Getting your design into a magazine is not Impossible - so GO FOR IT and make a submission this month. Good luck to everyone!
Current Submission Calls
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Crochet Now Nov 2019-Jan 2020 (10 July)
Today, I’m looking for submissions for issues 49 (November 2019), 50 (December 2019) and 51 (January 2020) of Crochet Now, and the deadline for finished projects will be 16th September 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:
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 on 10th July 2019 for consideration. I aim to have responded to all emails by 26th July, successful or not.
CN49 SHINE OUT IN WINTER
Keep away the winter blues with BRIGHT pops of happy colours in traditional winter pieces and settings. Happy oranges and complementary blues keep this colour palette seasonal (no Autumn/Fall please) with a touch of purple night sky and pleasing yellows lifting the spirit! Snuggly garments and accessories, cool home makes, and inspired toys are a must! Mental health and crochet as healing should be considered too.
CN50 WINTER ESSENTIALS
We all need some classics to see us through the winter. Cosy layering pieces are the order of the day here, with textured details in a range of winter yarns. Concentrate on texture and design detail to create classic pieces for you, your family, and your home, using muted colours lifted by pops of colour.
CN51 MUSIC IN STITCHES
Feel inspired by romantic lyrics, beautiful prose, and the music of crochet stitches that flow beautifully into each other in your designs. Submit a design that’s inspired by your favourite song, be it modern or classical, but express the beauty and emotion of how music makes you feel in feminine accessories, flattering garments, and inspirational home makes. Whimsical projects and toys are encouraged too!
Deadline: The deadline for submissions will be 9am UK time on 10th July 2019. We aim to acknowledge all designs when received and get back to you shortly after this deadline (within a week).
Knit Picks Spring 2020 (22 July)
A curated collection of wardrobe staples in cotton! These projects will feature easy to intermediate knits with touches of texture and small portions of open lace for extra interest and lightweight breathability. Each piece should transition beautifully from office to backyard barbecue without missing a beat.
We are looking for 10-16 knit patterns for this collection, to be released in spring 2020. Please see our moodboard for intended color palette and inspirational images. For this collection, we are looking for knit projects.
July 22, 2019
Nomadic Knits Issue 7: Michigan (1 August)
Call for Submissions: Nomadic Knits, Issue 7: Michigan
Submission Themes: cozy evenings by the fireplace, adventures on the lake, exploring the great outdoors during the day and then curling up with a cocktail and knitting in the evenings…
Lace, cables, intarsia 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 mohair lace to bulky, in a variety of bases, and are accepting submissions throughout that range.
Deadline: August 1, 2019, any time, any time zone. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for future issues.
Knotions - STEM Inspired Issue (1 Sept)
We’re doing an issue inspired by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)! Patterns for any item inspired by facts/concepts/etc. from any of the STEM fields will be considered! There are at least 4 reasons for it:
- Knitting and Crochet are actually two ways to show the beauty of STEM, and we want to celebrate and promote that!
- Women are under-represented in STEM and I want to do my part to change that. While there are also male designers (talented and prolific ones at that), this is a highly female profession. Even if the entire issue isn’t designed by females, every person has young women in their life and it’s good to keep pushing this to the forefront.
- (Personal, but still worth mentioning) My degrees are in Math and Computer Science and I’ve come to realize how TRULY LUCKY I was to have some fabulous people influencing me at an early age (and not caring if I was a boy or a girl). This goes from my parents, to many family members with a definite special mention to my Uncle Angelo (I never realized just how lucky I was).
- How cool is it that our motto is craft smarter?
And now that my bit of personal history is behind us, back to business.
We came across a BUNCH of articles that applied, so here are a few:
Remember, we do all photography ourselves! This means a simpler submission process for you and a more consistent look for our readers - a Win Win (we hope!).
We’re VERY excited about this and can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
- You send your pattern to Knotions by September 1st. Please include in your romance copy (at the beginning of the pattern), what makes it STEM.
- We decide if it fits in the STEM issue or not. If not, it might fit into another issue but we’ll ask for your permission first.
- We tech edit it, and once you approve it, that’s the pattern that will be run.
- You mail your FO to the photographer by December 1st.
- The photographer will have it for about 6-10 weeks and then MAIL IT BACK TO YOU.
- Once you receive it, it’s yours to keep.
- The pattern goes out to a sample knitter to make the item to be photographed.
- The photographer will have it for about 6-10 weeks and then MAIL IT BACK TO THE SAMPLE KNITTER.
Deadline: There are NO PROPOSALS for this issue. That means that we will not make any decisions until after the September 1st deadline. There are lots of details above.
Knitty Winter 2019 (15 Sept)
Submission Themes: Winter is prime knitting season, where you can comfortably knit anywhere (and probably want to, for the extra warmth on your lap), and wear most everything you’ve knit. So we want to give our readers lots of lush coziness to enjoy. We want sweaters, big sweaters. Cardigans or pullovers, and vests too. We want lots of texture. We want the warmest fibers including wool, silk, mohair, alpaca, etc. Accessories are welcomeas well, especially quick-to-knit holiday gifts. Think unconventional when it comes to accessories…a tube of one stitch pattern makes a cowl, but what would make that cowl really unique?
What we love most is innovation: what twist can you bring to your design that will catch the eye of our readers? Be creative.
Deadline: Sept 15, 2019
Stitch & Hustle - Fiber Arts Blog (Ongoing)
Submission Themes: Adult garments and accessories. Think Shawls, Hats, Tops.
Deadline: ONGOING 2019 - or until spaces are filled
Right now I have 4 spaces open for the rest of this year and 6 spaces open for 2020)
Compensation/Support: Payment Ranges from $25 to $250 per design depending on complexity of design and other variables plus % of all sales of paid pattern version. Rate is agreed upon before design moves forward from submission.
Yarn support is provided for all designs as it is requested you work with a yarn dyer or brand the blog supports and is in line with our platform.
Knotions e-zine - (Ongoing)
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 April 1st for the July 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 April 1st for the September 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.
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.