Submissions Call for Laine Magazine issues 22 & 23
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.
We are thrilled to announce the Submission Call for Laine Magazine issues 22 and 23, autumn and winter 2024! This time, we are looking for knits that will keep you warm and cosy outdoors but are stylish and modern for urban life as well.
We especially look forward to seeing relaxing projects that are perfect for knitting on your way to work, in a café with friends or while binge-watching your favourite TV show. In other words, knits you can lose yourself into. As we like to say here at Laine: simple is not boring.
Next autumn and winter, we are going to layer knits — even those thicker ones, so that the cold winds can’t get to us. Loose, generous fits fascinate and bring comfort while interesting surfaces mesmerise us. The colours of the upcoming seasons include matcha green, oranges and vivid reds. Black and white garments as well as multicoloured knits win our hearts.
The submission call runs from September 4 to October 22, 2023. If your design has been selected, we will notify you by the beginning of November, 2023.
Finished, test knitted patterns and samples due by March 18, 2024.
Released in September 2024.
SAMPLES due by January 22, 2024.
Finished, test knitted patterns due by July 15, 2024.
Released in December 2024.
We expect designers to knit the samples and run the secret test knits.
Find the moodboard here.
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.
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.