Why Submit to TQPM?
For New and Aspiring Designers/Authors
Not a professional designer/author,
but thinking of becoming one? Submit your original patterns/article
for consideration. Think of the bragging rights you will have!
You will benefit greatly from submitting
patterns/articles to TQPM, which will provide:
- an opportunity to become known
- recognition as an established designer/author.
- the ability to add "magazine-published"
to your professional resume.
- works one-on-one with you to create
clear, concise instructions.
- helps you learn how to put a pattern/article
together in a professional manner.
- can take your pencil sketches and
turn them into publication-quality diagrams. No need to
invest in, nor learn graphic design software - a major
For Experienced Designers/Authors
This is a great opportunity for
Payment may be smaller than for other
- your designs/articles will be seen
by a larger audience, not just the quilt shops, guilds,
groups or shows in your immediate geographic area.
- your name will become known without
your having to do a lot of self-promotion.
Special Added Feature for Designers
The opportunity to:
- become involved with Pattern
Pastiche, TQPM's online community
- see how others interpret your
- manage your own Pattern
Pastiche forum group as relates to your BOM/Mystery/Workshop
- an excellent way for a designer to get to know their followers!
- observe people using your patterns
in real time and get feedback during their quilt-making
process. This helps to further understand how quilters think
and thereby helps in writing even better patterns.
- Your pattern will retain your style
and your voice.
- You will have input on your pattern
design and layout.
- Patterns are not reduced in size
to fit a page limit.
- Multiple-sized patterns are accepted
- The designer's preferred cutting
and piecing techniques are used, not a standard formula.
- Your pattern will be polished and
grammar corrected, if and where necessary.
- Your pattern will be tested by
- You will have final approval of
your pattern and can request changes, if necessary.
- You will receive a quick response
from TQPM - usually within 3 weeks of submitting.
- TQPM requires First
Publication Rights only! Copyright is returned to you 4
months after the pattern's/article's TQPM
the copyright is returned to you, and for a small fee, TQPM
offers, for your use, the TQPM-formatted pattern/article
in PDF format with ads and TQPM headers and
footers removed. This is the fully-formatted and edited
pattern/article. New headers and footers can be added, if
publication, you will receive a one-year subscription to
- You will receive a free ad in the
month/months that your pattern/article is published in TQPM.
Additional ads can be placed for a very reasonable fee.
can include a profile picture and a bio to accompany your
pattern/article. This helps in becoming known and recognized.
Links to your websites or blogs can be included.
- TQPM offers a personalized
URL/Login page where your social media/networking followers
can subscribe at a discounted price.
- You can post a 'sneak peek' of
your design/article to your social media followers in the
month prior to publication.
For projects, It is recommended that
you submit a query first. Send a clear photograph of the finished
product. We will respond within 2 weeks of receiving
Along with your project submission,
please include the pattern
Along with your article submission,
please include the article
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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