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Submission Guidelines

Photo Submission
Article, Project Submission


Photo Submission

Have you made a quilt from one of our patterns?

We would love to share photos of them with our readers!

Be sure to take clear, focused photos with adequate lighting. Include a photo of the entire quilt.

We accept both standard photos and photos from digital cameras.

Please note that standard photos cannot be returned.

With each photo you must include a photo submittal form.

Electronic files can be sent on 3.5" floppy disks, PC-formatted CDs or attached to an email.

Help with Digital Cameras

Set your digital camera to the appropriate resolution (150dpi to 300dpi) when taking photos of your quilt. On average, the file size will be between 200kb to 500kb in size.

Camera settings vary. Please follow these guidelines and consult the owner's manual for your camera. Newer digital cameras (3.2 MP and higher) can be set at medium resolution. Older digital cameras (2.1 MP) must be set at high resolution.

Sending Your Photo

Mail your photo submission to the address below or email photos with your signed submission form.

The Quilt Pattern Magazine
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Arlington TX, 76096-2671
USA


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Project or Article Submission
 

Advantages:

  • You do not need to be an aspiring professional quilt pattern designer to submit. If you have an original design and think others will like it as well, then submit it for consideration. Just think of the bragging rights you will have in your local quilt group!
  • For new, aspiring professional designers submitting to TQPM is an opportunity to become known quickly, to be recognized as an established designer by readers, and be able to add ‘magazine published’ to your professional resume.
  • For experienced designers, this is a great opportunity for added exposure.
  • The Quilt Pattern Magazine requires First Publication Rights only. Designers retain the copyrights to their patterns.
  • Designers will be provided with the space they need for their complete patterns. Patterns will not need to be reduced to fit a page limit.
  • For the novice designer: TQPM works one-on-one with the designer to create clear and concise instructions.
  • For the experienced designer: TQPM tries to retain ‘the voice’ and nationality of the designer, with minimal changes/editing to the pattern and illustrations.
  • Links to designers’ websites or blogs can be included in bio.
  • Article submissions will establish you as authorities in your fields.
  • Designers will see a preview of their pattern before publication, which assures accuracy.
  • Designers have the opportunity to participate in this new and future technology of digital magazines.
  • Designers receive a free year's subscription and a free ad space in The Quilt Pattern Magazine. All designers can have a profile picture and a bio on our contributors' page, which helps to get your name out there.
  • In addition to subscription and ad space, a nominal fee is paid to designers/authors.

Testimonials:

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 V.
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 V.
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.

Submit:

For projects, It is recommended that you submit a query first. Send a clear photograph of the finished product. We will respond within 1 week of receiving your submission.

Along with your project submission, please include the pattern submittal form.

Along with your article submission, please include the article submittal form.

The Quilt Pattern Magazine plans each issue at least six months in advance. Please consider this when submitting articles or projects that are seasonal.

Print, sign, scan, and email these forms, or snail mail them to us.

The Quilt Pattern Magazine
PO Box 182671
Arlington TX, 76096-2671
USA

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The 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.
Projects
Patchwork
Appliqué
Embroidery (Not Digital)
Foundation Paper Piecing
English Paper Piecing
Penny Rugs
Crazy Quilts
Holiday Items
Art Quilts
Non-traditional
Unique Blocks
BOMs
Mysteries
Workshops
All Skill Levels
All Types and Sizes of Quilts
Quilts to Wear (Clothing)
Articles
DVD Reviews
Book Reviews (500 words or less)
Tool Reviews
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
Embroider Samples/Orphans
Long Arm Quilting Design
Hand Quilting
Traditional Patterns in New Ways
Male Quilters
Article Guidelines

MONTHLY COLUMN: 400 - 1000 words with at least one picture per month.

BOOK REVIEW: 500 words or less with book cover picture.

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 be quilt-related.

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