Submission Guidelines

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Cloth Paper Scissors

If you have a technique, project, or body of work to share, Cloth Paper Scissors would like to know about it. We want to show other artists—from beginners to the advanced—the latest, edgiest, most unusual collage and mixed-media techniques and applications.

Cloth Paper Scissors is most interested in publishing previously unpublished articles that cover unique collage and mixed-media techniques geared to beginner, intermediate, or advanced artists. Feature articles may explore motifs and methods that will inspire and inform collage, fiber, and mixed-media artists. We are interested in articles focusing on fabric and paper collage techniques; paint and dye applications; handmade books; creative sketchbook keeping; art journaling; altered books techniques; ways of working with polymer clay; stitching on paper, fabric, and other media; crafting as a business and way of life; embossing techniques; digital imagery for collage; working with found objects; crafting “green”; and stories about creating inspired studios for mixed-media artists.

 

 

How to submit

Submissions via email

  • Send a description of the technique or article you propose, and an outline for the article to submissions@clothpaperscissors.com.
  • Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number in the email.
  • Please include photographs of the art or process (up to three low-resolution jpegs with your email). One email and up to three attached low-res jpegs, only please. If we are interested in your query, we may ask for more photos, or higher resolution jpegs to be sent, but we do all our magazine photography in-house.
  • You will receive an auto-reply immediately, acknowledging that your email has been received. We will let you know within 12 weeks via email whether we have accepted your query. No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note: Artist Profiles, Book Reviews, Product Reviews, and Reader Challenges are written by our in-house staff.

Submissions via mail

If you prefer, you may send in queries via regular mail. Include an SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want your query materials returned. Succinctly describe your story idea or technique and include photos of your artwork (these are just to give us an idea and do not need to be professionally shot). Please do not send original artwork at this point in the process.

To mail your query, send it to:

Cloth Paper Scissors
ATTN: CPS Submissions
490 Boston Post Road, Suite 15
Sudbury, MA 01776 

copyright issues
No submissions which may violate copyright laws will be accepted. If your artwork could be perceived by Interweave Press LLC as a potential copyright violation, please provide written consent by the party which may have standing with regard to the copyright issue.