Submissions

Submission Call for Laine’s Spring & Summer Issues

It’s time for the Submission Call for Laine Magazine issues 24 and 25, spring and summer 2025! 

In the midst of winter, we are already preparing for next year’s spring and summer. For these two issues, we are in search of go-to pieces for warmer weather and clothes you will pack to take with you on an adventure. Imagine jacket-less, carefree days, sweet strawberry ice cream in a cone, walking barefoot on warm sand and having a cold drink with friends by the sea.

We are looking for a collection of relaxed oversized sweaters and cardigans, small scarves, tees, skirts and even shorts that form the base of your wardrobe for spring and summer. Fascinating textures capture our attention! In addition to wool, we also want to feature plant-based yarns in delicious colours. Like always, Laine projects should not only look stunning but also be enjoyable to knit — those kinds of WIPs you just cannot put down even if it’s way past midnight. In other words, knits you can lose yourself into. As we like to say here at Laine: simple is not boring.

Deadlines

The submission call runs from February 12 to March 24, 2024. If your design has been selected, we will notify you by mid-April, 2024.

Laine 24
Samples due by August 2, 2024.
Finished, test knitted patterns due by October 7, 2024.
Released in March 2025.

Laine 25
Samples due by August 2, 2024.
Finished, test knitted patterns due by November 20, 2024.
Released in May 2025.

We expect designers to knit the samples and run the secret test knits. Laine takes care of tech editing and sample shipping.

Moodboard

Find the moodboard here.

Compensation

Compensation is based on difficulty. Compensation is paid as soon as we have received the sample and the finished, test knitted pattern and tech editing is completed. Yarn support is organised by Laine in collaboration with yarn companies. 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.

Submission

Submit your designs (several entries are more than welcome!) to tiia@lainepublishing.com. 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.

Further questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at tiia@lainepublishing.com.

General Submissions for Books and Laine Magazine

Do you have an idea for a book and think Laine could be the perfect publisher for it? Then send your proposal to sini@lainemagazine.com! 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 hello@lainemagazine.com. Make sure to familiarise yourself with our content and editorial direction. We want to celebrate creative life through various topics and personal endeavours.