Studio welcomes article pitches from new and experienced writers. Our interests are varied but we like to ensure that there is a Canadian connection and, though disciplinary delineations are constantly evolving, that the subject matter pertains to craft and/or design. Please use previous issues of the magazine or the website to gauge length, style and potential subject but please also think tangentially – we encourage creativity.
Studio Magazine is a national publication committed to being the leading Canadian resource for the discourse around making and design. Providing accessible content, writing and conversations around craft and design, Studio is committed to supporting and mentoring the next generation of craft writers.
Follow the guidelines below for pitching to print and digital. Please adhere closely to our editorial submission guidelines. Include the intended length of your story in your pitch.
All pitches should be sent to email@example.com, with a clear indication whether the pitch is for print or digital. All pitches are reviewed by our editorial team, and only those that are accepted for publication will be contacted by email. Please note that Studio Magazine does not publish academic writing, so please use accessible language.
Lead (1500 words) and Feature (1200 words) articles.
Mini (500 words) articles and reviews (400 - 800 words).
Payment is delivered at time of publication.
We encourage you to pitch ideas for one of our following issues:
FALL/WINTER 2019-20, Colour: what are the relationships between colour and craft & design?
Pitch Deadline: June 1, 2019
SPRING/SUMMER 2020, Land: How does land – both physical/geographic and conceptual/cultural – feature in /define craft & design?
Pitch Deadline: October 31, 2019
FALL/WINTER 2020-21, Accessibility: in what ways are craft & design supplementing/revolutionizing/representing/failing the world for diverse bodies?
Pitch Deadline: March 1, 2020
SPRING/SUMMER 2021, New Technologies: what are/can/should/shouldn’t craft & design embrace?
Pitch Deadline: October 31, 2020
Have an original idea for a story? Send us a pitch with your ideas and an approximate word count and timeline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Read Studio Magazine and website regularly to familiarize yourself with our tone and style.
2. We publish accessible prose, not academic writing. We are interested in original ideas, unique voices and perspectives, little-known histories, and anything that challenges the status quo of craft and design and the ideas around making.
3. Pitching a review? Consider an unconventional and unique approach to the subject, from interdisciplinary media to a new critical lens. We are looking for reviews that are exciting and stimulating to readers who have not seen the show. We are interested in both short and long reviews, but will consider a long review pitch only if it contains unique, provocative, and coherent ideas.
4. Refine your pitch: you are pitching us an article for a readership interested in craft and design, not a doctoral thesis or a book. It is not enough to simply say you’re interested in the show. Tell us why.
5. If you have not written for Studio before, attach or link to one or two relevant excerpts of your writing.
6. Tell us how long it will take you to write your proposed article, and let us know if you are pitching your idea to other publications.
7. Keep it short: limit the length of your pitch from anywhere between five sentences to a single page of text.
8. We do not typically accept pieces that have already been written.
9. We do not typically accept pitches from curators wanting to write on exhibitions that they are organizing or that are hosted at their place of employment, or on makers with whom they are professionally affiliated. If you want to let us know about an upcoming project or maker, we would love to hear from you, and if interested will work with you, or assign a writer to cover your project.
Thank you for your time,
The Studio Magazine editorial team
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