Submission Guidelines

So, you want to write for us? We'd love to hear from you!

Below you will find submission guidelines for Quilting Arts, Quilting Arts Holiday, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, and Modern Patchwork, as well as Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, and Stitch. If you're not sure which magazine to submit to, don't worry. We consider all submissions for the best possible placement.


Quilting Arts Magazine

At Quilting Arts, we celebrate contemporary art quilting, surface design, mixed media, fiber art trends, and more. We are always looking for new techniques, innovative processes, and unique approaches to the art of quilting. We'd love to hear from you!

What are we looking for?

  • Beautiful and inspiring contemporary quilts and exhibits.
  • Sketchbook-inspired quilts for our Off The Page series.
  • Artists with inspiring portfolios of work to be featured in our In The Spotlight, Artist Profile, and Q&A articles. Show us your work and tell us your story.
  • Unique techniques, new ways to use existing tools and supplies, and ideas we've never featured before.

If you are teaching, blogging about, or exhibiting your art quilts, you probably have great ideas to share!

How to submit

1. Write a brief description of your idea and email it to submissions@quiltingarts.com. Your submission should give us an overview of what you propose to write with enough detail and supporting information for us to carefully consider your idea.

2. Attach up to three low-resolution photos of your art or process to your email, and don't forget to include your full name, website, and contact information.

Note: We work far ahead in the year and sometimes can't fit a piece into the magazine right away. Our editorial review process can take up to 12 weeks, but in many cases, we will respond to you much sooner. No phone calls or follow-up emails, please.

In addition ...

  • Artist profiles, media and product reviews, and reader challenges are written by our staff.
  • We do all our photography in-house. If accepted, your work must be available to be shipped to our offices.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Modern Patchwork Spring 2015

At Modern Patchwork® we celebrate the modern quilt movement in all its glory.

We're seeking fresh and stylish items with a modern-day appeal that are made in the latest fabrics. If you have a contemporary patchwork project of your own, original design that you'd like to have published, we'd love to see it!

Modern Patchwork is a special issue packed with projects for today's quilters and sewists featuring patchwork projects galore. The contemporary and fresh aesthetic of these projects pays tribute to the modern revival of patchwork, integrating traditional and innovative techniques to create items that are tasteful and unique.

Thank you for your interest. Submissions for Modern Patchwork Spring 2015 are now closed.

 


 

International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene 2014/2015

International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene is our annual issue of fresh ideas for today's quilter including patterns and projects, galleries of beautiful quilts from the International Quilt Festival in Houston, interviews, tips, and more.

Thank you for your interest. Submissions are now closed.

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Quilting Arts Gifts 2014/2015

Thank you for your interest. Submissions for Gifts 2014/15 are now closed.

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Cloth Paper Scissors

If you have a technique, project, or body of work to share, Cloth Paper Scissors would like to know about it. We want to show other artists-from beginners to the advanced-the latest, edgiest, most unusual collage and mixed-media techniques and applications.

Cloth Paper Scissors is most interested in publishing previously unpublished articles that cover unique collage and mixed-media techniques geared to beginner, intermediate, or advanced artists. Feature articles may explore motifs and methods that will inspire and inform collage, fiber, and mixed-media artists. We are interested in articles focusing on fabric and paper collage techniques; paint and dye applications; handmade books; creative sketchbook keeping; art journaling; altered books techniques; ways of working with polymer clay; stitching on paper, fabric, and other media; crafting as a business and way of life; embossing techniques; digital imagery for collage; working with found objects; crafting "green"; and stories about creating inspired studios for mixed-media artists.

How to submit

If you have 1-3 pieces of art in a series to share with us, you may send the art directly to our offices. This kind of submission is appropriate for technique-oriented articles, our Featured Letter, "I Made This," and Artist-to-Artist, as well as other departments that focus on 1-3 pieces of art.

Submissions via email

  • Send a description of the technique or article you propose, and an outline for the article to submissions@clothpaperscissors.com.
  • Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number in the email.
  • Please include photographs of the art or process (up to three low-resolution jpegs with your email). One email and up to three attached low-res jpegs, only please. If we are interested in your query, we may ask for more photos, or higher resolution jpegs to be sent, but we do all our magazine photography in-house.
  • You will receive an auto-reply immediately, acknowledging that your email has been received. We will let you know within 12 weeks via email whether we have accepted your query. No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note: Artist Profiles, Book Reviews, Product Reviews, and Reader Challenges are written by our in-house staff.


 

Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS

We are particularly interested in seeing how you make the most of your space; any craft-related collections you have (such as antique sewing boxes, Bakelite buttons, vintage knitting needles, etc.); storage tips (especially "green" ones); studio makeovers; how you incorporate teaching or selling your art in your studio; unusual or unconventional storage ideas; and unusual or unconventional wall and window treatments (like walls covered with collaged fabric or paper parasols as window shades).

If you have anything studio-related to share, please follow our email submissions protocol and send up to three low-resolution jpegs of your studio, with STUDIOS in the subject line and a brief description, to submissions@clothpaperscissors.com.

copyright issues
No submissions which may violate copyright laws will be accepted. If your artwork could be perceived by F&W Media, Inc. as a potential copyright violation, please provide written consent by the party which may have standing with regard to the copyright issue.

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Stitch

Stitch is a special issue sewing magazine all about creating with fabric and thread.Yes, it's sewing but oh so much more. It's loaded with clever projects and modern designs for your wardrobe and home, inspiring designer profiles, plus hot trends, news, and inspiration from the global community of sewing. Whether you're just learning to sew or have been sewing forever, Stitch will inspire you to make beautiful things that showcase your unique point of view.

Original sewing projects

If you have a project to share, Stitch would love to see it! We are looking for contemporary and innovative sewing projects, from wearables for men, women, and children to home décor and gifts that fit our project themes each issue. We want design-driven projects for stitchers of all skill levels. All projects submitted to us must be original, unpublished work.

Continue to check our website, where our project themes for each upcoming issue will be posted along with submission deadlines.

Note: Designers of all accepted clothing projects must include a full-size, nested sewing pattern with graded sizes.

Submissions via email

  • Send a brief description of the project idea explaining the basic construction and key elements to stitchsubmissions@interweave.com. Include digital images (jpeg or pdf) of a project sketch or photo and the fabric samples you propose.
  • Be sure to include your name, address, website, and phone number, and list your credentials (such as previous project design and/or writing experience).

You will immediately receive an auto-reply acknowledging that your e-mail has been received. We will let you know within eight weeks via e-mail whether we have accepted your query. No phone calls or follow-up e-mails, please.

Copyright issues

No submissions that may violate copyright laws will be accepted. If your artwork could be perceived by F&W Media, Inc. as a potential copyright violation, please provide written consent by the party that may have standing with regard to the copyright issue.

Feature article submissions

We accept queries for feature articles on timely topics related to sewing, design, and textiles. To submit a feature proposal, send a detailed outline of your proposal and any related images, websites, or resources illustrating the topic as well as a few writing samples. The query should give us an overview of what you're proposing with enough details and supporting information for us to carefully consider your idea. Feature articles are 1,000 to 1,500 words.

Send e-mail queries to stitchsubmissions@interweave.com

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you!