I’m sure you’ve seen those knitting (and crochet, and other craft) pattern-a-day calendars at your local bookstore or yarn shop. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of patterns (365, maybe? actually, it’s more like 100, as some patterns fill multiple days) to fill one of those, so the publishers are always eager for submissions. The submission period is open for the 2014 calendars, but won’t be for much longer.
In fact, the deadline was today for any patterns that wanted to be considered for inclusion in the photos on the cover of the calendar, but you have until August 15 if you want to submit a pattern — or several — to be included. All the details can be found right here, but you have to send good-quality, full-color photos (digitally or by some other means) as well as the pattern and a form that includes all the basic pattern info and your permission to publish it.
Designers of the three best patterns in the calendar will also be awarded cash prizes (up to $500), and you’ll get a free copy of the calendar for each of your patterns that is accepted, as well as the ability to link to your website in the calendar.
Have you ever submitted for or been published in one of these calendars? Spill it! I might try this year if I can come up with something that won’t take me away from my book knitting for too long!
[Photo by Accord Publishing.]
By Sarah White