The questions in the first part of the series How to get published in a craft magazine were generated to help you make an educated decision regarding the pursuit of becoming a published craft designer.
Part two in the series will address does it make sense for your craft work.
The first piece of advice I would like to share with you is regarding rejection. The majority of published craft projects are done on spec. Speculative work means that the client (the magazine) wants to see a finished of design before agreeing to pay for it. This means that there are no guarantees that you will get paid for the time and money you invested in creating the design. Please keep in mind that the rejection of a project doesn’t necessarily mean a rejection of your crafting skills. There are a variety of factors that go into the editorial decision process that will be addressed in a later post. If you are like me, then crafting brings joy and fulfillment into your life. If rejection will steal the this from you, then this is probably not for you.
Part three of the series will provide insight to the cost associated with the pursuit of becoming a published craft designer.