Getting Published: A Path to Beaded Bliss

"I think I may have startled a co-worker with my celebratory Snoopy dance!"

"It is my birthday this week, and you just gave me the best present I could ask for!"

"You have just made my week, how exciting!"

"This is very exciting news. It feels great when people admire my beadwork, and having it accepted for publication is truly special."

"I'm so thrilled that my project has been accepted by Beadwork magazine. I've been a subscriber for years, and it's a dream come true to have one of my projects featured in the magazine!"

As you've probably guessed, these are reactions I've received when sending acceptance notifications to people who've submitted their beadwoven projects for consideration in Beadwork. I love this part of my job and am grateful every day to work with such an upbeat, creative community. Beaders are some of the most courteous, kind, and inspiring beings on the planet—and if you're reading this, you're no doubt one of them.

If you've been dreaming of seeing one of your original beaded jewelry designs published, why not submit it to Beadwork for consideration? The process is easy and painless: Simply email us a few words describing your project, the materials you used, and perhaps the idea or inspiration behind it, along with a photo (or a few photos).

We'll let you know our decision within about one to three weeks, so you won't have to wait and wonder for long. Here's an insider's tip for increasing your project's chances of being accepted: Currently, we receive a lot of bracelet submissions. Enhance your acceptance odds by submitting a necklace or earring design.

For detailed information about how to submit, what we look for in designs, and what the process is like if your work is accepted for publication, download Beadwork's submissions guidelines.

Maybe the next person doing a Snoopy dance will be you!

~Linda Harty, associate editor, Beadwork

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