Design Submission- Knitting: 21st October 2019 deadline, Submission requirement, Payment details explained, Knit Now design submission call for early 2020 magazine issues

Knit Now makes a design submission call for early 2020 issues of its magazine and the submission deadline is 21st October 2019.

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DESIGN FOR US: Knit Now Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Early 2020 issues

We’ve just put up a call for submissions on our website here.

We’d love to see your design ideas for the February-April issues of Knit Now.

We’re focussing on stylish separates, versatile wardrobe essentials and interesting textures for this season. Remember we’re always looking for quick knits, baby items and homewares as well as adult garments.

Deadline: 21st October

I can’t wait to see your submissions!

Kate x

What I’m looking for…

Each issue will include;

  • 5 or 6 accessories. Quick knits and one-ball makes such as hats, scarves, mitts, bags etc. Each issue includes at least 1 shawl & 1 pair of socks.
  • 2 or 3 garments. Generally pitched at an intermediate skill level, we tend to print patterns which are primarily wearable and stylish. All garments must be sized up to at least a 5X.
  • 1 or 2 babies’ and children’s knits and 1 or 2 toys. We have a preference for contemporary, gender-neutral designs but we’re open to more traditional patterns too.
  • 1 or 2 Home knits. Beautiful, useful, sometimes unexpected things. Cushions, gadget cases and tea cosies are welcome but we draw the line at egg cosies!

In each issue, about half of the patterns should respond directly to that issue’s theme; the remainder can simply be beautiful, inspiring, seasonally-appropriate knits.

Submission requirements

Your submission should include a sketch and accompanying paragraph describing the item, a photograph or scan of your swatch and ideas for yarn choices. The submission should be presented in a PDF document, with your name and email address on every page. All information should be included in the submission document, including pictures. Please also tell us where we can find other examples of your work – a link to your Ravelry designer profile is ideal. You will be commissioned to write a full pattern (including any alternative sizes) and knit a sample. We will take care of photography.

IMPORTANT: Please create a separate PDF for each idea and name the file in the following format:

YourName_PatternName_KNspring20.pdf

Deadline

The deadline for submissions will be 9am UK time on Monday 21st October. I am aiming to get all commissions sent out within a week or so of that date. Deadlines for final patterns and samples will be December or January, depending which issue you are commissioned for.

Send to/contact

Please send your submissions to me by email: kate.heppell@practicalpublishing.co.uk

If you are sending multiple submissions, please attach them all to one email if possible rather than sending multiple emails.

Compensation/Support

We have recently reviewed our fee structure and can give the following examples of fees;
Hat in 3 sizes: £70-£100
Baby garment in 5 sizes: £120-£150
Adult garment in 9 sizes: £300-£400
The exact fee will depend on a number of factors including the complexity of the design.
4 months after publication, rights will revert to you and you will then be able to use the final tech-edited version of the pattern (including charts/schematics) as you wish. We arrange yarn support for all designers. Your sample remains your property, but we will hold onto it for a while in case we get pattern queries, or for display at shows. We will return your sample to you at the same time as your publication rights.

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