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Picture this: Coppery grass glimmering in the weak afternoon sun, tall dark pines skirting the lower stretch of rock littered mountains, patches of snow dressing the peaks, and you, bundled up in a woollen hat and mittens, coat buttoned up to your chin, a pair of trusty boots on your feet. Then grey clouds rolling in, a light mist falling, the sunlight failing.
And just there, a cottage. A fluffy friend greeting you, a hearty meal and a friend awaiting you. A glass of wine, or maybe a hot chocolate, in hand, a scented candle newly lit, a cosy sweater pulled over your head and a blanket draped over your lap. A Highland Retreat!
For Issue 5, we're looking for designs like jumpers, cardigans, hats, mittens and scarves that we can take along on a Highland Retreat.
Moorit places equal emphasis on garments as accessories, and while our range is geared toward women, gender neutral or menswear designs are welcome too. Home decor, blankets and amigurumi are accepted, but we are not specifically seeking these.
Additionally, we are looking for proposals a non-crochet craft project and for 1-2 written essays or articles about crochet, crafts, fibre, or other lifestyle subjects that would interest our readers.
Submission deadline: Friday 28th October at midnight GMT
Decisions: approx 11 November
Patterns/samples/articles due: 24 March
Publication: 26 September 2023
You will be offered compensation in the form of a flat fee, commensurate with the level of difficulty/complexity of your pattern or length of your article. For patterns, Moorit will provide yarn support; your pattern will be tech edited; and your design will be professionally photographed for inclusion in the magazine.
After a six month period of exclusivity, we may still print and sell your pattern within the issue of Moorit for which you are commissioned. And we will never print or sell your pattern individually or reprint your pattern in a different issue.
Pattern proposals should include at minimum: A brief description of the design, construction and inspiration, a sketch, an image of your swatch, and suggested yarn.
Please use our submission form to submit your proposal. If you have more than one design idea, submit a new form for each proposal. If you have access needs which are not met by the form, please email email@example.com.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org