Sunday, November 16, 2008

Popknits Pattern Submissions

Deadline: (Ongoing)

Winter Issue – October 1 for Final Patterns
Spring Issue – January 1 for Final Patterns
Summer Issue – April 1 for Final Patterns


Stephanie J Pajonas
Editor and Owner, Popknits LLC
Pattern Submission Guidelines

Popknits specializes in vintage knitting made modern. Patterns should entice knitters to create something that they’ll wear often or will feel confident gifting to someone else. Timeless designs and vintage-inspired patterns are what we’re looking for. As such, preference is given to well-written patterns that include accurate fit measurements and adequate descriptions of how the item is vintage-inspired.

Knitting presents many fascinating opportunities for designers and knitters alike, and Popknits intends to explore them all. If you have a pattern you think is Popknits material, we should see it!

Deadlines for Future Issues
Popknits plans to feature 6 to 8 new patterns each issue. If you have an idea for a pattern and would like to run it by us ahead of time, we’d be more than willing to consider your proposal. Proposals will be responded to within 2 weeks.

All pattern submissions should contain at least 3 or 4 photos to illustrate the construction of the knit item. Images should be of the highest quality, well lit and touched up as necessary, and saved as high quality JPGs. If your pattern contains a cable feature or lace, be sure to give us a close up of the stitching!

At this time, Popknits is only able to pay US$50 to designers who are published on our site. Honorariums are paid through PayPal only.

All Popknits patterns are published under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0. Popknits prides itself on bringing knitting to the people and this license gives creative minds the most leeway to make knitting work for everyone.

It’s important to note two things:

The license explicitly forbids using the pattern for commercial use unless otherwise stated by the author of the pattern.
The license encourages derivative works ONLY IF the derivative work is attributed to the author and licensed under the exact same license.
If you do not wish your pattern to be published in this manner, please do not submit your pattern to Popknits.

Submissions Pack
If you have decided to submit your pattern to Popknits, you should download the Popknits submission pack containing a template for submitting your pattern and a copyright declaration stating that you’ll abide by our copyright conditions and that the pattern you’re submitting is original.

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