Why Publish in TQPM?
Reach a large audience without self-promotion.
Be recognized as an established designer/author.
Add magazine-published to your resume.
Keep it Your Own
Retain your personal style and voice.
Provide input on your design and layout.
Use your preferred cutting/piecing techniques.
Your pattern has no page-limit restriction.
Include multiple sizes of your pattern.
Include your biography with website links.
Receive a preview before publication.
Have quilters test your pattern.
Be involved with Pattern
Pastiche, TQPM's private online quilting
Receive a one year subscription.
Receive free advertising the month of publication.
Post a sneak peek to social media a month prior
provides the following additional perks:
with you to create clear, concise instructions.
pencil sketches into publication-quality diagrams.
your pattern and corrects the grammar, if needed.
novices how to create a pattern/article professionally.
quick responses (often within a week).
First Publication Rights only and returns copyright to you
four months after publication.
its formatted PDF version to you for a small fee with new
Conditions to Submitting
The designer/author retains the right to teach, publicly display,
or otherwise use their design/article in all ways short of
publication. The designer/author agrees they have not published
on their own nor allowed any other entity to publish their
design/article. The designer/author agrees they have not shared
any photos electronically. This includes all social media,
both private and public.
For projects, we recommend you submit
a query first. Send a clear photograph of the finished product.
We usually respond within one week of receiving
a submission. If you do not hear from us within that time,
please send a follow-up email.
Along with your project submission,
please include the pattern
Along with your article submission,
please include the article
The Quilt Pattern Magazine
plans each issue at least eight months in advance. Please
consider this when submitting seasonal articles or projects.
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| I will jump in
here to say that working with the ladies at
The Quilt Pattern Magazine is super-wonderful!!
They are so very encouraging and helpful when
you are new at all this and their execution
is amazing and very professional! - Marija
|My first pattern,
Colors of October, is coming out in the May
issue (sent in 2012) and I am super excited
and very grateful to the TQPM staff. - Marija
|I will agree with
you on that, Marija. I have a monthly column
in the magazine and I find them wonderful
to deal with. Great mag. as well. - Anna B.
|One of the advantages
of writing for TQPM is that there's less competition,
thus a better chance of getting published
and breaking into the business. Because TQPM
insist on publishing a quality magazine, they
have to guide and mentor us more than if they
accepted work from experienced writers only.
But being so helpful, the staff makes it easier
to learn the rules and the magazine give us
opportunities for publishing. Those are advantages
that are not necessarily available to us from
long-established magazines, and they are gold
to us. - Mary M.
Quilt Pattern Magazine is always
seeking new material to share with other
quilters. Here is a list of the types of projects
and articles in which we are interested.
Embroidery (Not Digital)
Foundation Paper Piecing
English Paper Piecing
All Skill Levels
All Types and Sizes of Quilts
Quilts to Wear (Clothing)
| DVD Reviews
Book Reviews (500 words or less)
Quilt Designer/Teacher Interviews
Tips and Hints for Quilting
Information For New Products
Quilt Humor and/or Quilt Cartoon
The Newest/Latest Techniques
Safety Rules for Quilters
Long Arm Quilting Design
Traditional Patterns in New Ways
MONTHLY COLUMN: 400 - 1000 words with at
least one picture per month. Consideration
for a monthly column requires 6 installments
upfront and one every month thereafter.
BOOK REVIEW: 500 words or less with book
ARTICLES: Single installment of 3000 words
or less or a series of up to 10 installments,
with each installment between 500 to 2000
words. There needs to be a picture or small
graphic per 500/750 words. Stories must