Most of the details about The Journal are spelled out in Writer's Market, available at most libraries.
What we at The Journal are looking for are how-to, step-by-step leather working articles of
projects for all skill levels. Each article should contain each of these three key elements:
Each element is divided into four parts:
a. Short autobiography about yourself in leatherwork.
b. List of materials
c. List of tools
d. A step-by-step description of what methods work best for you in completing this project.
2. Patterns. Draw pattern(s) using black ink on white paper, or send a pdf at 300 dpi.
a. The overall pattern(s)
b. Carving designs and patterns
c. Alternative design pattern (where possible)
d. Show sequence of tooling and/or coloring
3. Photos. Digital camera photos need to be in pdf, jpeg, or tif format, preferably set at 300 dpi.
a. Submit good contrast photos (no slides)
b. Photos of project pieces
c. During-construction photos (or illustrations)
d. Photos of completed project
HOW TO EMAIL THE ARTICLE:
Type article in simple text only - not all capital letters, cursive or layout. Save to the email as a separate
attachment. Send email to: email@example.com Attn: Dot Reis.
You can also save the text and photos to a CD, include a print-out and mail to The Journal. Please be sure
to mail us a hard copy of all illustrations and patterns. See address information at the bottom of this page.
Email digital photos as separate attachments.
Include your full name, phone number, and email address on all correspondence.
These are the guidelines only, and it is hoped they will help you prepare your manuscript. The better the
article is prepared, the more printing consideration it is given.
We want only articles that include hands-on, how-to, step-by-step information of a Project-Oriented nature.
These pay $20.00 to $250.00 ...depending on several factors:
>How "camera-ready" is it? >Are disks, photos and hardcopy provided?
>How complete is the article? >Over-all necessary length.
>Are patterns finalized in ink? >Are alternate patterns provided?
>Is the writer also a subscriber?
These and perhaps other considerations are used in determining payment.
We buy First North American Serial Rights.
|Would you be interested in writing for The Journal?
If you have something you would like to submit, be sure to give us a call!