Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cloth Paper Scissors

Deadline: Unspecified

Cloth Paper Scissors

Visit the website for complete submission guidelines: quilting

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.

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

To submit a piece on spec, send your art to:

Cloth Paper Scissors
Attn: Submissions
23 Gleasondale Road
P.O. Box 685
Stow, MA 01775

The entire submission, including up to three pieces of artwork and its packaging can weigh no more than 5 lbs. and the package may be no larger than 12" x 12" x 14".

The Workshop
We are now soliciting ideas for The Workshop feature in our magazine. The Workshop explores a technique or a product in a variety ways. In the past, we've run workshops on gesso, block printing, coloring and altering papers, nappy liners, etc. Please take a look at previous Workshop articles to get an idea of what we're looking for.

If you have an idea for a workshop article, send a description of the technique or product, and an outline for the article to

If you have photographs of the product or techniques in process, you may send up to three low-resolution jpegs along with your email. One email and three attached low-res jpegs, only please.

Feature Articles
For technique, process, or project articles, or if you would like to suggest an artist for profile, you may now submit your queries via email to:

Send us a brief description of the article you propose, including possible length and sidebar suggestions. If you have photographs of the art or process, you may send up to three low-resolution jpegs along 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. If you prefer, you may also send in queries via regular mail. Just use the address provided above and include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned.

We are looking for writers who are artists themselves, with intimate knowledge of the subjects they wish to write about. We want sparkling, grammatically correct—even humorous—prose, of course, but what's most important is that you are an expert in your subject. Please note that regular features, including Artist Profiles, Product Reviews, Book Reviews, and Reader Challenges are all written by our in-house staff.

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 and mixed-media artists. Shorter pieces focus on photos of projects with a brief explanation of how the work was done.

We are actively seeking queries on the following topics for publication:

Collage and mixed-media artists to feature in our Artist Profiles
(Please note: All profiles are written by staff members.)
Collage techniques Mixed-media jewelry
Unusual photo applications
Quilts made with mixed media
Altered books
Creative journaling
Assemblage Image and text transfer techniques
Working with found objects
Embossing on fabric or paper
Sewing with paper and fabric
Unique painting and dyeing methods
Techniques for usable objects
Unusual stamping techniques
Book arts: fabric, mixed-media
Working with vintage materials
Mail art
Punching and cutting techniques
Art dolls
Burning and distressing techniques
Unusual bead applications
Inspiration and creative process