Your submissions that is...
Ya' know, for 2012?
Did you know you've (almost) already missed the deadline for the Spring issues?!
You know how big I am on submitting to magazines!
It's so exciting to see your creations in print and thanks to the internet, sooo easy.
I've rounded up the info for Stringing Magazine today and if one of your goals is to get published, well, you better get on it!
It's gonna be an earthy issue, here's the guidelines. (NOTE: You've missed the e-mail deadline, but if you get movin' you could have something on its way to Colorado by Dec. 19):
We’re looking for 3 projects for each of the four mixed-media topics mentioned above: resin, metal stamping, polymer clay, and filigree wrapping. These should be simple projects that show beginners what they can do once they know how to do those four techniques. If you’d like to send photos of your relevant jewelry for us to evaluate, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5, 2011. All physical submissions are due to our office December 19, 2011. Find our address at the end of this email.
For the rest of our projects, we’re looking for jewelry that would fit in the following three categories:
- Jewelry made with fiber
- Jewelry made with turquoise (stone) beads
- Jewelry made with wood and/or nut beads
If you’d like to send photos of your jewelry for us to evaluate, please email them to email@example.com by December 5, 2011. All physical submissions are due to our office December 19, 2011. Find our address at the end of this email.
3. Silk Cord
Bead Buyers Guide—We will showcase our favorite products from the following 9 categories: clasps, glass beads, ceramic beads, metal beads, natural beads, plastic beads, chain, tools, and unique findings (such as connectors or bails). This buyer’s guide will be published in lieu of our usual Bead Beat and Beads to Buy product sections.
We’re looking for jewelry that would fit in the following five categories:
- Jewelry with multiple strands
- Jewelry that uses a clasp as a focal
- Jewelry featuring oversized beads
- Jewelry featuring silk cord
- Jewelry in earth tones
What you can do:
If you’d like to send photos of your jewelry for us to evaluate, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 16, 2012. All physical submissions are due to our office March 1, 2012. Find our address at the end of this email.
I was a little stumped by this one. I'm not sure if they are still accepting submissions for Stringing or if Bead Star will be published in lieu of Stringing....hhmmm, might want to contact the editor as the deadline gets closer.
The top winners of our annual Bead Star contest will be published in this issue.
What you can do:
Enter the contest! For complete rules, visit www.beadstar.com in January 2012.
We’re looking for jewelry that would fit in the following four categories:
- Jewelry made with fire-polished beads
- Choker-style necklaces
- Jewelry with a lacy look
- Jewelry with a geometric motif
Okay, I'll leave with some last bits of info:
First of all, this is just for Stringing Magazine which only accepts submissions using basic jewelry making techniques. I'm planning on doing a Beadwork post next week for my seed bead buddies.
Secondly, you need to go here to read the details and fine print, and also if you'd like my super-detailed post on magazine submissions, you can go here.
I've included everything I think about when I'm getting ready to submit to a magazine.
Feel free to print any of this info out, along with the dates if it helps you get motivated!
Have a great weekend and I hope you get a chance to work on some new designs and who knows maybe next year those designs will show up in print!