Saturday, April 26, 2008

Black Purl Magazine

Deadline: Unspecified

Black Purl Magazine

Pattern and Article Submission

Black Purl Magazine is accepting article, instructional, and pattern submissions. Here is your opportunity to express yourself creatively, help and inspire other crafters, and honor your craft through your writing.

We're looking for pieces that will inspire others to take action -- either within their community or by simply encouraging readers to feed their souls through craft. Submissions may be edited for clarity and/or length.

Download the 2007-2008 Editorial Calendar [pdf]

Next Issue: Summer/July
Theme: Socially Responsible Crafting– Crafting as a reflection of concern for the environment and the world’s populations.


Themes are general guidelines only. Feel free to submit pieces (articles, essays, designs) that are theme-related and those that are more general. If you are submitting a theme-related piece, we encourage you to use your imagination in their interpretation. Just let us know if you need more guidance. We'll be glad to help.

Please email your 750-950 word feature articles or 200-400 word essays to

Black Purl Magazine retains no rights to your work -- it's yours. However, if your submission is accepted, the same submission should not be printed in any other craft magazine or website at that time (i.e., during the period of time that the current issue of Black Purl Magazine is online).

Your original patterns using any needlecraft technique or combination of techniques are welcome on an ongoing basis.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering designer stipends of $25-$50 for published designs (amount to be determined by editor). Designers can submit either a proposal or the completed pattern.

Designers will be notified within a week of submission if the design has been accepted for publication. If accepted, the designers will be forwarded specific guidelines on pattern-writing, photographs, etc. Designers retain all rights to their work. Payments are made 30 days after publication via Paypal.

Our goal at Black Purl is to be more than a pattern magazine. We'd like to include regular columns of interest to our readers and would love your input. We're open to suggestions, so please send us your column ideas.

Visit website for complete details:

L’Tanya Durante
Black Purl Magazine
5721 Kemmont Drive
Durham, NC 27713
p: (919) 544-7474