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: 25 Nov 2018
Click on the Publication titles to open a summary of the submission call; the buttons link through to the Ravelry posts for full details.
Knotions - Spring and Summer 2019 (Dec 1 and later dates)
We have some openings in our March issue, launching February 23rd! Given the timing, this needs to be from US submitters only (sorry guys).
But, all the other months are available to everyone!
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!
US: Dec 1 for March Issue
Outside the US: Dec 1 for May Issue
Knitcrate - Winter 2019 (Dec 1)
Publish dates will include September, October & December 2019.
We are seeking four garment submissions for our annual Sweater MAL for 2019. This year, we ran this MAL (make-a-long) to much enthusiasm among our member base, and we wanted to make it a little grander and more exciting for next year’s subscribers and participants by releasing garment patterns alongside each month of the event.
There will be three garment releases, one each for the months of September, October & December 2019. We would like to feature one of these as knitted garments and two as crochet garments, if possible, but may go with two knitted garments and a single crochet garment if we feel the designs lean that way.
These garments should be for adults. Unisex designs are preferable, but women’s or men’s specific designs are welcome. (Please no children’s garments, baby garments, pet garments, teen’s garments, etc.)
Each of the garments will be created to go with the yarn we’re sending out in that month’s Artisan Crates. Each Artisan Crate has a specific theme that you will be sent in the form of a mood board. Because of the competitive nature of our business, we are not willing to reveal which yarns have been selected in this very public forum, or reveal our themes. Instead, we ask interested designers to add their emails to this submissions call list: Knitcrate Sweater MAL Call List
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Your Crochet & Knitting Magazine ~ Issue 8: Spring (Dec 4)
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…
Issue 8: Spring
You can find our mood board for the issue here:
This issue’s kit comprises 8 balls of 4-ply yarn plus yarn oddment:
1 each in coral, olive green, white, brown, rose pink, pale blue, flesh, stone and ruby red for yarn oddment - see the pinterest board for images of the shades.
Each ball of yarn is 66m.
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 4th December for issue 8.
We will aim to get back to you by the end of the following week and your yarn should be in the post to you ASAP.
The deadline for finished patterns and samples will be 29th January for issue 8.
Interweave Crochet ~ Fall 2019 (Dec 11)
For the Fall 2019 issue of Interweave Crochet, we are looking for stylish and beautiful designs to inspire cuddling up with crochet as the weather turns cold.
Each issue of Interweave Crochet offers a cohesive collection of designs organized around a theme. Consider the themes below as prompts; let them serve as a way to get thinking. For tips and specific requirements, please review the contributor and submission guidelines: https://www.interweave.com/interweave-crochet-magazine/.
Sara Dudek, Editor
Submission call with links to mood boards:
Deadline for submissions received: December 11, 2018
There are links to our Pinterest mood boards in the submission call pdf and also here:
Bring on Brights!:
Back to Crochet School:
Compensation: Interweave Crochet pays a flat rate for designs, with the option to participate in our Designer’s Choice Program (read: sell the pattern through our pattern store for royalties), and yarn is provided.
I Like Crochet ~ June 2019 (Dec 15)
I Like Crochet is looking for a variety of crochet patterns for our June 2019 issue! We’re looking for unique summer designs. Details below.
Articles: Photo Tutorial + project combination (One specific stitch + small project that goes with it)
Deadline: Proposals submission deadline is December 15, 2018. Pattern decisions will be made once all submissions have been received. Please allow several weeks for a response from the due date. Projects due in office March 1, 2019. Projects will be published May 1, 2019.
I Like Knitting ~ June 2019 (Dec 15)
I Like Knitting is looking for a variety of knitting patterns for our June 2019 issue! We’re looking for unique summer designs. Details below.
Articles: Photo Tutorial + project combination (One specific stitch + small project that goes with it)
Deadline: Proposals submission deadline is December 15th. Pattern decisions will be made once all submissions have been received. Please allow several weeks for a response from the due date. Projects due in office March 1, 2019 Projects will be published May 1, 2019.
Interweave Knits Gifts 2019 ~ Sept 2019 (Dec 19)
What makes the best handknitted gift? Is it color, fiber, texture, type? Surely, it depends upon the recipient. And because no two loved ones are the same, neither can their handmade gifts be. The 2019 issue of Interweave Knits Gifts aims to include all types of projects to suit a wide variety of receivers, as well as to accommodate the knitter’s timeline.
For this issue, we’re focusing on a range of hats that span difficulty levels, small knits that go along with another gift (DIY or purchased), little critters, and luxurious shawls and wraps that require more time and focus. We’re looking for gifts for everyone, so keep all ages, styles, and genders in mind as you plan your designs.
Remember, a Knits design is one that challenges, educates, and excites the knitter, but for which the pattern is efficient and practical. Each issue of Interweave Knits offers a cohesive collection of designs organized around a strong narrative thread. Consider the themes below as prompts; let them serve as a way to get thinking. But most of all, I want to see what you’re excited about.
Submissions due Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Samples and patterns due Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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 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.