Friday, October 04, 2013

Rug Hooking Magazine Call for Submissions


Call for Submissions
Rug Hooking Magazine

Mechanicsburg, PA

Rug Hooking magazine is published 5 times per year, and is available in some book and craft stores, and by subscription. Our goal is to provide high quality articles and photographs about the art and craft of rug hooking, and how-to articles on techniques and projects. Rug Hooking readers are passionate about rug hooking, and they value informative articles about the craft and the people involved in the field. They also enjoy the high quality projects that they find in our magazine.

If you are not familiar with RHM and the types of articles we publish, we suggest that you read a few issues to get a sense of the magazine. 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.


Feature articles: We invite you to submit articles for features. Please send us the complete manuscript with accompanying photographs, diagrams, or other supporting materials. Features vary in length from 1800 words to 3200 words, depending on the topic. Features require three to twelve photographs (or visuals). 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, per the standard RHM caption

Departments: RHM has several regular departments, focusing on techniques, projects, and people. Review back issues to decide which department might best accommodate your article, and pay attention to how the article is structured. We invite submissions of project plans for step-by-step and how-to articles. These projects should display expertise in techniques and design, and be of high quality so that other hookers will be enticed to complete them for themselves or for gifts.

General information:

Issues are planned six 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: high resolution, at least 300 dpi, large files. Do not edit the photographs yourself; our art department will edit, crop, and adjust as needed for the magazine.

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 Hooking Submissions
Rug Hooking Magazine
5067 Ritter Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Submissions should include text of the article along with representative photographs.

Visit website for more information:

For questions contact Debra Smith, Editor via one of the following:

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

Phone: 717-796-0411, ext. 159.

Debra Smith, Editor
Rug Hooking Magazine
5067 Ritter Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055