Newsletter Information (Ravelry Information)

All information below is cut and paste from Ravelry, or an email I received.

Call for Submission: Biscotte Yarns – Christmas 2020

Hi knitters !I’m Jeremy, I’m the art director here at Biscotte & Cie. Over the years I worked in advertising creative agencies creating content for fashion brands all over the world. We’ve recently revamped our brand image and our mission is to collaborate with outstanding talents in order to create fashionable designs. Our collaboration would be included in one of our photoshoot executed by the most creative talents in the creative advertising industry in Montreal, Canada.I’ll be waiting to hear back from you,Jeremy

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: PATTERNS FOR CHRISTMAS 2020. We are currently looking for are kitting patterns to be published in October / December 2020.The design would have to be the following: sweaters, dresses, cardigans, beanies or mittens.* Please check out our inspiration board on Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.ca/biscotteyarns/christmas-2020/

Yarn: You can use any yarn from our hand-dyed yarn collection: https://biscotteyarns.com/collections/hand-dyed-yarns If you need a specific color (semi-solid, speckled and/or self-striping) we will do our best to suits your needs. Since BISCOTTE yarns speciality is self-striping yarn, we like to get designs submissions in which self-striping colors are integrated in an original way. That said, the use of self-striping yarn is not mandatory: you are free to choose any colors that inspire you.

OR : You can choose from our luxury line yarn collection LOUISE ROBERT :https://biscotteyarns.com/pages/search-results-page?q=louise+robert+yarns

Compensation:To be discussed !Compensation depends on several factors: Copyright agreement: full copyright or shared copyright.The garment type and complexity of design: compensation is not the same for sock or sweater design.Experience of the designer: we usually need to spend more time reviewing and correcting patterns written by less experienced designers.Your visibility as a designer: renowned designers within the knitting industry offer us greater exposure.Submission deadline: July 31st, 2020.

Samples and patterns are due: October 1st, 2020.

Copyrights: Please find below examples of copyright agreements; Full copyright means that we irrevocably buy full exclusivity to use and sell the pattern. Yarn is sent free of charge and final garment must be returned to us when design is done. You get paid within 30 days of receipt of sample and written pattern.Shared copyright means that we buy and share copyrights with you so we both get the right to use and sell the pattern. We usually get the exclusivity for a period of time (ex: 12 months). Yarn is sent free of charge and final garment must be returned to us when design is done. You get paid within 30 days of receipt of sample and written pattern.Yarn support is possible as well (in this case, you don’t have to follow submission deadline and due date) Yarn support means that we send you the yarn free of charge and you own the copyright of your design. You do not get paid except for the value of the yarn itself and you can keep the garment. In exchange for this, we get our yarns advertised within your own network.Submission Requirements: Please include a sketch and/or sample picture describing the item and links to any previously published patterns on Ravelry and any social media accounts you might have.

Please send submissions to: jeremy@biscottecie.com

When your submission is accepted You will need to write a full pattern (including any alternative sizes), knit a sample and send the knitted sample back to us. We take care of tech editing and photography (unless otherwise stated). Pattern must be sent in word (.docx) format and any sketch or chart sent in jpg, gif, png or pdf format. Upon returning us the knitted project, please indicate : Canadian goods returning to country of origin on the commercial invoice and the value of the yarn only. Address to return the knitted sample is: Biscotte Yarns 4-1750 Marie-Victorin Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville Québec Canada J3V 6B9  After the due date, when all knitted garments from every designer are received, we will send a publication schedule to let you know when your pattern will be launched. We will work on your design (tech editing and translation) few weeks prior the publication date and we may have to contact you during this period if we need more info or clarification about the design.

Brief Description of who we are: We are a family business who specializes in hand-dyed yarns and knitting designs since 2007. Our speciality is hand-dyed self-striping yarns and we also do semi-solid and speckled yarns. Besides our online websites (CAN and USA), we have a mailing list with nearly 110 000 subscribers and we wholesale our yarns everywhere around the world. Our yarns have been shown and reviewed in several websites and magazines as Interweave, Vogue Knitting, Knitty.com etc. We are very exited to get your submission

Call for Submissions: Making Stories – Fall 2021 Skyward

HAPPY MONDAY LOVELIES!

It feels both strange and hopeful to be sending you this email today – in the middle of a pandemic, of an uprising against racism and for equity, of a fight for accessibility within our community – to talk about a new Call for Submissions.

Strange because it feels so small in the light of everything happening in the world right now. Hopeful because it means we’re still here, planning for the future and trying to do our small part to change the world. I’m incredibly grateful for everyone who’s supported us over the last months – we’re in a stable financial situation and not going anywhere anytime soon, which is something that I think might be important for your decision as a designer to put together a submission for us.

Which brings me to the main topic of today’s email: Our new Call for Submissions for Issue 6 (to be published in the fall of 2021) is open as of today!

ISSUE 6: SKYWARD

For this issue, we’re taking a look upward and beyond as a gentle reminder to not forget to look skyward, to see the beauty above, to take a breath of fresh air.

We’re looking for knitting patterns that are inspired by the sky, the clouds, the buildings, the trees, the texture, the light – everything that we see when we look up.

We’re looking to include 2-3 pairs of socks, 2-3 neck accessories, 1-2 hats, and 3-4 sweaters (pullovers & cardigans).

Take me to the CFS

TIMELINE

For Issue 6, we’re working with this timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: August 23, 11.59pm CET
  • Decision & Feedback: August 24
  • Pattern Due: December 3
  • Sample Due: February 8, 2021
  • Launch: September 1, 2021

You might recall that starting with our last CFS for Issue 5, we changed quite a few things up to make it easier for more people to work with us and to introduce more flexibility and “less strictness” into both the CFS and our work process with you, our designers. I was so, so happy to see and hear that the changes resonated with so many of you!

If you missed the list of changes we made last time, here are the three big ones:

  • We now have an issue-specific mood board!
  • You’re now more than welcome to write the pattern and knit the sample at the same time.
  • After the rights of your pattern revert back to you, you can now publish it with your own layout and branding at a price point you choose, using up to 5 of the original pattern photos.

You can see the full list of changes in this blog post, which is also an excellent resource if you’re wondering what we’re looking for in a submission.

ESSAYS & ILLUSTRATIONS

In addition to patterns, we’d love to include a few essays, illustrations, short stories and / or poems which explore the theme of “Skyward” in Issue 6. If you’d like to write or draw instead or in addition to a pattern submission I’d love to see your submission, too! And if you know of someone who might be interested in submitting to the “writing / illustrating” part of Issue 6, feel free to forward this email.

You can find all the details about the essay and illustration CFS here (you might have to scroll down a bit).

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST…

Submission time is always a very special time here at Making Stories – Claire and I know how much love, time and effort goes into a single submission, so we deeply appreciate every single one that lands in our inbox. I was so glad to hear that our changes to our submission and work process made your lives easier and the work process with us smoother and more joyful. After all, we – and our magazine – wouldn’t be anything without you, the designers we’re allowed to feature in our pages.

Which brings me to my last point: If you have any questions on our Call for Submissions, just hit reply and ask us anything! Especially if you’re new to knitwear design or you’ve never worked with a publication before, the submission process can lead to open questions – know that our inbox is always open and we’re so happy to help!

We’ll also be live on YouTube tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) at 4pm CEST to talk about the CFS for Issue 6 and answer any questions that you might have. The video will be available on our channel to view afterwards as well, so don’t worry if you’re not able to tune in live!

Warmly,

Hanna Lisa

Call for Submissions: Biscotte Yarns – Spring/Summer 2021

Deadline September 2020 (No specfic date in September)

Hi knitters!I’m Jeremy, I’m the art director here at Biscotte & Cie. Over the years I worked in advertising creative agencies creating content for fashion brands all over the world. We’ve recently revamped our brand image and our mission is to collaborate with outstanding talents in order to create fashionable designs. Our collaboration would be included in one of our photoshoot executed by the most creative talents in the creative advertising industry in Montreal, Canada.I’ll be waiting to hear back from you,Jeremy

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: PATTERNS FOR SPRING / SUMMER 2021. We are currently looking for are kitting patterns to be published as of February 2021.The design would have to be the following: Tanks or tops, swimwear garments, headbands, shopping bags, summer decorations, shawls, dresses, sweaters and socks or shorties.* Please check out our inspiration board on Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.ca/biscotteyarns/springsummer-2021/

Yarn: You can use any yarn from our hand-dyed yarn collection: https://biscotteyarns.com/collections/hand-dyed-yarns If you need a specific color (semi-solid, speckled and/or self-striping) we will do our best to suits your needs. Since BISCOTTE yarns speciality is self-striping yarn, we like to get designs submissions in which self-striping colors are integrated in an original way. That said, the use of self-striping yarn is not mandatory: you are free to choose any colors that inspire you.

OR : You can choose from our luxury line yarn collection LOUISE ROBERT :https://biscotteyarns.com/pages/search-results-page?q=louise+robert+yarns

Compensation:To be discussed… Compensation depends on several factors: Copyright agreement: full copyright or shared copyright.The garment type and complexity of design: compensation is not the same for sock or sweater design.Experience of the designer: we usually need to spend more time reviewing and correcting patterns written by less experienced designers.Your visibility as a designer: renowned designers within the knitting industry offer us greater exposure.Submission deadline: September 2020.

Samples and patterns are due: Mid-January 2021

Copyrights: Please find below examples of copyright agreements; Full copyright means that we irrevocably buy full exclusivity to use and sell the pattern. Yarn is sent free of charge and final garment must be returned to us when design is done. You get paid within 30 days of receipt of sample and written pattern.Shared copyright means that we buy and share copyrights with you so we both get the right to use and sell the pattern. We usually get the exclusivity for a period of time (ex: 12 months). Yarn is sent free of charge and final garment must be returned to us when design is done. You get paid within 30 days of receipt of sample and written pattern.Yarn support is possible as well (in this case, you don’t have to follow submission deadline and due date) Yarn support means that we send you the yarn free of charge and you own the copyright of your design. You do not get paid except for the value of the yarn itself and you can keep the garment. In exchange for this, we get our yarns advertised within your own network.Submission Requirements: Please include a sketch and/or sample picture describing the item and links to any previously published patterns on Ravelry and any social media accounts you might have.

Please send submissions to: jeremy@biscottecie.com

When your submission is accepted You will need to write a full pattern (including any alternative sizes), knit a sample and send the knitted sample back to us. We take care of tech editing and photography (unless otherwise stated). Pattern must be sent in word (.docx) format and any sketch or chart sent in jpg, gif, png or pdf format. Upon returning us the knitted project, please indicate : Canadian goods returning to country of origin on the commercial invoice and the value of the yarn only. Address to return the knitted sample is: Biscotte Yarns 4-1750 Marie-Victorin Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville Québec Canada J3V 6B9  After the due date, when all knitted garments from every designer are received, we will send a publication schedule to let you know when your pattern will be launched. We will work on your design (tech editing and translation) few weeks prior the publication date and we may have to contact you during this period if we need more info or clarification about the design.

Brief Description of who we are: We are a family business who specializes in hand-dyed yarns and knitting designs since 2007. Our speciality is hand-dyed self-striping yarns and we also do semi-solid and speckled yarns. Besides our online websites (CAN and USA), we have a mailing list with nearly 110 000 subscribers and we wholesale our yarns everywhere around the world. Our yarns have been shown and reviewed in several websites and magazines as Interweave, Vogue Knitting, Knitty.com etc. We are very exited to get your submission

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