Friday, August 02, 2013

Knitty Magazine Call for Contributors

Multiple Deadlines: (EMAIL)

September 1, 2013
December 1, 2013
March 1, 2014

Call for Contributors
Knitty Magazine

Issues: December 2013, March 2014 & June 2014

Knitty Submission Guidelines (truncated)

We'd love more than anything to be surprised by something you've created that we've never even thought of. Don't forget: we're the online knitting magazine with a sense of humor, and we love patterns that create joy, whether they're weird, strange, fun or all three.

We don't do novelty yarn, and we rarely publish children's garments or accessories, unless they're exceptionally clever or unique. For the best chance of being published, submit your designs for men's or women's sweaters.

Remember, as you design for Knitty, ask yourself this: what makes your design unique? Tell us about it when you write your e-mail to us. Bullet points are fine. Be clear and succinct.

Submissions must be new -- not previously shown in any form [even just a picture] in another mag or on any website, including Flickr or Ravelry. Once your work is published in Knitty, you may include a picture on your website with a link to the Knitty website. After the issue has been archived [3 months later], you may do whatever you wish with your work, including self publishing or submitting it to other publications. The copyright for your work always remains with you.

We cannot accept submissions of crocheted items. Knitted items with a small amount of crochet, such as edging or necklines, are most welcome.

The honorarium ranges from $75-100 per published submission. Payment will be by Paypal and contributors can expect payment by the time the issue's surprise goes live -- midway between your issue and the next.

In addition to the honorarium, we offer you a highly visible, professional place to show your work to a large, well-connected audience, plus a link back to the website of your choice.

Once the submission deadline has passed and all potential designs are in hand, we begin the selection process. We endeavor to let every designer know if they will be included in the next issue as soon as possible.

Upcoming Schedule:

Issue: Winter 2013
Theme: Cold-weather garments + accessories, quick last-minute gift knits
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Issue Live: December 2013

Issue: Spring+Summer 2014
Theme: Warm-to-hot-weather garments + accessories
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Issue Live: March 2014

Issue: First Fall + Holiday Headstart 2014
Theme: Transitional cool-weather layers + things to knit early for holiday mohair or angora!
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Issue Live: June 2014

Patterns should be sized from XS to 3X for women and S to 2X for men. All designs published in Knitty must follow the CYC sizing standards.

Complete Guidelines available on website: