Bead Magazine Submission Guidelines

Compiled September 2009

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We accept proposals for beaded projects and proposals for articles about artists. Please read the pdfs below to find what we're looking for and how you should submit your contribution.

NEW: To avoid e-mail file-size limits and spam filters, we now have an easier way to upload photos of your projects for consideration. If you wish to submit a beaded project, visit our Contributor Submission page and follow the instructions. Writers should submit their queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bead Unique Magazine

When submitting ideas or concepts:
  • Include thoughts or inspiration for idea(s).
  • Engage the reader. What could be said about the technique or project to excite and inspire?
  • Know the market and trends. Bead Unique projects are just that…UNIQUE!
When submitting an original design, please include the following:
  • Your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.

  • Clear photo or detailed sketch. Digital submissions (300 dpi JPEG) may be sent to the editor.
  • Brief description of the project, materials, colors, and techniques used.
  • Indicate if there are alternative finishing methods.
  • Color or fabric swatches, if applicable.

Submissions should include:
  • Beginner to advanced skill levels.
  • Originality of design and use of materials.
  • Techniques used to complete the project.
  • Indicate if project would need photography to illustrate step-by-step instructions or pattern.

Bead Unique™ prefers original designs, but will discuss alternative arrangements on a case-by-case basis. Instructions must be sent on disk with hard copy or via e-mail.


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