Submission Call: Laine Magazine Issues 19, 20 and 21.
Starting from next year, we will publish four issues per year, so you can expect even more Laine inspiration for your needles.
We are thrilled to announce our big Submission Call! This call includes not only one but three issues of Laine Magazine: issues 19 (winter 2023), 20 (spring 2024) and 21 summer (2024). We are looking for knits that charm you, make you smile and bring comfort when you most need it. Projects that are perfect for tv knitting — and those that challenge you and make you want to master new techniques. The colours of the upcoming seasons include bold oranges, bright yellows, deep blues, lively greens, warm browns and enchanting violets.
Laine draws influence from urban life, quiet nature and the beauty of the everyday. We want to create long-lasting garments that are inspiring both to knit and wear.
The submission call runs from March 23 to May 1, 2023. If your design has been selected, we will notify you at the beginning of May.
Finished, test knitted patterns and samples due by August 2, 2023.
Released in December 2023
SAMPLES due by August 1, 2023.
Finished, test knitted patterns November 6, 2023.
Released in March, 2024.
SAMPLES due by August 1, 2023.
Finished, test knitted patterns December 11, 2023.
Released in June, 2024.
We expect designers to knit the samples and run the secret test knits.
Compensation is based on difficulty. Compensation is paid as soon as we have received the finished, test knitted pattern and tech editing is completed. Yarn support is organised by Laine. Laine holds the exclusive rights to the patterns for 5 months (beginning from the publication day of the magazine). After the exclusivity period, designers are free to sell the pattern on their own as well.
Submit your designs (several entries are more than welcome!) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send all your submissions in one email. Please note that we accept original designs only. Patterns may not have been published or shared elsewhere (inc. pictures of wips or finished projects).
Provide at least the following information: your name, possible designer website or Ravelry username, a detailed description of your design (inc. an estimation of provided charts) and preferred yarn, a sketch and a swatch. Please remember that this is a print publication and the amount of pages is limited: avoid big or multiple charts (one page fits a chart of approx. 40 x 50 boxes maximum). We would also love to hear the story behind the design: what inspired you, how you think the pattern fits into our publication, etc.
Note that we do not require you to have an already existing portfolio of published patterns, as we take great pride in featuring beginning and less-known designers. We have an experienced and dedicated team providing help and support as needed.
We welcome submissions from around the world no matter your race, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender, size, sexual identity or age. Each submission will be carefully reviewed and considered.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
General Submissions for Books
Do you have an idea for a book and think Laine could be the perfect publisher for it? Then send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org! Please include at least the following: an introduction of yourself, a short abstract summarising what the book is about, a (prospective) table of contents, preferably sample patterns or chapters, a preliminary schedule, a description of who your book's main audience is. You can also send us visual material, such as a moodboard.
General Submissions for Journal
If you are an enthusiastic writer with a new perspectives who wants to contribute to our Journal, contact send your pitch to email@example.com. Make sure to familiarise yourself with our content and editorial direction. We want to celebrate creative life through various topics and personal endeavours.