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    Portland OR

    Writers and Illustrators wanted for CROQ Craft Zine!

    CROQ Zine is currently accepting submissions and pitches for our upcoming issue! Our focus is the DIY crafty community with a craftivism edge.

    Email inquiries to: yardenxanthe AT yahoo . com

    What we want -- Writers:

    *DIY Projects with pictures (approximately 300-600 word articles, 2-5 clear pictures of the process and the final product), preferably projects that have not been overdone (i.e. Marble Magnets).

    *Personal essays that deal with your craft, your crafty life, craft ethics, the craft community or other crafty topic (600 words or less)

    *Interviews with crafty visionaries, indie crafters, or influencers (preferably somewhat known in crafty circles) (600-1000 words)

    *News/Feature stories of crafters doing something notable or craftivism-related

    *Seasonal crafty content (Fall issue is coming up, encompasses September-November)

    *Fun Crafty Activities (Example: Summer issue Word Find, Craft MASH game)

    *Crafty Business Articles

    What we don't want:

    *Explicit Adult Content
    *An article about you/your shop, written by you -- Shameless Self Promotion
    *An article/project that copies someone else's project or style

    We will accept completed articles or article pitches with a writing sample. There is no pay at this time, but you will receive a byline as well as a bio that can mention your shop/product and/or website. Also, an opportunity to write more for us!

    Email inquiries to: yardenxanthe AT yahoo . com

    What We Want: Illustrations

    We are looking for a wide variety of illustrations. If you are interested in illustrating for us, we'd like to see a sampling of your illustration style.

    Illustrations can be any style or media, but should work well when printed in black and white.

    We are willing to look at your existing illustrations, but are more interested in custom illustrations that compliment our content specifically.

    CROQ Zine is published quarterly.

    About us:

    In this world of blogs, craft books and boutiques agog, we’re not trying to show you what’s new and hip. This zine came about due to a mutual frustration in regards to the current craft resurgence.

    Why isn’t anyone writing about the importance of what we’re doing? Why isn’t there a craft zine written by people who make stuff? And most importantly, we wanted to see a real print and paper zine that we would actually read. With strong online as well as real-life networks, we are entering a new era never before seen.

    By combining the power of the internet with the power of personal creativity, we are proving that things do not have to be mass-produced, that we can be our own stylists, that there is strength in mastering the sewing machine or the knitting needles or the silkscreen.

    We’re about not only recognizing the past legacy and the future possibilities of craft, but about reminding you, the reader, that you’re not alone. Some say that the bubble has already burst, that craft has reached its apex and is destined to plummet. We say bring it on.

    If you want a sample copy, you can buy a copy of CROQ Zine at Fork 'N Spoon Mail Order:

    Email inquiries to: yardenxanthe AT yahoo . com

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    Portland OR

    Winter 2005

    CROQ Zine is now accepting zine story submissions for our Winter 2005 issue!

    Due date is: November 15

    We are open to your ideas, so if you have a good one, please let us know!


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