Friday, October 04, 2013

Rug Beat Online Magazine Call for Submissions


Call for Submissions
Rug Beat Online Magazine

Stackpole Magazines
Mechanicsburg, PA

Rug Beat is a quarterly online magazine devoted to rug hooking, and is available by subscription for $9.95 per year through the Rug Hooking magazine website. Our goal is to provide information on current events and trends in rug hooking, to present the personalities in rug hooking, to provide an inside look into artists’ studios and homes, and to travel the globe in rug hooking circles. We accept human interest stories, group projects, artist profiles, and simlar stories. We are always excited to show video of rug hooking techniques and tours of places of interest to rug hookers.

We ask that any article you submit has not appeared in any other publication. If it has, please let us know where and when it appeared in print.


We invite you to submit articles for features. Please send us either a query letter with accompanying representative photographs, or the complete manuscript with photographs, video, diagrams, or other supporting materials. Features vary in length from 1000 words to 3000 words, depending on the topic. Feature articles should also include the following sidebar information (if appropriate):

Materials list
Reference resources
Tips and techniques
All information on rugs shown in photographs, including artist and photographer

General information:

Issues are planned three to twelve months in advance.

Be sure to mark all materials with your name and complete mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

We will acknowledge receipt of your materials, though we may not be able to determine right away if we can use it. Please be patient. Unsolicited articles are used on an as-needed basis, dependent on many factors, including space in each issue.

Photography requirements: web-use resolution, at least 72 dpi.

When your article is accepted, we will send a contract setting out specific requirements, asking for adjustments or additions if any are needed, and setting forth the payment (or ad exchange offer) for the article. Payment varies, depending on the length and complication of each article. All payments are made in U.S. currency upon publication.

Send submissions to:

Rug Beat Submissions
Attn. Candi Derr
5067 Ritter Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Submissions should include text of the article along with representative photographs and/or video.

Visit website for more information:

For questions contact Candi Derr, Editor via one of the following methods:

E-mail:, and put “Submission Query” in the subject line.

Phone: 717-796-0411, ext. 122.

Candi Derr, Editor
Rug Beat
5067 Ritter Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055