Submissions

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

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


International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene

Submission Date Extended!

Now Accepting Submissions until June 8, 2012

We are currently seeking submissions for International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, the annual issue from Quilting Arts Magazine and Quilts, Inc. This issue captures the best of the contemporary quilt world. It’s packed with fresh ideas for today’s quilter, including feature articles and projects, interviews, tips, and more, as well as galleries of the world-class quilts from International Quilt Festival.

Please note: This magazine celebrates the traditional—but with a lively, contemporary spin. We are looking for articles geared toward both the traditional and intermediate/advanced quilter.

We encourage all submissions; however, we are specifically looking for:

1.  Quilted Projects and Patterns—Everything from hip home-dec quilted pillows and totes to bed-size quilts, baby quilts, and table toppers.

2.  Quilting Techniques and Tips—We are particularly interested in articles on quilt design, tips for machine quilting, easy ways of binding and finishing, sewing and machine tips for a new quilter, explanation on needles, threads for specific uses, etc.

How to submit

We are accepting submissions for International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene through Friday, June 8, 2012. Don’t delay, submit today!

Submissions via email

·     Send a brief description of the project you propose to submissions@quiltingarts.com. In the subject line, write QUILT SCENE.

·     Be sure to include your name, address, website, and phone number, and list your credentials (such as teaching or previous writing experience).

·     Please include up to three low-resolution jpeg photographs of the project with your email. One email and three attached low-res jpegs only (per project or article idea), 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 a few weeks following the submission deadline via email whether we have accepted your query. No phone calls or emails, please.

The deadline for submission to International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene is June 8, 2012.


Quilting Arts Magazine

If you have a technique, project, or body of work to share, Quilting Arts Magazine would like to hear from you! We are looking for the latest, most creative and/or unusual techniques and applications. We are interested in articles concerning contemporary art quilting, landscape quilting, journal quilting, free-motion stitching, hand embroidery, quilted home décor, textile sketchbook keeping, designing a quilt studio, fabric painting and dyeing, innovative piecing techniques, beading, wearable arts, embellished quilting, mixed media, and surface design.

How to submit

For technique, process, or project articles, quilts for our Spotlight section, or if you would like to be a profiled artist and want to show us your artwork, we strongly encourage you to submit your queries via email to submissions@quiltingarts.com. See email submission directions below.

Submissions via email

Send a brief description of the article you propose, including possible length and sidebar suggestions, to submissions@quiltingarts.com.

Be sure to include your name, address, website, and phone number and list your credentials (such as teaching or previous writing experience).

Please include photographs of the art or process (up to three low-resolution jpegs) with your email. One email and 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.

Submissions via mail

If you prefer, you may also send in queries via regular mail and include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned. Succinctly describe your story idea or technique and include prints of artwork or samples (these are just to give us an idea and do not need to be professionally shot). Please do not send original artwork at this point in the process.

To mail your query, send it to:

Quilting Arts Magazine
ATTN: Quilting Arts Submissions
490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15
Sudbury, MA 01776


Quilting Arts Gifts 2012/2013

·     Send a brief description of the article you propose, including possible length and sidebar suggestions, to submissions@quiltingarts.com.

·     Be sure to include your name, address, website, and phone number and list your credentials (such as teaching or previous writing experience).

·     Please include photographs of the art or process (up to three low-resolution jpegs) with your email. One email and 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.

Quilting Arts Gifts is our annual holiday-themed special issue, packed with beautiful projects from today's art quilters and fiber art enthusiasts. This issue features projects that celebrate the holiday season and inspire gift giving of every kind. Projects can range from embellished pillows to wearable art, and everything in between. We encourage submissions that celebrate all faiths and traditions.

Submissions for Quilting Arts Gifts are now closed, but feel free to submit your ideas to our other magazines.



quilting arts in stitches eMagazine

Quilting Arts in Stitches is an eMagazine that focuses on both machine and hand stitching techniques. We are currently looking for submissions that are related to stitch. Do you have a special hand stitch or technique that you have been dying to share? Or maybe your innovative machine stitching project is ready for its debut. We would love to see what you have come up with!

How to submit

For technique, process, or project articles, quilts for our Spotlight section, or if you would like to be a profiled artist and want to show us your artwork, we strongly encourage you to submit your queries via email to submissions@quiltingarts.com. See email submission directions below.

Submissions via email

·     Send a brief description of the article you propose, including possible length and sidebar suggestions, to submissions@quiltingarts.com.

·     Be sure to include your name, address, website, and phone number and list your credentials (such as teaching or previous writing experience).

·     Please include photographs of the art or process (up to three low-resolution jpegs) with your email. One email and 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.

Submissions via mail

If you prefer, you may also send in queries via regular mail and include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned. Succinctly describe your story idea or technique and include prints of artwork or samples (these are just to give us an idea and do not need to be professionally shot). Please do not send original artwork at this point in the process.

To mail your query, send it to:

Quilting Arts Magazine
ATTN: Quilting Arts Submissions
490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15
Sudbury, MA 01776



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 Interweave Press LLC as a potential copyright violation, please provide written consent by the party which may have standing with regard to the copyright issue.


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.

Submissions via mail

If you prefer, you may send in queries via regular mail. Include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned. Succinctly describe your story idea or technique and include photos of your artwork (these are just to give us an idea and do not need to be professionally shot). Please do not send original artwork at this point in the process.

To mail your query, send it to:

Cloth Paper Scissors
ATTN: CPS Submissions
490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15
Sudbury, MA 01776


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.

Submissions via mail

If you prefer, you may send queries via regular mail. In one or two paragraphs, describe your project idea and include a project sketch or photo plus fabric swatches. Include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned. Please do not send original projects at this point in the process. If you would like to know that your submission has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with each submission.

Mail your query to:

Interweave Stitch
ATTN: Submissions

490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15

Sudbury, MA 01776

Copyright issues

No submissions that may violate copyright laws will be accepted. If your artwork could be perceived by Interweave Press LLC 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!