Monday, December 31, 2007

Make It Mine Magazine

Deadline: Open/Ongoing

Make It Mine Magazine
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Waukesha, WI

Make It Mine features in-depth articles that breakdown a variety of techniques from embroidery, sewing, and painting to stamping, decoupage, computer, and polymer clay (and anything else that fits the bill).

Our mission is to inspire our readers to cut loose with their creativity, using basic craft skills and readily available materials. Every issue is full of projects with clear step-by-step instructions and friendly advice. To inspire our readers, we also include artist profiles and beautifully photographed galleries of embellished items.

Submission Guidelines (Truncated)

STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS Projects should begin with ready-made materials or be simple to construct. We love mixed media and use of materials and techniques in surprising ways. If your work is selected for publication, you will be contacted by an editor and asked to submit step-by-step instructions, a materials list, an introductory paragraph or two about what inspired the work, a bio and tips to help the reader complete the project. We will also give you instructions for sending your work to us for photographing in our studio. We buy all rights.

TECHNIQUE ARTICLES We are looking for technique articles that show our readers unique uses of materials and techniques or teach them the basics about a technique. How to submit: Send us a JPEG or TIFF image of your work and a description of the technique you want to write about. If your work is selected, an editor will get back to you with specific instructions. We buy all rights.

IDEA GALLERIES Our idea galleries inspire our readers to explore their creativity. They feature beautiful photographs of finished pieces with a 200-300 word description of how the piece was made, the techniques and materials used, along with a little something about the choice of materials. If your work is selected, you will receive a $25 stipend. We retain all rights to the photograph used in the magazine.

ARTIST PROFILES We are looking for profiles with some of the best craft designers and craft makers in the field. We want to know how the person got started, what inspires her/him, what techniques s/he uses and why, and the most important things s/he's learned about her/himself from crafting. The article should tell a story, giving a sense of the subject's personality and how that plays into the work. These articles generally run 1,500-2,000 words.

GENERAL: Send all electronic submissions to

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Kalmbach Publishing Co.
21027 Crossroads Circle
P.O. Box 1612
Waukesha, WI 53187-1612