Open Call for Submissions!
tinyStudio Creative Life magazine is an indie publication with the goal of sharing the stories of the people in our fiber community, beautifully supported in a gorgeously designed publication. This is your place to share your voice, your discoveries, experiences, passions.. your unique story.
Please read through the following and see if your story will fit into one of our Issues. Scroll down for Upcoming Issue themes or keep reading for our ongoing open submissions.
Ongoing: Regular Features
Peek into an Artists Studio (or home)
Do you have a share-worthy studio? It doesn’t need to be the Louvre! Maybe you have a cosy space where you are surrounded by inspiration, some clever space saving storage ideas, a room you share with others for workshops or lessons, or a corner of the house that is especially delightful to work in. Do you have some fun or unique decorating ideas? Please submit some photos and a brief description. (There is only one Artists Studio Feature per issue, but we may also feature Artists Studios in our monthly newsletter or blogpost). email@example.com
Things to Love
This regular feature is a three to four page image spread to show off your fiber art! It includes live links to your website or social media, and is a wonderful opportunity to share your favourite pieces, yarns, dyed fiber, stitching, macrame, weaving.. whatever your fiber art is, we would love to share the love! Submit your images and/or your website, shop, or Instagram with a brief description of what you do! firstname.lastname@example.org
For Your Tiny Studio
Have you found something that makes your studio life easier? Fiber or yarn storage, boxes, hooks and hangers, space savers and organisers, inspirational decor… Please drop us a line with a link so we can share your discovery in the magazine! We will add your name and link it to your page or social media alongside the item as our thank you for sharing the good stuff! email@example.com
‘Other’ Regular Features
You will regularly find projects and tutorials in each Issue, so if you have one you would like to share please let us know!
If you are a farmer, or a fiber producer anywhere in the world, I would love to hear from you too, it is a wonderful thing to know where our materials originate and how the fiber animals are raised and cared for.
Upcoming Issues: Themes
I want to make it easy to submit a proposal, so even if your idea doesn’t fit exactly into any of the sections below, that doesn’t mean it won’t fit in any of these issues! It just means maybe I didn’t think of it yet 🙂 This is a community driven publication and I want it to include YOUR voice, so send me a description of your idea using the form below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to add images to your message, I will get back to you as soon as I can!
I have chosen some ideas and concepts to base future issues around. tinyStudio Creative Life magazine uses these themes as a gentle focus rather than a prescriptive direction! If you are inspired by any of these ideas to submit and article idea please do so at any time up to the Submission Closing date!
Issue Eleven: Naturally Beautiful
I love a theme as open as this one! Let’s fill this issue with all the gorgeousness that nature provides, what inspires you?! We could go the way of your environment and the natural beauties it holds and they ways you find to express those things in your crafting and yarn art. Or maybe you find you have a ‘natural’ inclination to specific kinds of yarns, what kind of spinning feels most natural to you? Or perhaps it is colour that makes you want to create, an autumn palette or the colours in a stormy sky? Have you ever considered the range of natural fibers you can use, maybe you have some tips for spinning or preparing some of the more unusual ones. Are you a designer who like to draw inspiration from nature? There are lots of ways you can approach this theme, send us your ideas and lets chat!
Completed article deadline by 20 March 2021 publication on 28 May 2021 email@example.com
Issue Twelve: The Dark Side
This is something to really get creative with! What is the dark side of fiber art?! Maybe you are a rebel, a rule breaker, someone who like to do things differently just because you can! This is YOUR issue! Write about the ways you like to change the rules for your yarns or projects, share the excitement of taking your own path!
Or maybe you love the darker palettes, do you yearn to paint it all black? Are you dye projects deep and rich and alluringly dark? How do you get your colours to suit your preferred palettes, share a tutorial for this issue! Or maybe you have a project you could share that uses the darker tones, any tips or tricks on choosing colours to work together for those who love the dark side?
Is there another way you delve into the dark side in your fiber life? Do you secretly spin to the music of Kiss.. or perhaps a bit of Black Sabbath?! Maybe your secret indulgence is a good horror movie while you spin, does the music you listen to or the movies you watch influence the fiber going onto your bobbin?
Or lets talk fleece! What dark coloured fleeces do you love? Zwartebles anyone? Or do you have yarns or fiber prep ideas to share for using naturally dark fleeces?
And then there is the stash, the deep dark recesses of your stash… what is lurking back there that you could share with us?
Send your ideas – we would love to hear from you on any of the above or anything you might think of when pondering the dark side of fiber!
Completed article deadline by 20 May 2021 publication on 28 August 2021 firstname.lastname@example.org