Submissions

Ongoing Submissions Calls:

52 WEEKS OF ACCESSORIES

We all need more knits in our lives and our immensely popular 52 Weeks of series makes sure you never run out of projects to put on your needles. In early 2024, we will publish a new addition to the knitter’s library: 52 Weeks of Accessories. This time we are looking for the perfect combination of patterns: mittens and gloves, hats and headbands, shawls and cowls, socks and slippers, bags and bracelets – a mix of new all-time favourites that add the finishing touch to any outfit.

As with our previous books, we are hoping for a variety of techniques and textures, constructions, colours and yarns. We welcome both easy and challenging designs – remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated to be spectacular! Most of all, we are looking for accessories that whisper stories told through stitches and things you want to wear time and time again. This time we don’t accept submissions for home decor.

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.


MOODBOARD

Find the moodboard here.

DEADLINES

The submission call runs from January 25 to February 19. If your design has been selected, we will notify you by mid-March. The book will be published in early 2024.

Finished, test knitted patterns and samples muste delivered by late May–July 2023. Exact dates will be specified to you.

We expect designers to knit the samples and run the secret test knits.

COMPENSATION

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 provided. Laine holds the exclusive rights to the patterns for 5 months (beginning from the book release). 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@lainemagazine.com. Both knitting and crochet patterns are welcome. 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@lainemagazine.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 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 us 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 the introduction of projects and personal endeavours.