Every weekday I’ve been posting crochet job listings. Then once a week, on Tuesdays, I’ve been posting links to open calls for submission that may appeal to crocheters. Here’s my question … do you like it kept separate this way or would you rather see the calls for submission worked into the daily job posts? Take the quick poll below to let me know your thoughts:
Crochet Pattern Calls for Submission
Crochet Traditions 2012
Interweave’s historical PieceWork publication puts out an annual issue focusing on crochet traditions. They are seeking “well-researched feature stories accompanied by fine thread crochet projects that complement the story or projects accompanied by introductions that provide the historical information on the pattern, the technique, or both. In either case, the historical context is paramount.”
Deadlines: 1/28/12 (proposals), 3/1/12 (finished submissions for accepted proposals)
PieceWork July/August 2012
There is also an upcoming deadline for the main PieceWork publication which accepts articles and designs related to historical crochet and other needlearts. The theme for this issue is “the color blue”. Guidelines here.
Crochet Writing Calls for Submission
Does your crochet inspire you to write poetry? Could it? Here are some places accepting poetry submissions that might be a good match:
- Thrush. This is a fairly new journal of poetry published six times per year. No pay, no fee to submit.
- Jelly Bucket. Submissions accepted through 6/1/12.
- Able Muse. Especially enjoys poetry with accompanying photography so perhaps it’s a way to show off your crochet!
- Oaken Transformations. Currently seeking poems by Michigan writers to be posted on their art walk.
Crochet Art Calls for Submission
Submit Crochet Art for Book Publication
Patternbase is putting together a book of designs from contemporary textile and surface art designers. Your crochet might be suitable. The book will include interviews as well as photos of work.
Fee: None listed
Deadline: 6/12/12; the book is scheduled for a Fall release.
Wearable Art Fiber Challenge
There is a wearable art competition at the Alaska Fiber Arts Show in March. First place wins $1000.
June Exhibits for Surface Design Conference
“The Surface Design Association is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber & fabric. Our mission is to promote awareness & appreciation of the textile arts.” They’re having a conference in June and several local galleries are accepting crochet and other fiber art submissions in conjunction with that show.
Torpedo Factory Has Several Calls for Submission
The Target Gallery Torpedo Factory has several open calls for submission for various art exhibits and shows that might be of interest to crochet and fiber artists. Specifically I think that some amigurumi artists may be interested in Push Pull Play which is seeking toy-based art. Various upcoming deadlines in early February with varied entry fees.
Good luck all!