Published twice a year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter), Studio magazine features articles by leading craft and design writers from Canada and around the world. Studio is essential reading for collectors, craftspeople, academics and enthusiasts and has an estimated readership of 17,500.
Our content is wide-ranging. From the history of craft in Canada to ideas about current craft education. From curators to collectors. The culture of craft theory to the culture of DIY. While our focus is craft, our interests are eclectic. We aim to feature articles that are insightful, informative and entertaining while appealing to a wide audience. We focus on story-telling, theory, reviews, histories, and interviews, while avoiding how-to and professional development articles.
How we work
The editorial line-up of Studio magazine is organized by two core editorial teams: a National Editorial Team and a Regional Editorial team. Members of the team have been chosen for their craft knowledge and are based across Canada and in Europe. Ideas put forward by freelance contributors are reviewed by the appropriate team for suitability.
We accept proposals all year long. We welcome suggestions of websites, publications and craft exhibitions for review in our Slice and Review sections.
If you want to pitch an idea…
- Read our magazine so you know what we do.
- Look at our past issues to make sure you aren’t pitching an idea we have recently covered.
- Write a proposal. The editorial team makes decisions based on written proposals.
What to put in your pitch
- What is your article about: Tell us the main focus of your article and why you want to write it.
- How you would write about your topic: Will you do interviews? Will your article be based on scholarly research? Will you write in the first person?
- Tell us about yourself: A short bio. We like to know about what writing experience you have and any expertise you have on the subject you are proposing to write about. Tell us also where you are located.
- What else have you written: Send us copies of other published work you have written.
The length of your pitch
One page max: A few paragraphs to explain your idea and a paragraph about yourself.
Where to send your pitch
E-mail your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send your pitch as a a MS Word document, pdf or within the e-mail itself.
When we get your pitch
We will hold your pitch until the next Editorial Team meeting. Editorial meetings at least twice per year, generally around May and December.
What we pay
Our writers fee is $0.30 a word.
Many of our writers choose to wave their writers fee as a donation to the magazine. Studio is published through the efforts of cooperative non-profit craft based organizations across the country. The production of each issue of the magazine would not be possible without the generous and valuable contribution of our volunteers. Tax receipts for donations are available upon request.