Submit Your Jewelry to Beadwork

Beadwork is a bimonthly magazine devoted to everything about beads and beading. Our pages are filled with projects for all levels of beaders, with a focus on the learning needs of those who seek to learn or master beadweaving stitches. In addition, Beadwork offers a collection of easy, stylish projects to make using basic stringing, wireworking, and knotting techniques. We pride ourselves on our easy-to-follow instructions and technical illustrations as well as our informative and entertaining features. We strive to fill our pages with beading inspiration!

We’d love to share your beaded jewelry ideas with our readers. If you design your own patterns, have developed your own technique, or create unique beaded jewelry that the world needs to see, please send an email to BWsubmissions@goldenpeakmedia.com and let us know about it. Read on for information, guidelines, and tips.

by Deborah Hodoyer

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

From projects made exclusively with seed beads and thread to designs that incorporate today’s hottest new beading products, Beadwork is always looking for new talent and fresh, innovative jewelry designs. Our Fast & Fabulous section includes projects made with basic stringing and wireworking techniques, while the remainder of the issue is devoted to beadwoven projects that incorporate peyote, right-angle weave, herringbone, brick, and square stitches (to name a few), as well as bead embroidery and loomwork.

Our content falls into three categories:

  • Projects. Our how-to projects provide the basics for beginners but challenge the experienced beader with new beadworking ideas. Projects always have comprehensible step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and beautiful photography.
  • Features. To broaden our readers’ perspective of their craft, we offer features that discuss hot topics beaders are interested in—profiles of bead artists, how and where certain beads are made, bead charities, etc.
  • Departments. Have an interesting news bit for Bead Buzz or a great new product you want to see reviewed in Cool Stuff? Let us know.

by Leslie Rogalski

BEADWORK THEMES & DEADLINES

A theme for each issue is listed below. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed every few weeks. Please send your submissions to BWsubmissions@goldenpeakmedia.com.

Beadwork 2020 Issue Themes

Because we work far ahead, some issues have already closed. These are the remaining issue for 2020:

  • Aug/Sept – Circular Stitches & Patterns
  • Oct/Nov – Color Trends
  • Dec/Jan – Crystals & Pearls

by Lisa Krupp-Dooley

HOW TO SUBMIT

Beadwork welcomes fresh ideas and accepts proposals for both projects and features. Keep in mind that we do not accept articles that have been previously published in books and magazines or on websites. If any portion of your submission has been published previously, please let us know when and where. Also, your submission MUST represent your original work—it is both unethical and undesirable to submit a project that you have learned or copied from someone else.

Project Proposals

E-mail a high-quality photograph to BWsubmissions@peakmediaproperties.com with your name, contact information, and brief description of the project, including stitches and/or techniques used. We may request that you send in the actual piece before a final decision is made.

Feature Proposals

If you would like to submit a feature proposal, please e-mail an outline of your idea as well as a couple of writing samples. Once your idea is approved, we will tell you how long the feature should be and give you more editorial direction. Please note that if your proposal is accepted, you will be responsible for gathering the images for your feature. Be sure to include your name,
address, and telephone number.

Simultaneous Submissions

We prefer that you refrain from sending submissions to our magazine and others at the same time. If you are submitting your proposal simultaneously to Beadwork and to other publications, we appreciate it if you let us know at the time you submit your proposal. If your proposal gets accepted elsewhere while it is under consideration by Beadwork, please inform us right away that you wish to withdraw your submission from Beadwork.

by Deborah Hodoyer

UPON ACCEPTANCE

Deadlines and Acceptance Terms

Submissions are accepted at any time and are scheduled as space permits. When your submission is accepted, we will send an acceptance letter and a contract for you to sign, which states that we license it for exclusive first-time publication rights and subsequent nonexclusive rights for use in print, electronic, or other Interweave publications and promotions. The publication rights to your original instructions will revert to you immediately after the issue’s on-sale date. You are welcome to sell kits that contain materials only for the project at any time (your customers will need to turn to our magazine for instructions, or you can purchase discounted copies of the magazine to include in your kits). We reserve the right to edit your material as necessary to fit the style, format, or other requirements of Beadwork. A copy of the edited manuscript will be e-mailed to you for approval before publication.

Required materials

If your project is accepted, you will be required to provide the following list of items, as well as to mail the actual project following the shipping guidelines, by the “Materials due date” given to you upon the project’s acceptance by the editors.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions—let the ideas flow!

by Katie Hacker

FAST & FABULOUS THEMES AND DEADLINES

We include a collection of seven (or so) Fast & Fabulous projects in each issue. These are faster projects that use stringing and other simple techniques. You won’t find much beadweaving here, but you’ll discover fashion-forward projects that can be made in an evening and worn the next day. Please email a photo of your idea(s) to STsubmissions@goldenpeakmedia.com.

August/September 2020 Beadwork
Fast & Fabulous Projects
Theme: WIRE ELEMENTS
Submissions Due: February 28, 2020

October/November 2020 Beadwork
Fast & Fabulous Projects
Theme: VINTAGE-INSPIRED
Submissions Due: April 27, 2020

December 2019/January 2020 Beadwork
Fast & Fabulous Projects
Theme: LOVELY LAYERS
Submissions Due: June 24, 2020

by Zsuzsanna Erdei

YOUR TIME TO SHINE

We love seeing your beaded creations and sharing them with our readers! Beadwork just might be your place to shine. Do you have a signature technique or project that needs to be in the spotlight? Send your pix to BWsubmissions@goldenpeakmedia.com and/or STsubmissions@goldenpeakmedia.com.

Happy beading,
Katie Hacker

Editor of Beadwork


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