For our Winter 2020 issue we’re so excited to team up with not one, but two guest editors! Joining the team this winter will be Aimée Gille (yarn dyer and owner of L’OisiveThé and La Bien Aimée) and Stephen West (dynamic designer and co-owner of Stephen & Penelope).
We can’t wait to see you interpret their theme! In their words:
We are honoured and thrilled to be guest editing the winter 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly and we want to extend the spirit of our collaboration as editors into the overall theme of the issue – “Colourful Collaborations”. What does collaboration mean to you in your creative process? We’d love to receive pattern proposals highlighting a collaborative approach to design. Is there a friend or family member that inspires you to design, or perhaps another designer or dyer you wish to collaborate with on a particular design?
In this issue, we aren’t just exploring the collaborative process but how we are brought together as nights lengthen and cold weather set in, encouraging us to spend more time together indoors. Our mood board reflects rich, moody environments accented with vibrant sparks of colour. What colours and textures bring you joy and inspire you to knit through the deep winter months? We’re especially looking for moody, marled designs and colourful, contemporary interpretations of textured stitches. We welcome submissions for warm winter shawls, cowls, socks, and blankets in addition to sweaters and drapey cardigans for all genders.
Deadline: Please submit your ideas by Monday 30th March, midnight GMT. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by mid-April. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in early July for publication in October.
Compensation/support: Compensation is offered on a scale of difficulty of the pattern/length of article, etc. We provide yarn support. You can also rest assured your pattern will be presented in the best light possible, with professional tech editing, beautiful photography, and brilliant graphic design. Payment is by bank transfer in the UK, Paypal or Transferwise if you are abroad. Each contributor will receive a printed copy of the magazine.
Articles: Please click here for article proposal information.
At Pom Pom we are also interested in other crafts, music, food, art, and culture. If you have any tutorials or article ideas within these realms which you think might be of interest to our knitting and crochet audience, let us know. See below for contact details.
Pom Pom celebrates and supports diversity in our pages, our community, and our team. All races, religions, abilities, sexualities, genders, and bodies are encouraged to submit, and we are here to help if you need any particular accommodations.
Please use the form below which outlines all the information required for your submission. Be sure to read the form carefully and include all necessary elements including a sketch on a body and an image of your swatch. You will be able to upload a PDF including your sketches, swatches, and other information at the bottom of the form. Only PDF files up to 1 MB in size will be accepted. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email. You may submit as many ideas as you like, but you will need to upload each separately.
Questions? Please email us at [email protected]
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Some useful references when creating your submissions: