th March) - Winter leading into Spring, including some seasonal makes (Mother’s Day and Easter).
Deadline: 9am UK time on 27th August 2018
Interweave Crochet ~ Summer Themes (28 Aug)
For the Summer 2019 issue of Interweave Crochet, we are looking for stylish and beautiful designs to inspire summer stitching.
- Flower Child
- Vintage Stripes
- Pretty in Plum
- Natural Dyes
Deadline: Aug 28
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 (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.
I 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.