Thursday, April 25, 2013

Part 1 of How to Get Published in a Jewelry or Bead Magazine

I’ve been asked to do a little write-up on how to get published in a magazine.

I’ve collected some info to help you get started. Some are magazines are online, some are hardcopy, and some are both.

Most magazines will tell you very clearly how to you can submit your work for their consideration. Follow each publisher’s guidelines (seriously).

Please do your homework! If you send an email or inquiry to an editor, make sure you’re not addressing it to someone who was the editor four years ago.

Show some interest in the magazine too. Read the current issues. Become familiar with a magazine’s style and content.

Here is a list of some of the current magazines in our field. I’ve included information on how many issues they put out, who publishes the magazine, a link to information about the magazine, and a link to their submission guidelines (if available).

Art Jewelry (6 issues per year) published by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Bead & Button (6 issues per year) published by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Bead Design Studio [transitioned from Bead Unique magazine] (6 issues per year) published by All American Crafts, Inc.
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Bead Style (6 issues per year) published by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Bead Trends (6/7 issues per year) published by Northridge Publishing
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Beadwork (6 issues per year) published by Interweave
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Belle Armoire Jewelry (4 issues per year) published by Stampington & Company
Slow loading web pages
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Canadian Beading published by Canadian Beading Magazine
About the Magazine

Easy Wire [Special issues] published by Interweave
See “Step By Step Wire Jewelry” for submission guildelines

Handcrafted Jewelry [Special issues] published by Interweave

Jewelry Affaire published by Stampington & Company
Slow loading web pages
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Jewelry Artist [Lapidary Journal] (9 issues per year) published by Interweave
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines for Reviews

Jewelry Stringing (4 issues per year) published by Interweave
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Metalclay Artist Magazine (4 issues per year) published by Brysella Publishing
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Metalsmith (5 issues per year) published by SNAG
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Polymer Café (6 issues per year) published by Scott Publications
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Step by Step Wire Jewelry (6 issues per year) published by Interweave
About the Magazine
Submission Guildelines

Wirework [special issue] published by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
See “Art Jewelry” for submission guidelines

Stay tuned for more information on this subject...








2 comments:

  1. Wow! This is a great post Lauren. With links and all. Thank you for sharing this info. I have had my work published for the first time this year. It is exciting. One of the things I find difficult to do is stay up on each magazines current requests. Any tips on how you follow each magazine. It's just an organizational thing I can't seem to get clearly regular about.

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  2. Hi Ema,

    I haven't tried to get anything published yet, so I'm afraid I have no experience trying to keep up with everyone's requirements. But I'm thinking that if I came up with something, I'd have a good idea where it would be a good fit, so then I'd just refresh myself on that one particular magazine and go from there.

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