We're delighted to announce that Interweave will publish a
new edition of Jane Austen Knits in
Fall 2015. The publication will continue to offer imaginative and wearable
garments inspired by Jane Austen, her characters, and her time; the lush
atmosphere of the Regency garden, manor, town, and country; and diverse
articles about life in Austen's time and Austenites in today's world. We invite
you to submit your ideas for knitting patterns and articles for the new issue.
About Jane Austen Knits
While there is very little evidence that Jane Austen
actually was a knitter, it is likely that she was, given the time she lived and
her circumstances. Whether you consider yourself a committed Janeite and are
steeped in the literature or have just caught a movie or two based on her novels,
we're interested in your interpretations, reflections, and inspirations based
on Austen's works.
Jane Austen Knits
is a knitting magazine inspired by the works of Jane Austen and the Regency era
but appealing to knitters of our day and age. To get a feel for the
publication's aesthetic, take a look at past Jane Austen Knits issues.
our sister publications Interweave Knits,
Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Spin-Off, and Knitscene, we will present beautifully finished projects,
accompanied by clear step-by-step instruction. Projects can range from quick
but intriguing items that can be accomplished in a weekend to complex patterns
that may take months to complete.
addition to patterns, the magazine will include stories and articles of
interest to Jane Austen aficionados, primarily focused on knitting (but we'll
also be interested in holding the attention of anyone who crafts and loves Jane
Things to remember
Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived and wrote during the England's
Regency era (1795-1837). Austen is spelled with an e, not an i. (Spelling her
name properly shows attention to detail, which we like.) See the Recommended
Reading list below.
Historically accurate knitted items-reticules, spencers, shawls,
miser bags, carriage boots, etc.
Simple and practical knitted garments for our modern age,
but inspired by Jane.
Character-based garments or items.
Garments for women, men, and children. We are especially
interested in accessories.
Please submit your ideas by Friday, February 6, 2014. Include the Jane Austen Knits submission
form with your entry. All written queries and all submissions
for the magazine should be sent to:
Austen Knits 2015
Collins, CO 805275
Guidelines for Jane Austen Knits
- We expect that the project you ask us to
consider has not been published nor is it presently submitted elsewhere.
If any part of your submission has been published previously, please let
us know when and by whom. (This includes photographs on your blog or on
social networking sites.)
- If we have not worked with you before, please
include a few words about yourself to help us to get a feel for your
sensibilities; if you are a new designer, don't worry-we're always looking
for new talent and will not turn you away because you don't have a lot of professional
- Please label each sheet in your package with
your name and all forms of contact information.
- Remember that your submission is a
representation of who you are and how you work. If you send us a
thoughtful, neat, and well-organized submission, we are likely to be intrigued.
- Send a detailed proposal-generous swatch, yarn
ideas, written description, and sketches-that will give us a clear idea of
what to expect in a finished piece. If we accept your proposal, and once
we've discussed any editorial adjustments to the project concept and
agreed on the details, you will begin work on the project and
- Include your thoughts about the yarn choice
(i.e., "This top relies on a fluid, inelastic yarn to make the blouson-waist
drape properly. A linen or bamboo in worsted or lighter weight would be
ideal"). Full yarn support is
provided, and final yarn selection is at the discretion of the editors
- Include a realistic schematic. If a garment
employs a unique construction or shape, illustrate how the pieces go
together and how they work on the body.
- Submission materials for projects we cannot
accept will be returned, but submission evaluation may take some time. Do
not send items that need to be returned immediately. We cannot be responsible for loss or damage of items submitted for
are interested in articles of all lengths on a broad range of topics related to
crafting and Jane Austen's work. Send a brief description, an outline, and a
sample paragraph or two. Also include details of the imagery and illustration
you foresee accompanying the article. If the proposal is accepted, and once
we've made any adjustments to the concept and agreed on the details, you will
begin work on the article.
of your submission will be promptly acknowledged, but we may not be able to
make a decision about its use right away. Please be patient. At the earliest,
expect to hear from the Jane Austen Knits
editors about six weeks after submissions materials are due.
accepted submissions, we license for exclusive first-time publication rights
and subsequent nonexclusive rights for use in print, electronic, or other
Interweave publications and promotions. You retain the copyright to the
original work. For designs, we also offer additional digital rights: If you
elect, publisher exercises the right, but not the obligation, to sell the
published design through our pattern store. You receive a royalty on patterns
sold online; non-exclusivity still applies. Upon acceptance of your work and
before your work is published, you will receive a contract stating the terms of
acceptance for you to sign. All payments are made in U.S. funds upon publication.
Austen Knits 2011-2014: http://www.janeaustenknits.com
Jane Austen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_austen
Are you a Janeite?: http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=9096849651479385018
The Regency era: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regency_era