Threads Author Guidelines
Threads is a bimonthly, how-to magazine celebrating garment sewing, design, embellishment, and machine and hand embroidery. We're always looking for new authors to help us bring fresh, exciting ideas, techniques, and information to our readers. We work with many first-time authors.
We're interested in articles about construction and embellishment techniques, materials, tools, and design. In particular, we're interested in articles on dressmaking, tailoring, patternmaking and alteration, fabrics, fitting, and embellishment. We're also looking for related articles on making interesting closures and buttons, and making unusual fabrics, as well as on intriguing ways of finishing edges and hems.
Our emphasis is on teaching techniques, developing skills, understanding finishing details, and providing ample inspiration to help readers begin to create their own uses for this information. We focus on providing the basic information readers need in order to sew successfully.
We are a reader-written magazine (we don't use freelance writers) that looks at techniques and processes from the viewpoint of the curious, practical craftsperson who wants to know how and why things work. Our goal is to give home sewers the knowledge they need to create professional-looking garments and projects and have fun in the process.
If you would like to write an article for Threads, start by sending us a proposal. Here's what to include: a brief one- or two-paragraph summary of the article you have in mind; an outline of the ideas and points you'll cover; sample photographs of work illustrating the topic (quick snapshots are fine) or supporting fabric swatches if you have them. The idea is to give us an overview of what you're proposing with enough details and supporting information to help us carefully consider your proposal.
We would be happy to discuss article ideas with you. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 800-309-9262 (from outside the United States, call 203-426-8171). If you are ready to submit a proposal, you may send it via postal mail to the following address:
The Taunton Press
63 South Main St.
Newtown, CT 06470-5506
You may also email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org