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Issue 49: Summer 2024
As the light begins to linger, watching it stream through windows and doors is one of the most enjoyable parts of the summer. Stained glass has been used since ancient times to make the most of natural light, tinting it to create glowing works of art that cast colourful shadows. These transparent or semi-transparent works encourage us to not only look through, but to look at glass in a new way.
For this issue, we want to see summer pieces inspired by this way of playing with light. From color-blocking and geometry, to confetti glass and organic shapes, light can be manipulated through glass in so many ways. We can’t all have huge decorative stained windows but we can have little pieces of art in our homes disguised as everyday objects. That’s how we see our handknits too, as works of art that become familiar with everyday use.
As this is a summer issue, we are looking for warm weather makes, including accessories. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
View our Summer 2024 moodboard.
Please submit your ideas by Monday 5th June 2023, midnight GMT, via the form below. If your design has been selected, you will be notified in later in June. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due October 2023 for publication in May 2024.
Compensation and 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.
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 tutorial 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.
Before submitting your proposal, please read our Values page. It's important that every potential contributor is aware of our beliefs and the standards to which we hold ourselves and publications accountable.
Ready to submit?
We will need information about your design, suggested yarns, design inspiration and how it will work with our issue theme. Click 'Submit your design' below to be taken to our submissions form.
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 to support your submission. Only PDF files up to 10 MB in size will be accepted. This form will automatically save your place, even if you close the tab or window.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Some useful references when creating your submissions:
Example of an excellent submission | Fashion Templates