American Craft Magazine celebrates the diversity and ingenuity of craft in America and its makers. They feature work—in clay, wood, glass, textiles, writing, metal, and more—that improves our lives and shapes our communities.
Summer is the time to enjoy. So in this issue themed “Savor”, they focus on craft that helps us appreciate memorable moments—whether a leather satchel for travel, glasses for lemonade, a set of hand-forged tools for harvesting garden produce, or furniture for relaxing.
They help readers see the value of living with and supporting craft, understand its ethics and aesthetics, and learn how it supports local economies and contributes to a more joyful and humane world.
Submission Guidelines For American Craft Magazine
- American Craft publishes reported articles, essays, and opinion pieces. They go through a rigorous editing process to produce polished writing that’s meaningful, timely, and relevant.
- They ask that you look at past articles in the magazine, review these guidelines, and consider their upcoming theme before sending them your ideas.
- Stories are generally assigned at 400–2,000 words.
- They value writers who can craft content for a general creative audience with clarity and insight. They love good reporting, incisive quotes, lively storytelling, and meaningful essays.
- Writers should take special care, when touching on craft theory or history, to write clearly, for a non-academic audience.
- If possible, please also include reference links and images with your pitch. We aim for a well-written magazine, and one that is also visually impactful.
What They Are Interested In
- Artists—whether emerging, mid-career, or seasoned—who use unusual materials, have discovered a new technique, have traveled unusual paths in their work and more.
- Craft that brings together a community for a good purpose and reflects values of sustainability, community, and social equality.
- Handmade goods that are beautiful, innovative, and affordable.
- Ideas. How is craft evolving to meet the moment?
- Galleries that specialize in craft.
- Museums, schools, and organizations advancing craft in interesting ways.
- People who have collected craft and art objects in a unique way.
- Craft destinations, which includes places people can visit to see and experience craft.
Books, films, podcasts, exhibitions, and shows of interest to a broad craft-loving audience.
- In-depth articles about up-and-coming American makers.
- Profiles of people who have made the handcrafted a priority in their homes and daily lives, whether architectural craft, tableware, a single sculpture, or an entire collection.
- Magazine articles and videos in which artists share how their studios support their creative lives and livelihoods.
- A showcase for skilled artists to share with readers the processes involved in making, including materials, processes, and inspiration.
- The story of a meaningful, handcrafted object you cherished.
- A close look at the materials artists use to make their work.
- The story of a craft collective or organization that makes a difference in its community.
- A profile of a school, gallery, or publisher, where readers can explore more craft.
- A curated list of important exhibitions, shows, and other craft events across the country, with an expanded list online.
- They will begin to review pitches after the deadline listed below.
- They welcome a diversity of voices and feature a wide array of artists and makers.
- They do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, family status, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, or for any other reason
To submit your work, click here.
Their pay is $.50–$1.00 per word, depending on the assignment.
Pitches for the Savor theme are due 13 November 2023.